Afa Anoaʻi

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Afa Anoaʻi
Born (1942-11-21) November 21, 1942 (age 76)
Samoa
Lives inMinneola, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Afa
Afa the Wild Samoan
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Trained byRocky Johnson
Peter Maivia
Kurt Von Steiger
Debut1971
Retired1994

Arthur "Afa" Anoa'i, Sr. (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and manager. He was best known as one-half of the tag team The Wild Samoans with his brother Sika. He competed in many different National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) affiliates and the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF).

He was born in Samoa and he moved with his family to San Francisco, California. Before becoming a professional wrestler, Anoa'i joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17.

After retiring, he started the Wild Samoan Training Facility with Sika. In 1999, along with Lynn Anoa'i, Afa started the Usos Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that aims towards turning young people away from drugs, gangs and poverty by giving scholarships to the Wild Samoans Training Center.[1]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
    • NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Sika)
  • Continental Wrestling Association
    • AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Sika)[3]
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
    • NWA National Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Sika)[4]
  • Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship (2 times) (with Sika)[5]
  • International Wrestling Alliance
    • IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) (with Sika)[6]
  • Mid-South Wrestling Association
    • Mid-South Tag Team Championship (3 times) (with Sika)[7]
  • NWA: All-Star Wrestling
    • NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (1 time) (with Sika)[8]
  • NWA Detroit
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (2 times) (with Sika)[9]

Acting[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Television[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Usos Foundation". The Usos Foundation, Inc. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "WWC North American Heavyweight Title (Puerto Rico) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "NWA (Mid-America) / AWA Southern Tag Team Title (Tennessee) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "NWA National Tag Team Title (Georgia) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "IWA World Tag Team Title (IWE) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Mid-South Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. "NWA Canadian Tag Team Title (British Columbia) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. "NWA World Tag Team Title (Detroit) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. "Wild Samoans". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. "NWA Southeastern Tag Team Title (Southern Division) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. "Stampede International Tag Team Title (Alberta & Saskatchewan) history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. "The Samoans' first reign". WWE. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  14. "The Samoans' second reign". WWE. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. "The Samoans' third reign". WWE. Retrieved 2015-2-25. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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