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Rikishi

Biography

Delivered Solofa Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler best appreciated for his period using the WWE. He wrestled in Canada and Puerto Rico early in his profession. He’s a three-time WWE label team champ and one-time Intercontinental Champ. He provides five kids with wife Taliusa Fuavai-Fatu; two of his sons, Jimmy and Jey, also became WWE wrestlers. He was maintained with the Iron Sheik early in his profession.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rikishi
Date Of Birth October 11, 1965
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Height 1.85 m
Weight 192.8 kg
Profession Wrestler
Education Boston College
Nationality American
Spouse Talisua Fuavai-Fatu
Children Jey Uso, Joseph Fatu, Jimmy Uso, Thavana Monalisa Fatu, Jeremiah Peniata Fatu
Parents Vera Fatu, Solofa Fatu
Siblings Umaga, Sam Fatu
Movies WWE: Bobby The Brain Heenan
TV Shows GFW Impact!, AWE Overload
Star Sign Libra

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1WWE Hall of Famer.
2Living in Florida. [July 2005]
3Released from WWE as of July 2004 [July 2004]
4Brother of professional wrestlers The Tonga Kid [Sam Fatu] & Umaga [Eddie Fatu].
5Previous Managers: Paul E Dangerously, Oliver Humperdink, Afa, Captain Lou Albano, The Iron Sheik, Bob Backlund, Buddy Roberts.
6Has a scar on his stomach from a drive by shooting incident in the early nineties.
7Rikishi is a member of the world famous Samoan Wrestling Family, which includes the Wild Samoans, The Rock & Yokozuna.
8Notable Title Wins Include: Canadian Television title; WWC Caribbean Tag Team titles; WCCW Tag Team titles w/Samu (3); Texas Tag Team titles w/Samu; WWF World tag team titles w/Samu; WWF Intercontinental title; WWE Tag Team titles w/Rico; WWE Tag Team titles w/ Scotty Too Hotty
9Before he came into prominence through wrestling, he earned money by street dancing in his home town of San Francisco.
10"Rikishi" is Japanese for, simply, a sumo wrestler. However, Rikishi's gimmick is accurately portrayed as being proudly Samoan. His cousin's gimmick as Yokozuna ("grand champion") was portrayed as being an actual Japanese sumo wrestler.
11Was revealed to be the man who "ran over" Stone Cold Steve Austin eleven months earlier at Survivor Series (1999). [October 2000]
12Formerly wrestled as the Sultan in the WWF in the mid 1990s.
13Real-life cousin of Dwayne Johnson.
14Rikishi rubs his nose twice en route to the ring to tell his children that he loves them.
15Won the Intercontinental Championship on June 22, 2000 from 'Chris Benoit'.
16Former WWF Tag Team Champion.
17Professional wrestler.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom of Gladiators, the Tournament2017completedHigh Chief Faku
Break Dance Revolutionpre-productionBig D
WrestleMania2015TV MovieRikishi
Victorious2013TV SeriesSumo Wrestler
WWE '132012Video GameRikishi (voice)
TNA Impact! Wrestling2007TV SeriesJunior Fatu
AWE Overload2006TV SeriesKishi Fatu
Natale a Miami2005Female Bodybuilder's Husband (as Kishi)
AWE: Larger Than Life Volume 22005TV MovieFatu
AWE: Larger Than Life Volume 12005TV MovieFatu
UPW: Overload2005VideoRikishi
UPW: Destruction in the Desert2004Video
TV total2003TV SeriesRikishi
WWE Global Warning Tour: Melbourne2002VideoRikishi
WWE: Byte This!2001TV SeriesRikishi
WWE Jakked1999-2001TV SeriesRikishi Rikishi Phatu
Chyna Fitness: More Than Meets the Eye2000VideoRikishi
Fully Loaded2000TV MovieRikishi
No Way Out2000TV MovieRikishi Phatu
WWE Metal1998TV SeriesRikishi Phatu (1999-2002)
World Wrestling Federation1997TV SeriesThe Sultan
WWF Superstars1995-1997TV SeriesThe Sultan Headshrinker Fatu
WWF Shotgun Saturday Night1997TV SeriesThe Sultan
WXW Rage TV1996TV SeriesRikishi Fatu
WWF Action Zone1994TV SeriesFatu
WWF Challenge1993-1994TV SeriesFatu
Summerslam1993VideoHeadshrinker Fatu
King of the Ring1993VideoHeadshrinker Fatu
WrestleMania IX1993VideoHeadshrinker Fatu
WWF: UK Rampage 931993VideoFatu
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling1993TV SeriesFatu
WCW/NWA Capital Combat1990TV MovieFatu- The Samoan Swat Team
Starrcade1989TV MovieFatu- The Wild Samoans
Halloween Havoc1989TV MovieFatu (as Solofa Fatu)
Clash of the Champions VIII: Fall Brawl 891989TV MovieFatu
WCW/NWA the Great American Bash1989TV MovieFatu
Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory1989TV MovieFatu
WCW/NWA WrestleWar1989TV MovieFatu

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nu Wrestling Evolution2005TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kingdom of Gladiators, the Tournament2017executive producer completed

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Royal Rumble1994TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu
Survivor Series1993TV SpecialFatu
Royal Rumble1993TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu
Survivor Series1992TV SpecialFatu
Clash of the Champions XI: Coastal Crush1990TV MovieHimself (as Fatu)
AWA Superclash III1988TV SpecialFatu - The Samoan Swat Team
WWE Hall of Fame2015TV SpecialRikishi
LeagueOne: In the Spotlight!2014TV SeriesHimself
The Usos: 10 Hours to Houston2014TV Movie documentaryHimself / Rikishi
WWE Raw1993-2014TV SeriesRikishi Fatu Rikishi Phatu ...
Attitude Era2012VideoHimself / Rikishi (as Rikishi)
WWE Hall of Fame 20122012TV SpecialHimself (as Rikishi)
Hulkamania: Let the Battle Begin2009TV MovieHimself (as Junior Fatu)
TNA Wrestling: Bound for Glory2007TV SpecialJunior Fatu
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling2007VideoHimself (as Rikishi)
Nu Wrestling Evolution2005TV SeriesHimself (2008)
101 Reasons Not to Be a Pro Wrestler2005Video documentaryHimself (as Fatu)
WWE Smackdown!2000-2004TV SeriesRikishi Rikishi Phatu
John Cena: Word Life2004Video documentaryRikishi
WrestleMania XX2004TV SpecialRikishi
WWE No Way Out2004TV SpecialRikishi
Royal Rumble2004TV SpecialRikishi
WWE Backlash2003TV SpecialRikishi
Royal Rumble2003TV SpecialRikishi
WWE Rebellion2002TV SpecialRikishi
WWE Unforgiven2002TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWE Vengeance2002TV SpecialRikishi
WWE Velocity2002TV SeriesRikishi Phatu (2002-2004)
WWE Judgment Day2002TV SpecialRikishi
WrestleMania X82002TV SpecialRikishi
WWE Sunday Night Heat1999-2002TV SeriesRikishi Rikishi Fatu Rikishi Phatu
Royal Rumble2002TV SpecialRikishi
WWF Vengeance2001TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
The Saturday Show2001TV SeriesRikishi
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesRikishi
WWF Judgment Day2001TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF No Way Out2001TV SpecialRikishi
Royal Rumble2001TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF Armageddon2000TV SpecialRikishi
WWF Rebellion2000TV SpecialRikishi
Survivor Series2000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF No Mercy2000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF Unforgiven2000TV SpecialRikishi
Summerslam2000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
King of the Ring2000TV SpecialRikishi
WWF Judgment Day2000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF Insurrextion2000TV SpecialRikishi
WrestleMania 20002000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
Royal Rumble2000TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF Armageddon1999TV SpecialRikishi Phatu
WWF in Your House: Ground Zero1997TV SpecialThe Sultan
WrestleMania 131997TV SpecialThe Sultan
Royal Rumble1997TV SpecialThe Sultan
Survivor Series1996TV SpecialThe Sultan
Royal Rumble1996TV SpecialFatu
Survivor Series1995TV SpecialFatu- The Dark Side
WWF in Your House 41995TV SpecialFatu
WWF in Your House 31995TV SpecialFatu
WWF Challenge1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Royal Rumble1995TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu
Survivor Series1994TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu- The Bad Guys
Summerslam1994TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu
King of the Ring1994TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialHeadshrinker Fatu

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WWE Raw2015TV SeriesRikishi
WWE Presents... Wrestling's Greatest Factions2014VideoRikishi
WWE: Raw 20th Anniversary Collection2013VideoThe Sultan
WWE: The Best of WarGames2013VideoFatu
The Best of WWE in Your House2013VideoFatu The Sultan
WWE Saturday Morning Slam2012TV SeriesRikishi
WWE: OMG! - The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History2011VideoRikishi
WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan2010VideoRikishi
WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone2009VideoRikishi
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s2009VideoFatu The Sultan
WWE: Hell in a Cell - The Greatest Hell in a Cell Matches of All Time2008VideoRikishi
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect2008VideoRikishi
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32008VideoRikishi
WWE: John Cena - My Life2007VideoRikishi
The Shawn Michaels Story: Heartbreak and Triumph2007VideoFatu
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialRikishi
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 32005VideoThe Sultan
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42005VideoRikishi
Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker2005Video documentaryFatu The Sultan
WWE: Brock Lesnar: Here Comes the Pain2003VideoRikishi
Biography1999TV Series documentaryFatu
Best of Bret 'Hit Man' Hart1993VideoFatu

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#Quote
1It's time for Rikishi to back that ass up!

#Trademark
1Trademark move: Headshrinker Splash (Diving Splash)
2Trademark move: Side Belly-to-Belly Suplex
3Trademark move: (Chasse) Savate Kick
4Trademark move: Samoan Drop
5Trademark move: Stinkface (Buttocks push into the face)
6Finishing move: Rikishi Driver (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver)
7Finishing move: Rump Shaker (Banzai Drop)
8Finisher: The Banzai Drop


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