WWE Classic Superstars - Yokozuna

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: ,
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Via Wiki,

Rodney A. Anoa'i (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, He is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Federation where he wrestled under the ring name Yokozuna. The term yokozuna refers to the highest rank in professional sumo wrestling in Japan.



Although the "Yokozuna" character was portrayed as a champion sumo wrestler, Anoa'i 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 the "Polynesian Islands (although he was managed by Mr. Fuji, who would follow Anoa'i to the ring waving a Japanese flag). In WWF, he was a 2 time WWF Champion and the first-ever of Samoan descent to hold the WWF Championship.



Anoa'i was a member of the famous Anoa'i family: The Rock, Rikishi, Samu, Rosey and Umaga were among his cousins, and Afa and Sika were his uncles. He had two children, Jason and Keilani.



Despite being a fearsome and ruthless competitor on camera, he was regarded by many of his peers and fellow superstars to be a genuinely friendly and heartwarming man whom was a true professional in the ring. Superstars like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart, and Hulk Hogan have spoken highly of Anoa'i in various interviews about his professionalism in and outside the ring. Anoa'i was also close friends with The Undertaker, despite their on screen rivalry.











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3 comments:

  1. JOSEPH says:

    YOKOZUNA IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT OF THE WWF/E

  1. Anonymous says:

    Yokozuna was not only the greatest heavyweight of WWF but he was the sexiest big man on the planet. He could do the "Bonzai Drop" on me anytime. Just so you know I am a man (chubby chaser)! No joke.

  1. tottichan says:

    hahaha he is like the fattest wrestler in the world wrestling entertainment