Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, 72, has been diagnosed with cancer, his wife said in an interview.

According to TMZ, Snuka's wife Carole told Bill Apter that her husband underwent surgery to remove part of his stomach and lymph nodes.

"He still has a long road ahead of him, and the doctor says he's an amazingly strong man," she told Apter. "We all know how strong Jimmy is, and Jimmy can take a beating."

She continued, "He also wants to let his fans know that he's not done yet."

Snuka was known for a rivalry he had with late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in the 1980s. Piper died at 61 from cardiac arrest July 31.