Solofa Fatu, Jr. started his professional wrestling career at 20 years old and has gone on to span over 25 years. Fatu started the first part of his career teaming with Samu which they started out at the Samoan Swat Team. They traveled all over the world including Japan, World Wrestling Council, World Class Championship Wrestling, and AWA. They were destined for greatness as part of the legendary Anoa’i family and in 1992 they got the shot to put their name in the history books.
In 1992, Fatu and Samu arrived to the WWE as the Headshrinkers where they were managed by Afa and Mr. Fuji. They were closely aligned with Yokozuna and as heels they feuded with The Natural Disasters, High Energy, The Smoking Gunns and Men on a Mission. Eventually they became faces and won the Tag Team Championships against The Quebecers. Shortly after Samu left the WWE and Fatu would go on to do some great things in his career.
He held two gimmicks for a brief time with him showing his real side and then eventually became The Sultan. It was in 1999 that he returned as Rikishi. He joined with Brian Christopher and Scotty 2 Hotty who became the faction popular hip hop dancing group Too Cool. He won the tag team titles with Scotty 2 Hotty and won the Intercontinental Championship on one occasion. One of his most famous storylines is when he became the accomplice for Triple H in running down Stone Cold Steve Austin. He is also the second man to be thrown off the Hell in a Cell by The Undertaker.
Rikishi was a fun and entertaining part of the Attitude Era. His legacy now continues on with his sons Jimmy and Jey Uso. Both have made quite the name of for themselves and honor their dad and uncle in a lot of the moves they do. Rikishi is now the fifth member of the Samoan family to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He joins Peter Maivia, Yokozuna, Afa and Siki. Congratulations to Rikishi for being the latest legend to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.