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Sika Anoa’i, WWE Corridor of Famer and Roman Reigns’ Father, Lifeless at 79

Former skilled wrestler and WWE legend Sika Anoa’i has died. He was 79.

Anoa’i — greatest identified to followers as Sika and as a part of the famed tag workforce The Wild Samoans — is the daddy of present WWE superstar Roman Reigns. His loss of life was introduced on Tuesday by his nephew, Jahrus Anoa’i, in a post on Instagram.

“It’s with profound unhappiness that I share the information of the passing of Former Corridor of Famer, Polaivao Leati Sika Anoa’i. He handed away peacefully on June twenty fifth,” the tribute shared. “Sika was a celebrated determine whose contributions and legacy have left an indelible mark. His reminiscence will reside on by his achievements and the various lives he touched.”

Jahrus wrote of Sika, “He was many issues: a tough working father, a caring brother, a supportive uncle, and a proud grandfather.”

“He was a cherished pal to many, a loving member of the family whose heat and kindness knew no bounds, and an inspiration to numerous people,” the memorial submit expressed. “His legacy will proceed to encourage and uplift future generations, reminding us of the impression one individual’s life can have on so many. Relaxation in love Uncle Sika.”

Sika — who wrestled in smaller circuits within the Seventies — debuted within the WWE (then WWF) in 1980 as a part of the long-lasting tag workforce The Wild Samoans, alongside his older brother, Afa Anoa’i. That yr, the pair received the WWF Tag Staff Championship title, which they later misplaced.

Sika Anoa’i wrestled as a part of the long-lasting Wild Samoans tag workforce throughout his profession as knowledgeable wrestler with WWE within the Nineteen Eighties.WWE/Getty Photos

In 1983, The Wild Samoans made one other run for the WWF Tag Staff Championship title, however wound up dropping the title to Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson — the long-lasting late father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock is a distant member of the Anoa’i family wrestling dynasty and, whereas he is not blood-related to Reigns, he refers to him as a cousin.

Sika — who retired from skilled wrestling in 1988 — was additionally the daddy to late professional wrestler Matt Anoa’i, who wrestled underneath the stage title Rosey. He died in 2017 on the age of 47 attributable to problems from congestive coronary heart failure.

Sika, as a part of The Wild Samoans, was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2007, and later into the Skilled Wrestling Corridor of Fame in 2012.

He’s survived by his spouse, Patricia, and their 4 kids.

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