WWE Star’s First Match In The Company For 10 Years Confirmed

WWE logo over Tonga Loa Solo Sikoa

As The Bloodline continues to regroup and regain its strength, its newest member is now confirmed for their first match since returning to WWE.

Backlash France kicked off in huge style with The Bloodline pair of Tama Tonga and Solo Sikoa taking on Randy Orton and Kevin Owens. However, just moments into the match, it became clear they would not be contained in a normal bout. SmackDown General Manager Nick Aldis was quick to solve the situation and made the match No Disqualification but in doing so, he played right into The Bloodline’s hands.

Orton and Owens claimed the upper hand and Tonga looked to have been defeated after he was driven through a pile of chairs but as seen time and again from The Bloodline, they like to leave their surprises until the very last second as the referee was hauled from the ring.

The person doing the hauling was Tama Tonga’s brother and long-time tag team partner in NJPW’s Guerillas of Destiny, Tanga Loa – now known in WWE as Tonga Loa – The Bloodline regained the advantage and picked up the win when Sikoa downed Owens with a Samoan Spike. Afterwards, the new look Bloodline stood tall.

Tonga Loa Set For First WWE Match Since 2014

It has now been confirmed that Tonga Loa will compete in his first WWE match since his return to the company on the 24th of May edition of SmackDown. Loa will team with Solo Sikoa to take on The Street Profits.

On the same show, The Bloodline’s Tama Tonga will face off with Randy Orton in the SmackDown King of the Ring semi-final.

The last time Tonga Loa competed in a WWE ring was back on the 7th of June 2014 at an NXT live show when he was known in the company as Camacho. Loa teamed with Wesley Blake on that occasion in a loss against The Ascension.

His final match in NJPW came on the 31st of March at Sakura Genesis when he lost to Great-O-Khan in a Rural Revitalization in Hamamatsu 2-out-of-3 falls match. The second fall of that match was an eel-eating competition with Hamamatsu famous for Ross Geller’s favourite unagi.