WWE Legend Umaga passed away in 2009 in a tragic scene. In the years gone buy, his family have seen incredible success in the wrestling business and currently stand on the top of the WWE as “The Bloodline” dominate the entire company.
Roman Reigns currently holds the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship and has for nearly three years. The Usos are coming up to two years with the tag team championships and Solo Sikoa has become a star just in association with his family members.
However, Umaga’s son Zilla Fatu is nowhere to be seen on WWE TV, and for good reason. He struggled with the law at a young age and was sent to prison as a teenager.
Zilla Fatu spent six years in Texas State Penitentiary before being released in March 2022 after being charged with aggravated robbery at the age of 15. He spent all six years behind bars before being released on parole in March 2022.
Fatu lost his father in 2009 when he was just 10 years old. He then grew up in poverty with only his mother and soon fell into the world of crime. Due to the combination of poverty and fatherlessness, the chances of him turning to crime were incredibly high and not a surprise based on statistics.
Speaking in an interview Muscle Man Malcolm, the 22 year old son of Umaga revealed why he ended up in prison and detailed his struggles in life that led him on to his path of crime.
“What led up to me going in prison I want to say just me not having a plan. Me just being lost bro, just being a kid. Then obviously at that time, my mom or anybody that I was dealing with, we were just living in poverty. When you’re living in poverty there’s so much things that’s going on that’s out of your control.”
“Obviously, when I lost my dad, I mean, I don’t want to use it as a excuse, but it was kind of a big on not just me but my whole family. After my dad died, we went downhill from there. But going in there and seeing that prison is not a joke.
Zilla Fatu has recently announced that he is set to start training to be a wrestler at Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling school. He hopes to join his family in The Bloodline one day in the WWE, with Solo Sikoa already paying a great tribute to his father weekly on WWE TV.
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