[Too Cool Gallery]
||Solofa Fatu, Jr.
||October 11, 1966
||San Francisco, California
Now lives in Pensacola, Florida
||Married to Sua
|Height & Weight:
||6'1" - 401 lbs
||Afa & Sika
||Alofa the Polynesian Prince
Headshrinker Fatu (WWF)
The Sultan (WWF)
Rikishi Phatu (WWF)
||Rump Shaker aka Banzai Drop
The Rikishi Driver
Sit Down Splash
The Steiner Brother
Lance Storm & Christian
Full Blooded Italians
(Montreal) Canadian Television title;
WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles w/Samu defeating Invader I & III (November 7, 1987);
WCCW Tag Team titles w/Samu defeating Kerry & Kevin Von Erich in Dallas (08/12/88);
Texas Tag Team titles w/Samu defeating John Tatum & Jimmy Jack Funk (09/12/88);
WCCW Tag Team titles w/Samu defeating Micheal Hayes & Steve Cox in Memphis, TN (09/19/88);
WCCW Tag Team titles w/Samu defeating Micheal Hayes & Steve Cox in Ft. Worth, TX (10/17/88);
WWF World tag team titles w/Samu defeating The Quebecers for the in Burlington, VT (04/26/94);
WWF Intercontinental title defeating Chris Benoit in Memphis, TN (06/20/00);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Rico defeating Billy & Chuck in Nashville, TN (05/19/02);
In The Beginning:
Salofatu Anoai is a member of the world famous Somoan Wrestling Family, which includes the Wild Somoans, The Rock & Yokozuna..
November 7, 1987: The Samoans (Samu & Fatu) defeated Invader 1 & 3 in a Tournament Final to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Titles!
World Class Championship Wrestling - The Somoan Swat Team:
Fatu started off in the World Class territory in Dallas, Texas, where he teamed with his cousin, Samu as the Somoan Swat Team..
August 12, 1988: The Samoan Swat Team defeated Kerry & Kevin Von Erich to capture the World Class Tag Team titles!
September 16, 1988: Michael Hayes & Steve Cox defeated The SST for the World Class Tag Team titles..
September 19, 1988: The SST defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to recapture the WCCW Tag Team titles..
October 15, 1988 - Cotton Bowl Extravaganza: Michael Hayes & Steve Cox defeated The SST again to win the Tag Team titles..
October 17, 1988: The SST defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to win their 3rd World Class Tag Team titles!
December 13, 1988 - SuperClash III: The Samoan Swat Team defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to retain the Tag Team Titles..
National Wrestling Alliance - The Somoan Swat Team:
1989: The SST (Somoan Swat Team) moved to the NWA, where they were managed by Paul E. Dangerously..
~~~Soon after, Oliver Humperdink took over as their manager..
April 2, 1989 - Clash of the Champions VI: Samoan Swat Team defeated The Midnight Express..
May 7, 1989 - WrestleWar: Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace) defeated The Samoan Swat Team..
June 14, 1989 - Clash of the Champions VII: The Midnight Express defeated The SST in the 1st round of a 4-Team Tournament..
July 23, 1989 - Great American Bash: Road Warriors/Midnight Express/Steve Williams beat Freebirds & The SST in WarGames..
September 12, 1989 - Clash of the Champions VIII: The Road Warriors defeated The Samoan Swat Team..
The Samoan Swat Team added a third member to the team --- Tama, The Samoan Savage..
October 28, 1989 - Helloween Havoc: The Samoan Swat Team & Samoan Savage beat The Midnight Express & Steve Williams..
December 13, 1989 - Starrcade: The Samoan Savage & Fatu defeated Doom in the 1st Round of the Iron Team Tournament..
~~~Fatu/Savage beat The Steiners in the 2nd Round, but lost to the Road Warriors in the Finals!
May 19, 1990 - Capital Combat: Fatu & Samoan Savage defeated Mike Rotunda & Tommy Rich..
June 13, 1990 - Clash of the Champions XI: Tom Zenk & Mike Rotunda defeated Samoan Savage & Fatu..
~~~The Somoan Swat Team left the NWA and toured the indy circuit..
World Wrestling Federation - The Headshinkers:
1992: The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu-formerly the SST) debuted in the WWF managed by Afa..
October 12, 1992 (aired 7/11/92): The Headshrinkers defeated Joey Maggs & Brian Costello in a squash match..
November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Headshrinkers defeated High Energy (Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware)..
January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Fatu entered the Royal Rumble at #22 but was eliminated by Bob Backlund..
April 4, 1993 - WrestleMania IX: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Headshrinkers..
June 13, 1993 - King of the Ring: The Steiner Brothers & Smoking Gunns defeated the Headshrinkers & Money Inc..
August 30, 1993 - SummerSlam: Tatanka & The Smoking Gunns defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & The Headshrinkers..
November 24, 1993 - Survivor Series: A Team Comprised of all Doinks beat Bam Bam & The Headshrinkers & Bastion Booger..
January 22, 1994 - Royal Rumble: Fatu entered the Royal Rumble at #28 but was eliminated by Bret Hart..
~~~Earlier, Fatu & Samu interfered in the Undertaker/Yokozuna Casket Match. Fatu was one of 9 heels who helped Yokozuna..
World Wrestling Federation - The Headshinkers II:
After the heel run was over, Capt. Lou Albano joined the group and the Headshrinkers turned face..
April 26, 1994 - RAW: The Headshrinkers defeated The Quebecers for the WWF World tag team titles..
June 16, 1994 - King of the Ring: The Headshrinkers defeated Yokozuna & Crush to retain the Tag Team Titles..
The Headshrinkers defended their titles against the Quebecers, Smoking Gunns during their 4 month title reign..
Afa often joined the Headshrinkers in six man tag matches against The Quebecers and their manager Johnny Polo in house shows..
August 28, 1994 - Live Event: Shawn Michaels & Diesel defeated The Headshrinkers to win the Tag Team Titles..
August 29, 1994 - SummerSlam: Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS defeated The Headshrinkers by DQ when Afa attacked Bam Bam Bigelow..
Samu left the WWF (due to rumored health problems), and is replaced by Sionne (who was known world wide as the Barbarian)..
November 23, 1994 - Survivor Series: Razor Ramon/Headshrinkers/Bulldog/123 Kid beat Diesel/Neidhart/Owen Hart/Michaels/Jarrett..
January 22, 1995 - Royal Rumble: Fatu entered the Royal Rumble at #29 but was eliminated by Crush..
World Wrestling Federation - Fatu (Make a Difference):
1995: Fatu became a singles wrestler with a new "make a difference" gimmick, talking about his experiences growing up on the streets..
November 19, 1995 - Survivor Series: Undertaker/Henry Godwinn/Savio Vega/Fatu beat Mabel/Jerry Lawler/HHH/Isaac Yankem..
~~~Fans didn't take to the character and Fatu dissappeared..
World Wrestling Federation - The Sultan:
1996: Fatu re-surfaced with a new gimmick, The Sultan.. With a leather mask that hid his true identity..
~~~The Sultan was managed by The Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund, got a title shot at Bret Hart, but eventually disappeared..
~~~1997: The Sultan suffered an injury, and was released from the company..
Fatu took some time off to heal several injuried before hitting the independant wrestling circuit..
Packing on the Pounds:
1999: Fatu popped up in Memphis, in the WWF's farm league, with a much thicker frame, gaining over 100 pounds!
Rikishi (as he would be known) started out as a heel but quickly turned face because it suited him better..
World Wrestling Federation - Rikishi:
Rikishi was recruited by the WWF and stuck with Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty Too Hotty in a team called Too Cool..
~~~Too Cool would dance around the ring to dance music and flashing lights, the crowd ate it up!
No Way Out 2000: Too Cool & Rikishi defeated The Radicalz (Saturn/Malenko/Benoit)..
Wrestlemania 2000: Rikishi & Kane defeated Roaddog & XPac..
Backlash 2000: Too Cool & Rikishi defeated Edge, Christian & Kurt Angle..
June 20, 2000: Rikishi defeated Chris Benoit to win the Intercontinental title..
King of the Ring 2000: Rikishi made it to the finals only to lose to Kurt Angle..
Fully Loaded 2000: Val Venis defeated Rikishi is a steel cage match, which saw Rikishi splash Val from the top of the cage!!!
Summerslam 2000: Too Cool & Rikishi were defeated by the RTC (Richards,Buchanan,Goodfather)..
Unforgiven 2000: IC Champ Eddie Guerrero defeated Rikishi by DQ..
World Wrestling Federation - Rikishi the Heel:
Rikishi was revealed as the driver of the car that ran down Stone Cold Steve Austin at Survivor Series 1999..
No Mercy 2000: Steve Austin vs Rikishi "no hold barred" match went to a NO CONTEST with Austin tried to ram Rikishi with a vehicle..
Survivor Series 2000: The Rock defeated Rikishi..
Armageddon 2000: Kurt Angle, Rikishi, Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H & Undertaker battle in a hell in the cell match..
~~~During the match, Undertaker pushed Rikishi off the top of the cage onto the flatbed of a truck! Kurt Angle won the match..
~~~Rikishi takes time off after suffering a shoulder injury..
World Wrestling Federation - Rikishi the Face:
December 6, 2001 - Smackdown!: Rikishi makes a suprise return, as The Rock's guest, forcing Vince McMahon to kiss Rikishi's ass!
~~~ Rikishi, coming off an injury looks very good, lost some weight and moved around a little quicker..
Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Scotty, Albert & Rikishi defeat Mr Perfect, Lance Storm & Test on Sunday Night Heat..
March 25, 2002 - RAW: Rikishi is drafted by Vince McMahon for the WWF Smackdown! Brand.. #7
May 16, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeated Rico dispite Billy & Chuck's attempts at interference..
May 19, 2002 - Judgement Day: Rikishi was forced to team with Rico, but defeated Billy & Chuck anyway, for the WWE Tag Team Titles!
July 2002: Rikishi's twin sons are interested in getting into wrestling, but DAD wants them to get college degrees before getting into it..
July 18, 2002 - Smackdown!: Edge, Hulk Hulk & Rikishi defeated Lance Storm, Christian & Test..
July 25, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeated Albert..
August 1, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeated Rev DVon, however after the match, DVon & Batista brutally attacks Rikishi..
August 15, 2002 - Smackdown!: Brock Lesnar defeated Rikishi..
August 29, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeated Eddie Guerrero in an elimination match but was later defeated by Chris Benoit..
September 5, 2002 - Smackdown!: Undertaker/Edge/Rikishi defeated Eddie Guerrero/Chris Benoit/Kurt Angle..
September 19, 2002 - Smackdown!: Los Guerreros defeated Edge & Rikishi after Chavo nailed Rikishi with a TV camera..
September 22, 2002 - Unforgiven: Rosey/Jamal defeat Billy/Chuck forcing Steph to perform HLA..
~~~Bischoff brought out a big ugly lesbian for Steph, but it turned out to be Rikishi, who gave Bischoff the stinkface!
September 26, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi gets his revenge on Chavo Guerrero, defeating him with the bonzai drop..
October 3, 2002 - Smackdown!: Los Guerreros defeat Mark Henry & RIkishi in a Tag Team title tourniment match..
October 17, 2002 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy & Dawn Marie defeats Rikishi & Torrie Wilson..
October 31, 2002 - Smackdown!: Big Show easily defeats Rikishi..
December 5, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & John Cena battle in a rap contest which amounted to a lot of wasted time..
December 12, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi is defeated by Bē when John Cena interfers knocking Rikishi out with a chain!
December 26, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeats Bling Bling Buchanan dispite Cena's attempts to interfer..
January 2, 2003 - Smackdown!: John Cena defeats Rikishi with blantant inteference by B-2!
January 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeats Bill DeMott..
January 30, 2003 - Smackdown!: Bill DeMott gets some revenge for last week, defeating Rikishi by cheating..
February 6, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeats Nunzio, but Nunzio warns this won't set well with his "people"..
February 13, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi vs Nunzio is a NO CONTEST when Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli attack Rikishi..
February 20, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeats Johnny Stamboli but gets another beating from "the Family" after the match..
March 20, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Los Guerreros defeat the Full Blooded Italians..
April 10, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi confronts Roddy Piper with a coconut in defense of Jimmy Snuka..
~~~Sean O'Haire appears out of nowhere and clotheslines Rikishi, and Piper smashed the coconut over Rikishi's head!!
April 24, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi defeats Roddy Piper by DQ after Sean O'Haire interfers just as Piper was about to get a stinkface..
April 27, 2003 - Backlash: Sean O'Haire defeats Rikishi - Rikishi did get to crack a coconut over Roddy Piper's head!
June 26, 2003 - Smackdown!: Matt Hardy defeated Rikishi in a UNITED STATES TITLE TOURNIMENT match..
July 2003: Rikishi takes a few weeks off after having laser eye surgury...
October 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty & Rikishi (both return) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas..
December 4, 2003 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty defeated The Basham Brothers in a non-title match..
December 25, 2003 - Smackdown! in Iraq: Rikishi defeated Rhyno and danced with some female soldiers afterwards..
January 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi had to defeat his own partner, Scotty Too Hotty, to gain entry into the Royal Rumble..
February 5, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty defeatd The Basham Brothers to win the WWE Tag Team titles!
February 15, 2003 - No Way Out: Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty defeated The Basham Brothers & Shaniqua in a handicap match..
March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams & Haas/Benjamin to retain the WWE Tag Team titles..
March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & Scotty beat The APA (Farooq/Bradshaw) to retain, thus Farooq was fired by Paul Heyman!
April 1, 2004 - Smackdown!: The Big Show defeated Rikishi in a "Great American Award Nomination" Match..
April 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: Charlie Haas & Rico defeated Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty to capture the WWE Tag Team titles!
July 16, 2004: Rikishi is finally released from his WWE contract..
Rikishi on his Own:
July 21, 2004--Hawaiian Championship Wrestling: Rikishi & Grandmaster Sexay defeated Kris Kavenaugh & Cholo..
August 14, 2004--Intergalactic Wrestling Federation: Rikishi did a run in at the end of the show giving Ronnie Vegas a stinkface..
August 29, 2004--Ringside Wrestling Federation: Rikishi & Itch Coma Weider defeated Ronnie Vegas & Reno..
September 20, 2004 - Z1 Hustle-5: Riki Choshu & Rikishi defeated Oyajigari (Yoji Anjo) & Dan Bobish..
October 30, 2004--Ultimate Pro Wrestling: Rikishi & Skulu defeated Jack Bull & Hollywood Yates..
March 11, 2005--Action Wrestling Entertainment PPV: Rikishi defeated Chi Chi Cruz..
March 12, 2005--Action Wrestling Entertainment: Zack Mercury & Rikishi defeated TJ Bratt & Shane Madison..
October 8, 2005--Action Wrestling Entertainment: Danny Duggan & Donny Douglas beat Byron Christopher & Fatu (Rikishi)..
March 3, 2006--UWF: Ron "The Truth" Killings & Rikishi defeated "Prince of Punk" Shannon Moore & Billy Bain.....
June 3, 2006--Nu-Wrestling Evolution: Kishi (Rikishi) & Black Pearl defeated The UK Pitbulls in Italy..
July 15, 2006--Memphis Wrestling: Rikishi & Grandmaster Sexay defeated Too Cool II by Disqualification..
October 7, 2006--C-Pro Entertainment: Kishi Fatu (aka Rikishi) defeated Coach Holman by Disqualification..
January 26, 2007--BAW Championship Wrestling: Rikishi defeated Wage Reichten in McMinnville, Oregon ...
March 2, 2007--Hermie Sadler's UWF: Scott Steiner defeated Eric Young and Kishi (aka Rikishi) in a 3-WAY ...