Samoan Professional Wrestlers: Dwayne Johnson, Samoa Joe, Solofa Fatu, Eddie Fatu, Rodney Anoa'i, Matt Anoa'i, Samula Anoa'i, Afa Anoa'i

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 154 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Samoa Joe, Rikishi, Umaga, Matt Anoa'i, Samula Anoa'i, Afa Anoa'i, Sika Anoa'i, Anoa'i family, Sonny Siaki, Sam Fatu, Peter Maivia, Cocoa Samoa, Lloyd Anoa'i, Reno Anoa'i. Excerpt: Connection Timeout Solofa F. Fatu, Jr. (born October 11, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Rikishi. 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, Solofa 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 barefoot 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. The duo held the title for just over a month before dropping them to Mark and Chris Youngblood before leaving the promotion. 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. The Samoans remained undefeated in WCCW until ...

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