Sam Fatu

Inside Biography

Sam Fatu is a retired professional wrestler who worked for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE) under the ring name The Tonga Kid and for the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name The Samoan Savage.

How Old Is Sam Fatu? What Is His Height?

Sam Fatu was born Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu on October 11, 1965, in San Francisco, California. His father is Solofa Fatu Sr. and his mother is Elevera Anoa'i Fatu. 

Fatu is the twin brother of wrestler Solofa Fatu Jr. (Rikishi) & the older brother of WWE Superstar late Umaga (birth name: Eddie Fatu). As of 2023Fatu is 57 years old & he stands at the height of 6 feet (183 cm).

Part of The Anoa'i Wrestling Dynasty

Sam Fatu is a descendant of the Samoan Anoa'i family - a dynasty of professional wrestlers. His twin brother,  Solofa Fatu, Jr. also wrestled for the WWF/WWE as Rikishi.

Rikishi's twin sons, Sam's nephews, are currently contracted under the WWE as Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso. Sam's younger brother, Eddie Fatu, who wrestled in the WWE as Umaga/Jamal, died of a fatal heart attack on December 4, 2009, at the age of 36.

Sam Fatu, a retired American wrestler went by the ring name The Tonga Kid. SOURCE: Instagram@iamtongakid

Fatu is from the Anoa'i family including retired WWE wrestlers Sika Anoaʻi and Afa Anoaʻi, current WWE wrestlers Roman Reigns and Nia Jax, and the late WWF wrestler Yokozuna, among others. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also an honorary member.

Moreover, Solafa's twin sons, Jonathan and Joshua Samuel go by the ring name Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

Who Is Sam Fatu's Wife? Do They Have Children?

Sam has been married since 2008 to his wife, Theresa Fuavai-Fatu. The lovely couple has been blessed with three children. Their oldest son, Jacob Fatu, is also a professional wrestler currently contracted with Major League Wrestling (MLW) and is their reigning world champion.

Sam Fatu's twin kids, Marley, and Myracle. SOURCE: Instagram@iamtongakid

In November 2008, Sam's wife Theresa Fuavai-Fatu gave birth to twin daughters Marley and Myracle Fatu. As of now, the family of three is living a happy life.

What Is Sam Fatu Known For? What Is His Net Worth?

Online sources estimate that Sam Fatu is worth around $2 million as of 2023. The retired wrestler's net worth was $2 million back in March 2021. Most of his income came from his wrestling career but after retirement, no update on his current profession is out.  

Sam signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and made his professional wrestling debut in 1983 under the tutelage of his uncles, Afa and Sika AnoaÊ»i -- who was wrestling as The Wild Samoans. He wrestled under several ring names including Samoan No. 4 and Tama. He left the WWF in 1988.

From 1989 to 1990, Fatu wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was part of the tag team The Samoan SWAT Team with his twin brother Solofa Fatu, Jr. and cousin Samu.  

Sam has also wrestled for smaller promotions like World Wrestling Council and the Universal Wrestling Association. In his final years as a pro, Fatu toured the independent wrestling circuit before officially retiring in 2011.


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by shrijan, 16 Mar, 2021

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