Sam Fatu

American professional wrestler Sam Fatu

Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid, or Tama.
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    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 45
    Fatu competed on the independent circuit until retiring in 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    Fatu's brother Eddie "Umaga" Fatu died of a heart attack on December 4, 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 42
    In November 2008, Fatu's wife, Theresa Fuavai-Fatu, went into cardiac arrest while giving birth.
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    On April 27, 2008, Fatu's mother Vera died after a seven-year battle with cancer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    In 2005 and 2006, he wrestled in Italy with the Nu Wrestling Evolution promotion.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 25
    After leaving WCW, Fatu (wrestling as "The Samoan Savage") journeyed to Mexico to perform for the Universal Wrestling Association along with his brother Fatu and his cousin, The Great Kokina. Billed as "The Hawaiian Beasts", the trio won the UWA World Trios Championship from Los Villanos on April 7, 1991. Los Villanos regained the championship on May 31, 1991.
  • 1989
    Age 23
    In 1989, Fatu joined World Championship Wrestling, where he adopted the ring name "The Samoan Savage" and began teaming with his brother Fatu and his cousin Samu as The Samoan SWAT Team.
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    After leaving the WWF, Fatu began performing for the World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico as "Tama". On January 6, 1989, he and Dan Kroffat defeated The Batten Twins to win the WWC World Tag Team Championship. The Batten Twins regained the championship on March 4, 1989.
  • 1986
    Age 20
    In late 1986, he teamed with Tonga Fifita, who was wrestling under the name King Tonga. Fatu was renamed to Tama, while Fifita was renamed to Haku. Together, they were christened The Islanders. After a long time of failing to gain the interest of fans, they became villains in April 1987 after attacking The Can-Am Connection during a match.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 17
    Fatu debuted as a professional wrestler in 1983, after being trained by the Wild Samoans.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Born
    Born on October 11, 1965.
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