Who is Roman Reigns’ father, Sika Anoa’i?

Roman Reigns' father, Sika Anoa'i, has been the pioneer of the Samoan clan. Learn more about the legendary career of the Hall of Famer.


Who is Roman Reigns’ father, Sika Anoa’i?

Roman Reigns with his father Sika Anoa;i (via GH Gossip)

Roman Reigns is one of the greatest WWE superstars in the modern era. He has solidified his name in wrestling in a very short span of time and has a list of accomplishments. Besides, Reigns has been one of the most decorated superstars in this industry. Hailing from the Samoan dynasty, he is a second-generation superstar. The Tribal Chief has been carrying forward the legacy of one of the most prestigious wrestling families, the Samoan family. However, behind all of his successful career is a man who is the backbone of his life: his father, Sika Anoa’i.

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The pro wrestling world has seen many legends that have paved the way for their next generation of superstars. Sika Anoa’i is one of those great personalities that has carved the path for the wrestlers of the Samoan bloodline. Leati Sika Amituana’i Anoa’i, who is known more popularly by his wrestling name Sika Anoa’i, is a retired American professional wrestler. He was born on April 5, 1945, on an island off Tutiila. The Samoan legend went on to establish his career as a professional wrestler.

Sika Anoa’i returns at Hell in a Cell

The WWE legend was better known for his tag team duo with his brother Afa. The duo known as The Wild Samoans debuted in the World Wrestling Federation in January 1980. Ever since then, they have dominated the industry as a colossal force. Besides, the fans have taken quite an interest in the duo due to their extraordinary style of wrestling. However, Sika Anoa’i has wrestled in multiple promotions throughout his wrestling career. He has had a long list of accomplishments throughout his career. Without a shadow of doubt, he has one of the most decorated careers, winning multiple championships.

The Samoan clan has made an immense contribution to the wrestling industry. Moreover, the wrestling world has seen multiple superstars emerge from their bloodline in the past. However, WWE inducted Sika Anoa’i into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. In addition to that, Anoa’i was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012. Furthermore, he has given the world one of the biggest superstars in the form of Roman Reigns. Sika Anoa’i is one of the legendary superstars of the Samoan clan, and his career is the epitome of that.

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Professional Wrestling Career

Sika Anoa'i and Afa
The Wild Samoans (via WWE)

Throughout his career, the legendary Hall of Famer wrestled in multiple wrestling promotions. He debuted in 1973 in Stampede Wrestling with the ring name Sika along with his brother Afa. The two of them, known by the name “The Wild Samoans,” dominated the roster. Moreover, the tag team entered the World Wrestling Federation in January 1980. However, Sika also wrestled as a singles competitor in the WWF.

The Wild Samoans also established their names in other wrestling promotions, such as NJPW (1981), Mid-South Wrestling (1981–82), and Georgia Championship Wrestling (1982). The WWE Hall of Famer won multiple championships in various promotions throughout his career. However, he is widely popular for his wrestling career in the WWF. He has left an impact on the industry and paved the way for future generations.

Sika Anoa’i and Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns, Sika Anoa'i and Afa
Roman Reigns, Sika Anoa’i and Afa (via Instagram)

Sika Anoa’i gave birth to his younger son, Leati Joseph Anoa’i, in 1985, who is known to the world by the name of Roman Reigns. Leati Joseph Anoa’i, a.k.a. Roman Reigns, went on to establish his career in pro wrestling. Reigns, who is a second-generation superstar is carrying the legacy of his father and the Samoan family. However, the Tribal Chief’s most established WWE character revolves around his own bloodline.

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In his gimmick, Roman Reigns professes himself the ‘Head of the Table’ of the Samoan Clan, a clan whose pioneers have been legends like Sika Anoa’i, Rikishi, and Umaga. However, the wrestling world has seen a glimpse of Sika Anoa’i during the initial phase of Roman Reigns’ Tribal Chief gimmick.

The Hall of Famer made his appearance in Hell in a Cell 2020 during a match of Roman Reigns. Sika and his brother Afa came to the entrance after Reigns’ victory. They proclaimed him the Tribal Chief with their Samoan cultural necklace known as the Ula Falu. This heralded the journey of “The Tribal Chief” to become one of the greatest WWE Champions of this modern era in WWE.

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