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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 October 1966San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameSolofa Fatu Jr.
Nicknames Junior
Fatu
Rikishi
The Sultan
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Solofa Fatu Jr. was born on October 11, 1966 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is an actor and director, known for WWF Raw (1993), Fully Loaded (2000) and King of the Ring (2000). He has been married to Talisua Fuavai since July 20, 1985. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Talisua Fuavai (20 July 1985 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (8)

Finisher: The Banzai Drop
Finishing move: Rump Shaker (Banzai Drop)
Finishing move: Rikishi Driver (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver)
Trademark move: Stinkface (Buttocks push into the face)
Trademark move: Samoan Drop
Trademark move: (Chasse) Savate Kick
Trademark move: Side Belly-to-Belly Suplex
Trademark move: Headshrinker Splash (Diving Splash)

Trivia (17)

Professional wrestler.
Former WWF Tag Team Champion.
Won the Intercontinental Championship on June 22, 2000 from 'Chris Benoit'.
Rikishi rubs his nose twice en route to the ring to tell his children that he loves them.
Real-life cousin of Dwayne Johnson.
Formerly wrestled as the Sultan in the WWF in the mid 1990s.
Was revealed to be the man who "ran over" Stone Cold Steve Austin eleven months earlier at Survivor Series (1999). [October 2000]
"Rikishi" is Japanese for, simply, a sumo wrestler. However, Rikishi's gimmick is accurately portrayed as being proudly Samoan. His cousin's gimmick as Yokozuna ("grand champion") was portrayed as being an actual Japanese sumo wrestler.
Before he came into prominence through wrestling, he earned money by street dancing in his home town of San Francisco.
Notable Title Wins Include: Canadian Television title; WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles; WCCW Tag Team titles w/Samu (3); Texas Tag Team titles w/Samu; WWF World tag team titles w/Samu; WWF Intercontinental title; WWE Tag Team titles w/Rico; WWE Tag Team titles w/ Scotty Too Hotty
Rikishi is a member of the world famous Samoan Wrestling Family, which includes the Wild Samoans, The Rock & Yokozuna.
Has a scar on his stomach from a drive by shooting incident in the early nineties.
Previous Managers: Paul E Dangerously, Oliver Humperdink, Afa, Captain Lou Albano, The Iron Sheik, Bob Backlund, Buddy Roberts.
Brother of professional wrestlers The Tonga Kid [Sam Fatu] & Umaga [Eddie Fatu].
Released from WWE as of July 2004 [July 2004]
Living in Florida. [July 2005]
WWE Hall of Famer.

Personal Quotes (1)

It's time for Rikishi to back that ass up!

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