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Sarona Snuka-Polamalu
Tamina Profile
Statistics
Ring names Sarona Snuka
Tamina
Tamina Snuka
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born January 10 1978 (1978-01-10) (age 36)
Vancouver, Washington
Died
Resides
Trainer Wild Samoan Training Center, FCW Staff
Debut September 26, 2009
Retired

Sarona Reiher (January 10, 1978) is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE, where she is performing on the SmackDown brand, using the ring name Tamina or Tamina Snuka. She is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and younger sister of former WWE superstar Sim Snuka.

Professional wrestling career

Sarona first began in wrestling after she received the first Lia Maivia Scholarship to train in professional wrestling career at the Wild Samoan Training Center.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2010–present)

Manging the Usos (2010)

On the May 24 edition of Raw, Reiher debuted as a heel under the ring name Tamina along with Jimmy and Jey Uso by attacking the Unified Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya). The next week on the May 31 edition of Raw, The Usos and Tamina introduced themselves and stated that The Hart Dynasty was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and brawled and again laid out The Hart Dynasty. On the June 7 edition of Raw, The Usos and Tamina again attempted to attack The Hart Dynasty, but was unsuccessful with The Hart Dynasty getting the upper hand. The Usos and Tamina made their pay-per-view debut in a six-person mixed tag team match against The Hart Dynasty in a losing effort after Natalya pinned Tamina. Two weeks later on the June 21 edition of Raw, Tamina made her debut for the brand facing off with Natalya, but ended in a no contest after The Nexus interrupted the match. On the June 28 edition of Raw, The Usos and Tamina was scheduled to face The Hart Dynasty in another six-person mixed tag team match, but the Usos and Tamina attacked them during their entrance, leading to Tamina throwing Natalya in the ring and executing the Super Fly Splash and left with the Uso's. On the July 12 edition of Raw, The Usos and Tamina won their first match by defeating The Hart Dynasty in a six-person mixed tag team match. At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Tamina accompanied The Usos to a tag team match against The Hart Dynasty in a losing effort. On the July 26 edition of Raw, Tamina along with Jimmy Uso accompanied Jey Uso to a singles match against Randy Orton, but was unsuccessful in defeating Orton.

Raw; Singles competition (2010–2011)

The next week on the August 2 edition of Raw, Tamina competed in a six diva tag team match with then Divas Champion Alicia Fox and Jillian Hall against Natalya, Eve Torres, and Gail Kim in a winning effort when Fox pinned Natalya. On the August 8 edition of Raw, Tamina made an appearance after the diva summer spectacular flirting with Santino Marella, hinting a face turn. Two weeks later, Tamina accompanied The Usos in a tag team match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a losing effort, but then Tamina stop the Uso's from attacking Santino, and blew a kiss to Santino as she left the ring. On the September 27 edition of Raw, Tamina competed in a #1 contender diva battle royal, which was ultimately won by Natalya. On the October 11 edition of Raw, Tamina joined Santino Marella after his victory over Zack Ryder and celebrated with him. A few weeks later on the November 8 edition of Raw, Tamina teamed with Alicia Fox and Maryse in a Diva Cup Match in a losing effort to Eve Torres and The Bella Twins. On the November 15 edition of Raw, Tamina accompanied The Usos to a #1 contender tag team match against Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a losing effort. Tamina made a backstage appearance with Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov on the November 22 edition of Raw when she serenated and kissed Santino. Two weeks later on the November 29 edition of Raw, Tamina teamed with Alicia Fox and Maryse in a six diva tag team match against Natalya, Gail Kim, and Melina, but was distracted by Santino Marella serenating her, and she left the ring with Santino, turning face in the process.

Relationship with Santino (2010–2011)

On the December 6 edition of Raw, Tamina began an on-screen relationship with Santino Marella, beginning by accompaning him and his partner Vladimir Kozlov in a three elimination tag team match against the teams of The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) and The Usos in a winning effort, as Tamina walked in the ring and kissed Santino, officially becoming the valet of the team. On the December 20 edition of Raw, Tamina teamed with her on-screen boyfriend Santino Marella in a mixed tag team match in a winning effort against Maryse and Ted DiBiase Jr. after Tamina executed the Super Fly Splash to Maryse. The next week on the December 27 edition of Raw, Tamina accompanied Santino Marella in a singles match in a winning effort to Ted DiBiase Jr., leading to Tamina and Santino being attacked by both DiBiase and Maryse, after Santino and Tamina made a comeback, they both executed The Cobra on DiBiase and Maryse. On the January 3 edition of Raw, Tamina accompanied Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a tag team match against The Usos in a losing effort, and was afterward confronted by the Uso's, who later was headbutted by Koslov and received a double Cobra from Marella and Tamina. The next week, Tamina accompanied Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov in a tag team title defense against The Usos in a winning effort. Tamina again accompanied Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov on the January 17 and January 31 editions of Raw in two tag team title defense's against The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) and (Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty), both in winning efforts. That same week on the February 2 edition of WWE Superstars, Tamina competed in a losing effort in singles competition against the villainous Melina. On the February 7 edition of Raw, Tamina competed in a six diva tag team match with Eve Torres and Gail Kim in a winning effort against Melina and The Bella Twins after Eve pinned Melina.

SmackDown; Heel Turn and Various Feuds (2011)

After being drafted to the SmackDown Brand as part of the 2011 Supplemental Draft, Tamina debuted as a heel on the May 27th episode of SmackDown by defeating The Chickbusters (Kaitlyn and the debuting A.J.) with Alicia Fox. A week later on Smackdown, Tamina & Alicis again defeated The Chickbusters, with Tamina pinning AJ. Tamina competed on the June 13 edition of Raw's All-Star special in a 7 on 7 diva tag team match, teaming with Alicia Fox, Maryse, The Bella Twins, Rosa Mendes, and Melina against the team of Gail Kim, Natalya, Beth Phoenix, Eve Torres, and Kaitlyn and AJ in a losing effort. On the June 17 edition of Smackdown, Tamina teamed up with Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes in a 3 on 3 diva tag team match against The Chickbusters and Natalya in a winning effort. On the June 23 edition of WWE Superstars, Tamina competed in a rematch with Alicia Fox and Rosa Mendes against The Chickbusters and Natalya, but was defeated after AJ pinned Fox. On the July 29 edition of Smackdown, Tamina competed in a six diva tag team match with Rosa Mendes and Alicia Fox in a winning effort against The Chickbusters and Natalya. On the August 1 edition of Raw, Tamina was unsuccessful in a battle royal to become the #1 contender for the WWE Divas Championship at the Summerslam pay-per-view, with Beth Phoenix ultimately winning the match. On the August 11 edition of Superstars, Tamina was defeated in singles competition against Alicia Fox. On the August 26 edition of Smackdown, Tamina lost a singles match to Kelly Kelly after receiving the K2. Tamina then competed in a re-match against Alicia Fox and was again defeated on the September 8 edition of Superstars. On the October 6 edition of Superstars, Tamina lost a singles match to AJ. The next week on the October 10 edition of Raw, Tamina teamed with Rosa Mendes in a diva tag team match against Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly, but were defeated after Tamina was pinned by Eve.

On the October 26 edition of NXT Redemption, Tamina began a feud with Kaitlyn and competed against her in a singles match, but was unsuccessful. The next week on the November 2 edition of NXT Redemption, Tamina again was defeated by Kaitlyn in a singles match. On the November 8 edition of NXT Redemption, Tamina accompanied her new on-screen boyfriend JTG in a losing effort against old partner Jimmy Uso, who was accompanied by Jey Uso. On the November 11 edition of SmackDown, while Natalya was on commentary, Tamina was accompanied by her partner Rosa Mendes in a losing effort to Alicia Fox, who was accompanied by Aksana. Tamina competed in a "Mistletoe on a Pole" diva match on the November 29 live "Christmas" edition of Smackdown, which was ultimately won by Brie Bella to kiss any superstar of her choosing before Christmas.

Face Turn (2011–2012)

On the December 30 edition of SmackDown, Tamina turned face by attacking her partner Natalya following their tag team match against Alicia Fox and Kaitlyn, conflicting about their respective families. Tamina cemented her face status on the January 6 edition of SmackDown, when she faced Natalya in a winning effort after performing her father (Jimmy Snuka)'s famous signature move, the Superfly Splash. On the January 13 edition of SmackDown, Tamina defeated Natalya in a rematch.On the January 19 edition of Superstar, Tamina again defeated Natalya.On the January 27 edition of SmackDown, Tamina saved Aksana from being attacked by Natalya. On the February 10 episode of SmackDown, Tamina saved Alicia Fox from an attack by Divas Champion Beth Phoenix; the two would then have a stare down which resulted in Tamina challenging Phoenix for her title. Tamina (now billed as Tamina Snuka) received her title shot on February 19 at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, but was defeated by Phoenix.

On the April 25 episode of NXT Redemption, Tamina teamed with Kaitlyn in a winning effort against Maxine and Natalya. On the May 9 episode of NXT Redemption Tamina competed in singles competition against Maxine in losing effort. On the June 6 episode of NXT Redemption, Tamina competed in singles competition against Natalya in a winning effort. At the Money In The Bank pay-per-view, Tamina teamed up with Layla and Kaitlyn who later on defeated the team of Beth Phoenix, Natalya and Eve Torres. Just days later, Tamina appeared on the new-look version of NXT and defeated Kaitlyn in singles action. On the August 20 episode of Raw, Tamina would compete in a Divas battle royal to become the #1 Contender for the Divas Championship to face Layla at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, but was unsuccessful in winning the match; also during the match, Tamina would suffer a back injury.

Return and Heel Turn (2012-2013)

During a segment between Vickie Guerrero and AJ Lee at Survivor Series, Tamina returned from injury and attacked AJ, turning into a villainess again in the process. Snuka made her in-ring return on the November 26 episode of Raw, defeating former ally Alicia Fox. Snuka suffered her first loss since her return on the December 3 episode of Raw, when she was pinned by AJ Lee. On the January 28, 2013 episode of Raw, Snuka faced Divas Champion Kaitlyn in a non-title lumberjill match, however, the match ended in a no-contest after the Lumberjills interfered. On February 17 at Elimination Chamber, Snuka unsuccessfully challenged Kaitlyn for the Divas Championship.

AJ Lee's Enforcer (2013-present)

Tamina would return on the September 27th edition of SmackDown, accompanying former rival AJ Lee to her match against Cameron, one of The Funkadactyls. She also helped AJ retain her Divas Championship aganist Brie Bella at Battleground by attacking Brie's sister Nikki Bella, which distracted Brie, allowing Lee to secure the win by a roll up. On the October 14th edition of Raw, Snuka would go on to defeated Brie in a singles match, but the following week Bella Twins defeated Tamina and AJ. Again in a rematch on Raw, Tamina and AJ defeated Nikki and Brie. On the November 4 edition of Raw, Tamina, AJ and Aksana lost to Bella Twins and Eva Marie after Eva pinned Tamina. On the following week, Tamina defeated Nikki Bella. On the November 13th edition of Main Event, AJ retained her title against Natalya via disqualification after Tamina interfered and attacking Natalya. On the November 15th edition of SmackDown, Natalya defeated Tamina with AJ.

On the November 18 episode of Raw, Tamina and AJ with other 5 Divas were announced to fight together in Survivor Series in a seven-on-seven traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match against the Total Divas. On the November 20th edition of Main Event, Tamina would defeat Naomi, giving her team some momentum heading into Survivor Series. Her team lost at Survivor Series. On the December 9th edition of Raw, Tamina lost to Natalya in singles competition. The following week on Raw, Tamina, AJ, and Alicia Fox defeated the Bella Twins and Natalya. After Kaitlyn's final match against AJ on Main Event, AJ hugged Kaitlyn, but when Kaitlyn turned around Tamina superkicked her.

On the April 15 edition of Main Event, Tamina won a Divas Battle Royal to become the #1 Contender for Paige's Divas Championship.

In wrestling

  • Entrance themes
    • "Get Up (Instrumental)" by Extreme Music (May 24, 2010–November 29, 2010;used with The Usos)
    • "La Vittoria É Mia (Victory Is Mine)" by Jim Johnston (December 6, 2010–January 31, 2011; used while teaming/managing Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov)
    • "60 Second Man" by Dennis Winslow and Robert J. Walsh (February 2, 2011–August 8, 2011)
    • "Shake Yo Tail" by Billy Lincoln (May 27, 2011–July 29, 2011; used with Alicia Fox)
    • "Anarchy" by Lindsay Jehan and Peter Northcote (August 26, 2011–January 6, 2012)
    • "Tropical Storm" by Jim Johnston (January 19, 2012-present)

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