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Rikishi Pays Tribute To Sika Anoa’i

Rikishi remembers his Uncle Sika Anoa’i.

This week, the wrestling industry received sad news when it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Sika Anoa’i had passed away. Sika was one half of the legendary tag team The Wild Samoans and the father of Roman Reigns.

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi took to social media this morning to post a tribute to his Uncle, tweeting out:

“Pola’ivao Leati Sika Anoa’i

When I think of my Uncle Sika, the first word that comes to mind is MENTOR; he was my first trusted adviser, confidant, and someone who always spoke his mind!

As a professional, he showed me all of the ropes, (literally) and guided me on “roadlife,” and being one of the boys. But more importantly, as my Uncle, he taught me to slow down, take my time, and truly ENJOY life. We both loved living in Pensacola and appreciated the slower pace of life. My Uncle had perfected his “Samoan Southern Drawl.”

My Uncle Sika’s roots began in Samoa, however, with his chosen profession and limitless talents, he touched the world! Yes, he was WILD and I could go on and on with stories, but for now, I simply want to express my deep gratitude for what I was able to experience with him. He will forever remain in my heart and mind.

While my heart breaks for my family, I’m reminded that God makes NO mistakes and I’m comforted that he’s now with my Mom and that makes me smile. Thank you, Uncle Seek, I love you, FLY HIGH,” Rikishi said in a post.

READ MORE: Roman Reigns Pays Tribute To His Father Sika Anoa’i

On behalf of everyone at WrestleZone, we send our heartfelt condolences to Sika Anoa’i’s family and friends at this time.