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[Wild Samoans Gallery]
[Somoans Gallery]
Wrestler: Afa The Wild Samoan
Real Name: Arthur "Afa" Anoai
Birthday: November 21
Hometown: Samoa
Moved to Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married (to Lynn Anoai)
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 326 lbs.
Trained by: Peter Maivia
Rocky Johnson
Kurt Von Steiger
Ricky Thompson
Debut: 1971 in Pheonix
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Samoan Drop
Favorite Moves: Headbutt
Notable Feuds: Jody Arnold
Bobby Mayne (Jaggers)
Mitri The Arabian Assassin
Chuck Karbo
Andre The Giant
Jimmy Snuka
Junkyard Dog

  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Eddie & Mike Graham (June 1, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating The Brute and Gene Kiniski (November 5, 1973);
  • NWA (Detriot) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Hank James & Mighty Igor (1975);
  • NWA (Detriot) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Hank James & Fred Curry (1975);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Bobby & Ricky Fields (March 4, 1977)
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Sika (October 1977);
  • IWA World Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Animal Hamaguchi & Great Kusatsu (January 5, 1978);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Carlos Colon & Gino Caruso ();
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Benny Ramirez & Gil Hayes ();
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Sika defeated Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin ();
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (April 12, 1980);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in a tournament (September 9,1980);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (June 1981);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (1981);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (January 1982);
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Sika defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (August 29, 1982);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow (March 8, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey (January 1976);

  • Afa joined the Marines at the age of 17..
  • Early 1970s: The 1st person to ever draw blood on Afa was Jody Arnold, the regional heel on the Arizona circuit..
  • Afa was one half of the Wild Samoans with his brother Sika, whom he trained to wrestle..
  • August 9, 1980--WWF Showdown at Shea: Bob Backland & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans to win the Tag Team titles..
  • July 23, 1983--WWF Brawl to End it All: Afa The Wild Samoan defeated Rene Goulet..
  • Afa appeared in the 1987 wrestling movie "Body Slam"..
  • Afa is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild..
  • 1990s: Afa resurfaced in the WWF as the manager of the Headshrinkers..
  • Afa had a brief appearance as himself in Hulk Hogan's "Mr.Nanny"..
  • Afa is the father of Samu (of "The Headshrinkers"), LA Smooth & Afa Jr..
  • Afa appeared in a 1987 episode of "Miami Vice"..
  • Afa is the uncle of Rosie & Jamal (of "3 Minute Warning"), Yokozuna, Rikishi & The Rock..
  • Afa was the father-in-law of the late Gary Albright, a famous wrestling personality who died during a wrestling match..
  • Afa has said that his favorite wrestler is "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka..
  • Afa has trained Yokozuna, Rikishi (aka Fatu), Virgil/Vincent, Kanyon, Billy Kidman and others at the Wild Samoan Training Facility..
  • January 31, 2004: Afa Anoai' had successful surgery on his back and gall bladder..
  • March 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: They announced that the Wild Samoans will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007..
  • March 31, 2007 - Hall of Fame: The Wild Samoans were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their sons, Samu and Rosey..
  • April 1, 2007 - WrestleMania 23: The Wild Samoans and the other HOF inductees were introduced to the audience at Fords Field..