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Roman Reigns Issues Statement On His Father, Wild Samoan Sika’s Death

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As we reported earlier, WWF Legend Wild Samoan Sika has passed away at the age of 79.

His son, current WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, issued the following statement:

“My family and I thank everyone for the outpouring of support in the name of my father, Pola’ivao Leati Sika Anoa’i, who will forever be remembered as one half of The Wild Samoans tag team. My father had a profound impact on my entire family and we are forever grateful for the foundation he built for us. There’s no way to fill the void left by his passing but my sisters and I will do our best to represent him and his legacy.

Rest in Power, Dad. We love you.”

Sika Anoa’i, better known as Wild Samoan Sika, was born on April 5, 1945, in American Samoa. He began his wrestling career in the early 1970s, quickly making a name for himself alongside his brother Afa as part of the Wild Samoans tag team. The duo was known for their intense, hard-hitting style and their wild, untamed personas that captivated audiences worldwide.

The Wild Samoans achieved great success in various wrestling promotions, but their most notable accomplishments came in the WWF (now WWE). Managed by the legendary Captain Lou Albano, they captured the WWF Tag Team Championship three times, becoming one of the most dominant and feared teams of their era. Their feuds with teams like Tony Garea and Rick Martel, as well as The Strongbows, are still remembered as some of the most exciting tag team rivalries in wrestling history.

Beyond his in-ring achievements, Sika played a crucial role in the Anoa’i wrestling dynasty. He is the father of WWE superstar Roman Reigns, who has become one of the biggest names in the industry.

Reigns, born Leati Joseph Anoa’i, has followed in his father’s footsteps, achieving numerous championships and headlining multiple WrestleMania events. Sika’s influence on his son’s career is evident, with Roman Reigns often speaking about the guidance and inspiration he received from his father.

In addition to Roman Reigns, Sika is also the uncle of several other notable wrestlers, including Yokozuna, Rikishi, and The Usos, further cementing the Anoa’i family’s legacy in the world of professional wrestling.

Sika’s contributions to wrestling were recognized with his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007, alongside his brother Afa. The Wild Samoans’ legacy lives on, not only through their numerous accolades but also through the continued success of their family members in the wrestling industry.

Sika leaves behind a legacy of strength, resilience, and a passion for wrestling that continues to inspire future generations. His contributions to the sport will be remembered, and his presence will be deeply missed.

He last appeared on WWE programming at Hell In A Cell 2020, after Roman defeated Jey Uso to retain the Universal Championship. Below is a photo of them together after the match:

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RIP Wild Samoan Sika

April 5, 1945 – June 25, 2024

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