Haku


Height: 6'0"

Weight: 294 lbs

Real Name: Tonga Uliuli Fifita

DOB: 2/03/1959

Hometown: Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Current Residence: Kissimmee, Florida

Other Names: Prince Tonga (NWA), King Tonga (Montreal, NWA Pacific-Northwest), Meng (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1977

Finishing Maneuver: Tongan Death Grip

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #106(2001), #184(2000), #125(1999), #227(1998), #95(1997), #140(1996), #92(1995), #299(1993), #135(1992), #144(1991)

Other Related Websites:
The Colossal Connection - Rollercoaster Bio
Haku - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Haku - Wikipedia Bio

History: Uliuli Fifita's history is somewhat spotty. He began wrestling under various names around the world. The first info I could find on him was in the NWA, where he held the NWA World 6-Man Belts with George Gulas and Ken Lucas. When Fifita (then known as Prince Tonga) left the area in October '79, the belts were vacated. Fifita then went up in the chain of royalty in Montreal, where he was known as King Tonga. In October 1984, Tonga won the Canadian International Heavyweight Title from Dino Bravo. Bravo came back 4 months later to regain his belt. This was just part of the great feud Tonga and Bravo had. In May 1985, Tonga teamed with Richard Charland to earn the vacated Canadian International Tag-Team Titles. They only held these a month before the Rougeau Brothers won the titles from them.

Not long afterwards, Fifita came to the WWF as Haku, a member of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's camp. He wrestled for many years as a mid-carder. His biggest shot in the WWF came when he was teamed with the late Andre the Giant as the Colossal Connection. The two won the WWF Tag-Team Titles from Demolition in December '89. Colossal Connection were the champs for about 4 months before Demolition won back the belts. Immediately thereafter, the tag-team broke up, and Haku went back to the singles ranks, where he met with little success, despite having Heenan as his manager.

When Fifita followed the tide of wrestlers to WCW, he came up with another name, Meng. Meng worked as the bodyguard for Col. Robert Parker, feuding with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, among others. Meng then broke off from Parker to join with Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom, wearing an evil mask to the ring. Meng later teamed sometimes with the Barbarian as the Faces of Fear, as he became the savage member of Jimmy Hart's forces. Soon, it was obvious that not even Hart could control him, as he viciously attacked the Barbarian and other members of Hart's camp, and disappeared for many months. In July 1998, Meng reappeared in WCW, rescuing the Barbarian from a Flock attack... then taking down the Barbarian with his Tongan Death Grip. Meng and Jimmy Hart's men basically stayed on the midcard area for the rest of '98, with a small but longterm feud. Meng also feuded with Wrath, helping to put him over. Of course, it took TWO Meltdowns to eliminate Meng.

In '99, Meng began to get more of a push, getting a commercial done of him. He and the Barbarian, as the Faces of Fear, seemed to reform, becoming heavy favorites in the Tag-Team Title Tournament. But for some unknown reason, the Barbarian and Jimmy Hart turned on Meng, attacking him. Meng then began his war with the First Family again, this time sometimes with Jerry Flynn as his partner. Meng also entered the US Title Tournament, making it to the Semi-Finals by defeating Bam-Bam Bigelow, then losing to Scott Steiner. Meng then disappeared from the public eye for a long period of time, being known as the Monster, yet never getting a push towards a major title.

Meng returned to the limelight in the Mayhem World Title Tournament. His first opponent, the female wrestler Madusa, couldn't make a dent in him. Meng quickly showed that he doesn't care who his opponent is, throttling Madusa with the Tongan Death Grip. Meng then moved on to the next round, where he faced Sting. Due to Lex Luger's backfiring schemes, Meng ended up losing the match, as Sting went on. This caused Meng to start coming after Luger, who quickly went in the other direction. The two met at Mayhem, with Meng getting a rare pay-per-view victory by taking down the Total Package. This was a step up for Meng, who then began pursuing Norman Smiley, the cowardly Hardcore Champion at the time. Meng seemed like a sure fit for the Hardcore Title, as he was much larger and more powerful than Smiley. But interference by Fit Finlay caused Meng to lose to Smiley at Starrcade '99.

Meng, Finlay, and Smiley all met up again at Souled Out '00, where Brian Knobbs, the new Hardcore Champ, put up the belt in a four-way brawl. Despite Meng being impossible to keep down, Knobbs took out Smiley to stay the champion. Meng's big chance at the Hardcore Title left him, and the Monster again lost his push. Meng would appear occassionally in the next few months, with no real plot behind his power displays, other than to show that he could still destroy opponents. He became a Hardcore factor again in April '00, when Eric Bischoff & Vince Russo took over WCW again. But he lost in the massive Hardcore blow-out to decide the major contenders, which was won by Terry Funk & Norman Smiley. In June '00, when WCW began cutbacks, Meng was one of the first to go, being released from the wrestling promotion.

In the later months of 2000, Meng reappeared in WCW, wrestling without a contract. He was brought out as a surprise opponent for Bill Goldberg at one point, when Goldberg was under the stipulation that if he lost a match, he would be fired. Goldberg easily defeated Meng. Meng would then appear sporadically in WCW for the next few months. At the beginning of 2001, Meng once again entered the Hardcore division, feuding with Terry Funk and Crowbar. At WCW Sin, Meng got his title shot, and this time didn't let it go to waste. When Funk and Crowbar couldn't work together against the Monster, Meng took them down, winning the WCW Hardcore Title, his first belt in WCW. This lasted approximately a week, as Meng, still not under contract, left WCW shortly thereafter. He took the Hardcore Title with him, which was later vacated and retired by WCW.

At the end of January '01, Haku reappeared in the WWF, making a shocking appearance at the Royal Rumble. He was eliminated by the eventual winner of the event, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Still, his presence was felt in a major way. Haku then began teaming with his fellow family member, Rikishi Phatu. The two men joined up against the Undertaker and Kane, who were a formidable family group themselves. The feud was short-lived, however, when Rikishi was put on the shelf with an injury. This killed any push that Haku had been developing, saddling him on the lower shows of the WWF, including jobbing on Sunday Night Heat to other talent, and destroying unknown wrestlers during house shows. In June '01, Haku finally resurfaced on the top shows, joining up with the APA's vigilante group to fight against the invading WCW forces. He was part of many major assaults against WCW, but when the vigilante group fell apart due to the ECW wrestlers' betrayal, Haku again faded from the main scene of the WWF.

In '02, Uliuli Fifita retired from professional wrestling, although he still appears occassionally on the independent scene. For a time, he lived in Florida as a car salesman. But whatever Fifita does from now on, he'll always be remembered for his runs in WCW and the WWF.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (34 - 60, 2 DCOs, 1 Draw)
- NWA/WWWF World Title Unification (October 29, '78) = Prince Tonga beat Pete Austin.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '81 = Prince Tonga competed in the tournament, which was won by Giant Baba.
- AJPW Champion Carnival '82 = Prince Tonga competed in the tournament, which was won (again) by Giant Baba.
- Florida Title Tournament (October 6, '82) = King Tonga fell to the eventual winner, Kevin Sullivan.
- WWC (Puerto Rico) 10th Anniversary Show (1983) = King Tonga defended his Puerto Rican Title, beating Dory Funk, Jr.
- GCW National Tag-Team Title Tournament (May '84) = King Tonga & King Kong Bundy defeated Jake Roberts & The Great Kabuki before losing to the Road Warriors, who went on to win the tournament.
- WWC (Puerto Rico) 11th Anniversary Show (1984) = King Tonga lost to the Puerto Rican Champion.
- AWA StarCage (April '85) = King Tonga, Adrian Al-Kassie, & the Masked Superstar were beaten by Sgt. Slaughter & Jerry Blackwell in a Handicap Steel Cage match.
- WWF Wrestlemania II (April 7, '86) = King Tonga competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Andre the Giant.
- WWF "The Big Event" (August '86) = Haku and Don "The Rock" Muraco fought to a draw.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #10 (February 21, '87) = Islander Haku competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Hercules.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament '87 (September 4) = Islander Haku defeated Brutus Beefcake, then fought to a Double Countout with Rick Martel. Randy Savage won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 (November 26) = The Islanders (Haku & Tama), the Hart Foundation, Demolition, the Russians and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Dino Bravo fought in a "Tag-Team Elimination" Match against the British Bulldogs, the Killer Bees, Strike Force, the Young Stallions and the Rougeau Brothers. The Islanders were eliminated by the Killer Bees, who 'survived' along with the Young Stallions.
- WWF Royal Rumble '88 (January 24) = The Islanders defeated the Young Stallions in a "3 Falls" Match.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #15 (March 7, '88) = The Islanders defeated the Killer Bees in a "3 Falls" Match.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV (March 27, '88) = The Islanders & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan beat the British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 = Haku defeated Sam Houston.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #17 (October 25, '88) = Haku was pinned by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 (November 24) = Haku, Ted DiBiase, the Red Rooster, & the Twin Towers fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Mega Powers, Hercules, Koko B. Ware, & Hillbilly Jim. Haku was eliminated by Hulk Hogan, who "survived" with "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 (January 15) = Haku defeated Harley Race.
- WWF Wrestlemania V (April 2, '89) = Haku was pinned by Hercules.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #23 (September 21, '89) = Haku was defeated by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament '89 (October 14) = Haku beat Terry Taylor, then fell to Jimmy Snuka. Tito Santana won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 (November 23) = The Colossal Connection (Haku & Andre the Giant), Arn Anderson, & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Ultimate Warrior, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, and the Rockers. Haku was pinned by Shawn Michaels. The Warrior was the "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 (January 21) = Haku was involved in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI (April 1, '90) = The Colossal Connection lost the WWF Tag Titles to Demolition.
- AJPW US/Japan Wrestling Summit (April 13, '90) = Haku and Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Curt Hennig and Rick Martel.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #26 (April 23, '90) = Haku lost to the WWF World Champ the Ultimate Warrior.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #28 (September 18, '90) = Haku lost to the WWF Intercontinental Champion, "The Texas Tornado" Kerry von Erich.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 (November 22) = Haku, Dino Bravo, the Earthquake, & the Barbarian fought in an "Elimination" Match against Hulk Hogan, Tugboat, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, & the Big Boss Man. Haku was eliminated by the Big Boss Man. Hogan was the sole "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 (January 19) = Haku competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Wrestlemania VII (March 24, '91) = Haku & the Barbarian lost to the Rockers.
- SWS Wrestlefest (March '91) = Haku and Ted DiBiase defeated Takashi Ishikawa and the Great Kabuki.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #29 (April 15, '91) = Haku competed in a "Battle Royale", which was won by Mr. Perfect.
- WWF UK Rampage '91 (April 24) = Haku fell to Great Valentine.
- SWS Sumo Hall 1991 (June) = Haku & Yoshiaki Yatsu beat Genichiro Tenryu & Randy Savage.
- SWS Super Wrestle (December '91) = Haku and Yoshiaki Yatsu lost to Ashura Hara and Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 (January 19) = Haku competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Ric Flair.
- SWS Tag League '92 = King Haku & Yoshiaki Yatsu won the League.
- CMLL 59th Anniversary Show (September '92) = King Haku, Rayo de Jalisco Jr, & Atlantis lost a "Three Falls" match to Pierroth Jr, La Fiera, & the Great Kabuki.
- CMLL Heavyweight Title Tournament (October-November '92) = King Haku took down Popitekus and Blazo de Plata before losing to Rayo de Jalisco Jr. Black Magic (Norman Smiley) won the tournament.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 15, '93) = Haku & John Tenta were beaten by the IWGP Tag-Team Champions, the Hellraisers.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June 17, '93) = Haku & John Tenta defeated Tony Halme & the Barbarian.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 2, '93) = Haku & the Barbarian fell to the IWGP Tag-Team Champs, the Hellraisers.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 6, '93) = Haku & the Barbarian defeated the Nasty Boys.
- NJPW Sumo Hall (August 7, '93) = Haku & the Barbarian lost to Scott Norton & Hercules Hernandez, who retained the IWGP Tag-Team Titles.
- CMLL 60th Anniversary Show (September '93) = King Haku, Vampiro, & the Pegasus Kid won, via DQ, over Mocho Cota, Pierroth Jr., & Black Magic.
- WAR Sumo Hall (December '93) = Haku & Masao Orihara were beaten by Ashura Hara & Ishinriki.
- WAR Sumo Hall (March '94) = Haku won over Mr. Hughes.
- CMLL 1st Annual Grand Prix Tournament (April '94) = King Haku defeated the Ultimo Dragon, Yamato, and Miguel Perez Jr, before losing in the finals to Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
- WCW Uncensored '95 (March 19) = Meng defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan in a "Martial Arts" Match.
- WCW Slamboree '95 (May 21) = Meng pinned Brian Pillman in a dark match. Later in the night, Meng and Hawk fought it out to a double count-out.
- WCW Great American Bash '95 (June 18) = Meng lost to Sting in the vacant WCW US Title Finals.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '95 (July 16) = Meng again lost to Sting, who retained the US Title.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI (August 4, '95) = Meng & Kurasawa lost to Sting & Road Warrior Hawk.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 (September 17) = Meng, along with Shark, Kamala, and Zodiac, lost a War Games Match to Sting, Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, & Lex Luger.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '95 (October 29) = Meng lost, via DQ, to Lex Luger.
- WCW World War III '95 (November 26) = Meng competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Uncensored '96 (March 24) = Meng was involved in the "Tower of Doom" Match against Hulk Hogan and "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Meng was defeated.
- WCW Slamboree '96 (May 19) = Meng & Hugh Morris were defeated by Diamond Dallas Page & the Barbarian.
- WCW Hogg Wild '96 (August 10) = The Faces of Fear (Meng & the Barbarian) & Kevin Sullivan defeated Jim Powers, Joe Gomez, and Mark Starr in a dark match.
- WCW Halloween Havok '96 (October 27) = The Faces of Fear lost to Chris Benoit & Steve "Mongo" McMichael.
- WCW World War III '96 (November 24) = The Faces of Fear lost a "Triangle" Match to the WCW Tag-Team Champs, The Outsiders. The Nasty Boys were the other participants. Later in the night, Meng competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by the Giant.
- WCW Starrcade '96 (December 29) = The Faces of Fear lost to the Outsiders, who retained their WCW Tag-Team Titles.
- WCW Superbrawl VII (February 23, '97) = The Faces of Fear lost to Public Enemy in a Triangle Tag Match, with which Harlem Heat was also involved.
- WCW Slamboree '97 (May 18) = Meng forced Chris Benoit to submit in a "Death" Match.
- WCW Great American Bash '97 (June 15) = In another "Death" Match, Meng submitted to Chris Benoit.
- WCW Fall Brawl '97 (September 14) = The Faces of Fear lost to Mortis & Wrath.
- WCW World War III '97 (November 23) = The Faces of Fear defeated Ernest Miller & Glacier. Later in the night, Meng competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Road Wild '98 (August 8) = Meng defeated his former partner, the Barbarian.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 (October 25) = Meng was beaten by Wrath.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (June '99) = Meng was forced to submit to Kensuke Sasaki.
- NJPW Budokan Hall (September '99) = Meng & Shinya Hashimoto beat Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka.
- WCW Mayhem (November 21, '99) = Meng defeated The Total Package Lex Luger.
- WCW Starrcade '99 (December 19) = Meng was beaten by the Hardcore Champion, Norman Smiley.
- WCW Souled Out '00 (January 16) = Meng lost a 4-Corners match to Brian Knobs, who defended his Hardcore Title. The other competitors were Fit Finlay and Norman Smiley.
- WCW Sin (January 14, '01) = Meng defeated Terry Funk & Crowbar to become the WCW Hardcore Champion.
- WWF Royal Rumble '01 (January 21) = Haku competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- HWA Cincinnati Show (October 9, '01) = Haku & Reno defeated Val Venis & Race Steele.
- HWA Dayton Show (November 14, '01) = Haku, Brian Adams & Kwee Wee fell to Val Venis, Steve Blackman & Tony B.
- HWA Dayton Show (December 8, '01) = Haku, Russ McCullough & Reno lost to Steve Blackman, Race Steele & Matt Stryker.
- HWA Cincinnati Show (December 11, '01) = Haku, Elix Skipper & Johnny the Bull were beaten by Race Steele & the Island Boys.
- WLW Spring Hill Show (April 19, '02) = Haku lost, via DQ, to Dennis McHawkes, who stayed the WLW Heavyweight Champion.
- WLW Eldon Show (April 20, '02) = Haku again lost, via DQ, to the WLW Champ, Dennis McHawkes.
- WLW Maryland Heights Show (May 4, '02) = Haku was beaten by the WLW Champ, Dennis McHawkes.
- NJPW Nexess (May 3, '04) = Meng & Genichiro Tenryu fell to Blue Wolf & Dolgorsuren Sumiyabazar.

Title Summary:
- NWA World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ George Gulas and Ken Lucas (79 - 10/79)
- NWA Polynesian Pacific Tag-Team Champion w/ Siva Afi (3/19/80 - 80)
- NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Champion (4/80 - 7/80)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion (1/15/83 - 10/23/83)
- WWC North American Tag-Team Champion w/ Gran Apolo (6/11/83 - 7/10/83)
- WWC North American Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Gran Apolo (10/08/83 - 4/09/84)
- WWC World Tag-Team Champion w/ Hercules Ayala (1/06/84 - 1/28/84)
- WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion(2) (3/24/84 - 5/12/84)
- (Montreal) Canadian International Heavyweight Champion (10/09/84 - 2/11/85)
- (Montreal) Canadian International Tag-Team Champion w/ Richard Charland (5/27/85 - 6/12/85)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Andre the Giant (12/13/89 - 4/01/90)
- SWS Tag-Team Champion w/ Yoshiaki Yatsu (2/14/92 - 4/16/92)
- SWS Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Yoshiaki Yatsu (4/18/92 - 6/92)
- IWL Champion (??/??/??)
- NAWF Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- WLW Heavyweight Champion (4/20/00 - 4/22/00)
- WLW Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/20/00 - 11/03/00)
- WCW World Hardcore Champion (1/14/01 - 1/21/01)
- WLW Heavyweight Champion(3) (2/08/03 - 3/22/03)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 1 2nd RU, 1 3rd RU)
- 1990 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)