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Encyclopedia > Solofa Fatu
Flag of Samoa Flag of the United States Solofa Fatu, Jr.
An image of Solofa Fatu, Jr..
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Ring name(s) Fatu
The Sultan
Phatu
Alofa the Polynesian Prince
J.R. Smooth
Rikishi
Rikishi Phatu
Kishi
SUMO RIKISHI
Junior Fatu
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 370 lb (168 kg)[1]
Born October 11, 1966 (1966-10-11) (age 41)[2]
San Jose, California[2]
Resides Poinciana, Florida
Billed from Isle Of Samoa[1]
Trained by Afa Anoa'i
Sika Anoa'i[2]
Debut 1985[2]

Solofa Fatu, Jr.[2] (born October 11, 1966), is a Samoan-American professional wrestler. He is best known under the ring name Rikishi, but currently wrestles as Kishi and most recently wrestled as Junior Fatu in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Image File history File links Flag_of_Samoa. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, , lbm, or sometimes in the United States: #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including the imperial and US and older English systems. ... Kg redirects here. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Poinciana is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Osceola and Polk counties of the U.S. state of Florida located on approximately 47,000 acres (190 km²) approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of Kissimmee, Florida and 14 miles east of Haines City, Florida. ... Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... Leati Sika Anoai, a member of the famous Anoai family, is a former professional wrestler. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ...


Fatu is a member of the extensive Samoan Anoa'i wrestling family, and the nephew of the Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika, who trained him in the 1980s. He is the brother of Eddie Fatu, known as Umaga, and is the younger brother of The Tonga Kid, who was part of The Islanders, a tag team with Haku in the WWF. Fatu teamed with his cousin Samu, the son of Afa, as The Samoan Swat Team. The Swat Team wrestled mainly in the south, winning titles in the Dallas-based World Class Wrestling Association. The team later worked for the World Wrestling Federation as the Headshrinkers before Solofa Fatu, Jr. embarked on a singles career. The Anoai family, hailing from Samoa, has many members who are professional wrestlers. ... The Wild Samoans was the tag team of Afa & Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF); the Samoans have held a record twenty-one Tag Team championships around the world. ... Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... Leati Sika Anoai, a member of the famous Anoai family, is a former professional wrestler. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Edward Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and currently Umaga. ... Larry Anoiai is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid. ... The Islanders were a professional wrestling tag team. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Samula Anoai (born May 29, 1963) is a professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. ... The Headshrinkers were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation that consisted of Fatu and Samu. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Dallas redirects here. ...

Contents

Career

The Samoan Swat Team

Solofa Fatu, Jr. first got the fans attention in 1985 as he worked for Gino Brito and Dino Bravo’s “International Wrestling" territory based in Montreal. While in Montreal, Fatu worked as Prince Alofa, a high flying babyface often working as a team with the territory’s top faces. While working in Montreal Samu hung out with his cousin Samula Anoa'i who was working in the area as the heel "The Great Samu". When the Montreal territory closed up, the two cousins signed with the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and became The Samoan Swat Team: Samu & Fatu. The team adopted the “Samoan savage" gimmick that had made their fathers so well known and feared throughout the wrestling world, working barefeet and never speaking English on camera. The team became the first ever WWC Caribbean Tag Team Champions on November 7, 1987 when they beat Invader I and Invader III[3]. The duo held the titles for just over a month before dropping them to Mark Youngblood and Chris Youngblood[3] before leaving the promotion. This article is about the year. ... Gino Brito is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Adolfo Bresciano (August 6, 1948 - March 11, 1993) was an Italian-born professional wrestler, best known for his work as Dino Bravo, self-proclaimed Worlds Strongest Man. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - Total 365. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... Samula Anoai (born May 29, 1963) is a professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... WWC Carribean Tag Team Championship was a third-string Tag Team title that was defended in the World Wrestling Council. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mark Romero was a professional wrestler better known as Mark Youngblood. ... Chris Romero is a semi-retired second generation professional wrestler who is better known as Chris Youngblood. ...


Samu and Fatu next appeared in Texas, working for Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling promotion. The storyline was that Buddy Roberts brought the team in to fight his fights against the Von Erich family and former Fabulous Freebirds partner Michael Hayes. The SST was given a big push right away; presented as an unstoppable force, the team was even allowed to beat hometown heroes Kerry and Kevin Von Erich for the WCCW Tag Team Titles on August 12, 1988 [3]. The Samoans remained undefeated in WCCW until they came up against Roberts’ former partner Michael Hayes and Hayes new partner, “Do It To It" Steve Cox on September 12 [3]. The duo was not without the gold for long as they recaptured the titles only 4 days later.[3]. Hayes and Cox would beat the Samoan Swat Team for the titles once again on October 15[4] [3], but this time they only held the gold for two days before they lost it back to the SST. On September 12, 1988 The Samoan Swat Team become double champions as they beat "Hollywood" John Tatum and Jimmy Jack Funk for the WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship [3]. The Samoan Swat Team made their pay-per-view debut at AWA Superclash III, the first (and only) PPV that the American Wrestling Association ever presented. The Samoans successfully defended their WCCW Tag-Team titles against Michael Hayes and Steve Cox.[5] In the beginning of 1989 the Samoans left WCCW, forcing both tag-team titles to be vacated due to the sudden departure[3]. Jack Barton Adkisson (August 16, 1929 - September 10, 1997) was an American professional wrestler under the ring name Fritz Von Erich, better known today as a wrestling promoter and the patriarch of the Von Erich wrestling family. ... Not to be confused with World Championship Wrestling. ... Buddy Jack Roberts Dale Hey was a professional wrestler better known as Buddy Roberts. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary professional wrestling family. ... The Fabulous Freebirds were a groundbreaking professional wrestling tag-team that attained fame in the 1980s, performing into the 1990s. ... Michael Seitz (born March 29, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler. ... Kerry Gene Adkisson (February 3, 1960 – February 18, 1993) was an American professional wrestler under the ring names Kerry Von Erich, The Modern Day Warrior, and The Texas Tornado and was part of the Von Erich family of professional wrestlers. ... Kevin Ross Adkisson (born May 15, 1957 in Belleville, Illinois) is a retired professional wrestler under the ring name Kevin Von Erich of the famous Von Erich Family. ... The WCWA Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Class Championship Wrestling. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Frankel III (b. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Samoan Swat Team signed with Jim Crockett Promotions and was brought in as manager Paul E. Dangerously’s replacements for the "Original" Midnight Express who had left the promotion. The Samoans also took over the "Original" Midnight Express’ feud with the Midnight Express, winning at Clash of the Champions VI on April 2, 1989.[6]. The Samoans teamed with former rival Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy, and Jimmy Garvin at the 1989 Great American Bash, losing a WarGames match to the Road Warriors, the Midnight Express, and Steve Williams[7]. In the fall of 1989 Paul E. Dangerously was phased out and the Samoans were given a new manager: "The Big Kahuna" Oliver Humperdink. Their ranks were also bolstered by the addition of The Samoan Savage, who is Fatu’s brother. The Samoans started to lose more and more matches as 1989 drew to a close, but their fortunes appeared to be changing due to the injury to Sid Vicious. Because Vicious was injured, the Skyscrapers had to pull out of the "Iron Team Tournament" at Starrcade 1989 and the Samoan Swat Team were chosen to be their replacements.[8] Fatu and the Samoan Savage participated while no explanation was given as to why the more experienced Samu was not chosen. For the remainder of the Samoan Swat Team’s time in WCW, Fatu and the Samoan Savage competed under the name while Samu made a few singles appearances. Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Midnight Express is a professional wrestling tag team that has had various members and achieved most of its success in the 1980s. ... The Midnight Express is a professional wrestling tag team that has had various members and achieved most of its success in the 1980s. ... The Clash of the Champions logo The Clash of the Champions were a series of professional wrestling television specials aired by World Championship Wrestling. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Terry Gordy (April 23, 1961 - July 16, 2001) was a professional wrestler who was most famous for being a member of the Fabulous Freebirds. ... Jimmy Garvin (born James Williams on September 25, 1952 in Tampa, Florida) is a former professional wrestler. ... The Great American Bash is an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... The WarGames match was a gimmick match used originally in the old National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and later held annually in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), usually at their Fall Brawl Pay-per-view event in September. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... Another professional wrestler with the real name Steve Williams is better known as Stone Cold Steve Austin. ... Sir Oliver Humperdink Oliver Humperdink was a professional wrestling manager who worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. ... Larry Anoiai is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid. ... For the bassist of the Sex Pistols, see Sid Vicious. ... The Skyscrapers were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling in 1989 and 1990 in two distinct forms with members ”Psycho” Sid Vicious, ”Dangerous” Dan Spivey, Mean Mark Callous with The Masked Skyscraper making a one night appearance. ... Starrcade was the primary supercard of the NWA and World Championship Wrestling from 1983-2000. ...


After leaving WCW in the summer of 1990, the Samoan Swat Team worked for a number of independent promotions in the US, Europe, and Japan, often teaming up with family member Rodney Anoa'i who competed as "Kokina Maximus"[9]. The family worked for the Universal Wrestling Association in 1991 with Fatu, Kokina, and The Samoan Savage winning the UWA Trios Tag-Team titles[3] and holding it for just under 2 months[10]. They also made a headline appearance on the UWA’s 16th anniversary show losing to Dos Caras, El Canek, and Mil Máscaras[11]. Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Yokozuna. ... Incorporated as Lucha Libre Internacional, S.C. in January 1975 after Ray Mendoza split from the EMLL to form a new organization with Fancisco Flores and Benjamin Mora Jr. ... Jose Luis Rodriguez is a Mexican professional wrestler who wrestles under the name Dos Caras (Spanish for Two faces). ... Canek is a Mexican professional wrestler currently performing part time for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. ... Aaron Rodríguez Arellano (born July 15, 1942), best known as Mil Máscaras (meaning One Thousand Masks in Spanish), is a Mexican professional wrestler. ...


The Headshrinkers

In 1992 Samu and Fatu signed up with the World Wrestling Federation, managed by Samu’s father Afa[12]. The team changed their name to the Headshrinkers but their gimmick of Samoan wildmen remained the same. Rodney Anoa'i also signed with the WWF but he was repackaged as "Yokozuna" and the family ties between him and the Samoans was not mentioned on air. The team first made their presence known when they helped Money Inc. beat the Natural Disasters to win the WWF World Tag Team titles. [13]. Early in their run with the WWF, the Headshrinkers feuded with the Natural Disasters and the recently formed High Energy [14] Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Money Inc. ... The Natural Disasters were the tag team comprised of Earthquake & Typhoon who competed in the World Wrestling Federation as a team between 1991 and 1993. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian professional wrestler who was most known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


Between 1992 and the early parts of 1994, the Headshrinkers maintained a position in the middle of the tag-team division. They occasionally challenged for the titles and made sporadic PPV appearances feuding with teams like The Smokin' Gunns[15] and Men on a Mission [16]. The Headshrinkers assisted their relative Yokozuna in a casket match against The Undertaker at the 1994 Royal Rumble [17]. In April of 1994, the Headshrinkers turned face and challenged then tag-team champions The Quebecers; with the addition of manager Lou Albano the team won the gold on April 26, 1994[18]. At King of the Ring 1994 on June 19, the Headshrinkers successfully defended their tag team titles against Yokozuna and Crush [19]. Their run with the titles came to a surprising end on an untelevised card on August 28 where they lost the titles to Shawn Michaels and Diesel [20]. The title change happened just one day before they were scheduled to defend against Irwin R. Schyster and Bam Bam Bigelow [21]. Soon after the title change, Samu left the WWF to recover from injuries and was replaced by Sionne, who formed the "New Headshrinkers" with Fatu. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Smokin Gunns were a professional wrestling tag team of brothers Billy Gunn and Bart Gunn. ... Men on a Mission was a professional wrestling tag team pairing of Mabel, Mo and their rapping manager Oscar who wrestled in the WWF from 1993 to 1995. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Promotional poster of Royal Rumble 1994 Royal Rumble 1994 was the seventh annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Quebecers were a tag team in the WWE (then WWF) from late 1993 to mid-1994. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament held from 1985 to 2002. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... Lawrence Michael (Mike) Rotunda (born March 30, 1958), also known as Captain Mike Rotundo and Irwin R. Schyster, is a former American professional wrestler. ... Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, best known by the stage name Bam Bam Bigelow. ... Sione Havea Vailahi is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Barbarian. ...


The New Headshrinkers

The Kayfabe reason given for Samu’s departure was that he was not coping well with manager Lou Albano’s attempts to civilize the Headshrinkers, especially wearing boots. For the first time ever one half of the Samoan Swat Team/Headshrinkers was not a member of the Anoa'i family nor a Samoan, as Sionne was from the island of Tonga. The New Headshrinkers made only one PPV appearance as a team which was at the 1994 Survivor Series where they were quickly eliminated[22]. They were also both participants in the 1995 Royal Rumble. The only other notable appearance of the New Headshrinkers was as part of the tournament to crown new WWF tag team champions in late 1994, early 1995. The New Headshrinkers lost to Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka in the Semi-Finals[23]. By July, the New Headshrinkers ended as Sionne signed with WCW. By the time Sionne left the WWF, the team was used to put over new teams such as Jacob & Eli Blu [24] In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Survivor Series 1994 was the eighth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Royal Rumble 1995 was the eighth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Tatanka (born Christopher Chavis on June 8, 1961), is a Native American professional wrestler best known for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment from 1991 to 1996 and from 2005 to 2007. ... The Harris Brothers is the tag team of real-life twin brothers Don Harris & Ron Harris. ...


Starting out Single

After spending a long time as one half of a tag team, Fatu became a singles wrestler in 1994. The World Wrestling Federation repackaged Fatu, dropping the “savage" gimmick and revealing that Fatu can speak English and that he was actually raised in the US[25]. Fatu became a “man of the streets" talking about growing up in the hood, being shot during a real-life drive-by. He was going to be a positive influence on the kids under the catch phrase “Make a difference". During this time he was referred to as “Make a Difference" Fatu or at times Phatu. After a short while, two men started to show up whenever Fatu was in the ring. Samu along with his brother Lloyd Anoa'i, called "The Samoan Gangster Party" was watching him[25]. Samu had also dropped the savage gimmick with Samu and Lloyd looking like gang members. The two men did not wrestle for the WWF but watched Fatu from afar as the former Headshrinker tried to turn himself into a positive rolemodel for kids on the street. The angle never went anywhere as the Samoan Gangster party never got in the ring or confronted Fatu before he was repackaged and the whole angle was dropped[25]. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Lloyd Anoai is a Samoan American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager who has performed under numerous ring names. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


The World Wrestling Federation decided to give Fatu a total change, as he became a stereotypical “Middle Eastern" known as The Sultan complete with a face mask to hide who was playing the gimmick[25]. Fatu worked as the Sultan for about a year getting a shot at Rocky Maivia’s Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 13 but failed to win the gold[26]. The Sultan gimmick was dropped before 1997 was over[25]. Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... WrestleMania 13 was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


Rikishi

1999-2000

Fatu left the spotlight when the Sultan gimmick was canned, working on the independent circuit. He reappeared in late 1999 as Rikishi (literally, "strong man") Phatu, which was eventually shortened to just Rikishi. He had gained a great deal of weight, bleached his hair blonde, and exchanged his long trousers for a revealing thong.[27] The Rikishi character had a brief feud with Viscera before aligning with Too Cool, which consisted of Grandmaster Sexay and Scotty Too Hotty. It was at this point that Rikishi's popularity began to soar as their post-match dance routine became popular with fans. This article is about the year. ... See Thong for other meanings. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ... Too Cool was a professional wrestling tag team and stable most notably active in the World Wrestling Federation between 1999 and 2001 and for a short time in 2004. ... Brian Christopher Lawler (born January 10, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestler currently performing for Memphis Wrestling and other independent promotions, and the son of professional wrestling legend Jerry The King Lawler. ... Scott Taylor Garland (born July 2, 1973) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Scotty 2 Hotty. ...


During the 2000 Royal Rumble, Rikishi eliminated seven opponents in the Royal Rumble match; he was eliminated by six wrestlers working together[28]. Rikishi, Too Cool and Chyna began feuding with The Radicalz, with Chyna eventually siding with Eddie Guerrero. At WrestleMania 2000, Rikishi and Kane defeated "The Road Dogg" Jesse James and X-Pac. After the match, Pete Rose (following a distraction by The San Diego Chicken) ran into the ring to attack Kane, but was chokeslammed by Kane and given a Stinkface by Rikishi[29]. Royal Rumble 2000 was the thirteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... The Radicalz were a heel professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... The San Diego Chicken -- originally known as the KGB Chicken -- an advertising mascot played by Ted Giannoulas, was hatched in 1974 when employees of KGB Radio hired Giannoulas from off-the-street to wear the chicken outfit for a promotion to distribute easter eggs to children at the San Diego... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... Big Show prepairing to give JBL a Chokeslam A chokeslam (Japanese: nodowa otoshi) refers to a type of body slam in professional wrestling in which the wrestler grasps their opponents neck, lifts them up, and slams them to the mat. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ...


In May 2000, Rikishi and Too Cool feuded with Edge, Christian, and Kurt Angle (Team ECK), culminating in a victory at Judgment Day [30]. After winning the Intercontinental Championship on the June 22, 2000 episode of SmackDown! from Chris Benoit[31], Rikishi would go on to qualify for the 2000 King of the Ring tournament. On June 25, 2000 he defeated Benoit and Val Venis in the quarter- and semi-finals respectively, but both his opponents hit him with a steel chair after losing, weakening his shoulder and helping Kurt Angle defeat him in the Finals[32]. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in May, 2000. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ... William Jason (Jay) Reso (born November 30, 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario), better known by his stage name Christian is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... King of the Ring is an annual World Wrestling Entertainment tournament held from 1985 to 2002. ... is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Stemming from Venis' attack at King of the Ring, Rikishi faced Val Venis on July 6, and lost his title after Tazz hit him with a television camera[31]. Rikishi faced Val Venis in a Steel Cage rematch at Fully Loaded. In the course of the match, Rikishi ascended the cage and, in a move reminiscent of his uncle Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, leapt from the top, splashing Venis. Rikishi was defeated by Venis shortly after when Tazz once again hit him with a television camera[33]. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Senerchia (born October 11, 1967),[2] is a retired American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Tazz, (originally Tazmaniac and later shortened to simply Taz). ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Fully Loaded was an annual WWF event, which started in July 1998 and was held for another two more years. ... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ...


For the next few months Rikishi would attempt to regain the Intercontinental Championship. At Unforgiven, he was defeated by champion Eddie Guerrero. Rikishi was disqualified when, frustrated by her repeated interference, he superkicked Chyna[34]. This foreshadowed the revival of a darker side of his character. Unforgiven is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which has been held in September since the 1999 edition. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On October 9, 2000, Commissioner Mick Foley used a slip of the tongue from Scotty Too Hotty to implicate Rikishi as the person who had run over Stone Cold Steve Austin at Survivor Series, as Scotty stated that he had been hanging out that night with Grand Master Sexay and Rikishi. However, Foley stated later that night in the ring that Rikishi at that point had not debuted yet. In actuality, this is not true, as Rikishi had debuted on the Saturday night before the '99 Survivor Series on WWF Jakked. Rikishi admitted injuring Austin, claiming that he had done so in order to allow his cousin The Rock to achieve stardom, insisting that Buddy Rogers, Bruno Sammartino, Bob Backlund, Hulk Hogan, and Austin - "The Great White Hope" - had always been pushed over Samoan performers such as High Chief Peter Maivia and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who he believed had been held back. is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Michael Francis Mick Foley, Sr. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Survivor Series 1999 was the thirteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... WWF Jakked logo. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino (born October 6, 1935), is a former professional wrestler, best known for being the longest-running champion of the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF), holding the title across two reigns for over 12 years in total, as well as the longest World Heavyweight Championship reign in... Robert Louis Backlund (b. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... In professional wrestling, a push is an attempt by the booker to make the wrestler win more matches and become more popular with the fans. ...


Austin immediately set out to obtain revenge, facing Rikishi in a No Holds Barred Match at No Mercy [35]. The match went to a no contest when Austin dragged Rikishi to the parking lot and attempted to run him over, but a police car drove in front of Austin's car, saving Rikishi. Though Austin was arrested, he had badly injured Rikishi, inflicting numerous cuts and bruises to his face. Later that night, Rikishi attempted to help The Rock retain the WWF Championship in a match against Kurt Angle, but "accidentally" kicked and crushed The Rock, allowing Angle to Olympic Slam both men and win the title[36]. A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ...


After a number of instances where Austin was attacked backstage by an unseen assailant, it became clear that Rikishi had an accomplice. During a handicap match pitting Rikishi and Kurt Angle against Austin, then-babyface Triple H came to the ring, seemingly to aid Austin, but swerved the audience by attacking Austin with a sledgehammer. This led to Triple H revealing that he had masterminded the assault, relegating Rikishi to his hired muscle. Rikishi would never reclaim the popularity he enjoyed throughout his initial run as Rikishi. Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... For other uses, see Sledgehammer (disambiguation). ...


Rikishi would go on to lose to The Rock at Survivor Series[37]. He then participated in the six-man Hell in a Cell match at Armageddon 2000 for the WWF Championship, in which he was chokeslammed from the top of the cell by the Undertaker[38]. Survivor Series 2000 was the fourteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ... Hell in a Cell (sometimes referred to as Hell in the Cell) is a type of professional wrestling match seen in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in which the ring and ringside area are surrounded by a roofed steel cell which stands 16 feet (5 meters), or, more recently, 20 feet... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


2001-2004

Rikishi, performing for the Coalition troops at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.
Rikishi, performing for the Coalition troops at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

He won a match entitling him to enter the 2001 Royal Rumble at number 30, but he did not last long before being eliminated by The Rock in the Royal Rumble[39]. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 361 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (461 × 766 pixel, file size: 214 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 361 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (461 × 766 pixel, file size: 214 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... A street map of Baghdad Baghdad (بغداد) is the capital of Iraq and the Baghdad Province. ... Royal Rumble 2001 was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ...


After the return of Haku at the Royal Rumble, Rikishi and Haku formed a tag team, and feuded with Kane and The Undertaker. The team split when Rikishi was sidelined with an eardrum injury, and Haku was later released. Rikishi returned from injury on May 7, 2001 and was urged by Foley to become a good guy again. He wrestled for several weeks before suffering a shoulder injury which caused him to miss much of 2001. Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Royal Rumble 2001 was the fourteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ...


Rikishi returned on December 6, 2001, delivering a Stink Face to Vince McMahon. The reason for this being was that the week before The Rock and Trish Stratus were in a match against Kurt Angle and Vince McMahon. The stipulation was that if The Rock lost, he would have to kiss McMahon's ass and if The Rock won, Vince would have to kiss his ass. The Rock would decide McMahon would have to kiss someone elses ass; he would first introduce Jim Ross, then Trish Stratus, but finally he would call out Rikishi and shove McMahon's face into Rikishi's ass. is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ...


Upon the WWE Brand Extension, Rikishi was drafted to SmackDown!. At Judgment Day 2002, he faced Billy and Chuck in a "secret partner" match. His partner turned out to be Rico, Billy and Chuck's stylist. Despite Rico's best efforts to unfairly help Billy and Chuck, Rikishi and he won the match and became the Tag Team Champions[40]. The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Badd Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Bad Ass) from his years working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Charles Ronald (Chuck) Palumbo (born June 15, 1971) is an Italian American professional wrestler, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... Rico Tomhas Constantino (born October 1, 1961) is a former professional wrestler who competed for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ...


Rikishi was not featured much in late 2002 and early-2003. He feuded with John Cena, Bill DeMott, and the Full Blooded Italians on Smackdown. The return of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper led Rikishi to challenge him as Piper had hit Rikishi's uncle Jimmy Snuka with a coconut years ago on Piper's Pit. At Backlash 2003, Piper's protege Sean O'Haire defeated Rikishi after Piper got hit with a coconut by Rikishi giving O'Haire time to hit the Widowmaker on Rikishi[41]. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... William (Bill) DeMott (born November 10, 1964 in Titusville, Florida) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling as Hugh Morrus and most previously, Crash The Terminator in ECW. // DeMott was trained by Johnny Rodz in his New York wrestling school beginning... The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ... Pipers Pit was an interview segment featuring Roddy Piper which was mainstay on WWF television from 1984 to 1987, although Piper also hosted similar segments while wrestling for other promotions. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held normally in April (with the exception of 2005). ... Sean Christopher Haire (born February 25, 1971) is an American mixed martial artist and former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sean OHaire. ...


Rikishi eventually formed a tag team with Scotty 2 Hotty, and the duo defeated the Basham Brothers for the WWE Tag Team Championship on February 5, 2004[42], holding them for two and a half months before losing them to Charlie Haas and Rico[42]. The Basham Brothers, Doug (Doug Basham) and Danny (Daniel Hollie), are a heel professional wrestling tag team formerly of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the SmackDown! brand of WWE. For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE). ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ...


Life Beyond WWE

Rikishi was released by WWE on July 16, 2004, following repeated requests from WWE to lose weight. He continued to wrestle on the independent circuit. In October 2005, Fatu shortened his ring name to Kishi after being notified by WWE legal representatives that WWE owned a trademark on the name "Rikishi". Fatu, as Kishi, would go on to operate Nu-Wrestling Evolution, a professional wrestling promotion based in Italy [43]. is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


On February 17, 2007, Fatu competed as SUMO RIKISHI in a tag team contest at an All Japan Pro Wrestling event, as he was brought in by Keiji Mutoh to feud with Akebono [44]. He also recently signed with Jakks Pacific to have a WWE Classic Superstar line featuring Rikishi. is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... Keiji Mutoh (武藤敬司 Mutō Keiji) was born December 23, 1962 in Yamanishi, Japan. ... Akebono Taro , born May 8, 1969 as Chad George Rowan) is a retired sumo wrestler. ... Jakks Pacific, Inc. ...


On August 12, 2007, Fatu competed in an 8-man tag, as Rikishi, at AAA's TripleMania event. is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. ...


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On November 17, 2007, wrestling as "Rikishi" once again, Fatu defeated Mike Rollins at a Heavy On Wrestling event in Duluth, MN 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Heavy On Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion located in Duluth, Minnesota which was founded by Dave Sabick in 2007. ... Duluth is a town in and the county seat of St. ...


Rikishi has been scheduled to appear with New Horizon Pro Wrestling in Perth, Australia along with Gangrel in November and December. David Christian Heath (born February 16, 1969) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names The Vampire Warrior and Gangrel. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

On the September 13, 2007 edition of iMPACT!, Fatu debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Junior Fatu. Fatu faced Christian Cage on the September 20 edition of iMPACT! in his first match, which he lost due to a distraction by Christian's partner A.J. Styles. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article is about the television program. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... William Jason (Jay) Reso (born November 30, 1973 in Kitchener, Ontario), better known by his stage name Christian is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Allen Lloyd Jones (born June 2, 1978), better known by his ring name The Phenomenal A.J. Styles (also written AJ Styles), is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is currently one half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions with Tomko. ...


On the October 25, 2007 edition of iMPACT!, Fatu faced Robert Roode in a Fight for the Right Tournament match, which he won due to interference by Samoa Joe. However, after a dispute, TNA opted to no longer use Fatu.[45] Chris Harris took Fatu's spot in the tournament. is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Robert Bobby Roode (born in 1977 in Peterborough, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and on the independent circuit. ... The Fight for the Right Tournament is a professional wrestling tournament in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling designed to determine a new #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Chris or Christopher Harris may refer to: Chris Harris (author) (born 1964), English business author Chris Harris (football player) (born 1982), American football player who currently plays for the Carolina Panthers Chris Harris (Texas politician) (born 1948), Texas State Representative and State Senator Chris Harris (cricketer) (born 1969), New Zealand...


Personal life

Before he came into prominence through wrestling, he earned money by street dancing in his home town of San Francisco. Fatu was involved in a drive-by shooting in the early nineties and ended up being shot in the stomach. He was left with a large scar going up his mid-section.


Fatu and his wife Sua have 5 children, daughter Thavana, twins Jonathan & Joshua, Jeremiah & Joseph.[46]


Rubs his nose twice en route to the ring to tell his children that he loves them.


Fatu is a member of the famous Anoa'i wrestling family, he is the brother of Eddie Fatu (Umaga/Jamal) and Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid), cousin to Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), Samula Anoa'i (Headshrinker Samu), Matt Anoa'i (Rosey), Jimmy Snuka, Jr. (Deuce), the nephew of "Soulman" Rocky Johnson, the Wild Samoans (Sika & Afa), and "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. The Anoai family, hailing from Samoa, has many members who are professional wrestlers. ... Edward Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and currently Umaga. ... Larry Anoiai is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Yokozuna. ... Samula Anoai (born May 29, 1963) is a professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James William Reiher, Jr. ... Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Bowles on August 24, 1944) is a former African-Canadian professional wrestler. ... The Wild Samoans was the tag team of Afa & Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF); the Samoans have held a record twenty-one Tag Team championships around the world. ... James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ...


Fatu was arrested without resistance by U.S. Marshals on September 25, 2006 in Escambia County, Florida while enroute to his home in Pensacola, Florida, for failing to appear at a court hearing in America during a time when he was touring with NWE in Italy. Fatu was remanded to Escambia County Jail until his hearing in federal court[47]. “U.S. Marshals” redirects here. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Managers

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Power Pro Wrestling (Memphis)
  • PPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Class Wrestling Association
  • PWI ranked him # 347 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003.
  • PWI Comeback of the Year Award (2000)

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Eddie Fatu: Information from Answers.com (1058 words)
Eddie Fatu (born March 28, 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE's) RAW brand under the ring name Umaga.
Eddie is the brother of wrestlers Rikishi (Solofa Fatu) and The Tonga Kid (Sam Fatu), cousin to The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), Yokozuna (Rodney Anoai), Samu the Headshrinker (Samula Anoai), Rosey (Matt Anoai), Jimmy Snuka, Jr.
During Fatu's time as Umaga, he has gone by the nicknames "Samoan Wrecking Machine" and "Samoan Smashing Machine", both of which are believed by some to be parodies of "Samoan Submission Machine"; the nickname of Samoa Joe.
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