Solofa Fatu Jr. is a 425 pounds giant from America who is a professional wrestler and also popularly known as Rikishi.
The Hall of Fame of Class 2015 announced by his twin children Jimmy and Jey Uso is a one-time Intercontinental Championship, two-time World Tag Team championship, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.
Rikishi is a proud member of Anoa’i family of Samoan Wrestlers, who had wrestled ni several wrestling promotions throughout his life career.
Rikishi: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Solofa Fatu Jr|
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1965|
|Marital Status||Talisua Fuavai-Fatu|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight|| 425lb (193 kg)
Early Life of Rikishi
Solofa Fatu Jr (Rikishi) was born on October 11, 1965, and grew up in San Francisco, United States. Fatu is a member of the famous Anoa family, having a history of professional wrestlers.
Fatu attended his high school education from Balboa High School in San Francisco.
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Rikishi Age and Body Measurements
Soloda Fatu Jr (Rikishi) is living his 54th Year of age in Poinciana, Florida, United States. He has an average body height of 6 feet and 1 inch, i.e., 185 cm. And this big giant holds the total body weight of 193 kg, i.e., 425 pounds.
Rikishi Professional Wrestling Career
The Samoan Swat Team (1985 – 1992)
Solofa Fatu Jr. began his early life career in 1985 for Gino Brito and Dino Bravo’s Lutte Internationale promotion. Fatu and his cousin Samula Anoa’i became a team “Samoan Swat Team.”
Samoan Swat Team became the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Champions defeating Invader I and Invader II on November 7, 1987. They only held the title for a month and lost to Mark and Chris Youngblood.
Swat Team then appeared in Texas on World Class Championship Wrestling where then won WCWA World Tag Team Championship on August 12, 1988. The team became undefeated and became double champions after defeating John Tatum and Jimmy Jack Funk for WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (1992 – 2004)
Samu and Fatu joined World Wrestling Federation in 1992 naming as The Headshrinkers. The quickly feuded with The Natural Disasters after interfering with the match between Money Inc and The Natural Disasters for the WWF World Tag Team Championship.
They won the gold on Monday Night Raw, which they successfully defended against Yokozuna and Crush at King of the Ring. Their title reign ended at a house show to Shawn Michaels and Diesel on August 28.
WWE Hall of Famer
Rikishi became the newest member of WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on February 9, 2015. His twin sons Jimmy and Jey Uso, introduced him to the Hall of Fame on March 28, 2015.
His latest appearance on WWE was during the RAW Reunion show on July 22, 2019.
Achievements and Championship of Rikishi
- Portland Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
Power Pro Wrestling
- Power Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- The comeback of the Year in 2000
- Ranked No. 27 and 347 in the PWI 500 in 2000 and 2003 respectively
Revolucion Lucha Libre
- Campeonato Internacional Absoluto
Universal Wrestling Association
- UWA World Trios Championship with Kokina Maximus and The Samoan Savage
World Class Wrestling Association
- WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship with Samu
- Three times WCWA World Tag Team Championship with Samu
World Wrestling Council
- WWC Caribbean Tag Team Championship with Samu
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
- WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Two times World Tag Team Championship with Samu and Rico
- WWE Tag Team Championship with Scotty 2 Hotty
- WWE Hall of Fame at the Class of 2015
- Slammy Award for Best Etiquette of 1994 with Samu
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Worst Worked Match of the Year in 1993 with Samu, Bastion Booger, and Bam Bam Bigelow.
This 425 pounds giant wrestler is also a part of video game character in several years. He also appeared in the Italian comedy film named “Natale a Miami.”
Rikishi then starred on the Nickelodeon show Victorious as a sumo wrestler. He then appeared in Netflix’s original movie “Sandy Wexler.”
Fatu became the Samoan judge in the “Wall of the World” under his ring name Rikishi on the CBS show “The World’s Best.”
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Fatu is a member of the Anoa’i family with a twin brother Sam Fatu. Sam and Fatu both have twin children. Sam is a father of twins Marley and Myracle, and Fatu is the twin father of Jonathan and Joshua Samuel.
Jonathan and Joshua Samuel are the Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso, who are currently the wrestlers of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Rikishi has a significant family relation of great wrestlers where his nephew “Sika Anoa’i and Afa Anoa’i” are known as the Wild Samoans.
His cousins Rodney Anoa’i (Yokozuna), Samula Anoa’i (Headshrinker Samu), Matt Anoa’i (Rosey), Jow Anoa’i (Roman Reigns), Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and So on are also the professional wrestlers.
Rikishi married Talisua Fuavai-Fatu and has five children with a twin brother Jonathan and Joshua Samuel, Jeremiah Peniata, Thavana Monalisa Fatu, and Joseph.
Fatu had an incident and claimed to die for 3 minutes in the emergency room. He has a scar on his abdomen because of a drive-by shooting in 1987.
Rikishi Net Worth
Solofa Fatu Aka Rikishi with a fantastic life career as a Samoan American professional wrestler, his total estimated net worth is $2 million.
Social Media Presence
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