MLW’s Jacob Fatu has expressed interest in joining his Samoan family in WWE, but doesn’t see such a thing happening.
Jacob Fatu, son of the Tonga Kid and nephew of both Rikishi and Umaga, has been wrestling since 2012. He has spent most of his career in MLW and has won that company’s world championship on one occasion.
But now that he is no longer champion, Fatu was asked if he would join his other family members in WWE. On an episode of MuscleManMalcom, Fatu noted that he doesn’t expect it to happen but would be open to it. Additionally, he noted that he’d only go there for sure if he had the power to decide his own schedule.
“I mean, to be on WWE, we gotta think about the history. All my family’s been there. If I ever had the chance to go there, absolutely, I would love to go there.
But mind you, it’s more than just that. I’m responsible for seven mouths, and for eight. I’m responsible for eight people living and breathing, my wife and my kids. Like I said, I really function with everybody. You ain’t heard nobody say one bad thing about me backstage with the boys because I don’t get down like that.
But I watch AEW, I got my boy, Will Hobbs, over there. Shoutout to Will Hobbs. Not only that. To see the other talent that I’ve been on the road with, for them to experience AEW feels good to me because I remember being at that age and not having a platform. But any little thing I did, if it felt big to me, I would embrace it.
But being in WWE, man, my father, my uncle, look, my cousins are there. So absolutely, if I had the chance, I would go. But if it don’t work out, it don’t work out. Like my sis, Trin. Shout-out to Trin. She’s over there in IMPACT.
Then what, Japan, Lance is in NOAH. Juicy’s always out there in AAA. It’s about just living live and with me having as many kids as I have, I kind of would like to be somewhere to where I can control my schedule. But I just leave it in God’s hands.”
Aside from Jacob Fatu, who else is part of the Anoa’i Wrestling Family?
The Anoa’i wrestling family is perhaps the most famous, extensive, and successful family in the history of professional wrestling. The family started with Tovaleomanaia Amituana’i and his wife Amituana’i Anoaʻi, who had many children including the original Wild Samoans Afa and Sika.
The following wrestlers are all part of the same family:
- Afa had four children enter wrestling: Afa Jr. (Manu), Lloyd (LA Smooth), Samula (Samu), and Samu’s son Lance. Additionally, his daughter Monica married the late Gary Albright.
- Sika had two sons: Matthew (Rosey) and Leati (Roman Reigns)
- One of the Wild Samoans’ sisters Elvera had three sons enter wrestling: Samuel (The Tonga Kid), Edward (Umaga) and Solofa (Rikishi). Three of Rikishi’s five children are wrestlers: The Usos and Solo Sikoa. Additionally, Trinity/Naomi is married to Jimmy Uso
- Peter Maivia is a blood brother to Tovaleomanai and Amituana’I, and his daughter Ata married Rocky Johnson. From their marriage came Dwayne Johnson, and now his daughter Ava Raine is wrestling in NXT.