Jacob Fatu is one of the top stars on the independent wrestling scene, with his absence from the WWE being a sore spot.
He seems like the perfect man to join up with The Bloodline for their current storyline, although his criminal record may have something to do with that.
The Samoan is part of the legendary Fatu/Anoaʻi wrestling family, which has produced some of the biggest and most feared wrestlers in WWE history.
This would make him related to the likes of The Usos and Roman Reigns, as well as fellow Bloodline Solo Sikoa.
However, the nature of their relation is not clear, due to the differences in what they considered “related” in Samoan culture.
For example, Roman Reigns is not actually related to The Rock, in the traditional sense.
Both of their grandparents (Amituanai and Peter) were blood brothers, which is a bond stronger than some families in their culture, but in actual fact have no blood relation.
Jacob Fatu is here to explain the relation between himself and the rest of the Samoan dynasty.
Jacob Fatu Explains Relation To Roman Reigns & The Usos
MLW star Jacob Fatu is related to the vast number of Samoans who have dominated wrestling over the last decades – but how?
In a recent appearance on “Fangin n Bangin with Gangrel“, the former MLW World Heavyweight Champion broke down ever member of the Fatu/Anoa’i family.
He spoke about the three generations of the family, although couldn’t remember of the fourth generation wrestler who wrestled in San Francisco.
He then broke down the generations, revealing that former WWE star The Tonga Kid is his father. Tonga Kid is the brother of Rikishi, making Jacob Fatu cousins with The Usos.
Speaking with Gangrel, Jacob Fatu said:
“Most of y’all in the wrestling world know “High Chief” Peter Maivia and Afa & Sika, the Wild Samoans, okay?”
“Right under them – the second generation. My father, the Tonga Kid. Rikishi, the Great Samu, Yokzuna, Afa Jr, Samoan Storm.“
“Then it came to the third generation, right? You have The Usos, Roman Reigns, Lance Anoi’i, Solo Sikoa and then me, Jacob Fatu – small werewolf!”
“Oh damn man, I’m sorry! How can I forget about The Rock! He’s up there with my pops, Yoko, etc.”
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