Afa The Wild Samoan

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Title History

 

  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Eddie & Mike Graham (June 1, 1973);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating The Brute and Gene Kiniski (November 5, 1973);
  • NWA (Detriot) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Hank James & Mighty Igor (1975);
  • NWA (Detriot) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Hank James & Fred Curry (1975);
  • NWA (Gulf Coast) Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Bobby & Ricky Fields (March 4, 1977)
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Sika (October 1977);
  • IWA World Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Animal Hamaguchi & Great Kusatsu (January 5, 1978);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Carlos Colon & Gino Caruso ();
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Benny Ramirez & Gil Hayes ();
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Sika defeated Pat Barrett & Norvell Austin ();
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Ivan Putski & Tito Santana (April 12, 1980);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in a tournament (September 9,1980);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (June 1981);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (1981);
  • Mid-South Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch (January 1982);
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Sika defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (August 29, 1982);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow (March 8, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Sika defeating Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey (January 1976);

 

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Afa joined the Marines at the age of 17..

 

Getting Into The Business – The Wild Samoans:

  • Early 1970s: The 1st person to ever draw blood on Afa was Jody Arnold, the regional heel on the Arizona circuit..
  • Afa was one half of the Wild Samoans with his brother Sika, whom he trained to wrestle..
  • May 24, 1975: Afa & Sika defeated Pez Whatley & Cowboy Allen in Akron, Ohio..
  • January 20, 1978–IWE Japan: Animal Hamaguchi & Great Kusatsu defeated Afa & Sika to win the IWE tag team titles..
  • November 23, 1978–Georgia Championship Wrestling: Rick Martel & Tommy Rich defeated Afa & Sika..World Wrestling Federation – The Wild Samoans:
  • January 3, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Mike Masters..
  • January 4, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Dominic DeNucci..
  • February 14, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Dominic DeNucci..
  • February 18, 1980–WWF: Afa beat Rene Goulet..
  • March 18, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Rene Goulet & Dominic DeNucci..
  • March 24, 1980–WWF: Afa defeated Dominic DeNucci..
  • April 15, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Tito Santana & Ivan Putski..
  • April 21, 1980–WWF: Bob Backlund defeated Afa..
  • May 21, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Rene Goulet & Gorilla Monsoon..
  • June 16, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Ivan Putski & Dominic DeNucci..
  • July 3, 1980–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Pat Patterson & Gorilla Monsoon..
  • August 9, 1980–WWF Showdown at Shea: Bob Backland & Pedro Morales defeated The Wild Samoans to win the Tag Team titles..
  • September 22, 1980–WWF: Pedro Morales defeated Afa..
  • October 20, 1980–WWF: Pat Patterson & Dusty Rhodes defeated Afa & Sika..
  • December 8, 1980–WWF: Tony Garea & Rick Martel defeated Afa & Sika..
  • April 18, 1981–Mid South Superdome: Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant defeated Afa & Sika..
  • July 4, 1981–Mid South Superdome: Dick Murdoch & Junkyard Dog beat Afa & Sika to retain tag titles..
  • July 4, 1982–NWA/WWF: Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy defeated Afa & Sika to retain Georgia National Tag titles..
  • November 25, 1982–Georgia Championship Wrestling: Afa & Sika defeated Super Dragon & Great Kabuki..
  • January 10, 1983–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Tony Garea & Eddie Gilbert..
  • February 18, 1983–WWF: Jimmy Snuka & Andre the Giant beat Afa & Sika..
  • March 20, 1983–WWF: Rocky Johnson, Jimmy Snuka & Andre the Giant defeated Afa, John Studd & Lou Albano..
  • April 25, 1983–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated Jay & Jules Strongbow..
  • May 23, 1983–WWF: Jimmy Snuka defeated Afa..
  • June 17, 1983–WWF: Jimmy Snuka, Rocky Johnson & Ivan Putski defeated Afa, Sika & Don Muraco..
  • July 11, 1983–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated The Invaders..
  • July 23, 1983–WWF Brawl to End it All: Afa the Wild Samoan defeated Rene Goulet..
  • July 30, 1983–WWF: Dusty Rhodes & Ivan Putski & Andre the Giant defeated Afa & Sika & Samula..
  • November 21, 1983–WWF: Afa & Sika defeated S.D Jones & Rocky Johnson..
  • December 26, 1983–WWF: Afa, Sika & Samula defeated Tony Atlas, S.D Jones & Rocky Johnson..
  • December 30, 1983–WWF: Afa, Sika & Samula defeated The Invaders & Tito Santana..
  • January 23, 1984–WWF: Tony Atlas, Rocky Johnson & Andre the Giant defeated Afa, Sika & Samula..
  • February 20, 1984–WWF: Afa defeated Tony Garea..
  • March 12, 1984–WWF: Afa defeated Jay Strongbow..
  • April 25, 1984–WWF: Rocky Johnson defeated Afa..
  • June 14, 1984–WWF: Afa beat S.D Jones..
  • September 22, 1984–WWF: Afa & Sika & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch & Lou Albano..
  • April 19, 1985–AWA: Afa & Sika defeated Steve Olonoski & Tom Zenk..Afa in Hollywood:
  • Afa appeared in the 1987 wrestling movie “Body Slam” and is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild..
  • Afa appeared in a 1987 episode of “Miami Vice”..
  • Afa had a brief appearance as himself in Hulk Hogan’s “Mr. Nanny”..Semi Retirement – The Wild Samoans:
  • February 27, 1988–World Wrestling Council: Afa defeated Rocky Johnson..
  • September 10, 1988–WWC Anniversary Show: Jimmy Valiant & Rufus R. Jones defeated Afa & Sika by DQ..
  • March 10, 1991–UWF (Abrams): Afa defeated Carmine Albano..World Wrestling Federation – The Headshrinkers:
  • 1998: Afa resurfaced in the WWF as the manager of the Headshrinkers..
  • June 12, 1998–WWF: Afa & The Headshrinkers defeated Kamala & Billy Gunn & Bart Gunn..Semi Retirement – The Samoan Family:
  • Afa is the father of Samu (of “The Headshrinkers”), LA Smooth & Afa Jr..
  • Afa is the uncle of Rosie & Jamal (of “3 Minute Warning“), Yokozuna, Rikishi & The Rock..
  • Afa was the father-in-law of the late Gary Albright, a famous wrestling personality who died during a wrestling match..
  • Afa has said that his favorite wrestler is “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka..
  • Afa has trained Yokozuna, Rikishi (aka Fatu), Virgil/Vincent, Kanyon, Billy Kidman and others at the Wild Samoan Training Facility..
  • January 31, 2004: Afa Anoai’ had successful surgery on his back and gall bladder..Semi Retirement – Afa the WWE Hall of Famer:
  • March 23, 2007 – SmackDown!: They announced that the Wild Samoans will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2007..
  • March 31, 2007 – Hall of Fame: The Wild Samoans were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by their sons, Samu and Rosey..
  • April 1, 2007 – WrestleMania 23: The Wild Samoans and the other HOF inductees were introduced to the audience at Fords Field..
  • August 4, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. & Sonny Siaki w/Afa Sr. defeated Johnny Curtis & Robert Anthony..