By Ryan Clark | April 03, 2009
WWE LEGEND AFA "THE WILD SAMOAN" HEADING TO WRESTLEMANIA 25
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - One of WWE's legendary tag-team wrestlers, Afa "The Wild Samoan," is heading to Wrestlemania 25 to reunite with Mickey Rourke, and will be part of the Fan Axxess tour at this historic event.
Afa was the personal wrestling trainer to award-nominated actor Mickey Rourke in the critically acclaimed film The Wrestler.
4-time World Heavyweight Champion Dave "The Animal" Batista had this to say in regards to Afa being part of Wrestlemania 25, "Afa is not only my original trainer and the man directly responsible for getting me my dream job with the WWE but he is also a father figure to me and I'm proud to call him my friend. He and his family are a huge part of Sports Entertainment and everyone at Wrestlemania this year should take advantage of meeting this legend and Hall of Famer. He is living history and he continues to develop future WWE Superstars."
Wrestlemania 25 is scheduled to take place on April 5th, 2009 at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. To celebrate Wrestlemania 25, WWE Celebrities will be available for meet and greet at the Fan Axxess tour which be held from April 2nd through April 5th. Come meet Afa at the Fan Axxess tour Sunday April 5th from 3-5pm.
To find out more about WrestleMania 25 and the Fan Axxess tour, including a list of scheduled Celebrity appearances, visit www.wwe.com.
You can schedule Afa the Wild Samoan for an event or interview by contacting Shannon Rose at [email protected] or call 813-960-8412
Wrestling legends 2007 WWE Hall of Famers "The Wild Samoans" Afa & Sika are available for personal appearances and autograph signings. The Wild Samoans are 21-time tag team title holders, and the first team ever to hold the WWE tag team belts on three occasions. They have 40+ years of experience. In addition to pro wrestling, the Samoans, along with their manager the one and only Captain Lou Albano, have appeared in numerous television shows, commercials, music videos, and movies. Afa was also the personal wrestling trainer to award-nominated actor Mickey Rourke in the critically acclaimed film "The Wrestler". Also available is Afa's daughter, actress and novelist Vale Anoai.
Appearances include: Corporate functions, Birthday parties, School Assemblies, promoting education and saying no to drugs, Conventions, Grand openings, Fundraising events, Independent Wrestling events, and Wrestling training clinics. For booking information contact: Shannon Rose at [email protected] or call 813-960-8412
ABOUT AFA THE WILD SAMOAN
Afa Anoai is one-half of the legendary tag-team "The Wild Samoans". Along with his brother Sika, they held twenty-one titles including being the first team to hold the WWE tag belts on three occasions. At WWE's biggest event Wrestlemania, the Wild Samoans were crowned Hall of Famers for their thirty plus years of dedication and contributions to the sport of pro wrestling.
The Samoans are part of the wrestling family dynasty that include cousin Superfly Jimmy Snuka, sons and nephews: Headshrinker Samu, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Rosey, Umaga, Rikishi, Tonga Kid, The Black Pearl, L.A. Smooth, the late Yokozuna and WWE newest superstar Manu.
Afa created The Wild Samoan Training Center to teach young hopefuls the skill and art of pro wrestling in a safe and supervised facility. Top Rope Productions – WXW Wrestling was later formed to take the training to the next level by allowing the up and coming stars a place to perform in front of the live crown, learning to master their craft while receiving crowd and TV exposure.
Over the years Afa has produced many of yesterday's and today's top stars such as: the late Junkyard Dog, BamBam Bigelow, Sherri Martell, Michael Hayes, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff, Luna Vachon, Gangrel, Billy Kidman, Gene Snisky, Dave Bautista and many more.
Afa is also a director of Usos. A non-profit 501 C (3) foundation using wrestling as the draw to promote education and positive body, mind and spirit to our youth.
Afa's most recent achievement is personal wrestling trainer to the actor Mickey Rourke for the movie "The Wrestler" to which Mr. Rourke won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor.
For more information about Afa's school or WXW Pro Wrestling go to http://www.wildsamoan.com and http://www.wxwwrestling.com
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