Former WWE Superstar Rikishi has recalled his WWE Hall Of Famer Uncle Sika knocking his teeth out after he used the dreaded ‘F’ word in front of him.
Sika alongside his brother Afa were pioneer members of the incredible Anoa’i wrestling dynasty, competing in the then-World Wrestling Federation as The Wild Samoans in the eighties.
Rikishi came from the next generation of Anoa’is and was being trained by his Uncle Sika when he let slip the word ‘fake.’ Recalling the story to fellow WWE Hall Of Famers Gerald Brisco and JBL on Stories With Brisco and Bradshaw, Rikishi says his uncle’s reaction taught him to think twice before opening his mouth:
“I made one false statement to my uncle Sika, like, ‘This stuff is fake.’ He goes, ‘Stop what you’re doing, what did you say?’ I said, ‘No, I didn’t say nothing, I didn’t say nothing.’ He says, ‘Come here, get in the ring.’ I go to get in the ring, here it goes. As we go to lock up, his right elbow slid right into my mouth right here, busted my whole teeth out. You would think somebody had taken a blade and cut my jaw, gushing out blood.”
“Now, when that happened, he looked at me and really grabbed me and had me open my eyes and look at him, and he told me, ‘If you’re gonna come into this business, don’t you ever, ever disrespect my bread and butter,’ and threw me down like a freaking rag doll.”
The Anoa’i family have arguably never been stronger in wrestling with Rikishi’s sons The Usos joining up with Sika’s son Roman Reigns to represent The Bloodline on WWE television.
Rikishi also discussed a story involving another member of the Anoa’i family Yokozuna and his generous gesture he made to Rikishi and his family.