While Major League Wrestling (MLW) is currently on a live event hiatus, the company has managed to remain active throughout the summer by locking up several core talents to new deals, such as MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone and Richard Holliday of The Dynasty, MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed and Salina de la Renta. On Thursday, ESPN first broke the news that MLW had locked up their reigning MLW World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu to a new deal, keeping Fatu with the company through 2025.
ESPN: Fatu re-ups with MLW https://t.co/Pp3xcZqvaD
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Jacob Fatu, “The Samoan Werewolf”, is yet another talented member of the Samoan Dynasty, the extended Anoa’i family that has produced multiple legends of the industry like the Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika), The Rock, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Umaga, and The Usos. Jacob’s father is former WWE Superstar Sam Fatu (aka Tama and The Tonga Kid), who is the brother of Rikishi and Umaga. Jacob Fatu got his start on the West Coast, trained by his uncle Rikishi in 2012, and became a presence in the West Coast indies with the likes of All Pro Wrestling, PCW Ultra, and DEFY Wrestling, before signing with MLW in 2019. He joined MLW alongside his longtime tag partner Josef Samael in WARBEAST, where the two have become part of the CONTRA Unit stable in MLW. In July of 2019, Fatu defeated “Filthy” Tom Lawlor at MLW Colosseum and has held the World title for 383-days.
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