Rikishi (wrestler)

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Born (1965-10-11) October 11, 1965 (age 58)[1]
San Francisco, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Fatu
The Sultan
Alofa the Polynesian Prince
Rikishi Phatu
Samurai Sultan
Sumo Rikishi
Junior Fatu
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Billed weight425 lb (193 kg)[2]
Billed fromThe Isle of Samoa[2]
Trained byAfa Anoa'i
Sika Anoa'i[3]

Solofa F. Fatu Jr.[3][4] (born October 11, 1965) is an American pro wrestler, best known under the ring name Rikishi. He is known by his work in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Fatu is a member of the huge 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 the late Eddie Fatu, better known as Umaga, and 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 World Class Wrestling Association in Dallas. The team later worked for the World Wrestling Federation as the Headshrinkers before Fatu went on a singles career. His twin sons Jonathan and Joshua now wrestle in WWE as Jimmy and Jey Uso, together known as The Usos.

On March 28, 2015, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his sons Jimmy and Jey Uso.[5]

Wrestling moves[change | change source]

  • Signature Moves: Stinkface
  • Finishers: Banzai Drop, Rikishi Driver

References[change | change source]

  1. California Births
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Rikishi". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Online World of Wrestling". Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  4. "Solofa Fatu". Veromi. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
  5. "WWE Hall of Fame Report 3/28: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of 2015 Ceremony - Randy Savage inducted, Nash, Zbyszko, Schwarzenegger, Flair, Michaels, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-04-03.

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