WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi Opens Up About How Yokozuna Saved His House

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi Opens Up About How Yokozuna Saved His House

On a see at WWE Icons, Rikishi discusses how Yokozuna accommodated him and his family when he was the greatest star in the organization.


Yokozuna was one of the greatest – in a real sense and allegorically – that the WWE, and wrestling everywhere, had ever seen. He was a double-cross WWF Champion having beaten any semblance of Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan to catch the titles, with his subsequent rule enduring eight months.

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The man behind the character, Rodney Anoaʻi, is additionally viewed as a man with a major heart. Anoa’i died in 2000, however his tradition lives on in the Rock, Roman Reigns, and The Usos. Following the Royal Rumble this Sunday, WWE debuts another unique arrangement called WWE Icons. The debut scene is about Yokozuna. Look at the trailer underneath.


The Wrap likewise saw a clasp of the scene where Rikishi (genuine name Solofa F. Fatu Jr.) discussed how Anoa’i helped his whole family when he began to become showbiz royalty and how everyone profited.


“He was so prudent, so modest,” Fatu said. “He took his foundation and he imparted to individuals that he adored, he helped individuals who were out of luck. Everyone and I mean everyone – our entire tribe, everything changed for everyone.”


He at that point discussed how Yokozuna had caused him after he moved into another home that had a broken warming framework set up. “I had no warmth. Rodney…he gave me a limitless ticket to ride and marked it. I put in another framework. My family and my children got heat in the house. He was around for me when times were hard for me.”


Anoai’ died in October 2000 and was drafted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. WWE Icons will have vocation reviews this period of any semblance of Rob Van Dam, British Bulldog, Beth Phoenix, and Lex Luger.


Make a point to return to GameSpot on January 31 for live inclusion and a survey of the Royal Rumble. At that point, after the show, stay tuned for an uncommon scene of the Wrestle Buddies webcast, where we separate the Royal Rumble and our opinion about it.

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