December 5, 2010
away one year ago today. Friends of the former Intercontinental champion have been posting messages on Twitter. He is
truly missed by many WWE fans.
December 10, 2009
The funeral for for Eddie "Umaga" Fatu will be at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 South Eastern Avenue,
Las Vegas, NV. 89119-3175, 702-736-6200. There will be a private family viewing on Friday, December 18, and an open service
on Saturday, December 19. Any flowers or cards should be sent to the above address.
December 4, 2009
Eddie Fatu, best
known as Umaga from his days in WWE, died today in a Houston hospital following a heart attack. He was 36.
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WWE posted a statement about Fatu's death on its website: "WWE
would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu’s family, friends and fans on his tragic passing. Mr. Fatu
was under contract with WWE at various time periods and most recently performed under the name 'Umaga.' Mr. Fatu's
contract was terminated on June 11, 2009."
Fatu was one of the WWE superstars named in the infamous Sports Illustrated
article as purchasing online pharmaceuticals, a violation of the WWE's Wellness Policy. He was suspended once for this,
and then released after he was failed testing a second time and refused treatment in a rehabilitation facility.
Fatu has Samoan designed tattoos on his arms and legs. He sometimes wears a septum piercing as well as a grill while wrestling
As part of his gimmick he only yells in Samoan while appearing as Umaga, though he does speak English.
and now....(2006) (2007)
Armando Alejandro Estrada
January 1, 2007....UMAGA helped Kevin Federline win the match against John Cena
Umaga is currently engaged in a feud with John Cena for his WWE Championship . Since his return with the Umaga gimmick
he has yet to be pinned or made to submit on television, though he has lost matches via disqualification and count-out. He
has also lost a few matches where it is not a straight one-on-one match. e.g. Tag Team matches or Handicap Matches.
Umaga has destroyed every one of his opponents to date
September 11, 2006
REAL NAME: Eddie Fatu
6' 4", 348 pounds
BORN: March 28, 1973. in Samoa
NICKNAMES: OG Ekmo, Ekmo Fatu, Ekmo, Jamal
Ring name(s) Ekmo Fatu
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Weight: 340 lb
Fatu has Samoan designed tattoos on his arms and a tattoo of a flower on his left upper chest. However, the markings on
his face when he comes out as Umaga are not tattoos, but rather face paint. He also wears a nose ring.
Signature Move: Samoan Spike
Samoa Resides San Francisco, California Billed from Samoa
Trained by Afa Debut 1995
UMAGA debut : April 3, 2006 first match was with Ric Flair
he won it
Entrance Video: WATCH
Appears on RAW
Handler is Estrada
Fatu worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) for a short while after his WWE release under his old name, Ekmo,
and would later move to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) as a member of the Roughly Obsess & Destroy (RO&D) faction
. Later, with Taiyo
In December 2005, Fatu announced he would be returning to World Wrestling Entertainment and gave his notice to AJPW.
Finishing and signature moves
Samoan Spike (Thumb thrust into opponent's neck or throat )
Wild Samoan Splash /Flying Sausage (Top rope splash )
Reverse piledriver - in Japan
Wild Samoan Drop (Gorilla press into a Samoan drop )
Running hip attack to the head of a seated opponent leaning against the turnbuckle
Turnbuckle powerbomb , usually preceded by an elevated three-quarter double-arm choke
Running headbutt drop to the head of an opponent held in the tree-of-woe position
Giant swing , occasionally into an object such as ring steps or a barricade
nicknames "Samoan Wrecking Machine"
"Samoan Smashing Machine"
Also Eddie is a member of the famous Anoa'i
wrestling family , he is the brother of Solofa Fatu (Rikishi) and Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid) , cousin to Dwayne "The Rock"
Johnson ,Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna) ,Samula Anoa'i (Headshrinker Samu) ,Matt Anoa'i (Rosey) ,Jimmy Snuka, Jr. ,
and nephew to "Soulman" Rocky Johnson , the Wild Samoans (Sika & Afa) , and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka