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How did Jacob Fatu get into pro-wrestling?: WWE

Published at :June 24, 2024 at 4:20 PM
Modified at :June 24, 2024 at 4:20 PM
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Akash Dhanagaran


Jacob Fatu recently made his WWE debut as the newest member of The Bloodline!

Jacob Fatu is an American professional Wrestler, from the Anoa’i Wrestling Family. He is the son of Sam Fatu, cousin of The Usos, Solo Sikoa and is the nephew of Rikishi, The Rock and Roman Reigns.

Fatu recently made his WWE debut on 6/21 SmackDown as the newest member of the Bloodline and assaulted the three top wrestlers in the company, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton & Kevin Owens all by himself, making an impactful debut in the company. As Jacob Fatu made his WWE debut, we take a look at his journey into professional wrestling.

Jacob Fatu on becoming a pro-wrestler

Jacob Fatu in an interview on the MLW YouTube channel in 2022 spoke about how he got into pro wrestling. Fatu said that he didn’t have any intentions to become a professional wrestler until the age of 18. However, when he was in the Sacramento County Jail after being arrested for a robbery, he saw The Usos and Tamina and wrestling against Tyson Kidd, Dave Smith and Natalya on the TV. He said that seeing The Usos on TV motivated him to become a wrestler.

Jacob Fatu said,

“I really didn’t grow up wanting to wrestle. I didn’t want to wrestle at all until the day I caught my case for the 211 when I was 18. I was locked down, went to jail for some crazy reason. Every dorm has a TV. It’s just so happened to be flipping through the channels right? Who comes on my brothers, The Usos, man Jimmy and Jey coming on and I will never forget it. They came out with Tamina [Snuka] and they was wrestling against Tyson Kidd, another former MLW Superstar Davey Boy Smith, and Natalya. Man, when I was 18, locked down in Sacramento County Jail. I was flipping through the channels and I seen my brothers and them. I think that’s kind of like where I made my mind up.”

He then got trained by Rikishi and made his pro-wrestling debut in 2012, to wrestle in several Independent Circuits. In 2019, he made his way into Major League Wrestling, where he was the longest-reigning MLW World Heavyweight Champion, holding the title for 819 days.

Jacob Fatu’s success in Indies and MLW paved the way to sign a deal with WWE and become a member of the biggest faction in the company, The Bloodline.

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