The Anoa’i family dynasty is the stuff of legend. It’s influence stretches far and wide across professional wrestling, with it’s current figurehead Roman Reigns standing tall over WWE.
Since winning the Universal Championship over two years ago, Roman Reigns has dominated WWE alongside The Bloodline, giving himself the title the Head of the Table. However, now another Anoa’i family family has said that they also hold down the title.
Roman Reigns Isn’t The Only Head Of The Table
In a new interview with Tantalising Tony, Afa Anoa’i Jr has staked his claim to be the head of the family outside of WWE. The star has previously competed for the sports entertainment giant, wrestling as Manu from 2006 until 2009 performing alongside Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton as part of Legacy.
“I don’t necessarily look at it as I have to live up to the legacy of the family name, I look at it as, I have to create my own road on this legacy. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Roman, he’s made it to the top of the game in WWE, I’ve made it to the top of the game without them. I’ve stayed relevant for the last 25 years without them. I’m about to be, and I’m saying this prophetically, I’m about to be an award-winning Broadway choreographer.
That doesn’t happen if I’m in WWE. I’m not able to do all the side projects, I’m not able to run Battlefield, I’m not able to wrestle in the ECW Arena if I’m in WWE. I’m not saying I never want to go back, I’m just showing the world that we run WWE, we also run wrestling outside of WWE. If you want to look at Roman as the head of the table there, you wanna look at me as the other head, that’s the way I look at it,”
Since leaving WWE Afa Anoa’i Jr has become a mainstay of the independent scene. Meanwhile, Roman Reigns will be back in action on the December 30th episode of SmackDown where he teams with Sami Zayn to take on Kevin Owens and John Cena.
H/t to Fightful