• Former Legacy Member Returns To WWE For 2 Projects
Afa Anoa’i Jr., the son of Wild Samoan Afa and the brother of Headshrinker Samu, used to wrestle on the WWE main roster from September 2008 until February 2009 under the name ‘Manu’, and even joined Randy Orton’s Legacy faction, where all members had to be second-generation Superstars.
During a recent ‘Busted Open’ interview, Manu revealed that he just filmed content for 2 upcoming WWE projects, a documentary on his famous ‘Samoan Dynasty’ family, as well as an episode of A&E’s ‘WWE Most Wanted Treasures’.
Here’s what the former WWE Superstar had to say …
On the upcoming documentary about his family:
“I’ve got a lot of exciting news lately. The WWE, they’ve been calling a lot lately. We just filmed a documentary on the whole Samoan dynasty. They came over to my training center and we filmed a lot of it there.”
On the A&E Most Wanted Treasures episode:
“They came by with Mick Foley and Rikishi. They stopped by the training center pretty recent and they filmed. They were looking for Yokozuna’s WrestleMania robe.”
On his future:
“I’m trying to get back on the radar. I’m trying to do the right things and stay hungry and stay humble and just keep it moving, but big things are coming this week on Monday too.”
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 19, 1997) – WWF Royal Rumble 1997
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on January 19, 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired their annual ‘Royal Rumble’ event LIVE on PPV from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
This was the first Royal Rumble match out of three (97,98 & 01) that was won by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, but he won this one in a very controversial way as he was originally eliminated but the referees did not see it.
WWF Intercontinental Championship: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) defeated Goldust
Ahmed Johnson defeated Faarooq by DQ
Vader defeated The Undertaker
Canek, Héctor Garza & Perro Aguayo defeated Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal & Jerry Estrada
Stone Cold Steve Austin won the 30-man Royal Rumble match
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Shawn Michaels defeated Sycho Sid (c)