Solofa Fatu, a popular best known with the stage name Rikishi and Fatu is an American wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is recognized as one of the World’s champions due to his amazing achievement in wrestling.
Fatu has one time international Champion, two-time World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion.
He is a member of the Anoa’i family of Samoan wrestlers. He is the brother of the popular and late wrestler Umaga.
We’ll talk about who the wife of Rikishi is. He is married to Talisua Fuavai-Fatu.
Born on October 11, 1965, Solofa grew up in the Sunnydale Projects in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood. He attended Balboa High School and completed on the wrestling team.
His career started earlier in college but officially began in 1985 when he worked for Gino Brito and Dino Bravo as Prince Alofa, a high-flying babyface.
In 1986 he teamed up with his cousin Samula Anoa’i to become The Samoan Swat Team for New Japan Pro Wrestling. The following year, the team signed a deal with World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico where they became a WWC Caribbean Tag Team Champions.
From 1986 to 1992, the team bagged several awards, titles and accolades to themselves which shot their international recognition to another level.
Samu and Fatu joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1992 where they rebranded to The Headshrinkers.
After a brief hiatus, Fatus resurfaced as a solo wrestler in July 1995. In August 1996, Fatu was repackaged as The Sultan, a masked wrestler who never spoke, ostensibly because his tongue was cut out. He was managed by The Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund.
He unsuccessfully challenged Rocky Maivia for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania. The Sultan vanished in January 1998, and Fatu left to train at Dory Funk’s Funking Conservatory wrestling school. He would work from 1998 to 1999 in the independent circuit.
On the February 9, 2015 episode of Raw, Rikishi was announced as the newest member to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2015. His sons, who wrestle as Jimmy and Jey Uso, inducted him into the Hall of Fame on March 28, 2015.
Rikishi appeared on WWE for the Raw Reunion show on July 22, 2019.
On November 22, 2020, he made an appearance at Survivor Series during The Undertaker’s retirement ceremony.
Rikishi’s Wife and Family
He is married to Talisua Fuavai-Fatu. They’ve been happily married together since 1985.
The couple has had five children together named Thavana Monalisa, twins Joshua Samuel and Jonathan Solofa, Jeremiah Peniata, and Joseph.
Joshua Samuel, Jonathan Solofa, and Joseph are currently signed to WWE where all three perform on the Smackdown brand as Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, and Solo Sikoa, respectively.
Looking at the history of the family, we can attest that Solofa’s family is full of wrestlers.