Junior Fatu



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 423 lbs

Real Name: Solofa Fatu Jr.

DOB: 10/11/1966

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Other Names: Fatu(WCW/WWF), The Sultan(WWF), J.R. Smooth(PPW), Rikishi Phatu(WWF/E)

Wrestler Since: 1985

Finishing Maneuver: Rikishi Driver, Banzai Drop, Stinkface

PWI 500 2008 Ranking: #213

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #163(2005), #95(2004), #59(2003), #39(2002), #97(2001), #27(2000), #311(1997), #108(1996), #98(1995), #63(1994), #105(1993), #119(1992), #140(1991)

Other Related Websites:
The Headshrinkers - Rollercoaster Bio
Junior Fatu - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Rikishi Fatu - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (34 - 43, 1 NC)
- WCCW 5th Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October '88) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samu) lost the WCCW Tag-Team Titles to Michael Hayes & Steve Cox in a "Texas Tornado" match.
- AWA Superclash III (December '88) = The Samoan Swat Team defeated Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to retain the WCCW Tag-Team Titles.
- WCW Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samu) won over the Midnight Express.
- WCW WrestleWar '89 (May 7) = The Samoan Swat Team was taken down by Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas.
- WCW World Tag-Team Title Tournament (May/June '89) = The Samoan Swat Team won over Ranger Ross & Ron Simmons, then were beaten by the Midnight Express. The Fabulous Freebirds won the tournament.
- WCW Clash of the Champions VII (June 14, '89) = The Samoan Swat Team fell to the Midnight Express.
- WCW Great American Bash '89 (July 23) = The Samoan Swat Team & the Fabulous Freebirds were beaten by Steve Williams, the Road Warriors & the Midnight Express.
- WCW Clash of the Champions VIII (September '89) = The Samoan Swat Team was defeated by the Road Warriors.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '89 (October 28) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu, Samu, & Samoan Savage) won over Steve Williams & the Midnight Express.
- WCW Starrcade '89 (December 13) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samoan Savage) took down Doom and won, via DQ, over the Steiner Brothers, then lost in the finals of the Iron Team Tournament to the Road Warriors.
- WCW Capital Combat (May 19, '90) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samoan Savage) defeated Mike Rotunda & Tommy Rich.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XI (June 13, '90) = The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samoan Savage) were beaten by Tom Zenk & Mike Rotunda.
- WWF Survivor Series '92 = The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) defeated Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware.
- WWF Royal Rumble '93 = Fatu competed in the Rumble, which was won by Yokozuna.
- WWF Wrestlemania IX ('93) = The Headshrinkers were beaten by the Steiner Brothers.
- WWF UK Rampage '93 (April 11) = Fatu defeated Brian Knobbs.
- WWF King of the Ring '93 = The Headshrinkers & Money Inc fell to the Smoking Gunns & the Steiner Brothers.
- WWF Summerslam '93 = The Headshrinkers & Bam Bam Bigelow were beaten by Tatanka & the Smoking Gunns.
- WWF Survivor Series '93 = The Headshrinkers, Bam Bam Bigelow & Bastion Booger competed in an Elimination Match against the Bushwhackers & Men On A Mission. Fatu was eliminated by Butch. The Bushwhackers & Men On A Mission 'survived'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '94 = Fatu competed in the Rumble, which was won by Lex Luger & Bret Hart.
- WWF King of the Ring '94 = The Headshrinkers retained the WWF Tag Titles, winning over Crush & Yokozuna.
- WWF Summerslam '94 = The Headshrinkers lost, via DQ, to Irwin R. Schyster & Bam Bam Bigelow.
- WWF Survivor Series '94 = The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Sionne), Razor Ramon, Davey Boy Smith & the 1-2-3 Kid competed in an "Elimination" match against Diesal, Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Jeff Jarrett & Jim Neidhart. Fatu was eliminated by Diesal. Razor Ramon was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF World Tag-Team Title Tournament (December/January '95) = The Headshrinkers (Fatu/Sionne) defeated the New Foundation, then lost to Tatanka & Bam Bam Bigelow. Bob Holly & the 1-2-3 Kid won the tournament.
- WWF Royal Rumble '95 = Fatu competed in the Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF In Your House III (September 24, '95) = Fatu pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a dark match.
- WWF In Your House IV (October 22, '95) = Fatu was beaten by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF Survivor Series '95 = Fatu, Savio Vega, Henry Godwinn & the Undertaker competed in an "Elimination" match against Jerry Lawler, Hunter Hearst Helmsley, Isaac Yankum & Mabel. Fatu's entire team 'survived'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '96 = Fatu competed in the Rumble, which was won by Shawn Michaels.
- WWF Survivor Series '96 = In a dark match, The Sultan, Justin Hawk Bradshaw, Billy Gunn & Salvatore Sincere competed in an "Elimination" match against Jesse James, Bart Gunn, Bob Holly & Aldo Montoya. The Sultan was eliminated by Jesse James. Bart Gunn was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '97 = The Sultan competed in the Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIII ('97) = The Sultan fell to the Intercontinental Champion, the Rock.
- WWF Taker's Revenge (April '97) = In a dark match, the Sultan pinned Flash Funk.
- WWF Armageddon '99 = Rikishi Phatu & Viscera were beaten by Hardcore & Crash Holly.
- IWA Tag Team Title Tournament (January 7, '00) = Rikishi Phatu & D-Lo Brown lost in the first round to Billy Gunn & X-Pac. Val Venis & Ricky Santana won the tournament.
- WWF Royal Rumble '00 = Rikishi Phatu competed in the Rumble, which was won by the Rock.
- WWF No Way Out '00 = Rikishi & Too Cool defeated Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn.
- WWF Wrestlemania 2000 = Rikishi & Kane won over X-Pac & the Roaddogg.
- WWF Insurrextion '00 (May 6) = Rikishi & the Big Show defeated the Dudley Boyz.
- WWF Judgment Day '00 = Rikishi & Too Cool beat Edge, Christian & Kurt Angle.
- WWF King of the Ring '00 = Rikishi won, via DQ, over Chris Benoit. He then pinned Val Venis, before losing to Kurt Angle in the KOTR Tournament Finals.
- WWF Fully Loaded '00 = Rikishi lost a Steel Cage match to the IC Champ, Val Venis.
- WWF Summerslam '00 = Rikishi & Too Cool were beaten by Stevie Richards, Bull Buchanon & the Goodfather.
- WWF Unforgiven '00 = Rikishi lost, via DQ, to the Intercontinental Champion, Eddie Guerrero.
- WWF No Mercy '00 = Rikishi and Steve Austin fought to a No-Contest in a "No Holds Barred" match.
- WWF Survivor Series '00 = Rikishi was beaten by the Rock.
- WWF Rebellion '00 (December 2) = Rikishi lost a "Fatal Fourway" match to the WWF Champ, Kurt Angle. The Rock and Steve Austin were the other participants.
- WWF Armageddon '00 = Rikishi lost a "Hell In A Cell Six Pack" match to the WWF Heavyweight Champ, Kurt Angle. The other participants were the Undertaker, the Rock, Steve Austin and Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF Royal Rumble '01 = Rikishi competed in the Rumble, which was won by Steve Austin.
- WWF No Way Out '01 = In a dark match, Rikishi won, via DQ, over Matt Hardy.
- WWF Judgment Day '01 = Rikishi was pinned by William Regal.
- HWA Dayton Show (December 8, '01) = Rikishi & D-Lo Brown won over EZ Money & Johnny the Bull.
- WWF Royal Rumble '02 = Rikishi competed in the Rumble, which was won by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF Wrestlemania X-8('02) = In a dark match, Rikishi, Scotty Too Hotty & Albert won over Lance Storm, Mr. Perfect & Test.
- WWE Judgment Day '02 = Rikishi & Rico Constantino won the Tag-Team Titles from Billy & Chuck.
- WXW Cedar Beach Show (July 14, '02) = Rikishi beat Gangrel.
- WWE Global Warning (August 10, '02) = Rikishi easily won a "Kiss My Ass" Match over Rico Constantino.
- WWE Smackdown Tag-Team Title Tournament (October '02) = Rikishi & Mark Henry lost in the first round to Chavo & Eddie Guerrrero. Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit won the tournament.
- WWE Rebellion '02 (October 26) = Rikishi won a "Kiss My Ass" Match over Albert.
- WWE Royal Rumble '03 = Rikishi competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Brock Lesnar.
- WWE Backlash '03 = Rikishi fell to Sean O'Haire.
- WWE United States Heavyweight Title Tournament (June/July '03) = Rikishi lost in the first round to Matt Hardy. Eddie Guerrero won the tournament.
- WWE Royal Rumble '04 (January 25) = Rikishi competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Chris Benoit.
- WWE No Way Out '04 (February 15) = Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty stayed the WWE Smackdown Tag-Team Champions, winning a "Handicap" Match over Shaniqua & the Basham Brothers.
- WWE Wrestlemania XX (March 14, '04) = Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty retained the WWE Smackdown Tag Titles, winning a "Fatal Fourway" Match over the Basham Brothers, the World's Greatest Tag-Team and the APA.
- Mid-South Throwback Night II (August 28, '04) = Rikishi & Brian Christopher won a "Stink Face" Match over the Sexy Assassins.
- Zero-One Hustle V (September 20, '04) = Rikishi & Riki Choshu defeated O-YA-GI-GA-RI (Yoji Anjoh) & Dan Bobish.
- AAA Guerra de Titanes '04 (December 5) = Rikishi & Konnan lost, via DQ, to Cibernetico & La Parka Jr.
- Zero-One Hustle VII (February 11, '05) = Rikishi took down Giant Silva.
- AAA TripleMania XV (July 15, '07) = Rikishi Phatu, Ron Killings, Head Hunter I, & Sabu defeated the Animal, Latin Lover, La Parka Jr, & Zorro.
- TNA Bound For Glory '07 (October 14) = Junior Fatu competed in the "Fight For Your Right Battle Royal", which was won by Eric Young.
- TNA Fight For The Right Tournament '07 (October/November) = Junior Fatu beat Robert Roode in the first round. However, Fatu then left the promotion, forfeiting his spot. Frankie Kazarian won the tournament.

Title Summary:
- WWC Caribbean Tag-Team Champion w/ Samu (11/07/87 - 12/12/87)
- WCCW/WCWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Samu (8/12/88 - 9/16/88)
- WCCW/WCWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Samu (9/19/88 - 10/15/88)
- WCCW/WCWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Samu (10/17/88 - 2/89)
- UWA World Trios Champion w/ Samoan Savage & Kokina (4/07/91 - 5/30/91)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Samu (4/26/94 - 8/28/94)
- PPW Heavyweight Champion (5/08/99 - 7/24/99)
- WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (6/20/00 - 7/04/00)
- WWE World Tag-Team Champion w/ Rico Constantino (5/19/02 - 6/04/02)
- WWE Smackdown World Tag-Team Champion w/ Scotty Too Hotty (2/03/04 - 4/20/04)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 win, 1 1st RU, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1994 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Headshrinkers)
- 2000 Comeback of the Year