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Wrestler: Barbarian
Real Name: Sione Vailahi
Birthday: September 8, 1958
Hometown: Billed from Island of Tonga
Lives in Charlotte, North Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 295 lbs
Trained by: Red Bastien
Debut: 1980
Previous Gimmicks: King Konga (Memphis)
Tonga John
Konga the Barbarian
Sionne (WWF)
Finishing Move: Kick of Fear
Favorite Moves: Headbutt from Top Rope.
Notable Feuds: The Road Warriors
Demolition
The Big Bossman
Ron Simmons (WCW)
David Flair (NWA-VA)


[Barbarian Gallery]
[Powers of Pain Gallery]

  • WWC Puerto Rican title defeating Hercules Ayala (July 7, 1984);
  • NWA Six Man Tag Team titles w/Warlord & Ivan Koloff (February 12, 1988);
  • NWA/WCW United States Tag Team titles w/Dick Slater (June 25, 1992);
  • WWA Tag Team titles;
  • IAW Heavyweight title;
  • NACW Heavyweight title;
  • WLW Heavyweight title (November 3, 2003);
  • NWA Virginia Heavyweight title;
  • Ultimate Championship Wrestling Heavyweight title;


  • In The Beginning:
  • Sione Vailahi was a sumo wrestler before taking up professional wrestling..
  • Sione Vailahi debuted in pro-wrestling as "King Konga" wrestling in Memphis and other southern territories..
  • King Konga later changed his name to Konga the Barbarian, wrestling also in Japan and Puerto Rico..
  • July 7, 1984: Konga the Barbarian defeated Hercules Ayala to win the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight title..

    National Wrestling Alliance:
  • July 6, 1985 - G.A.B.: Manny Fernandez & Sam Houston & Buzz Tyler beat Barbarian & Billy Graham & Abdullah the Butcher..
  • November 28, 1985 - Starrcade: Billy Graham defeated Konga the Barbarian in an Arm Wrestling match by Disqualification..
  • November 27, 1986 - Starrcade: Hector Guererro & Baron von Raschke defeated Shaska Whatley & The Barbarian..
  • July 4, 1987 - Great American Bash: Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated The Barbarian & Vladimir Petrov..
  • January 24, 1988 - The Bunkhouse Stampede: The Barbarian participated in the Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede Main Event..

    National Wrestling Alliance - The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian):
  • Barbarian formed a powerful tag team with Warlord, known as The Powers of Pain and managed by #1 Paul Jones..
  • The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian) immediately began feuding with the Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal)..
  • March 27, 1988 - CotR: The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes beat The Powers of Pain & Ivan Koloff in a Barbedwire Match..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian):
  • The Powers of Pain jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation as a babyface tag team, managed by The Baron..
  • July 31, 1988 - WrestleFest: The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov)..
  • August 29, 1988 - Summerslam: The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks (Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov)..
  • October 16, 1988 - King of the Ring: "Outlaw Ron Bass" defeated The Barbarian in the 1st Round of the tournament..
  • November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: Team Powers of Pain defeated Team Demolition in a Survivor Series-style match..
  • ~~~Team POP: Powers of Pain, The Hart Foundation, The Rockers, The British Bulldogs & The Young Stallions..
  • ~~~Team Demolition: Demolition, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, The Brain Busters, The Bolsheviks & The Conquistadors..
  • ~~~After the match, Warlord & Barbarian turned heel and rescued Mr. Fuji from Demolition, who turned face..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian w/Mr. Fuji):
  • January 15, 1989 - Royal Rumble: Barbarian entered the Royal Rumble at number 26 but was eliminated by Rick Martel..
  • April 2, 1989 - WrestleMania V: Demolition beat The Powers of Pain & Mr. Fuji in a Handicapped match to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • The Powers of Pain feud with The Rockers and The Bushwhackers throughout 1989 while also wrestling singles matches..
  • October 14, 1989 - King of the Ring: Jimmy Snuka defeated The Barbarian in the 1st Round of the tournament...
  • November 23, 1989 - Survivor Series: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Million Dollar Team in a Survivor Series match..
  • ~~~The Hulkamaniacs = Hulk Hogan & Jake "The Snake" Roberts & Demolition (Ax & Smash)..
  • ~~~Million Dollar Team = Ted DiBiase & Zeus & Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian)..
  • ~~~The Powers of Pain were disqualified after executing a spike piledriver on Hulk Hogan..
  • January 21, 1990 - Royal Rumble: The Barbarian entered the Royal Rumble at #27 but was eliminated by Hercules..
  • Mr. Fuji sold the Barbarianís contract to Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, and Warlords contract to Slick, splitting up the Powers of Pain..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Barbarian w/Bobby Heenan:
  • The Barbarian is given a "enhanced" Barbarian gimmick with new wrestling attire of a contouring nomadic warrior..
  • April 1, 1990 - WrestleMania VI: The Barbarian w/Bobby Heenan defeated Tito Santana..
  • The Barbarian randomly wrestled a number of lower-midcard & midcard wrestlers throughout 1990..
  • The Barbarian began feuding with the Big Bossman..
  • November 22, 1990 - Survivor Series: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Natural Disasters in a Survivor Series match..
  • ~~~The Natural Disasters = Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Barbarian, Haku..
  • ~~~The Hulkamaniacs = Hulk Hogan, The Big Bossman, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan & Tugboat..
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan pinned The Barbarian to become the sole survivor of the match..
  • January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: The Big Bossman defeated The Barbarian w/Bobby Heenan..
  • March 24, 1991 - WrestleMania VII: The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) defeated Haku & The Barbarian..
  • April 15, 1991 - Saturday Nightís Main Event: The Barbarian participated in the Battle Royal Main Event..
  • April 24, 1991 - UK Rampage: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka defeated The Barbarian..
  • October 3, 1991 - WWF at Royal Albert Hall: The British Bulldog defeated The Barbarian..
  • ~~~The Barbarian also participated in the main event battle royal on that night..
  • January 19, 1992 - Royal Rumble: Barbarian entered the Royal Rumble at #8 but was eliminated by Hercules..
  • The Barbarian left the WWF..

    In The Meantime:
  • The Barbarian wrestled briefly for New Japan Pro Wrestling..

    World Championship Wrestling - The Barbarian:
  • The Barbarian resurfaced in the early stages of World Championship Wrestling..
  • June 25, 1992: The Barbarian & Dick Slater defeated The Freebirds to win the United States Tag Team titles..
  • July 31, 1992: A month later, the United States Tag Team titles are retired..
  • September 2, 1992 - CotC XX: The Barbarian & Butch Reed defeated Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes..
  • October 25, 1992 - Helloween Havoc: Ron Simmons defeated The Barbarian to retain the WCW World title..
  • November 18, 1992 - CotC XXI: Ron Simmons & Too Cold Scorpio defeated The Barbarian & Tony Atlas & Cactus Jack..
  • December 28, 1992 - Starrcade: Big Van Vader & Dustin Rhodes defeated Kensuke Sasaki & The Barbarian in a BattleBowl match..

    In The Meantime:
  • The Barbarian returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Headshrinkers:
  • 1994: The Barbarian returned to the WWF to replace Samu in the Headshrinkers and is renamed Sionne -- teaming with Fatu..
  • November 23, 1994 - Survivor Series: The Bad Guys defeated The Teamsters in a Survivor Series match..
  • ~~~The Bad Guys (Razor Ramon, British Bulldog, Fatu, Sionne & 123 Kid)..
  • ~~~The Teamsters (Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Jeff Jarrett, Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart)..
  • January 22, 1995 - Royal Rumble: Sionne entered the Royal Rumble at #6..

    World Championship Wrestling - The Faces of Fear (Barbarian & Meng):
  • The Barbarian rejoined WCW and was reunited with Meng (Haku) as the Faces of Fear, and as a members of the Dungeon of Doom..
  • March 24, 1996 - Uncensored: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage beat The Alliance to End Hulkamania in a Tower of Doom Cage match..
  • ~~~The Allaince: Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kevin Sullivan, Lex Luger, The Barbarian, Meng, Z Gangsta & The Ultimate Solution..
  • May 19, 1996 - Slamboree: DDP & The Barbarian beat Meng & Hugh Morrus in the 1st Round of the Lord of the Ring Tournament..
  • ~~~DDP & The Barbarian defeated The Booty Man & Rick Steiner in the Second Round of the tournament..
  • ~~~Barbarian was eliminated in the Lord of the Ring Battle Royal, which was won by Diamond Dallas Page!
  • August 10, 1996 - Hog Wild: Kevin Sullivan & Faces of Fear defeated Jim Powers & Joe Gomez & Mark Starr in a dark Match..
  • October 27, 1996 - Helloween Havoc: Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael defeated The Faces of Fear (Barbarian & Meng)..
  • November 24, 1996 - World War 3: The Barbarian participated in the Three Ring Battle Royal Main Event..
  • December 29, 1996 - Starrcade: Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated The Faces of Fear to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 23, 1997 - SuperBrawl VII: The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat and Faces of Fear in a Triangle Tag Match..
  • September 14, 1997 - Fall Brawl: Mortis & Wrath defeated The Faces of Fear (Meng & Barbarian played the Faces in the match)..
  • November 23, 1997 - World War 3: The Faces of Fear defeated Glacier & Ernest "The Cat" Miller..
  • ~~~Later that night, both Meng & The Barbarian participated in the Three Ring Battle Royal Main Event..
  • The Faces of Fear split up after Meng becomes a face and Barbarian maintains his heel status..

    World Championship Wrestling - The Barbarian:
  • August 8, 1998 - Road Wild: Meng defeated The Barbarian in the opening match of the show..
  • The Faces of Fear were reunited by Jimmy Hart and brought into his First Family stable..
  • January 25, 1999 - WCW Monday Nitro: The Faces of Fear defeated David Taylor & Fit Finlay in a Tag Title Tournament match..
  • February 4, 1999 - WCW Thunder: Horace Hogan & Bryan Adams defeated The Faces of Fear in the 2nd Round..
  • ~~~The Barbarian attacked Meng and cause the team to lose the match..
  • The Barbarian continued to wrestle in singles competition before leaving World Championship Wrestling for good..

    The Barbarian:
  • September 18, 2001 - Puerto Rico 28th Anniversary Show: Konnan defeated The Barbarian to retain the AAA Title..
  • November 3, 2003: The Barbarian became Heavyweight champion of Harley Race's WLW promotion in Missouri..
  • February 14, 2004--Universal Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton defeated The Basbarian..
  • July 10, 2004--IAW Clash at the Cove 6: Brian Costello (managed by Terri Runnels) defeated The Barbarian..
  • September 23, 2004--Championship Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Tracy Smothers..
  • October 23, 2004--Rice Pro Wrestling: Meng & Barbarian defeated Disciples of Destruction..
  • October 30, 2004--U of Virginia Children's Medical Center Benefit Show: Animal & Rick Steiner beat Warlord & Barbarian..
  • January 22, 2005--Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (In Korea): The Barbarian beat Andrew Bane in a Hardcore Match..
  • February 5, 2005--CWF Mid Atlantic: Rob McBride & Barbarian beat Tim Blaze & Corey Edsel with Jimmy Valiant as referee
  • February 11, 2005--UCW TV taping: The Shooter defeated Barbarian..
  • February 12, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson beat Mr. Hughes & The Barbarian by DQ..
  • February 19, 2005--Exodus Wrestling: The Masked Superstar defeated The Barbarian..
  • March 5, 2005: The Stro defeated The Barbarian by DQ in Conway, South Carolina..
  • March 18, 2005--UCW: Demolition Ax & The Barbarian beat Buff Bagwell & The Shooter in a hardcore rules match..
  • March 26, 2005--Southern Wrestling Alliance: The Barbarian defeated Bunkhouse Buck by Disqualification..
  • May 7, 2005--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Barbarian defeated Madd Maxx..
  • May 27, 2005--Superstar Wrestling Federation: Barbarian defeated Beef..
  • June 2005 - Gladiator Championship Wrestling: Animal "showed up late" and got into a brawl with Warlord & Barbarian..
  • May 29, 2005--Superstar Wrestling Federation: Barbarian defeated Scotty Blaze by Disqualification..
  • July 17, 2005--Iron Ring Wrestling: Tony Atlas vs Barbarian ended in a Double Count Out..
  • July 20, 2005--Mountain State Wrestling: Barbarian defeated Dan Richards..
  • July 21, 2005--Mountain State Wrestling: Barbarian defeated Dan Richards..
  • July 22, 2005--Mason Dixon Wrestling: The Stro defeated The Barbarian..
  • August 28, 2005--UCW: The Shooter defeated The Barbarian..
  • September 10, 2005--American Pro Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Sonny Landel by Disqualification..
  • October 15, 2005--Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling: Rick Steiner defeated The Barbarian..
  • November 6, 2005--Iron Ring Wrestling: KC Thunder defeated The Barbarian..
  • November 19, 2005--CCW Tribute to Starrcade: The Masked Superstar defeated The Barbarian w/Jimmy Hart..
  • December 10, 2005--Queen City Clash: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated The Barbarian in Charlotte, North Carolina ..
  • February 2, 2006--Ricky Morton Benefit Show: The Stro defeated The Barbarian w/Mr. Terrific by DQ..
  • March 4, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton defeated The Warlord & The Barbarian ...
  • March 11, 2006--USA Main Event: The Drillers defeated The Barbarian & El Degato....
  • April 29, 2006--TNT Pro Wrestling: Buff Bagwell & The Patriot (Tommy Gunn) defeated The Barbian & Demolition Ax....
  • May 6, 2006--TNT Pro Wrestling: Buff Bagwell defeated The Barbarian..
  • May 14, 2006--TNT Pro Wrestling: Buff Bagwell defeated The Barbarian in Spotsylvania, Virginia ...
  • May 26, 2006--Pro Wrestling Legends: Greg "The Hammer" Valentine defeated The Barbarian............
  • May 27, 2006--High Velocity Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Law in a Street Fight ..
  • June 17, 2006--Carolina Classic Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Jimmy Jack Funk Jr....
  • July 14, 2006--JCW: Samu & Alofa beat Powers of Pain and Bump-N-Uglies and 2Tuff Tony & Corporal Robinson in a 4-WAY..
  • July 15, 2006--Juggalo Championshit Wrestling: Vampiro & Nosawa & Violent J defeated Mad Man Pondo & Powers of Pain..
  • September 2, 2006--Big Time Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Buzz........
  • October 26, 2006--Exodus Wrestling Alliance: Barbarian defeated George South Sr. with Jimmy Valiant as referee..
  • December 1, 2006--Carolina Wrestling Alliance: D.L. Cool defeated The Barbarian in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
  • January 13, 2007--Stranglehold Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated B.J. Stardom in Hamilton, Ontario...
  • February 3, 2007--American Pro Wrestling: The Barbarian defeated Rocky Starr & Mike McCloud
  • February 3, 2007--Alternative Championship Wrestling: The Barbarian & Masked Superstar beat Bam & Jack Spade
  • February 10, 2007--CIW: The Barbarian defeated Hoss Monahan in Adrian, Michigan ...