Tamina has been with WWE for more than decade. The daughter of Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, she was born into the wrestling business. By all accounts, she’s a beloved figure backstage - a mother of two kids who’s also a mother figure to the WWE locker room.
If you don’t count the 24/7 championship though (and no offense R-Truth or Rob Gronkowski, but we don’t), Tamina had never won WWE gold until she & Natalya beat Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler for the Women’s Tag titles on the May 14 edition of SmackDown.
As was the case when another respected and adored veteran finally claimed one of the company’s belts on NXT a couple weeks back, the wrestling world has been showing love and support for Tamina since she raised the title above her head in the ThunderDome last night.
Show them who you are.— Nattie (@NatbyNature) May 15, 2021
Show them why you’re worth fighting for.
Then find a person who also thinks you are worth fighting for.
And fight together.
And don’t stop until you prove them all wrong.
Statement makers, bone breakers & now TITLE TAKERS. #AndNew @TaminaSnuka #SmackDown pic.twitter.com/0n4Lm4GXRS
May 15, 2021
#TeamBAD 4 life pic.twitter.com/8uaka3hMlf— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021
Congratulations @TaminaSnuka @NatbyNature on becoming the new tag team champions!!! Sooo well deserved! I’m so incredibly happy for you both!! ❤️ -B #SmackDown— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) May 15, 2021
.@wwe Ahhhhhhhhhh @TaminaSnuka !!!! Hell yes !!! Jumping for joy ! Congrats #AndNew #SmackDown— Ember NXT Moon Palmer (@WWEEmberMoon) May 15, 2021
Congratulations to @TaminaSnuka and @NatbyNature VERY WELL DESERVED ❤️❤️I love you both so much #AndNEW— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) May 15, 2021
Massive congratulations to @NatbyNature & @TaminaSnuka— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) May 15, 2021
I couldn’t be more proud. I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more. I’m not crying. Mad love, mad respect, #AndNew ♥️
For every kind word. For being there for others. Congratulations to two wonderful people @NatbyNature & ‘Momma Bear’ @TaminaSnuka pic.twitter.com/YHdo4tSF6a— DRAKE MAVERICK (@WWEMaverick) May 15, 2021
There’s more (and a lot of retweeting of the pics Charlotte and Drake used with heart emojis), but you get the idea. And so does “Mamma Bear”.
THANK YOU WWE UNIVERSE FOR GIVING ME AND @NatbyNature The support we NEEDED!!! WE LOVE YOU ALL #SmackDown— Tamina Snuka (@TaminaSnuka) May 15, 2021