The following is an excerpt from a recent interview with Solofa Fatu (aka Rikishi) from Slam! Wrestling:
At the time of this conversation, Fatu’s sons hadn’t gone past Florida Championship Wrestling, the WWE’s training ground. He did hype their future, however.
“You guys look out for them! They’re in a developmental deal now. What I told my boys was, ‘You guys have a lot of shoes to fill, but do what you feel comfortable with. Win the fans, win the match.’ They’re seeing why daddy walks through the door limping, don’t want to throw the football, don’t want to play basketball. But they’re going to find out first-hand.”
Another generation of Samoan’s in WWE seems a natural progression to the legacy of the Anao’i family.
“I remember back in my day, doing indy shots here and there on the road, my kids seen me, how I was raised up in the business because they lived it with me. So anytime I’d see the Rotundas, Briscos, or any other third or second generation come into the business, to me, it’s a natural thing to do. I told both my sons, ‘I want to see you play NFL football, but you always have wrestling to fall back on.’ Obviously, they wanted to try the family business and try their hand at professional wrestling. Honestly, the world get ready, because you are about ready to see twice — when I say twice, twice the entertainment, twice the electricity, you’re about ready to see twice of The Rock!”
P>Check out the full interview at Slam! Wrestling.