8. WWE Remembers Rosey On SmackDown Live
As we noted before, former WWE Tag Team Champion Matt Anoa’i (a.k.a Rosey in WWE), who’s the elder brother of current WWE Superstar Roman Reigns, passed away at the age of 47.
This week’s episode of SmackDown Live opened with a tribute graphic for Rosey. You can check it out below:
— WWE (@WWE) April 19, 2017
The Anoa’i family shared the following statement regarding Rosey’s passing:
“The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death.
We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.
Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”