WWE News: Former WWE Superstar snuffs out rumors of being close to death
Manu was part of the original 'Legacy'
Recently, former WWE wrestler, Manu, revealed the truth about his rumored ‘bad’ health, on social media. Several rumors were spreading via social media that he is suffering from certain health issues and maybe on his ‘deathbed’.
Manu, whose real name is Afa Anoa’i Jr., is of Samoan lineage and is related to the Rock, Roman Reigns, Usos and many more. In November 2007, he made his main roster debut in WWE.
In his WWE tenure, he mainly worked in tag team matches. The original Legacy stable consisted of Manu, along with Cody Rhodes and Sim Snuka. Later on, Sim and Manu were kicked out and replaced by Ted Dibiase Jr.
He was released from his WWE contract in 2009. The main reason behind the release had “a lot to do with his backstage attitude". Anoa'i Jr. continues to wrestle in independent shows regularly since his release from WWE.