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Jacob Fatu has wrestling in his blood, as the son of The Tonga Kid. He is also the cousin of WWE’s Usos, honing his skills under Uncle before embarking on his professional wrestling journey in 2012. After participating in various promotions, he found his stride in MLW in 2019, where he became the world champion after defeating Tom Lawlor. Recently departing from MLW, he’s now all set to make his mark in WWE.

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi has just dropped a hint that might lead to the possibility of Jacob Fatu joining WWE. After the recent defeat of the Bloodline’s tribal chief, Roman Reigns, it looks like their cousin is ready to enter WWE as per Triple H’s plans. 

Rikishi hints at Jacob Fatu’s debut in WWE


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The 31-year-old Samoan wrestler is set to join WWE. A few days ago, Fightful Select reports suggested that former MLW Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu may have signed with WWE, as he was reportedly pulled from a scheduled GCW appearance last Saturday. While WWE officials haven’t confirmed the news, rumors were reportedly discussed backstage at GCW. 

However, it looks like the father of the Uso brothers has opened up about it. Rikishi posted a tweet on X recently. The captions were, “Wait for my lead to Unleash The BEAST.” He posted a picture showcasing Black Pearl, Jacob Fatu, Zilla Fatu, himself & other members of the KnokX Pro Academy in Philadelphia. 


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Fatu, who finished up with MLW in February, has been a free agent. The rumors have been around the town before WrestleMania 40. Many fans speculated that he would be helping his cousin Roman Reigns as a surprise entrance to defeat Cody Rhodes. Unfortunately, that did not happen.

Due to this, the WWE Universe was skeptical about his debut. But it looks like Rikishi has dropped a surprising hint for the fans. Triple H seems to have a blockbuster plan in the works for Jacob Fatu, hinting at a thrilling storyline ahead. As per Rikishi’s post, it seems like he is the one leading and will report when Fatu is ready. 

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With the Bloodline facing setbacks after Reigns’ loss, it seems they’re gearing up to bring in some heavy reinforcements to reclaim the spotlight. Not only this but even Dave Meltzer has updated on Fatu’s WWE debut just recently. 

Dave Meltzer updates on Jacob Fatu’s debut plans

Exciting news from Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer hints at Jacob Fatu’s imminent WWE debut, suggesting he’ll receive a significant push from the company upon arrival. Despite the buzz surrounding his potential debut, the specific brand he’ll join remains a mystery, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his next move.


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“Well, he signed with WWE. And he’s going to be starting soon and getting a push from what we understand,” reported Meltzer. Given the current momentum of the Bloodline storyline, Jacob Fatu’s arrival could add another layer of intrigue.

While a stint in NXT would align with WWE’s typical debut strategy, his involvement with the Bloodline could elevate his impact to a whole new level. 


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Do you think Jacob Fatu will be coming to WWE soon? Will he make it to the main roster right away? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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Sheron Singh


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Sheron Singh is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With more than 500 articles under her belt, this psychology graduate is one of the mainstays of the WWE division, with a knack of dissecting the highly charged drama of the ring. Sheron's love for professional wrestling started at the age of 6 when her father introduced her to it.
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