Saturday, December 5, 2009
I don't know quite where to put this and on what blog or format or social networking site. So I am putting it here on my HERCULES blog because of the connection to pro wrestling the legend of HERCULES encapsulates. ( good word )
UMAGA has died. From the wrestling legacy family known as the Wild samoans Umaga was probably the coolest of all the Samoan incarnations the family biz had to offer. Yokozuna the ROCK , Rikishi Fatu all part of the same family. Here is the official announcement I found on the web as stated.
"Former WWE wrestler Eddie Fatu better known as Umaga died Friday in Houston.
The 36-year-old was rushed to the medical center after being in a serious condition after he reportedly suffered a heart attack.
Umaga was found by his wife unresponsive and bleeding from his nose on Friday morning."
The World Wrestling Entertainment website issued the following statement, "The WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu's family, friends and fans on his tragic passing."
I saw UMAGA wrestle in a small venue in Deer park NY maybe 12 years ago Just before his big time entrance along with another cousin as 1 half of JAMAL and ROSIE - 2 streetwise Samoan street toughs from the Ghetto - they wore hip hop clothes and came in and interfered a few times in big matches before the actually got to Wrestle.
Later on Rosie became the Super hero side kick along side Sugar Shane ( the HURRICANE ) Helms. While Jamal became UMAGA. I liked UMAGA and thought that maybe he should have held the belt longer than he did. But he was not exactly a baby face. But his strength power,ferocity and aggressive style made him an entertaining entity in the biz. He'll be missed.