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Rodney Anoai (1966–2000)


The man who would eventually become known as Yokozuna was born in San Francisco on October 22, 1966. He came from a wrestling family, as his uncles were Afa Anoai and Sika Anoai. He was trained by his uncles and Sam Fatu as a teenager and wrestled in Alabama and the USWA under the name Kokina Anoai. He already weighed 400 pounds. In Japan, he would... See full bio »

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Known For

WrestleMania X
WrestleMania X Yokozuna
(1994)
Royal Rumble
Royal Rumble Yokozuna
(1994)
WWF in Your House 3
(1995)
WWF in Your House
(1995)

Filmography

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 1997 Aar Ya Paar
Yokozuna (uncredited)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces
Sumo Wrestler on TV (uncredited)
 1996 WXW Rage TV (TV Series)
Wild Samoan Kokina (1996)
 1995 WWF: U.K. Fan Favorites (Video)
Yokozuna
 1994 WWF Action Zone (TV Series)
Yokozuna
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Yokozuna
 1992-1994 WWF Challenge (TV Series)
Yokozuna
- Episode #6.51 (1992) ... Yokozuna
 1993 Summerslam (Video)
Yokozuna
 1993 WWF: Smack 'Em Whack 'Em (Video)
Yokozuna
 1993 King of the Ring (Video)
Yokozuna
 1993 WrestleMania IX (Video)
Yokozuna
 1993 WWF Mania (TV Series)
Yokozuna
- Episode dated 16 January 1993 (1993) ... Yokozuna
 1991 L'homme au masque d'or
L'Hawaïen
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Yokozuna

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

One day in the ring, he broke his leg in action. However, due to his weight a stretcher couldn't carry him out of the arena. They had to bring out a forklift to remove him from the arena. See more »

Trademark:

The Banzai Drop

Nickname:

Yokozuna See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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