Born in the famous Anoa’i wrestling family of American Samoa, Eddie Fatu aka Umaga comes from a
lineage of famous wrestlers. His mother Vera was sister of The Wild Samoans, Afa and Sika. He is also
uncle The Usos, Jimmy and Jey and cousin of The Rock, Roman Reigns and Rosey.
Before WWE, Umaga started wrestling for his uncle Afa’s WXW in 1995. Next year, he was brought to
WWE with his cousin Matt, but the angle they were about to participate in was dropped. Instead they
were sent to HWA development territory, where Umaga and Matt Anoa’i formed a tag team under the
names Samoan Gangstas in Memphis Championship Wrestling and Island Boyz in Frontier Martial-Arts
- WWE Career
During his tenure in WWE Umaga wrestled under the ring name of Jamal as well. He used Jamal during
his first sting with the company when he was brought into a tag team with his brother Matt, now Rosey,
as part of three minute warning by Eric Bischoff. They would attack random wrestlers each week who
offended Bischoff, including non-wrestlers.
They lasted as a team for over a year before Umaga was fired due to involvement with a bar fight.
He wrestled in TNA and AJPW before finally coming back in his Umaga avatar in WWE. His Umaga
gimmick saw him return as a destructive savage which would attack and destroy stars. He would take
out with Ric Flair and Triple H as well as Shawn Michaels before entering a feud with Kane.
He was not pinned before Cena managed to do it with a roll up, and later Cena went on to repeat the
feat after the initial result being called a fluke in a last Man standing match.
Umaga won the Intercontinental Championship from Jeff Hardy and then represented Vince McMahon
in the battle of the Billionaires against Donald Trump's Bobby Lashley. He lost and Trump shaved Vince McMahon's head.
Umaga continued to carve a path of destruction and had a big feud against Triple H and Jeff Hardy.
Hardy would defeat Umaga at One Night Stand in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
His last appearance is at Extreme Rules where he lost to CM Punk. Another violation of Wellness Policy
cost him his contract. Even though it was only his second time, his refusal to join rehab led to the
cancellation of his contract.
Umaga died on Dec 04, 2009 of a Myocardial Infarction.
People also ask
What happened to the wrestler Umaga?
Umaga died after suffering a heart attack.
When did Umaga die?
December 4, 2009
Why did Umaga die?
Who is Umaga son?
Is Umaga The Rock's cousin?
Umaga is also the cousin of former WWE Superstars Yokozuna, Rikishi, Umaga and The Tonga Kid, and also the non-biological cousin of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and The Usos.