Tonga Kid Shoot Interview

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RF VIDEO sat down with the youngest guy to ever headline Madison Square and was involved in one of wrestling’s all time greatest storylines with Rowdy Roddy Piper. Of course we are talking about Jimmy Snuka’s nephew, the Tonga Kid! Besides the connection with Superfly, the Tonga Kid is the legit real life brother of the Samoan Bulldozer Umaga and Rikishi. Talk about a world class pedigree!

Kid was one half of the tag team the Islanders with wresting powerhouse Haku and paid his dues by working all the greats in the southeastern territory, WWF, AWA, Mexico, World Class and WCW. We were able to get the definitive story on how and why Kid came into the WWF to take over for Jimmy Snuka during Superfly’s red hot feud with Roddy Piper. Tonga also talked openly about the jealousy between Snuka and Hulk Hogan and told us exactly why he made his decision to leave the WWF for AWA. After a stint working up in Canada with the Road Warriors Tonga Kid found himself back in the WWF fold to team up with Haku. We got Kid to open up on why he went back to New York along with his thoughts on feelings on every big name at the time including the British Bulldogs, Strike Force, the Killer Bees, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, Bob Orton and many, many more! Kid had some hilarious stories in particular concerning the Bulldogs as well and what they did to Matilda. And of course we weren’t going to cover the WWF without getting Kid to open up about Vince McMahon himself.

After his second WWF run, Kid traveled south and did a stint in the NWA as part of the oft remembered Samoan Swat Team. Tonga explained why he left the WWF and again and talked about working with the Steiners, Road Warriors, Steve Williams, and future ECW creative genius Paul Heyman. What it was like coming from a famous family with Yokozuna, Rikishi, Afa and Sika? Why did Haku grab Brutus Beefcake in a chokehold in the showers after a show? And exactly what did Hulk Hogan do to stop that attack? You’ll find out the answers to those and a ton of other questions in this latest exclusive release from RF VIDEO!