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6th Aug '16 7:19:34 PM WillKeaton
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16th Jul '16 12:07:02 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}oH [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html World Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]]. To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time. Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]

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* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}oH [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html World Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]]. To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time. Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes [[VideoGame/BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]
6th Jan '16 5:06:13 AM Badger96
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* Afa and Sika, the original Wild Samoans (incidentally, Afa is the patriarch of the Anoa'i WrestlingFamily, whose members make up most of the other examples).

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* Afa and Sika, the original Wild Samoans (incidentally, Afa is the patriarch of the Anoa'i WrestlingFamily, whose members make up most of the other examples).examples)
**Isn't Amituanai Anoa'i the patriarch, as he was blood brothers with High Chief Peter Maivia?
16th Jul '15 11:02:52 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* King Adamo is an example of this in UPW and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1. Incidentally, Samoa Joe's ''first'' wild Samoan run was with this guy before he got sick of and walked out of Zero 1. Adamo's more regular partner, King Dabada (known as [[MeaningfulName Alofa the Samoan Tank]] in WWC), is a even ''bigger'' example.

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* King Adamo Adamo, known for wearing what looks like a straw ring around his neck, is an example of this in UPW Ultimate Pro and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1. Incidentally, Samoa Joe's ''first'' wild Samoan run was with this guy before he got sick of and walked out of Zero 1. Adamo's more regular partner, King Dabada (known as [[MeaningfulName Alofa the Samoan Tank]] in WWC), is a even ''bigger'' example.
10th Jul '15 9:29:06 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]]. To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time. Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]

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* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}oH [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]]. To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time. Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]
10th Jul '15 9:23:40 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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You probably don't need to be told this (what with all the {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s running around), but ProfessionalWrestling isn't very culturally sensitive. Nowhere is this more evident than in the character of the Wild Samoan (or Tongan, or Fijian, or Marquesan, [[LongList or...]]). Basically, in wrestling world, if you come from a small South Pacific island, you talk in grunts, groans, and gibberish, you devour raw fish on the way to the ring (not ''prepared'' raw fish like sushi either, just plain, whole, raw fish)... and [[WrestlingMonster you destroy everything in your path in the most brutal manner possible]]. Oh, and your head is [[HardHead hard enough to break concrete]].

Fortunately, this is on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope, with the broadening characters for islander wrestlers (such as Wrestling/SamoaJoe, the {{Badass}} submission expert - Rosey, the erstwhile sidekick to wrestling {{Superhero}} The Hurricane - Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing sumo wrestler who rubs his gargantuan, thong-covered ass into his opponents' faces... yes, you read that right) - Wrestling/RomanReigns, the cerebral technician who takes advantage of wolfpack tactics to overwhelm his foes - and not least of all [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] would count as well (his mother was Samoan, but his father was black). However, it does have a way of cropping back up from time to time.

This kind of character tend to have a very specific moveset which perpetuates over time and it's often adopted by non-Samoan wrestlers. Moves like savate kicks, [[AssKicksYou hip attacks]], [[UseYourHead headbutts]], [[DeathFromAbove diving splashes]], [[SpinningPiledriver reverse piledrivers]], [[PressurePoint nerve holds/thrusts]] and the ubiquitous [[UrExample Samoan drop]] are the most common.

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You probably don't need to be told this (what with all the {{Foreign Wrestling Heel}}s running around), but ProfessionalWrestling isn't very culturally sensitive. Nowhere is this more evident than in the character of the Wild Samoan [[TheGimmick gimmick]] (or Tongan, or Fijian, or Marquesan, [[LongList or...]]). Basically, in wrestling world, if you come from a small South Pacific island, you talk in grunts, groans, and gibberish, you devour raw fish on the way to the ring (not ''prepared'' raw fish like sushi either, just plain, whole, raw fish)... and [[WrestlingMonster you destroy everything in your path in the most brutal manner possible]]. Oh, and your head is [[HardHead hard enough to break concrete]].

Fortunately, this is on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope, with the broadening characters gimmicks for islander wrestlers (such as Wrestling/SamoaJoe, the {{Badass}} submission expert - Rosey, the erstwhile sidekick to wrestling {{Superhero}} The Hurricane - Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing sumo wrestler who rubs his gargantuan, thong-covered ass into his opponents' faces... yes, you read that right) - Wrestling/RomanReigns, the cerebral technician who takes advantage of wolfpack tactics to overwhelm his foes - and not least of all [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] would count as well (his mother was Samoan, but his father was black). However, it does have a way of cropping back up from time to time.

This kind of character tend gimmick tends to have come with a very specific moveset which perpetuates over time and it's often adopted by non-Samoan wrestlers. Moves like savate kicks, [[AssKicksYou hip attacks]], [[UseYourHead headbutts]], [[DeathFromAbove diving splashes]], [[SpinningPiledriver reverse piledrivers]], [[PressurePoint nerve holds/thrusts]] and the ubiquitous [[UrExample Samoan drop]] are the most common.



* Haku had a tag team partner named Tama, who became known as the "Wild Samoan Savage" while wrestling in the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA. His real name is Sam Fatu, and is a member of the family.

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* Haku had a tag team {{tag team}} partner named Tama, who became known as the "Wild Samoan Savage" while wrestling in the Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA. His real name is Sam Fatu, and is a member of the family.
16th Apr '15 6:58:48 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* Queequeg in ''VideoGame/CodenameSTEAM'' has this appearance.
5th Feb '15 1:18:54 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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*** [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] once joked that, if he ever had to fight Meng in real life, he'd need a tank and a gun with one bullet. The gun was for himself if the tank failed to stop Meng.

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*** ** [[Wrestling/JakeRoberts Jake "The Snake" Roberts]] once joked that, if he ever had to fight Meng in real life, he'd need a tank and a gun with one bullet. The gun was for himself if the tank failed to stop Meng.



* Haku had a tag team partner named Tama, who became known as the "Wild Samoan Savage" while wrestling in the NWA. His real name is Sam Fatu, and is a member of the family.

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* Haku had a tag team partner named Tama, who became known as the "Wild Samoan Savage" while wrestling in the NWA.Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA. His real name is Sam Fatu, and is a member of the family.



* While [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka]], a Fijian, wasn't the typical Wild Samoan {{archetype}}, he did still dress like Tarzan and grunt a lot.
** According to UrbanLegend, [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] once got Snuka off of a murder charge, by claiming to the police that he was an illiterate simpleton who spoke no English. The real story is that it wasn't Vince's doing, it was Snuka himself; short version is that Snuka's girlfriend died in very questionable circumstances and, while no charges were ever brought, Snuka used his illiterate savage routine in his taped interviews with the cops to avoid saying too much. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Snuka#Nancy_Argentino_death The Other Wiki]] has the details.

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* While [[Wrestling/JimmySnuka "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka]], a Fijian, wasn't the typical Wild Samoan {{archetype}}, he did still dress like Tarzan and grunt a lot.
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lot. According to UrbanLegend, [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]] once got Snuka off of a murder charge, by claiming to the police that he was an illiterate simpleton who spoke no English. The real story is that it wasn't Vince's doing, it was Snuka himself; short version is that Snuka's girlfriend died in very questionable circumstances and, while no charges were ever brought, Snuka used his illiterate savage routine in his taped interviews with the cops to avoid saying too much. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Snuka#Nancy_Argentino_death The Other Wiki]] has the details.



* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]].
** To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time.
*** Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]

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* This trope is ''subverted'', if you can believe it, by Wrestling/{{TNA}}'s Wrestling/SamoaJoe. Not only does he speak fluent English in the ring and out of it, but he wears shoes as well! Unfortunately, he has suffered not from this trope, but from BadassDecay. It's made more sad when he was [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/roh-h.html ROH World Heavyweight Champion]], [[TheAce he reigned for twenty-one months]].
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months]]. To give you an idea of how impressive that was, Wrestling/JohnCena's longest title reign with the WWE championship was thirteen months. Worse still, in attempting to get rid of the BadassDecay, he headed into Wild Samoan territory, wearing face paint, biting people, covering himself in dirt and carrying a sling blade. Plus his entrance music had the nice addition of "...Samoa, nation of violence". This led to a moronic FaceHeelTurn at the 2009 King of the Mountain match that was regarded as one of the worst turns of all time.
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time. Not that it mattered anyway, as the next year, Samoa Freaking Joe was kidnapped by ninjas. [[BadDudes And nobody was a bad enough dude to rescue him.]]



* Currently in WWE are Wrestling/TheUsos (who are the sons of Rikishi Fatu), who actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this trope by noting in their debut promo that they're not "your stereotypical Samoans."
** When they perform a Haka, [[DiscussedTrope the commentators point out]] that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R7rTYht55k athletes in Hawaii do that]] even if they aren't Polynesian.
*** Now they are indeed doing the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aTqIkruEw Siva-Tau]], the Samoan war dance, which is also used by many other Samoan athletes.

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* Currently in WWE are Wrestling/TheUsos (who are the sons of Rikishi Fatu), who actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this trope by noting in their debut promo that they're not "your stereotypical Samoans."
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" When they perform a Haka, [[DiscussedTrope the commentators point out]] that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R7rTYht55k athletes in Hawaii do that]] even if they aren't Polynesian.
*** Now
Polynesian. Then they are indeed doing did the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aTqIkruEw Siva-Tau]], the Samoan war dance, which is also used by many other Samoan athletes.



* King Adamo is an example of this in UPW and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1. Incidentally, Samoa Joe's ''first'' wild Samoan was with this guy before he got sick of and walked out of Zero 1. Adamo's more regular partner, King Dabada (known as [[MeaningfulName Alofa the Samoan Tank]] in WWC), is a even ''bigger'' example.

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* King Adamo is an example of this in UPW and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZero1. Incidentally, Samoa Joe's ''first'' wild Samoan Samoan run was with this guy before he got sick of and walked out of Zero 1. Adamo's more regular partner, King Dabada (known as [[MeaningfulName Alofa the Samoan Tank]] in WWC), is a even ''bigger'' example.
28th Jan '15 10:37:11 AM KantonKage
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* [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]], a third generation wrestler of Samoan descent, averts this, backstage at least. He's eloquent, a bit quiet and soft spoken during promos, but during a match or attack, he's every bit of the Screaming Warrior you expect him to be.

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* [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]], Wrestling/RomanReigns, a third generation wrestler of Samoan descent, averts this, backstage at least. He's eloquent, a bit quiet and soft spoken during promos, but during a match or attack, he's every bit of the Screaming Warrior you expect him to be.
28th Jan '15 10:36:30 AM KantonKage
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Fortunately, this is on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope, with the broadening characters for islander wrestlers (such as Wrestling/SamoaJoe, the {{Badass}} submission expert - Rosey, the erstwhile sidekick to wrestling {{Superhero}} The Hurricane - Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing sumo wrestler who rubs his gargantuan, thong-covered ass into his opponents' faces... yes, you read that right) - [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]], the cerebral technician who takes advantage of wolfpack tactics to overwhelm his foes - and not least of all [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] would count as well (his mother was Samoan, but his father was black). However, it does have a way of cropping back up from time to time.

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Fortunately, this is on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope, with the broadening characters for islander wrestlers (such as Wrestling/SamoaJoe, the {{Badass}} submission expert - Rosey, the erstwhile sidekick to wrestling {{Superhero}} The Hurricane - Wrestling/{{Rikishi}}, the hip-hop dancing sumo wrestler who rubs his gargantuan, thong-covered ass into his opponents' faces... yes, you read that right) - [[Wrestling/TheShield Roman Reigns]], Wrestling/RomanReigns, the cerebral technician who takes advantage of wolfpack tactics to overwhelm his foes - and not least of all [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] would count as well (his mother was Samoan, but his father was black). However, it does have a way of cropping back up from time to time.
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