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31-year-old shares Bloodline relative is facing serious health issues

Four members of the Anao'i family – Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Roman Reigns, and Solo Sikoa – are currently active on WWE TV.

A relative of the family, Afa Anoa'i Jr. (aka Manu), is facing some serious health issues, according to 31-year-old Lance Anoa'i.


Manu is best known for his main roster tenure in WWE from 2007 to 2009. The 39-year-old member of the Samoan dynasty has shared the ring with Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Matt Hardy, among others.

Lance recently took to Twitter to share upsetting news about the Bloodline relative. The MLW star noted that Afa Jr. was rushed to hospital on September 23, and said that he had undergone a severe and unexpected complex cardiac issue.

As per the GoFundMe page set up to support Afa Jr., the former WWE Superstar had numerous tests and serious cardiac operations. His cardiac injection fraction is barely 35 percent, and his heart is filling up with fluid by the hour.


Afa has a lengthy road to rehabilitation ahead of him, which will entail significant medical expenditure. Lance has encouraged fans to make contributions to the life-threatening illness of Roman Reigns' cousin.

Check out Lance's tweet below:

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Afa Anoa'i Jr. on how he carved out his wrestling career without the help of Roman Reigns' Bloodline

In a conversation with Tantalizing Tony, the 39-year-old shared how he has been in the wrestling business for the past 25 years.

Afa pointed out that his career had been carved out successfully without help from Roman Reigns and his faction.

"I don't necessarily look at it like I have to live up to the legacy of the family name," Afa Anoa'i Jr. said. "I look at it as I have to create my own road to this legacy. We all have our strengths, we all have our weaknesses. Roman, he's made it to the top of the game in the WWE. I've made it to the top of the game without them. I stayed relevant for the last 25 years without them," he said.

Check out the full video below:

It remains to be seen how long it will take Afa Anoa'i Jr. to get back to in-ring action. We at Sportskeeda Wrestling wish him a speedy recovery.

Do you think Manu will ever join WWE's Bloodline? Sound off in the comments section below.

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