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Afa Anoa'i

Afa Amituana'i Anoa'i is a retired Samoan professional wrestler and manager, who appeared as one of Kenneth Togaru's henchmen that killed Charles Symington and Ali Ferrand in the episode "By Hooker by Crook" of the series Miami Vice. Anoai got into professional wrestling in the early 1970s, trained by Rocky Johnson and Peter Maivia (father and grandfather of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), then made his debut in 1971, and brought in his brother Sika Anoa'i (born 1945) and formed The Wild Samoans, a tag team that won three WWWF (precursor to today's WWE) Tag Team Championships (twice in 1980 and once in 1983), managed by Capt. Lou Albano for all of their reigns. They also held the NWA National Tag Team titles in 1982 and several other regional titles during their career. In 1983 Sika was injured and Afa brought in his son Samu, and would remain a team until 1984. The Wild Samoans broke up soon after, but Afa returned to the WWF as manager of Samu and Afa's nephew Fatu and they formed The Samoan Swat Team (in World Class—WCCW, and the NWA) before moving to the WWF and becoming The Headshrinkers, which won the WWF Tag Team Titles once before Afa retired in 1994. He then trained new pro wrestlers at the Wild Samoans Academy, and in 2007 he and Sika were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Anoa'i's only acting credits besides Vice was in the movies Body Slam and Mr. Nanny. Anoa'i married his wife Lynn in 1970, and have five children; their three sons, Samula "Samu", Afa, Jr. "Manu", and Lloyd "L.A. Smooth", all became pro wrestlers, and two daughters, Monica and Lynn.

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Nov 21, 1942 In Western Samoa Trust Territory
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie WWE The Brawl to End it All 1984-07-23
Latest Project:
Movie WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 2020-10-25
Known For
Poster of WWE 24
Poster of WWE Survivor Series 1994
Poster of WWE SummerSlam 1994
Poster of WWC Aniversario '88: One Hot Night in Bayamón
Movie WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 Himself 2020-10-25
Series WWE 24 Himself 2015-01-30
Movie Legends of Mid-South Wrestling Afa 2013-09-10
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2007 Afa 2007-03-31
Movie WWE The Countdown to The Crowning Himself (Manager) 1994-06-13
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1994 Himself (Manager) 1994-06-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1994 Himself (Manager) 1994-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1994 Himself (Manager) 1994-11-23
Movie Mr. Nanny Self 1993-04-02
Series WWE Raw Afa) 1993-01-11
Movie WWE WrestleMania IX Manager 1993-04-04
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1993 Himself (Manager) 1993-08-30
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 Manager 1993-04-11
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1993 Afa 1993-11-24
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1993 Afa (Manager) 1993-06-13
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown 1992 Manager 1992-11-22
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1992 Himself (Manager) 1992-11-25
Movie WWC Aniversario '88: One Hot Night in Bayamón Wild Samoan Afa 1988-09-10
Movie Tag Team Champions 1986-03-01
Movie WWE The Brawl to End it All Wild Samoan Afa 1984-07-23