Jan 14, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Sonny Siaki
Weight: 240 lbs.
Date of birth: July 23, 1974
Born: Isle of Somoa
Pro debut: March 1999
Trained at: WCW Power Plant
Finishing move: The Siakalypse
– Siaki played inside linebacker at East Carolina University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health and fitness in 1998.
– After training at the WCW Power Plant, Siaki made a few appearances on “Nitro” and “Thunder,” but was primarily used on “WCW Saturday Night.”
– With his career going nowhere fast, Siaki quit WCW.
– Siaki caught on with the California based Urban Wrestling Alliance, but had hoped to sign with WWF.
– In UWA, Siaki competed as “Money.”
– After the UWA went out of business, Siaki joined Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, and received additional training from Dusty Rhodes.
– Siaki arrived in TNA as one of the flying Elvises – along with Jimmy Yang, Jorge Estrada.
– On the premiere of TNA on PPV, the Flying Elvises defeated Low Ki, Jerry Lynn, and A.J. Styles in a six man tag match.
– On July 27, 2002, Siaki and Estrada captured the vacant TCW Tag Team title by defeating the Dobbins brothers in Carrollton, GA.
– Siaki eventually broke away from the Flying Elvises, and started feuding with his former partners. On August 21, 2002, Siaki defeated Yang.
– Siaki defeated Jerry Lynn to capture the NWA-TNA X-division title on the December 11, 2002 NWA-TNA PPV.
– In addition to his title victory, Siaki also found himself a valet, Desire. He also joined Vince Russo’s Sports Entertainment Xtreme group.
– On July 27, 2004 in Columbus, GA, Siaki and David Young defeated Jason Cross and John Bogey to claim the vacant GCW (Georgia Championship Wrestling) Tag Team title.
– Siaki, Sonjay Dutt and Hector Garza defeated Kid Kash, Frankie Kazarian and Michael Shane at the Turning Point PPV.
– At Lockdown ’05, Siaki and Apolo defeated Chris Candido and Lance Hoyt.
– At the 2005 No Surrender PPV, Siaki and Apolo defeated Simon Diamond and David Young.
– In December 2005, Siaki signed with WWE and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling.
– After training with WWE’s new Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE released Siaki on September 14, 2006.