Oct 23, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Afa Anoa’i Jr.
Weight: 280 lbs.
Date of birth: October 6, 1984
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Pro debut: August 28, 1998
Trained by: Wild Samoan
Finishing move: People’s Headbutt
- August 28, 1998: Anoa’i Jr made his debut by winning a battle royal in Austria.
- July 29, 1999: Anoa’i Jr defeated Judas Young at Wildwood, NJ for the ISPW Light Heavyweight championship.
- September 17, 1999: Anoa’i Jr took home the WXW Cruiserweight title by defeating Kale in Allentown, PA.
- February 5, 2000: Anoa’i Jr won the WXW Hardcore championship in Hazleton, PA by defeating Lucifer Grimm.
- July 7, 2000: Anoa’i Jr & Lucifer Grimm captured the WXW tag team titles by defeating Mark The Body and Smooth Tommy Suede in Plymouth, PA.
- January 6, 2001: Anoa’i Jr won the JCW (Jersey Championship Wrestling) Television title defeating Inferno in Lodi, NJ.
- January 9, 2001: Anoa’i Jr defeated “Showtime” Shane Black in a ladder match for the WXW Television title in Allentown, PA.
- April 8, 2001: Anoa’i Jr defeated Low Ki for the WXW Cruiserweight title but was later stripped due to exceeding the weight limit.
- June 6, 2002: Anoa’i Jr won the WXW Hardcore championship twice but lost it on both occassions in Bethlehem, PA.
- June 22, 2002: Anoa’i Jr won the WXW Heavyweight title defeating Sugaa in Hazleton, PA.
- In October 2006, the Anoa’i signed with WWE.
- Anoa’i debuted on WWE television in September 2008 as Manu.
- Manu was released on February 23, 2009.