Yokozuna wrestler

Yokozuna wrestler

Birth nameRodney Agatupu Anoai
BornOctober 2, 1966
San Francisco, California, United States
DiedOctober 23, 2000 (aged 34)
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
NicknamesYokozunaThe Great Kokina
ChildrenJustin Anoai
Keilani Anoai
Signature Move:Banzai Drop
Weight:589 lbs.
Career Highlights:WWE Champion; World Tag Team Champion; 1993 Royal Rumble Match winner; 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee


Rodney Agatupu Anoa’i was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) where he wrestled under the ring name Yokozuna. The word Yokozuna means highest rank in sumo wrestling. Vince McMahon brought him into the WWF and gave him a monster push in 1992. On November 1992: Yokozuna had his first match in the World Wrestling Federation. January 1993 – Royal Rumble: Yokozuna won the Royal Rumble to win a title shot at Wrestlemania 9. 
he was a descendant of an extensive family of Samoan professional wrestlers known as Anoa’i family, including Dwayne Johnson  known as "The Rock", Solofa Fatu Jr. known as "Rikishi", Afa, Sika, Samu & Matt Anoai known as "Rosey" and Umaga.
He died of a heart attack in his hotel room in Liverpool, England. He was only 34.
  • WWF Royal Rumble Winner last eliminating Randy “Macho Man” Savage (1993);
  • WWF World Heavyweight title defeating Bret “Hitman” Hart (April 4, 1993 – WrestleMania 9);
  • WWF World Heavyweight title defeating “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan (June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Owen Hart defeating The Smoking Gunns (April 2, 1995 – In Your House);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Owen Hart -Awarded- (September 25, 1995);

Yokozuna wrestler
Yokozuna wrestler


Weighed between 500-550 pounds during his prime, was rumored to top 700 lbs. at the time of his death.
Is the brother of former WWE superstar Rosey
He was the first Samoan to win the WWF World Championship.
wrestler  roman reigns is also comes from Anoa’i family.

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