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waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of SelfOn The Road to ZionPosts: 9,407 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited November 2012 in Off The Turn Buckle

The Wild Samoans was the professional wrestling tag team of Afa and Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The Samoans held 21 tag team championships around the world.

HOF Inductees The Wild Samoans

The team began its career in Stampede Wrestling, where they won the Stampede International Tag Team Championship on two occasions. They spent the majority of the 1970s in various National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) territories.

World Wrestling Federation

In the early 1980s, the Wild Samoans joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). They made their Madison Square Garden debut on January 21, 1980 in a WWF Tag Team Championship match against Tito Santana and Ivan Putski, who retained their title. In the upcoming months, both men became contenders for Bob Backlund's WWF Championship, but neither man won the gold. They, however, won their first championship in the WWF, the tag team championship, by defeating Santana and Putski on April 12, 1980. They reigned as champions for approximately five months, until dropping the title to Backlund and Pedro Morales in a two out of three falls match at Showdown at Shea.[ Because Backlund was already the reigning WWF Champion, the team had to forfeit the title, and a tournament was held to crown new tag champions. On September 8, 1980, the Wild Samoans defeated Tony Garea and Rene Goulet in the tournament finals to win the title. Their reign lasted for one month, until they lost to Garea and his new partner, Rick Martel. The Wild Samoans feuded with the champions for the rest of the year, but they were not able to recapture the gold.

Wild Samoans vs. Curt Hennig & Barry Hart (WWF 1983)

Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic

In late 1981, the Wild Samoans joined Mid-South Wrestling. With, "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd as their financial adviser, they won the Mid-South Tag Team Championship and feuded with Junkyard Dog and Dick Murdoch. After also attacking Ladd, the two began a feud with their former adviser. In response, Ladd formed a team with "Iron" Mike Sharpe, with whom he forced the Wild Samoans to leave Mid-South.

After leaving Mid-South, the duo appeared in Georgia Championship Wrestling. As part of the territory, they defeated the Fabulous Freebirds for the NWA National Tag Team Championship, which they later vacated.


Return to the World Wrestling Federation

The Wild Samoans eventually ended up back in the World Wrestling Federation with their former manager Capt. Lou Albano. Afa and Sika began their third WWF Tag Team Championship reign on March 8, 1983 by defeating Chief Jay and Jules Strongbow. In a rematch on March 19, they were also victorious. Also during this time, while feuding with Rocky Johnson, Jimmy Snuka, and André the Giant, the duo added Afa's son Samula to their team,first as a replacement for Sika when he got hurt, then as their backup upon his return.

They lost their tag team title to the team of Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas on November 15. During the match, Albano tried to interfere on the Samoans behalf by attempting to hit Johnson over the head with a chair. He accidentally hit Sika instead, however, and Atlas covered him for the win. The duo eventually left the WWF in 1984.

In 1987 Sika reappeared briefly in the WWF, now managed by Mr. Fuji, performing both in singles competetition and as a tag team (partnered with Kamala. Kamala and Sika's biggest match as a tag team was a loss to the Can-Am Connection on Superstars of Wrestling. Sika also participated in the invitational battle royal that opened Wrestlemania IV. He was the second one eliminated, however.

WWWF TV - Rene Goulet & Steve King vs Afa & Sika The Wild Samoans w/Captain Lou Albano

Your best rapper saying 'YES, MASSA', when they beat 'em - HELL RAZAH



  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Samoan Family Dynasty - WWE

    Championships and accomplishments

    Continental Wrestling Association
    AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time)

    Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling
    NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship (2 time)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling
    NWA National Tag Team Championship (1 time)

    International Wrestling Alliance
    IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time)

    Mid-South Wrestling
    Mid-South Tag Team Championship (3 times)

    NWA All-Star Wrestling
    NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version) (1 time)

    NWA Detroit
    NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit version) (2 times)

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    PWI ranked them # 93 of the 100 best tag teams during the "PWI Years" in 2003.

    Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
    Class of 2012

    Southeastern Championship Wrestling
    NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Southern Division) (2 times)

    Stampede Wrestling
    Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2 times)[1]

    World Wrestling Entertainment / World Wrestling Federation
    WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)
    WWF World Tag Team Championship (3 times)

    Wild Samoans vs Putski and Santana 1980
    Your best rapper saying 'YES, MASSA', when they beat 'em - HELL RAZAH

  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 49,474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nice thread...slept on aswell

    what happened to rikishi sons they were on smackdown??
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,407 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CopperKing wrote: »
    nice thread...slept on aswell

    what happened to rikishi sons they were on smackdown??

    WILD SAMOANS had me spooked when i was a young kid and one of the greatest tag-teams

    WWE is dropping the ball on THE USO's they have great chemistry, the wrestling linage, power moves and high flying moves. should of been pushed more instead of this bullshit HELL NO, now Rhodes Scholar have potential but the USO'S are one of the true tag teams, how in the fuck you jobb them to the Primo's.

    Your best rapper saying 'YES, MASSA', when they beat 'em - HELL RAZAH

  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 49,474 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usos thats thier name...yeah first time I saw them do the hawaiian dance when they debuted I was like these dudes got great potential...but like most of the shit since attituted era they push it aside for something lame...they would have flourised in the attitude era...I thought I was the only one not feeling daniel bryan and that bullshit
  • VIBEVIBE Posts: 54,289 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Their Samoan entrance dance is dope as fuck.
    edited November 2012
    Look more like Neanderthal or maybe Cro-Magnon than Samolian.
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