Wild Samoans


Real Names - Arthur/Alofa Anoia & Leati Anoia
Birthdates - 6/21/?? & ?/?/??
??? - ???

Aliases - Samoan Warriors, Islanders

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - n/a

Professional background (together) - Stampede(`73), Florida(`73), Vancouver(`73), Detroit(`75), Memphis(`77), IWE(`78), WWWF/WWF(`79-`80), Mid-South(`81-`82), WWF(`83), WWC(`87)

Groups - none

Peak Years - `75-`82

Career Highlights - n/a

Finisher(s) -
- Samoan Drop (Both)

Favorites -
- Double Headbutt
- Nerve Hold (Afa)
- Bodyslam (Both)
- Double Axe-Handle (Sika)
- Overhead Forearm (Afa)

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 3
science - 0
aerial - 1
power - 7
strikes - 5

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 4
selling - 3
bumping - 4
carrying - 3
heat - 6
legacy - 4

Place in History - The Anoia brothers, Afa and Sika, were quite a successful tag team in the 70s. Touring the country, getting the monster heel team push and often enjoying title runs. While not particularly good workers and limited to that one role they played their decade run, the Samoans established themselves very well. Peter Maivia, a top national draw, also of Samoan hertiage, helped the brothers out a great deal and the families developed a close bond that exists to this day. While not related (as the wrestling world might have you believe), the connection exists and the alliance helped many future family members break in. Paired with numerous mouthpieces and basically coming and going for years, the WWF was about the only place where they really established themselves. While both Afa and Sika had sons that went into the business with various degrees of success, it was the Wild Samoans' legacy that they established to help numerous Asian Pacific Americans get over a generation later. Afa remains active in the business as a trainer and will have an influence on developing youngsters for years to come.