Biography

Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi  was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he wrestled under the ring name Yokozuna. The termyokozuna refers to the highest rank in professional sumo wrestling in Japan. Although the "Yokozuna" character was portrayed as a champion sumo wrestler, Anoaʻi had never competed as an actual sumotori. Though Yokozuna wrestled as a representative of Japan, he was of Samoan origin and was accordingly billed as hailing from Polynesia (although he was managed by Mr. Fuji, who would follow Anoaʻi to the ring with a wooden bucket of salt, and waving a Japanese flag). In the WWF, Anoaʻi was a two-time WWF Champion and two-time Tag Team Champion (with Owen Hart), as well as the winner of the 1993 Royal Rumble. Anoa'i was the first wrestler of Samoan descent to hold the WWF Championship as well as the first Royal Rumble winner who as a result of a direct stipulation received a world title shot at WrestleMania. He defeated WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan, in consecutive pay-per-view victories at WrestleMania IX and the1993 King of the Ring, to win his two WWF Championships. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻi  was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he wrestled under the ring name Yokozuna. The termyokozuna refers to the highest rank in professional sumo wrestling in Japan. Although the "Yokozuna" character was portrayed as a champion sumo wrestler, Anoaʻi had never competed as an actual sumotori. Though Yokozuna wrestled as a representative of Japan, he was of Samoan origin and was accordingly billed as hailing from Polynesia (although he was managed by Mr. Fuji, who would follow Anoaʻi to the ring with a wooden bucket of salt, and waving a Japanese flag). In the WWF, Anoaʻi was a two-time WWF Champion and two-time Tag Team Champion (with Owen Hart), as well as the winner of the 1993 Royal Rumble. Anoa'i was the first wrestler of Samoan descent to hold the WWF Championship as well as the first Royal Rumble winner who as a result of a direct stipulation received a world title shot at WrestleMania. He defeated WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan, in consecutive pay-per-view victories at WrestleMania IX and the1993 King of the Ring, to win his two WWF Championships. He was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 33

Birthday 1966-10-02

Day of Death 2000-10-23

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
2016 WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 3 Unreleased
2014 WWE: Presents True Giants
2012 WWE Hall Of Fame 2012
2012 WWE: 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History as Yokozuna
2009 Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection
2009 WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s as Yokozuna
2006 WWE: Born to Controversy - The Roddy Piper Story as Yokozuna
2005 WWE: Tombstone - The History Of The Undertaker as Yokozuna
1996 WWE Survivor Series 1996 as Yokozuna
1996 WWE SummerSlam 1996 as Yokozuna
1996 WWE In Your House 8: Beware of Dog as Yokozuna
1996 WWE WrestleMania XII as Yokozuna
1996 WWE In Your House 6: Rage in the Cage as Yokozuna
1996 WWE Royal Rumble 1996 as Yokozuna
1995 WWE In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings as Yokozuna
1995 WWE Survivor Series 1995 as Yokozuna
1995 WWE In Your House 4: Great White North as Yokozuna
1995 WWE In Your House 3: Triple Header as Yokozuna
1995 WWE In Your House 2: Lumberjacks as Yokozuna
1995 WWE King of the Ring 1995 as Yokozuna
1995 WWE In Your House as Yokozuna
1995 WWE WrestleMania XI as Yokozuna
1994 WWE Survivor Series 1994 as Yokozuna
1994 WWE King of the Ring 1994 as Yokozuna
1994 WWE WrestleMania X as Yokozuna
1994 WWE Royal Rumble 1994 as Yokozuna
1993 WWE Survivor Series 1993 as Yokozuna
1993 WWE SummerSlam 1993 as Yokozuna
1993 WWE King of the Ring 1993 as Yokozuna
1993 WWE WrestleMania IX as Yokozuna
1993 WWE Royal Rumble 1993 as Yokozuna
1992 WWE Survivor Series 1992 as Yokozuna

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