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SIKA ANOA’I of the Wild Samoans passes away at 79


The world of professional wrestling mourns the loss of a true legend as Sika Anoa’i of the Wild Samoans who passed away on June 25th at the age of 79.

Sika Anoa’i’s nephew Jahrus Anoa’i took to his Instagram and shared the sad news in a post. He noted that Sika had passed away on June 25th. He wrote a touching message about the legacy of the WWE Hall of Famer, one that will surely bring a tear to anyone’s eye.

”It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the passing of Former Hall of Famer, Polaivao Leati Sika Anoa’i. He passed away peacefully on June 25th. Sika was a celebrated figure whose contributions and legacy have left an indelible mark. His memory will live on through his achievements and the many lives he touched.

He was many things: a hard working father, a caring brother, a supportive uncle, and a proud grandfather. He was a cherished friend to many, a loving family member whose warmth and kindness knew no bounds, and an inspiration to countless individuals. His legacy will continue to inspire and uplift future generations, reminding us of the impact one person’s life can have on so many. Rest in love Uncle Sika????????️



SIKA ANOA’I of the Wild Samoans passes away at 79


Sika Anoa’i, along with his brother Afa, formed the formidable tag team known as the Wild Samoans, making their WWE debut in 1979 under the management of Captain Lou Albano. They quickly rose to prominence by capturing the WWE Tag Team Championship, marking the beginning of their storied career.

After a brief initial stint in WWE, the Wild Samoans found further success in Mid-South Wrestling, where they held the Mid-South Tag Team Championship multiple times under the guidance of ‘Big Cat’ Ernie Ladd. Their dominance continued upon their return to WWE in 1983, securing two more WWE Tag Team Championship reigns.


Beyond their in-ring achievements, Sika and Afa’s influence extended to training future stars at their wrestling schools established in the 1970s. Notable names like Batista, Yokozuna, Rikishi, and Billy Kidman, among others, benefited from their mentorship and guidance.

Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, Sika Anoa’i’s legacy as a pioneer in professional wrestling and a mentor to countless wrestlers remains unparalleled. His contributions to the sport will continue to resonate within the wrestling community and beyond, ensuring that his memory lives on as an enduring inspiration.


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