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Wrestler: Kishi
Real Name: Solofa Fatu, Jr.
Birthday: October 11, 1966
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Now lives in Pensacola, Florida
Marital Status: Married to Sua
Height & Weight: 6'1" - 401 lbs
Trained by: Afa & Sika
Debut: 1985
Previous Gimmicks: Alofa the Polynesian Prince
J.R. Smooth
Headshrinker Fatu (WWF)
Fatu (WWF)
The Sultan (WWF)
Rikishi Phatu (WWF)
Rikishi (WWF)
Finishing Move: Rump Shaker aka Banzai Drop
The Rikishi Driver
Favorite Moves: The Stinkface
Sit Down Splash
Samoan Drop
Thrust Kick
Headbutt
Notable Feuds: The Steiner Brother
Bushwhackers
Quebecers
Smoking Gunns
Kane
Undertaker
Steve Austin
Vince McMahon
William Regal
Dudley Boyz
Test
Lance Storm & Christian
Kurt Angle
Chavo Guerrero
Full Blooded Italians
Sean O'Haire
Basham Brothers

  • (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 ...

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