As if the Anoa’i Family didn’t have enough on their plate with Roman Reigns revealing his Leukemia has returned his cousin, one half of the Tag Team The Headshrinkers Samu, is dealing with Stage 4 liver cancer and is hoping to recieve a transplant. He posted his statement on his Facebook.
I want to take a minute to address the situation with myself and that of my family. I recently have posted I am selling shirts ‘Anoa’i Strong’ These shirts have been for sale for many years and in light of the current situation that has struck myself and my family, I have decided to change the shirts to various colors for cancer.
My cousins news has struck the world and we are all devastated at this time. What many of you may or may not know is I am also dealing with stage 4 liver cancer and am currently waiting for God’s grace to help me get a transplant. I am an elder member of my family and in no way am I or my family attempting to profit from any serious sickness. Instead, I want to use our name in order to help doctors and researchers find ways to cure this evil sickness. I do not endorse or will I ever endorse profit on the misfortune of others or myself or that of my family.
I want all of my friends, family and fans to know we will always remain ‘Anoa’i Strong.’ and these shirts will remain for sale and we will be speaking with various cancer organizations on how we can help. Until you can stand in the shoes we stand in you will never know the pain and the struggle we endure daily.
Samu comes from arguably one of the most famous bloodlines in all of wrestling, the Anoa’i Family. With members of the clan such as The Rock, Yokozuna, Umaga, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, and countless others. This news along with Roman’s revelation has hit the wrestling world like a ton of bricks. From everyone associated with The Wrestling Chronicle we hope that both Joe and Samu Anoa’i beat these horrible cancers and can continue to instill the values so many of their family members have exhibited throughout the history of pro wrestling.