|Birth name||Leati AnoaÊ»i|
|Born|| April 5, 1945 |
Leone, American Samoa,
|Residence|| Pensacola, Florida,|
|Professional wrestling career|
Sika the Wild Samoan
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||319 lb (145 kg)|
|Billed from||The Isle of Samoa|
|Trained by||Afa AnoaÊ»i|
Leati Anoaʻwe (born Apr 5, 1945) can be an American Samoan retired professional wrestler and an associate from the Anoaʻwe family. He’s most widely known as an associate of Crazy Samoans, who wrestled in a variety of promotions like the Globe Wrestling Federation and Mid-South Wrestling.
Early tag team success in the WWWF/WWF/NWA
Sika teamed along with his sibling Afa to create the tag group the Crazy Samoans. In 1979, they agreed upon with the Globe Wrestling Federation (today Globe Wrestling Entertainment). Along with Afa, Sika kept the WWF Label Team Tournament on three events. They gained their first name in the WWF by defeating the group of Ivan Putski and Tito Santana on Apr 12, 1980. The Crazy Samoans kept the belts for nearly four a few months before losing these to Bob Backlund and Pedro Morales on August 9. The name was vacated the next day, nevertheless, because Backlund currently kept the WWF Tournament and could not really defend both game titles. A tournament happened to select the brand new champions, as well as the Crazy Samoans defeated Tony Garea and Rene Goulet to regain the belts.After losing the title to Garea and Rick Martel, the Crazy Samoans still left the WWF to compete in Costs W' Mid-South Wrestling. They gained the tag group championship 3 x before departing the advertising to wrestle in the Country wide Wrestling Alliance's Georgia place. While there, the Crazy Samoans defeated the Fantastic Freebirds to earn the NWA Country wide Tag Team Tournament. Sika and Afa quickly left the advertising and vacated the tournament.Pursuing their stint in the NWA, the Wild Samoans came back towards the WWF. They received their third and last WWF Tag Group Tournament on March 8, 1983 by defeating Jules Strongbow and Main Jay Strongbow. Four times later, Sika suffered an injury throughout a match. Because of this, he was pressured to devote some time off while his nephew Samula Anoaʻwe helped defend the name in his place. The Samoans continued to be an active group in the WWF until past due 1984, turning encounter and ditching their supervisor Captain Lou Albano after he price them the label team tournament to Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas. While encounter, they never attained the same achievement they had throughout their works as champions, silently feuding with Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch until departing in 1984.
Singles competitor in the WWF (1986-1988)
After Afa still left the WWF, Sika also departed. After a two-year lack, he returned in the Sept 13th, 1986 bout of WWF Superstars and defeated Don Driggers. In the beginning Sika was maintained with the Wizard. Today billed as "Sika The Savage Samoan" he began being a singles competition and was undefeated for many month, until finally getting annoyed by Pedro Morales at a televised home present in Philadelphia, PA on November 8. This might be his just pinfall beat of the entire year.In 1987 he began the entire year inauspiciously, losing to Mike Rotundo in West Hand Seaside, FL on January 1. Sika continued to be prominent against lower level competition, but started suffering periodic loses in the wintertime and springtime to Corporal Kirschener and Koko B. Ware. In the Apr 4th bout of WWF Superstars it had been announced that Mr. Fuji was supposing his managership through the Wizard. The Wizard also handed down his managerial responsibilities of Kamala to Fuji, and Sika and Kamala quickly shaped a tag-team. IN-MAY they began a residence show series using the Can-Am Connection but had been winless, and had been also upset afterwards that summer with the Little Stallions by countout. Carrying out a pinfall beat towards the Stallions on August 30 in Toronto, Kamala still left the promotion departing Sika a full-time singles competition again.Three weeks afterwards Sika headlined headlining the October 3, 1987 edition of Sunday Night's Main Event against Hulk Hogan. Quickly afterwards Sika inserted a program using the recently came Bam-Bam Bigelow. In the wintertime of 1987 he inserted a feud against Jake Roberts.Entering 1988 Sika experienced Jim Duggan, George Steele, and Lanny Poffo. On March 27, 1988 he participated in his initial PPV, appearing an integral part of the fight royal at WrestleMania IV, but he didn't win. This is also his last match, as he still left the WWF soon after.
Anoaʻwe also appeared together with Roddy Piper and other WWF wrestlers in the 1987 film Body Slam. In 1988, Sika teamed up with another comparative, Kokina (better referred to as Yokozuna). The set wrestled like a tag group in Continental Wrestling Federation and had been handled by Alan Martin.Around the March 23, 2007 release of WWE SmackDown, it had been announced that Afa and Sika will be inducted in to the WWE Hall of Fame within the Class of 2007. On March 31, 2007, the Crazy Samoans had been inducted in to the WWE Hall of Popularity by Afa's child, Samu, and Sika's child, Matt.Sika and Afa now work The Crazy Samoan Training Middle, a wrestling college which has produced such alumni while Umaga and Batista, Rikishi, Billy Kidman, Chris Kanyon. In March 2002, Sika experienced head and cosmetic injuries whenever a beer truck strike his car near Pensacola, Florida.In 1999, Sika started up XW 2000, an unbiased wrestling promotion located in Pensacola, Florida. From 1999 until 2008 and once again since 2010, the advertising operates family-oriented wrestling displays over the Florida Panhandle.
Among four kids, Sika moved to america when he was 14. His dad was a pastor and was used in San Francisco. To greatly help feed his family members, Sika became a member of the Merchant Sea. Eventually, he implemented Afa's business lead and started wrestling professionally.Sika has two sons, Matthew and Leati Joseph. Matt was a specialist wrestler, who briefly wrestled in WWE beneath the name "Rosey", before dying on Apr 17, 2017. Leati Joseph, referred to as Joe, performed college soccer for Georgia Technology from 2003 to 2006. He started a wrestling profession this year 2010, doing work for WWE beneath the band name Roman Reigns where he's a three-time WWE Globe Heavyweight Champion.Sika and Afa are family members of heavyweight boxer David Tua .
Finishing goes Samoan drop Belly vice Signature goes Headbutt Multiple suplex variants German Snap Super Managers Skandor Akbar Lou Albano Ole Anderson Sibling Ernest Angel Abdullah Farouk, Jr. Mr. Fuji Ben Flaherty Ruler Curtis Iaukea Kim Chee Ernie Ladd Alan Martin Saul Weingeroff Harvey Wippleman
Championships and accomplishments
Cauliflower Alley Membership Other honoree (1997) Globe Wrestling Council WWC UNITED STATES Label Team Tournament (one time) – with Afa Continental Wrestling Association AWA Southern Label Team Tournament (one time) – with Afa Georgia Tournament Wrestling NWA Country wide Label Team Tournament (one time) – with Afa Gulf Coastline Tournament Wrestling NWA Gulf Coastline Label Team Tournament (two times) – with Afa International Wrestling Alliance IWA Label Team Tournament (one time) – with Afa Mid-South Wrestling Association Mid-South Label Team Tournament (three times) – with Afa NWA All-Star Wrestling NWA Canadian Label Team Tournament (Vancouver edition) (one time) – with Afa NWA Detroit NWA Detroit Globe Label Team Tournament (two times) – with Afa NWA Mid-America NWA USA Label Team Tournament (Mid-America edition) (one time) – with Afa Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him # 462 from the 500 best singles wrestlers through the "PWI Years" in 2003. PWI positioned him # 93 from the 100 greatest tag teams from the "PWI Years" with Afa in 2003. Professional Wrestling Hall of Popularity Course of 2012 – Inducted as an associate of the Crazy Samoans Stampede Wrestling Stampede International Label Team Tournament (two times) – with Afa Globe Wrestling Entertainment|Globe Wrestling Federation WWE Hall of Popularity (Course of 2007) WWF Globe Label Team Tournament (three times) – with Afa