Rikishi (Wrestler)

Quick Facts About Solofa Fatu Jr.
Celebrated Name Rikishi
Age 58 years old
Nick Name Rikishi
Birth Name Solofa F. Fatu Jr.
Birth Date 1965-10-11
Gender Male
Profession Wrestler
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth San Franciso, CA
Horoscope Libra
Education Balboa High School
Marital Status Married
Wife Talisua Fuavai-Fatu
Height 1.85 M
Weight 193 kg
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown

Who is Rikishi?

Solofa F. Fatu Jr. is known by his ring name Rikishi. He is an American professional wrestler. He is a member of the Anoa'i family of Samoan wrestlers. He is a one-time Intercontinental Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.

Where did Rikishi Grow Up?

Rikishi was born on October 11, 1965, in San Francisco. He holds American nationality. His birth sign is Libra. His parent's name is unknown. He is a member of the famous Anoa'i family. He attended Balboa High School in San Francisco.

How is Rikishi's Career?

Rikishi started out in 1985 for Gino Brito and Dino Bravo's Lutte Internationale promotion in Montreal. His cousin Samula Anoa'i was also a wrestler and the two cousins signed with the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and became The Samoan Swat Team. They joined the World Wrestling Federation, they were renamed THe Headshrinkers but their savage gimmick remained. On March 1, 1993, he would receive a WWF Championship match against Bret Hart. In 1999, he briefly feuded with Viscera before forming a wildly popular alliance with the duo Too Cool (Grand Master Sexay and Scotty 2 Hotty). In 2000 Royal Rumble match, he eliminated seven opponents, and it took six wrestlers working together to eliminate him. He also became known for his infamous signature maneuver-the Stink Face-as his smelly buttocks was rubbed to the faces of opposing wrestlers. In 2001, he won a Fatal Four-way match on SmackDown for the #30 spot in the 2001 Royal Rumble match involving Rock, Undertaker, and Kane. On May 20, 2001, at Judgment Day, he injured his shoulder in the opening bout with William Regal, which causes him to miss much of the year and the entire Invasion angle. On December 6, 2001, he returned and stink face to Vince McMahon and solidifying his face status. In 2004, he eventually formed a tag team with Scotty 2 Hotty, and the duo defeated the Basham Brothers for the WWE Tag Team Championship. However, he was released by WWE on July 16, 2004, following repeated requests from WWE to lose weight. He continued to wrestle on the independent circuit. In 2005, he shortened his ring name to Kishi after being notified by WWE legal representatives that WWE owned a trademark on the name Rikishi. In 2007, he competed as SUMO RIKISHI in a tag team contest at an All Japan Pro Wrestling event. On September 13, 2007, he debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Junior Fatu. On October 30, 2007, it was reported that Fatu had been released from TNA, due to he and TNA management falling to reach an agreement about a pay raise. He appeared with his family at the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony to induct his cousin Yokozuna. Then he reappeared on the 100th episode on July 23 with other Legends to help Lita take down Slater. In 2014, He reunited with Too Coll to defeat 3MB in a six-man tag team match. On March 28, 2015, his sons inducted him into the Hall of Fame. On July 22, 2019, he announced to appeared on WWE for the RAW Reunion show.

What is Rikishi Body Features?

Rikishi height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and body weight of 193 kg. He has blonde hair and dark brown eyes. His other body measurements have not been disclosed yet but will be updated soon.

Is Rikishi Married?

Rikishi is a married man. He married Talisua Fuavai-Fatu. The couple has five children. Jonathan and Joshua Samuel born on August 22, 1985, Jeremiah Peniata born August 30, 1986, and daughter Thavana Monalisa Fatu, and Joseph born 1993. He is the older brother of the late Eddie Fatu, who died on December 4, 2009, from a heart attack.

How much is Rikishi's Net Worth?

There is no information about his net worth and salary but will be updated soon.

Facts About Rikishi

  • #1His mother Vera died after a seven-year battle with cancer.
  • #2He has a scar on his abdomen from a drive-by shooting in 1987. He says he died for 3 minutes in the emergency room.
  • #3He appeared in the Netflix original film, Sandy Wexler.

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