The enforcer of the Bloodline Solo Sikoa gave a heartwarming homage to his uncle and late wrestling great Umaga on the latest episode of Monday Night RAW. A day before Raw, it was Umaga’s 49th birthday.
The Usos successfully defended their championships against Riddle his partner Kevin Owens this week on RAW. Owens was paired with Riddle after Bloodline destroyed Elias in a backstage brawl.
Members of the Bloodline attacked Riddle after the match. With a steel chair in hand, Owens returned to the ring and attacked Jimmy and Jey.
The Usos and Sami Zayn left the ring, but Kevin Owens followed them. This left Riddle exposed to Solo Sikoa.
With a Samoan Spike, originally Umaga’s finisher, The Enforcer of the Bloodline annihilated Riddle. Then he executed yet another manoeuvre straight out of the Samoan Bulldozer handbook.
Solo can say the second UMAGA. believe that ☝️ pic.twitter.com/QIHXrkiUpj
— Aman 🇨🇦 (@No1Bloodline) December 6, 2022
Solo launched a corner hip attack while trapping Riddle’s neck in a steel chair. Riddle was carried away from the ring in a stretcher and appeared to be badly hurt.
With Sikoa’s thumb taped in the Umaga’s style , the post-match portion had a further tribute to Umaga.
For those who might be unaware, Umaga tragically passed away very early in 2009 when he was just 36 years old, due to multiple organ failures and heart attack.
Umaga was one of the most respected individuals in the WWE locker room in the middle of the 2000s. After his success in 3-Minute Warning, he was given a new identity as a Samoan savage and remained undefeated for months.
He was a member of Samoan Anoa’i family and younger brother of veteran Rikishi and cousin of The Rock. Solo Sikoa had earlier paid tribute to him on social media.
— Solo (@WWESoloSikoa) December 5, 2022
Umaga’s participation in WrestleMania 23’s main event was one of his career’s greatest moments. He competed against Bobby Lashley in the Battle of the Billionaires, with Vince McMahon and Donald Trump at the ringside.