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Genuine name was Rodney Agatupu Anoaʻwe, known greatest for portraying the sumo champion character Yokozuna, who was simply a two-time champion in the WWF. He primarily wrestled in Japan and Mexico before his profession became popular. He was inducted in to the WWE Hall of Popularity in 2012. His uncles Afa and Sika had been tag group champions and educated Rodney from a age. He previously two kids. His cousin is certainly wrestler turned professional Dwayne Johnson.

Quick Facts

Full Name Yokozuna
Date Of Birth October 2, 1966
Died October 23, 2000, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth San Francisco, CA
Height 1.93 m
Weight 290.8 kg
Profession Wrestler
Nationality American
Spouse Monica Anoa'i
Children Justin Anoa'i, Keilani Anoa'i
Movies WWE: Survivor Series 1992, WWE: SummerSlam 1993, WWE: Survivor Series 1995
TV Shows AWA All-Star Wrestling
Star Sign Libra

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1 WWE Hall of Famer.
2 In the AWA, he wrestled as Kokina Maximus, managed by Adnan Al-Kaissy. In Japan he used the Great Kokina gimmick.
3 Was the first Royal Rumble Winner in 1993 to face the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania.
4 Is the brother of former WWE superstar Rosey (Matt Anoai).
5 One day in the ring, he broke his leg in action. However, due to his weight a stretcher couldn't carry him out of the arena. They had to bring out a forklift to remove him from the arena.
6 A parallel can be made from him to another famous Yoko, Yoko Ono. While many argue that she helped destroy Beatlemania, it has been argued that Yokozuna helped to destroy Hulkamania. He defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWE championship in 1993, ending Hogan tenure in the WWE.
7 Was revealed as Owen Hart's "mystery parter" for Hart's tag team match at WrestleMania XI (1995).
8 Lost the WWF Championship only 2 minutes and 7 seconds after winning it.
9 Cousin of Solofa Fatu Jr. (Rikishi) and Dwayne Johnson.
10 Weighed between 500-550 pounds during his prime, was rumored to top 700 lbs. at the time of his death.
11 Former WWF World Champion & Tag Team Champion.
12 Professional wrestler.
13 Is a descendant of an extensive family of Samoan professional wrestlers, including Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"), Solofa Fatu Jr. (aka "Rikishi"), Afa, Sika, Samu & Matt Anoai (aka "Rosey").
14 Became the first Samoan to win the WWF World Championship.



Heroes of Wrestling 1999 TV Movie The Former Yokozuna
Aar Ya Paar 1997 Yokozuna (uncredited)
WWF Slammy Awards 1997 1997 Video Yokozuna
The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 Sumo Wrestler on TV (uncredited)
WXW Rage TV 1996 TV Series Wild Samoan Kokina (1996)
WWF Superstars 1992-1996 TV Series Yokozuna
WWF: U.K. Fan Favorites 1995 Video Yokozuna
WWF Action Zone 1994 TV Series Yokozuna
WWF Challenge 1992-1994 TV Series Yokozuna
Summerslam 1993 Video Yokozuna
WWF: Smack 'Em Whack 'Em 1993 Video Yokozuna
King of the Ring 1993 Video Yokozuna
WrestleMania IX 1993 Video Yokozuna
WWF Mania 1993 TV Series Yokozuna
WWF Prime-Time Wrestling 1992 TV Series Yokozuna
L'homme au masque d'or 1991 L'Hawaïen



Survivor Series 1996 TV Special Yokozuna
WWE Raw 1993-1996 TV Series Yokozuna
WWF in Your House: Beware of Dog 1996 TV Special Yokozuna
WrestleMania XII 1996 TV Special Yokozuna
In Your House 6 1996 TV Special Yokozuna
Royal Rumble 1996 TV Special Yokozuna
Survivor Series 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
WWF in Your House 4 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
WWF in Your House 3 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
WWF in Your House 2 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
King of the Ring 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
WWF in Your House 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
WrestleMania XI 1995 TV Special Yokozuna
Survivor Series 1994 TV Special Yokozuna
King of the Ring 1994 TV Special Yokozuna
WrestleMania X 1994 TV Special Yokozuna
Royal Rumble 1994 TV Special Yokozuna
Survivor Series 1993 TV Special Yokozuna- The Foreign Fanatics
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself
Royal Rumble 1993 TV Special Yokozuna
Survivor Series 1992 TV Special Yokozuna

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Owen: Hart of Gold 2015 Video documentary Yokozuna
WWE Hall of Fame 2015 TV Special Yokozuna
WWE Royal Rumble 2015 TV Special Yokozuna
True Giants 2014 Yokozuna
WWE Royal Rumble 2014 TV Special Yokozuna
WWE: Raw 20th Anniversary Collection 2013 Video Yokozuna
The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment 2013 Video documentary Yokozuna
WWE 2k14 2013 Video Game Yokozuna
Bret Hitman Hart: The Dungeon Collection 2013 Video Yokozuna
WWE Saturday Morning Slam 2012 TV Series Yokozuna
The 50 Greatest Finishing Moves in WWE History 2012 Video Yokozuna
WWE Hall of Fame 2012 2012 TV Special Yokozuna
Best of King of the Ring 2011 Video Yokozuna
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time 2010 Video Yokozuna
WWE Raw 2000-2010 TV Series Yokozuna
Raw: The Beginning - The Best of Seasons 1 & 2 2010 Video Yokozuna
WWE: John Morrison - Rock Star 2010 Video Yokozuna
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection 2009 Video Yokozuna
WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s 2009 Video Yokozuna
WWE Legends of WrestleMania 2009 Video Game Yokozuna
WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt and Jeff Hardy Story 2008 Video Yokozuna
The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin 2008 Video Yokozuna
The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling 2007 Video Yokozuna
Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006 Video Himself (as Yokozuna)
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers 2006 Video Yokozuna
Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story 2006 Video documentary Yokozuna
The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be 2005 Video documentary Yokozuna
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 2 2005 Video Yokozuna
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 3 2005 Video Yokozuna
Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker 2005 Video documentary Yokozuna
Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story 2004 Video documentary Yokozuna
Undertaker - He Buries Them Alive 1994 Video Yokozuna
The Undertaker: His Gravest Matches 1993 Video Yokozuna

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