Biography

Solofa Fatu Jr. is a Samoan American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Rikishi (which means sumo wrestler in Japanese) with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one timeIntercontinental Champion, two time World Tag Team Champion, and one time WWE Tag Team Champion. Rikishi is a member of the famous Anoaʻi family. He is the twin brother of Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid/Tama), and both brothers have twins. Sam is the father of twins Marley and Myracle, and Rikishi is the father of twins Jonathan and Joshua Samuel, who currently wrestle in WWE as Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

Rikishi is the nephew of Sika Anoaʻi and Afa Anoaʻi, known as the Wild Samoans, and his cousins in wrestling are Rodney Anoaʻi (Yokozuna), Samula Anoaʻi (Headshrinker Samu), Matt Anoaʻi (Rosey), Joe Anoaʻi (Roman Reigns), Reno Anoaʻi (Black Pearl), Afa Anoaʻi Jr. (Manu), Lloyd Anoaʻi (L.A. Smooth) and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).

Rikishi and his wife Talisua Fuavai-Fatu have five children. Jonathan and Joshua Samuel (born August 22, 1985), Jeremiah Peniata (born August 30, 1986) and daughter Thavana Monalisa Fatu [53] and Joseph (born 1993). He is the older brother of the late Eddie Fatu (Umaga/Jamal), who died on December 4, 2009 from heart attack.

Solofa has a scar on his abdomen from a drive by shooting in 1987. He says he died for 3 minutes in the emergency room Rikishi is a playable DLC character in the Attitude Era-themed video game WWE '13. He also appeared in WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, and WWE 2K19. Outside of the main series, he is featured in WWF No Mercy, WWF Raw, WWE Raw 2, WWE Wrestlemania X8 and WWE Wrestlemania XIX.

Fatu appeared in the Italian comedy film Natale a Miami. He also guest starred on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, as a sumo wrestler in the episode "Brain Squeezers."

Fatu appeared in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler.

Fatu under his "Rikishi" ring name is the Samoan judge in the "Wall Of The World" on the CBS show The World's Best.

Solofa Fatu Jr. is a Samoan American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Rikishi (which means sumo wrestler in Japanese) with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he was a one timeIntercontinental Champion, two time World Tag Team Champion, and one time WWE Tag Team Champion. Rikishi is a member of the famous Anoaʻi family. He is the twin brother of Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid/Tama), and both brothers have twins. Sam is the father of twins Marley and Myracle, and Rikishi is the father of twins Jonathan and Joshua Samuel, who currently wrestle in WWE as Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

Rikishi is the nephew of Sika Anoaʻi and Afa Anoaʻi, known as the Wild Samoans, and his cousins in wrestling are Rodney Anoaʻi (Yokozuna), Samula Anoaʻi (Headshrinker Samu), Matt Anoaʻi (Rosey), Joe Anoaʻi (Roman Reigns), Reno Anoaʻi (Black Pearl), Afa Anoaʻi Jr. (Manu), Lloyd Anoaʻi (L.A. Smooth) and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).

Rikishi and his wife Talisua Fuavai-Fatu have five children. Jonathan and Joshua Samuel (born August 22, 1985), Jeremiah Peniata (born August 30, 1986) and daughter Thavana Monalisa Fatu [53] and Joseph (born 1993). He is the older brother of the late Eddie Fatu (Umaga/Jamal), who died on December 4, 2009 from heart attack.

Solofa has a scar on his abdomen from a drive by shooting in 1987. He says he died for 3 minutes in the emergency room Rikishi is a playable DLC character in the Attitude Era-themed video game WWE '13. He also appeared in WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, and WWE 2K19. Outside of the main series, he is featured in WWF No Mercy, WWF Raw, WWE Raw 2, WWE Wrestlemania X8 and WWE Wrestlemania XIX.

Fatu appeared in the Italian comedy film Natale a Miami. He also guest starred on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, as a sumo wrestler in the episode "Brain Squeezers."

Fatu appeared in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler.

Fatu under his "Rikishi" ring name is the Samoan judge in the "Wall Of The World" on the CBS show The World's Best.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1965-10-11

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Rikishi
  • Fatu
  • Rikishi Phatu
  • Alofa the Polynesian Prince
  • Headshrinker Fatu
  • J.R Smooth
  • Junior Fatu
  • Kishi
  • Riki-Shi
  • The Sultan

Acting TV ShowsMovies

YouShoot: Rikishi as Himself
Timeline: The History of WWE 2000 as Himself
2018 Groove Street as Big D
2017 Kurt Angle: The Essential Collection as Rikishi
2017 Rise of the Gladiators as High Chief Faku
2017 Sandy Wexler as Tsunami
2016 WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 3 Unreleased
2015 WWE Hall of Fame 2015 as Rikishi
2005 Christmas in Miami as Female Bodybuilder's Husband
2005 101 Reasons Not to Be a Pro Wrestler as Himself (Fatu)
2005 WWE Holiday Tribute To The Troops as Rikishi
2004 WWE WrestleMania XX as Rikishi
2004 WWE No Way Out 2004 as Rikishi
2004 WWE Royal Rumble 2004 as Rikishi
2003 WWE Backlash 2003 as Rikishi
2003 WWE Royal Rumble 2003 as Rikishi
2002 WWE Rebellion 2002 as Rikishi
2002 WWE Judgment Day 2002 as Rikishi
2002 WWE Royal Rumble 2002 as Rikishi
2001 WWE Judgment Day 2001 as Rikishi
2001 WWE Royal Rumble 2001 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Armageddon 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Rebellion 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Survivor Series 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE No Mercy 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Unforgiven 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE SummerSlam 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Fully Loaded 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE King of the Ring 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Judgment Day 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE Insurrextion 2000 as Rikishi
2000 WWE No Way Out 2000 as Rikishi
1999 WWE Armageddon 1999 as Rikishi
1999 WWE SmackDown Live (7 episodes) as Rikishi Phatu (1 episode) as Rikishi (1 episode) as Rikishi Fatu
1997 WWE In Your House 14: Revenge of the Taker as The Sultan
1997 WWE WrestleMania 13 as The Sultan
1997 WWE Royal Rumble 1997 as The Sultan
1996 WWE Survivor Series 1996 as The Sultan
1996 WWE Royal Rumble 1996 as Fatu
1995 WWE Survivor Series 1995 as Fatu
1995 WWE In Your House 4: Great White North as Fatu
1995 WWE In Your House 3: Triple Header as Fatu
1994 WWE Survivor Series 1994 as Fatu
1994 WWE SummerSlam 1994 as Fatu
1994 WWE King of the Ring 1994 as Fatu
1993 WWE Survivor Series 1993 as Fatu
1993 WWE SummerSlam 1993 as Fatu
1993 WWE King of the Ring 1993 as Fatu
1993 WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 as Headshrinker Fatu
1993 WWE WrestleMania IX as Fatu
1993 WWE Royal Rumble 1993 as Fatu
1993 WWE Raw (9 episodes) as The Sultan (1 episode) as Fatu, (1 episode) as (Fatu (25 episodes) as Fatu (3 episodes) as Rikishi
1992 WWE Survivor Series 1992 as Fatu
1990 NWA Capital Combat 1990 as Fatu
1989 NWA Starrcade 1989 as Fatu
1989 NWA Halloween Havoc 1989 as Fatu
1989 NWA The Great American Bash 1989 as Fatu
1989 NWA WrestleWar 1989 as Fatu

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