Talk:Yokozuna (wrestler)

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This article fails to make any distinction between real events and acted events. It would be nice if somebody could clear it up a little. 20:18, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Chest trauma...?[edit]

During a local wrestling show, there was an accidental death that involved small town local Berlin Ritchie, where Yokozuna fell in the crowd thus causing instant chest trauma. Ritchie was pronounced dead at the scene.

I googled Berlin Ritchie and the only thing result was this wikipedia article. Anybody have proof? If not, I'm gonna delete it. DonMEGĂ60645Talk|Contribs 13:23, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

I deleted it because I haven't heard anything about the incident and there's no proof anywhere on the net, as you said. Surely news like that would be recorded somewhere on the internet. It sounds like a form of vandalism to me.


I read that his death was changed from October 22 2000 to December 24 2006. I can't clarify if thats true or not. Does anybody know what his true date of death was? If so please change it. I'm not so sure if its vandalism because I myself aren't sure when he died.

This article is clearly vandalized and needs thorough cleaning. The n-word and other forms of cursing and defamatory language is being utilized. Facts are also changed and the article has lost its relevance.

The article has been returned to stub status until someone is able to come forward with reliable, non-trivial third party sources. Burntsauce 21:31, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
I have found an official WWE source that seems to go quite in depth about Anoa'i as a person as opposed to the character he portrayed. [1] -- 22:52, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Regarding this edit, no, that version was deemed to be unsourced and a violation of the WP:A and WP:V version on Wikipedia as you can clearly see a few lines above this very post I am making, so until there are sources the article must stay at the version previous to that revision. You must realize that while this person is not alive anyomnre, WP:LIVING still applies as the person's relatives are still living and could sue Wikipedia for false information being presented. This is policy, you can read more about it at WP:BLP.

Biographies of Living Persons does not apply to deceased people of 7 years, sorry. Blanking article content without removing legitamite concerns for policy violation, will be reverted. — Moe ε 18:07, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

He died on October 23, 2000:,,,

I think a far better source would be this: [2] - I would say it is pretty conclusive. That said - there are a couple of issues. He died in England, so it could have been the 22nd in North America when people heard about it first with the time difference. Anyway, that may be why there are questions... and the issues have caused a whole lot of stuff like "significant events on date" articles listing the 22 as his date of death which is going to keep sending things around in circles as people see those.--CokeBear 04:44, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Speaking of his death, there's not one detail about it in the article. (except the date) Can anyone add to it, please? --Schmendrick 18:09, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

An anon removed it. I've readded it. --Howard the Duck 16:04, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Rodney Anoa'i[edit]

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Move to Yokozuna? RandySavageFTW (talk) 15:17, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

  • Oppose Yokozuna is a disambiguation page because the word refers to a rank for sumo wrestlers. GaryColemanFan (talk) 15:34, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

How about Yokozuna (wrestler)? RandySavageFTW (talk) 15:43, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

No, because then it would be a redundancy with the Yokozuna disambiguation page. ArcAngel (talk) (Review) 14:21, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

? RandySavageFTW (talk) 19:53, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Fine. Don't read my second comment. RandySavageFTW (talk) 09:38, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Yokozuna is a sumo wrestling term, this is why Yokozuna (wrestler) won't work. — Κaiba 21:08, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Not done -- iMatthew T.C. 15:59, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

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Yokozuna was billed as 6'4", not 6'0". Almost every source you can look up will verify this. (talk) 05:06, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

I have proposed moving this article; see WT:PW. —KuyaBriBriTalk 15:57, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

He wasn't billed at 589 lbs[edit]

It lists his billed weight as 589 pounds. He was never billed at that weight in the WWF. He was billed at 6'4" and 505, 568, and 641 pounds. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:04, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Age at death[edit]

How can somebody be born in 1966 and die in 2000 at the age of 34? This cannot be correct Mickduly (talk) 13:48, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Easily. Brush up your maths, sir. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:12, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

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AWA and UWF[edit]

Anoa'i wasn't in AWA for seven years. He was in Universal Wrestling Federation even if briefly. He faced Ron Simmons in one match for sure. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 03:25, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

He also worked WWC in 1990-1991. Mr. C.C.Hey yo!I didn't do it! 06:04, 16 March 2017 (UTC)