I was on the great History of WWE website just browsing through the results of 1980s WWF cards from the old Boston Garden, and in that arena in August 1982, WWF Champion Bob Backlund defeated Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka with Pedro Morales as guest referee.
This reminded me that Snuka and Morales had a brief feud in ’82 before the Superfly turned babyface. I don’t remember much about how the Morales-Snuka rivalry was set up, but I do recall an angle on Saturday morning Championship Wrestling during which Snuka and manager Captain Lou Albano ambushed Morales. At one point, Albano held Morales down on his back by grabbing his legs, as if he was trying to apply the Boston crab. Then Snuka came off the ropes with his Superfly leap while Albano kept Morales wide open.
Morales and Snuka never fought in Boston, but Morales battled Snuka in Madison Square Garden to a pair of inconclusive finishes in back-to-back cards in August 1982. Morales at the time was the Intercontinal Champion, so it was kind of a surprise to see Snuka challenge for that belt so soon after headlining against Backlund.