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Coco Samoa

Title History


  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title -as Sabu The Wildman- defeating Jerry “The King” Lawler (November 15, 1982);
  • NWA (Mid America) Heavyweight title -as Sabu The Wildman- defeating Jacques Rougeau (December 27, 1982);
  • NWA (Pacfic Northwest) Tag Team titles w/Brady Boone defeating Bobby Jaggers & Assassin [David Sierra] (March 29, 1986);
  • NWA (Pacfic Northwest) Heavyweight title defeating Rip Oliver (August 15, 1986);
  • NWA (Pacfic Northwest) Tag Team titles w/Ricky Santana defeating Mike Miller & Abduda Dein (January 7, 1987);
  • NWA (Pacfic Northwest) Tag Team titles w/Mike Miller defeating Rip Oliver & Moondog Moretti (May 23, 1987);


Career Highlights


  • November 27, 1980–Mid South Superdome Extravaganza: Coco Samoa defeated Mike Miller
  • 1984: Coco Samoa wrestled in Memphis under the name “Sabu the Wildman”..
  • September 2, 1985–NWA (Florida) Battle of the Belts: Coco Samoa defeated Rip Rogers…
  • Jan. 9, 2007: Coco Samoa passed away at the age of 62 in Killeen, Texas..

    OBITUARY: ULUALOAIGA ONOSAI TUAOLO EMELIO, 62, of Killeen, Texas, died Jan. 9, 2007. Born in Pago Pago, American Samoa. A professional wrestler and evangelist. Survived by wife, Esperanza; sons, Emelio, Maliuga, Tama, Onosai and Spencer; daughters, Tapuni Lualemana, Vinora Emelio and Lelani Momosea; brother, Amazon; sisters, Fiapaipai Fruean, Tusipasi Peneuta and Lotoleaga Emelio; 31 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Overnight vigil 6 p.m. Friday at the Waipahu Lighthouse Outreach Church. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church; service 10 a.m.; burial 2 p.m. at Hawaiian Memorial Park. Arrangements by Moanalua Mortuary.



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March 9, 1945


orn in Pago Pago, American Samoa
Retired in Killeen, Texas




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Notable Feuds

Jerry Lawler
Rip Oliver
Abbuda Dein
Mike Miller