Rosey (wrestler)

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Rosey
Birth nameMatthew Anoaʻi[1]
Born(1970-04-07)April 7, 1970[1]
Apia, Samoa[1]
DiedApril 17, 2017(2017-04-17) (aged 47)[2][3]
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
Spouse(s)Mandy Vandeberg (divorced)
Children3
FamilyAnoaʻi
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kimo[1]
Mack Daddy Kane[1]
Matt Anoaʻi
Matty Samu[1]
Matty Smalls[4]
Rosey[1]
RO-Z[4]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[1]
Trained byAfa Anoaʻi[1][4]
Debut1995[4]

Matthew "Matt" Anoaʻi (April 7, 1970 – April 17, 2017)[2][3] was a Samoan-American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time on the independent circuit under many ring names, and his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he competed as Rosey. He was the real-life brother of former WWE Champion, Roman Reigns.

Anoaʻi died on April 17, 2017 of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Pensacola, Florida at the age of 47 years old. [5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Milner, John M. "Rosey". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i Passes Away, Former WWE Tag Team Champion And Brother To Roman Reigns". Wrestling Inc. 18 April 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Roman Reigns brother and former WWE tag-team champion Matthew 'Rosey' Anoa'i dead at 47". The Sun. 20 April 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Rosey Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
  5. "Rosey passes away". WWE.