14 Facts About Sika Anoa'i


Sika Anoa'i is best known as one-half of the tag team The Wild Samoans with his brother Afa.


Sika Anoa'i was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.


Sika Anoa'i is a member of the Anoa'i family and the father of professional wrestlers Rosey and Roman Reigns.


Sika Anoa'i was born in the village of Leone on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa on April 5,1945; one of thirteen children born to Amituana and Tovale Sika Anoa'i.


In 1959, at the age of 14, Sika Anoa'i moved with his family to San Francisco, California in the United States.


Shortly after the move, Sika Anoa'i enlisted in the United States Merchant Marine, working on ships sailing to the Philippines and Japan.


Sika Anoa'i left the Merchant Marine in 1969, working as a stevedore before deciding to become a professional wrestler like his older brother Afa.

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In March 1987, Sika Anoa'i formed a tag team with Kamala, aligning himself with Kamala's manager, Mr Fuji, and "handler", Kim Chee.


In September 1987, Anoa'i competed in the King of the Ring tournament, losing in the first round to S D Jones.


Sika Anoa'i went on to wrestle a series of matches against Bam Bam Bigelow and then against Jake Roberts.


At the Slammy Awards ceremony on December 16,1987, the "Song of the Year" category ended with no winner after Sika Anoa'i ate the envelope containing the winner's name.


Sika Anoa'i formed a short-lived tag team with his nephew Kokina in Continental Wrestling Federation, where they were managed by Alan Martin.


Sika Anoa'i trained wrestlers at the Wild Samoan Training Center, a professional wrestling school run by Afa in Minneola, Florida.


Sika Anoa'i is married to Patricia Hooker but they are currently separated.