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Title History

 

  • ISPW Light Heavyweight title defeating Judas Young (July 29, 1999);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Cruiserweight title defeating Kale (September 17, 1999);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Hardcore title defeating Billy Owens (February 5, 2000);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Lucifer Grimm defeating Tommy Suede & Kevin the Behemoth (July 7, 2000);
  • JCW (Jersey Championship Wrestling) Television title defeating Inferno (January 6, 2001);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Television title defeating Shane Black (January 9, 2001);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Cruiserweight title defeating Low Ki (April 8, 2001);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Hardcore title defeating Malachi (June 2, 2002);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Hardcore title defeating Sugaa (June 2, 2002);
  • WXW (World Xtreme Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Sugaa (June 22, 2002);
  • DPW (Defiant Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Nocturne (October 14, 2006);
  • FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) Southern Heavyweight title Awarded (October 16, 2007);

 

Career Highlights

Afa Jr.:

  • Afa Jr. is the son of Afa Anoai Sr., who was a former Wild Samoan teaming with Sika..
  • Afa Jr. made his professional wrestling debut at age 16 in Vienna, Austria..
  • July 14, 2002–World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Crowbar (Devon Storm).
  • Afa Jr. formed a stable with his brothers Samu and LA Smooth known as “The Sons of Samoa” and feuded with “Team Xtreme”..
  • July 9, 2004–World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr. & Samu & Rosey defeated Outkast Killerz & Perfect Creation.
  • Afa Jr. split his time between wrestling and playing college football for the University of Connecticut..
  • January 28, 2006–World Xtreme Wrestling: Sons of Samoa (Samu & Afa Jr) defeated Balls Mahoney & D.J. Hyde.
  • April 8, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Kurty Adonis & Afa Jr. defeated The Untouchables
  • June 3, 2006–Children’s Benefit: Afa Jr. won a 20-Man Battle Royal | Rhett Titus & Abyss beat Afa Jr. & Mana..
  • June 10, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Natas defeated Ron Zombie and Jamie Pain and Afa Jr. and Nemisis in a 5-WAY Hardcore match
  • July 8, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Dylan Kage beat Afa Jr. and Slyck Wagner Brown and Jose Perez in a 4-Corners match..
  • August 5, 2006–World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Havoc w/Rob Dimension.
  • August 12, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Jose Perez defeated Afa Jr. with help from Afa’s former manager, Paulie J..
  • August 19, 2006–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: “Samoan Storm” Afa Jr. defeated Dru Blood
  • September 9, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Tony DeVito in a #1 Contenders No DQ match…
  • September 16, 2006–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: “The Samoan Storm” Afa Jr. defeated Big Slam
  • October 14, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: Afa Jr. w/Alere Little Feather defeated Nocturne to win the DPW title!
  • ~~~Dylan Kage, Luis Ortiz, Alere & Afa Jr. declared themselves “the most dominate faction in New England history!”Deep South Wrestling – Urban Assault (Sonny Siaki & Eric Perez w/Afa Jr.):
  • October 30, 2006: Afa Anoia Jr. signed a deal with WWE developmental contract after a try-out with Deep South Wrestling..
  • November 17, 2006–Defiant Pro Wrestling: The DPW Heavyweight Title was declared vacant due to Afa Jr. signed with WWE..
  • November 30, 2006–Deep South Wrestling: Tommy Suede defeated Afa Jr. in a dark match..
  • December 7, 2006–Deep South Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Suede (formerly Tommy Suede)…
  • December 21, 2006–Deep South Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Bob Hopkins in a dark match
  • January 4, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Gymini w/Bill DeMott defeated Urban Assault w/Afa Jr. to retain the Tag Team titles
  • ~~~G-Rilla showed up late in the match and destroyed Afa Jr. & Sonny Siaki and then helped Gymini pin Eric Perez!
  • January 11, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Johnny Curtis in a dark match…
  • January 18, 2007–DSW: G-Rilla & Freakin’ Deacon defeated Urban Assault (Sonny Siaki & Eric Perez w/Afa Jr.)Deep South Wrestling – Samoan Fight Club (Sonny Siaki & Afa Jr.):
  • January 19, 2007–DSW House Show: The Samoan Fight Club defeated High Impact (Mike Taylor & Tony Santorelli)..
  • ~~~Later on the same show: The Majors Brothers won a triple threat tag match to win the vacant DSW Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~The Majors Brothers defeated The Samoan Fight Club (Sonny Siaki & Afa) and William Regal & Dave Taylor in a 3-WAY..
  • January 25, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Samoan Fight Club defeated Robert Anthony & Heath Miller in a dark match..
  • February 1, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Freakin’ Deacon & G-Rilla beat Sonny Siaki & Afa Jr. with help from Eric Perez
  • February 8, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: The Major Brothers defeated Sonny Siaki & Afa Jr. with Eric Perez as the referee
  • February 22, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Eric Perez defeated Afa Jr. in a Grudge match……
  • March 1, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Eric Perez defeated Afa Jr. in a No-DQ match
  • March 8, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Heath Miller in a dark match
  • March 15, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: G-Rilla defeated Afa Jr. in a dark match
  • March 22, 2007–DSW: Cousin Ray & Big Tilly Godwinn defeated The Samoan Fight Club (Sonny Siaki & Afa Jr.) by DQ..
  • April 5, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Johnny Curtis in a dark match
  • April 7, 2007–DSW House Show: Roughhouse O’Reilly defeated Afa Jr. with the sleeper hold..
  • April 12, 2007–Deep South Wrestling: Samoan Fight Club (Sonny Siaki & Afa Jr.) defeated The Majors Brothers..Florida Championship Wrestling:
  • June 26, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Harry Smith & T.J. Wilson w/Nattie Niedhart defeated Afa Jr. & Sonny Siaki..
  • June 30, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: “The Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson defeated Afa Jr. and G-Rilla in a 3-WAY..
  • August 4, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. & Sonny Siaki w/Afa Sr. defeated Johnny Curtis & Robert Anthony..Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • September 12, 2007–OVW TV Tapings: The Sons of Samoa (Afa Jr. & Matt Anoa’i) defeated The Major Brothers in a dark match
  • September 14, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: The Major Brothers defeated The Sons of Samoa (Afa Jr. & Matt Anoa’i)..
  • September 15, 2007–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Steve Lewington & Chet the Jett defeated Afa Anoa’i Jr. & Matt Anoa’i..Florida Championship Wrestling:
  • September 25, 2007–FCW: Ted DiBiase Jr. & T.J. Wilson beat Afa Jr. & Jake Hager and Keith Walker & Heath Miller in a 3-WAY
  • October 9, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated “The Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson in New Port Richey, Florida..
  • October 13, 2007–FCW: The New Generation Hart Foundation defeated G-Rilla & Jake Hager & Afa Jr. & Shawn Osborne..
  • ~~~The New Generation Hart Foundation = Harry Smith & T.J. Wilson & Ted DiBiase Jr. & Billy Kidman (sub for Teddy Hart)..
  • October 16, 2007–FCW: Afa Jr. was declared FCW Southern Heavyweight champion after Harry Smith was called up to WWE
  • October 16, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Billy Kidman to retain the FCW Southern Heavyweight title..
  • October 23, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: G-Rilla vs. Giant Titan w/Afa Jr. ended in a No Contest due to interference..
  • October 30, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Ted DiBiase Jr. beat FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Afa Jr. by DQ..
  • November 6, 2007–FCW: Afa Jr. & The 7ft Giant Titan defeated G-rilla & Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Texas Tornado match..
  • November 19, 2007–RAW: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan defeated Mai Tai Anoa (Afa Jr.) in a match taped for HEAT..
  • November 10, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Steve Lewington to retain the FCW Southern title
  • November 13, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the FCW Southern title
  • November 27, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Kofi Kingston beat FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Afa Jr. by DQ
  • December 1, 2007–FCW: “Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson defeated Afa Jr. in a Ladder Match to win the FCW Southern Heavyweight title..
  • December 4, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Bryan Kelly in New Port Richey, Florida
  • December 11, 2007–FCW: T.J. Wilson & Steve Lewington & Billy Kidman defeated Afa Jr. & Ted DiBiase Jr. & Hade Vansen..
  • December 18, 2007–Florida Championship Wrestling: Kevin Kiley & Rycklon defeated “The Carnival Elf” Sinn Bowdee & Afa Jr.
  • January 8, 2008–Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. vs. T.J. Wilson in a Revenge match ended in a No Contest
  • January 15, 2008–FCW: Afa Jr. vs. Bryan Kelly ended in a No Contest after “Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson interfered..
  • January 22, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: “Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson defeated Jake Hager by DQ when Afa Jr. attacked T.J.
  • January 26, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: “The Stampede Kid” T.J. Wilson defeated Afa Jr. in a No-DQ Leather Strap match.
  • February 5, 2008 FCW: Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Jake Hagar & Sinn Bowdee & Hade Vansen & Afa Jr. & Giant Titan in a 6-Man match.
  • February 19, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Rycklon & Gabe Tuft defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Afa Jr.
  • February 23, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Billy Kidman.
  • February 26, 2008 FCW: Afa Jr. vs. Ted DiBiase Jr. ended in a No Contest in an Non Sanctioned Revenge Match.
  • March 4, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. vs. Rycklon Stephens (Ezekiel Jackson) was declared a No Contest.
  • March 11, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: 7 Ft Giant Titan w/”Rough House” Ralph Mosca vs. FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion Jake Hager ended in a No Contest after Afa Jr. superkicked the referee and threw a fireball into Mosca’s face.
  • March 20, 2008: Afa Anoai Jr. was suspended for 30 days after a violation of the WWE health and wellness policy..Florida Championship Wrestling:
  • May 3, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Kevin Thorn in a Street Fight.
  • May 6, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Atlas DaBone & Kevin Thorn defeated Afa Jr. & “the Upgrade” Tyrone Jones.
  • June 17, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) defeated Afa Jr. by DQ.
  • July 12, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Jay Bradley & Afa Jr. defeated Greg Jackson & Brandon Groom.
  • July 19, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Gabe Tuft defeated Afa Jr. after distraction from Bradley Jay.
  • August 2, 2008 FCW: Evan Bourne & Johnny Curtis & TJ Wilson defeated Afa Jr. & Bryan Kelly & Tyrone Jones.
  • August 9, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Gabe Tuft & Jay Bradley defeated Afa Jr. & Sinn Bowdee.
  • August 16, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr defeated Ryan Braddock (Jay Bradley) in Lumberjack Match.
  • August 26, 2008 FCW: Afa Jr. & Black Pain w/Brian Kelly vs. Johnny Curtis & Gabe Tuft ended in a No Contest.
  • September 2, 2008 Florida Championship Wrestling: Afa Jr & Drew McIntyre defeated Greg Jackson & Kevin Kiley.World Wrestling Entertainment (RAW) – MANU:
  • September 7, 2008 – Unforgiven: Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. defeated Cryme Tyme to retain the World Tag Team titles…
  • ~~~After the match, Cryme Tyme tried to sneak attack Rhodes & DiBiase but Manu (Afa Jr.) showed up to save the champions.
  • September 8, 2008–RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes & Manu beat Kofi Kingston & Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG)..
  • September 15, 2008–RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes & Manu beat Kofi Kingston & Jerry Lawler & Jim (Charlie) Haas…
  • September 22, 2008–RAW: C.M. Punk defeated Cody Rhodes (Kofi Kingston saved Punk from Rhodes, DiBiase & Manu after)..
  • September 29, 2008–RAW: Kane & Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase & Manu beat R.Mysterio & CM Punk & E.Bourne & K.Kingston..
  • October 3, 2008–SmackDown!: C.M. Punk & Carlito Colon & Primo Colon defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes & Manu..
  • October 5, 2008 – No Mercy: Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, & Manu confronted Randy Orton – but Orton just blew them off…World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston:
  • October 6, 2008–RAW: Ted DiBiase Jr. (w/Cody Rhodes & Manu) defeated Kofi Kingston (w/C.M. Punk)…
  • October 7, 2008–ECW: Miz & Morrison & C.Rhodes & T.DiBiase w/Manu beat CM Punk & K.Kingston & E.Bourne & R.Ortiz..
  • October 10, 2008 FCW: Joe Hennig & Heath Miller & Primo Colon defeated Sheamus O’Shaunessy & Ezekiel Jackson & Manu.
  • October 27, 2008–RAW: C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston beat Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes w/Manu to win the World Tag Team titles!
  • November 3, 2008–RAW: Manu participated in a Battle Royal for a shot at the WWE Intercontinental title..
  • ~~LATER THAT NIGHT: C.M. Punk defeated Randy Orton by DQ when Ted DiBiase Jr. interfered and attacked C.M. Punk..
  • ~~~Randy Orton did not take kindly to this, so he got a run-off and kicked DiBiase in the head and walked past Rhodes & Manu!
  • November 17, 2008–RAW: Batista defeated Manu (singles match debut) w/Cody Rhodes in a squash match…World Wrestling Entertainment – Cody Rhodes & Manu:
  • December 1, 2008–RAW: World Tag Team champions C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston defeated Cody Rhodes & Manu in a Non-title..
  • ~~~~~After the match; Randy Orton finally suggested that he, Cody Rhodes, and Manu start realizing their collective potential..
  • ~~~LATER: Rhodes & Manu attacked John Cena, and they were joined by Orton & Chris Jericho for a vicious beating on Cena!
  • December 8, 2008–RAW (Slammy Awards): Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Manu defeated Triple H & Batista..
  • December 14, 2008–Armageddon: Batista defeated Randy Orton (w/Cody Rhodes & Manu) in a Grudge Match….
  • December 15, 2008–RAW: Rey Mysterio defeated Sim Snuka by DQ after Cody Rhodes & Manu interfered in the match..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: John Cena & Batista defeated The Legacy (Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Manu) by Disqualification..
  • December 22, 2008–RAW: Kofi Kingston defeated Manu w/Cody Rhodes in a singles match..
  • December 29, 2008–RAW: Matt Hardy defeated Manu in a match where Manu had to win to earn a spot in Randy Orton’s group..
  • January 5, 2009–RAW: Manu asked for a second chance, but Randy Orton refused and said he never wanted to see him again!World Wrestling Entertainment – Manu & Sim Snuka:
  • January 12, 2009–RAW: Randy Orton defeated Kane (Sim Snuka & Manu tried to get revenge on Randy Orton after the match)..
  • ~~~~~~Ted DiBiase Jr. joined Snuka & Manu, and they tried to recruit Cody Rhodes – but Rhodes & DiBiase sided with Orton!
  • February 23, 2009: Manu aka Afa Jr. was released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract..Afa Jr. back on the independents:
  • April 18, 2009–WXW: Sons of Samoa (Samu & Afa Jr) w/Rob Dimension defeated All Money Is Legal (K-Pusha & K-Murda).
  • May 2, 2009–World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr defeated EJ Risk.
  • June 6, 2009 World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr defeated K. Murda of All Money Is Legal.
  • July 19, 2009 WXW: Afa Jr. defeated Flash Wheeler (After the match… Slyck Wagner Brown attacked Afa Jr.)
  • August 8, 2009 World Xtreme Wrestling: Afa Jr. defeated Slyck Wagner Brown in a No Disqualification match.
  • September 5, 2009 WXW: The Sons of Samoa (Samu & Afa Jr.) defeated The Celtic Saints (Kieran & Michael Mansfield).
  • December 5, 2009 WXW: Sons of Samoa (Samu & Afa Jr.) & Alicia defeated John Bane & The Dynamic Sensation & Doc Daniels.
  • October 23, 2010–NWA Dawg Pound: Chance Prophet defeated Manu in Frankinville, New Jersey..
  • November 27, 2010–Belgian Catch Wrestling Federation: Afa Jr. participated in a 6-person TLC match..
  • ~~~ Eddie Dark defeated Afa Jr. and Gaariel and La Rage and Andytananite and Tarzan in a TLC match..

    Glenn Starkey wrote: Just wanted to add to Afa Jr.’s profile that in addition to wrestling, in 2003 he was selected to and played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Football’s version of the McDonald’s All-American Basketball Game) playing Defensive End on a team that featured Chris Leak, Andre Caldwell and Brady Quinn and played against Reggie Bush and LenDale White, the game has gone on to feature several NFL players and is known as one of the highest achievements in High School Football. Note that he played for Bethlehem Freedom HS, the same school that his more famous cousin Dwayne played for, you know him better as the Rock. This honor was for his football skills and he had signed a deal to play for Pitt but later decided to play for Uconn for various reasons. I used to work for the Bowl for 4 years and actually have some great stories about Afa Jr and his father. He is a great person and will go far. Anyway for verification on his All-American status go to www.allamericangames.com