Jimmy Snuka

Is Jimmy Snuka the biggest star with the shortest time on top?  He was only a big star in the WWF for 3 years before he left and once he came back in that weird Wrestlemania 5 appearance, he was just a name.  Was he real well-known prior to joining Vince and co.?  Because you never hear anything about him pre-WWF.

Snuka was a giant star for nearly a decade!  He was all over the territories and drew tons of money before he even got to the WWF.  In fact the WWF stuff where he was on TV as a featured guy was basically the tail end of his run due to the drugs and murder and all.  
Did you know that he has a daughter named Tamina, though?