Zilla Fatu is the latest wrestling hopeful to commence their training under the tutelage of Booker T and his Reality of Wrestling promotion. With a rich family history in the industry, Zilla is the son of the late, great Eddie Fatu, better known to wrestling fans as Umaga.
ROW took to Twitter to announce the news of their latest trainee.
Welcome the newest member of Reality Of Wrestling training school Zilla Fatu.Advertisement
His father Umaga was a part of Reality Of Wrestling and now he begins his own journey. pic.twitter.com/uBmPqpznqF— Reality of Wrestling (@TheOfficialROW) December 7, 2022
Reality of Wrestling has amassed quite the reputation for developing talent over the years, with Booker T and Sharmell having launched the company - which serves as both a wrestling promotion and a training centre - back in 2005, initially under the Pro Wrestling Alliance name. In recent years, Roxanne Perez, Sammy Guevara and ma.çé are some of the notable names to have been trained at ROW.
As for Zilla Fatu, the 22-year-old is the latest member of the famed Anoa'i family to enter the wrestling business. In addition to being the son of Umaga, Zilla is the nephew of Rikishi and the Tonga Kid, and the cousin of Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Solo Sikoa and former MLW World Champion Jacob Fatu.
For Zilla, he's seemingly looking to start a new chapter in his life by turning his attention to the squared circle, with the youngster having previously spent six years incarcerated after being charged with aggravated robbery when he was 15 years of age.
Upon the announcement that Zilla Fatu is now sitting under the learning tree of Booker T, the wrestling world has reacted with plenty of encouragement for Fatu.
Congratulations & welcome to the family business. You’re gonna crush it young Uce pic.twitter.com/G0tRJw2sOo— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) December 7, 2022