Though the end result of wrestling matches are pre-determined, the physicality and danger of harm is actual. Consequently, many followers and in-ring performers strongly dislike the phrase “faux” being related to skilled wrestling.
Talking on Tales with Brisco and Bradshaw, Rikishi mentioned he as soon as used the dreaded F-word throughout a coaching session. Sika, one-half of the legendary Wild Samoans tag crew, taught his nephew a lesson in respect by busting his mouth open.
“I made one false assertion to my uncle Sika, like, ‘These items is faux.’ He goes, ‘Cease what you’re doing, what did you say?’ I mentioned, ‘No, I didn’t say nothing, I didn’t say nothing.’ He says, ‘Come right here, get within the ring.’ I’m going to get within the ring, right here it goes. As we go to lock up, his proper elbow slid proper into my mouth proper right here, busted my complete tooth out. You’ll suppose any person had taken a blade and minimize my jaw, gushing out blood,” Rikishi mentioned.
Rikishi and Sika belong to the Anoa’i wrestling family. Rikishi’s sons, The Usos, at present carry out on WWE SmackDown alongside Sika’s son, Roman Reigns.
Sika instructed Rikishi to by no means disrespect wrestling
Rikishi started his wrestling profession in 1985 and went on to affix WWE in 1992. He carried out as numerous characters in WWE, together with Fatu and The Sultan, earlier than changing into often called Rikishi in 1999.
Elaborating on his incident with Sika, Rikishi mentioned his uncle warned him by no means to talk negatively in regards to the wrestling enterprise once more.
“Now, when that occurred, he checked out me and actually grabbed me and had me open my eyes and take a look at him, and he instructed me, ‘For those who’re gonna come into this enterprise, don’t you ever, ever disrespect my bread and butter,’ and threw me down like a freaking rag doll,” Rikishi acknowledged.
Rikishi, who now runs a wrestling faculty in California, was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2015. Sika obtained his WWE Corridor of Fame induction in 2007 alongside his brother Afa.
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