The wrestling fraternity is once more saddened to learn that that another former Superstar has passed away at age 47.
This is coming as a huge shock to the WWE family owing to the fact that quite a number of stars, over six stars have passed away this year alone. On this note, former WWE Superstar Booker T makes shocking announcement on the passing away of this Superstar
And one consideration that comes with this Superstar who just passed away is that he grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty and the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika.
The news about his death hit the WWE family like this: The Anoa’i family issued a statement to WWE:
“We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.”
And in case you didn’t know, Matt Anoa’i, known to fans as Rosey was a part of the Anoa’i wrestling family, and is the older brother of Roman Reigns.
Rosey debuted in WWE in 2002 as a part of the tag team 3-Minute Warning alongside his cousin Jamal, better known as Umaga. He later formed a partnership with The Hurricane. Rosey last wrestled in a WWE ring in 2006.
Many current and former WWE stars paid tribute to Rosey on social media.
Condolences to the family. 💜
— Bayley (@itsBayleyWWE) April 18, 2017
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Matt Anoa'i, Rosey.A lovely man .My condolences to all of his family.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) April 18, 2017
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) April 18, 2017
WWE announced Tuesday that Matt Anoa’i, who performed in WWE as Rosey, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 47.