Solo Sikoa Discusses Using The Samoan Spike As A Tribute To Umaga

solo sikoa elias wwe samoan spike

Solo Sikoa has started using the Samoan Spike in his arsenal as a tribute to the late, great Umaga and he spoke about why in a new interview.

Ever since joining the WWE main roster at Clash at the Castle, Solo Sikoa has been named as “The Enforcer” of The Bloodline group. After spending his first year on WWE TV in NXT, Solo was always rumored to join his cousin Roman Reigns, his brothers The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) and the “Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn, along with the Special Counsel, Paul Heyman.

At Clash at the Castle in September, Solo pulled the referee out of the ring just as Drew McIntyre was about to beat Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Thanks to Solo’s presence, Reigns recovered and finished off McIntyre to continue his lengthy title reign.

Solo has had a lot of success on the main roster following his debut after big wins over some big names like Sheamus, Ricochet and Elias. Solo was also on The Bloodline’s team at Survivor Series when they won the WarGames match.

On the December 5th edition of Raw, Solo Sikoa unleashed an attack on Matt Riddle, which caused a storyline injury that will keep Riddle out of action for at least six weeks. The attack featured Solo using a steel chair around Riddle’s neck with the story being that Riddle has a throat injury, but the real reason has to do with Riddle going to rehab.

During that attack on Riddle, Solo also had his right thumb taped just like his late uncle Umaga. Solo’s father Rikishi is Umaga’s older brother, so Umaga was an uncle to Solo. December 4th was the anniversary of Umaga’s death, so it was the perfect time for Solo to pay tribute to the former Intercontinental Champion.

As Solo Sikoa explained in a recent interview with the New York Post, he plans on using the Samoan Spike regularly using forward. Solo was asked if he would be using the Samoan Spike as a finishing move or something to use to take somebody out.

“Both. Put him out of commission and as a finisher. It will definitely be one of my finishers now moving forward. The idea came from Hunter. Hunter pulled me aside. I think it was Paul Heyman’s idea, too, so Hunter wanted to run it by me. He goes, ‘I know your uncle was a big part of your guys’ family. I know what he meant to you guys. I wanted to ask you if you would be OK using the spike?’ I was like, I don’t know. I kind of want to stay away from it because that’s his thing.”

“And he was like, ‘I know he passed away and yesterday was his anniversary,’ which was a Sunday and the next day was Raw. He goes, ‘I think it will be cool if you pay a tribute to him on TV by using the spike.’ I was like, ‘You know what man? Yeah, let’s do it.’ Once he said that I kind of got emotional. I was like, wow. For those who don’t remember who Umaga was, now I’m about to refresh their memory. It was a pretty cool moment for me to pay tribute to him.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Solo explained why Yokozuna was his middle name.