|Leo Tonga in September 2017|
Taula Fifita is a Tongan professional wrestler better known by the ring name Leo Tonga trained by and signed to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Fifita is part of a large wrestling family, as he is the brother of Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa and the one of the son's of Haku.
Taula and his older brother Apliate were adopted by his maternal aunt and her husband - professional wrestler Tonga Fifita, better known as Haku or Meng - from his native island of Tonga while they visiting in 1991. They took him back to Poinciana, Florida where he grew up with his biological cousins, who he later came to see as siblings, fellow professional wrestler Tevita and his older sister Vika.
When he was a kid he wanted to become a professional wrestler after seeing his father on TV. Then he practice Baskettball for eight years. After graduating from Poinciana High School high-school, after his brothers became professional wrestlers he wanted to become a wrestler like them.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016–present)Edit
Taula Fifita began training with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) in 2016 but before training in NJPW he trained under Team 3D wrestling academy until his in-ring debut on November 12, 2016 under the name HikuLe'o, losing to fellow young lion Henare in a dark match.
On September 6, it was announced that he would join thier brothers Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa in the Bullet Club, now under the ring name Leo Tonga, replacing Kenny Omega on an upcoming Road to Destruction tour due to Omega having suffered a knee injury. Leo made his in ring debut with his brothers Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa in a losing effort against Juice Robinson, Hanson and Raymond Rowe, with Leo being pinned by Robinson. On October 18 Tonga got his first victory teaming with Bullet Club stablemate Yujiro Takahashi defeating Tetsuhiro Yagi and Ren Narita with Tonga pinning Narita for the win.
Taula is the adoptive brother of Tevita and with his other older (biological) Apliate with whom he wrestles in NJPW as part of the Bullet Club. The Anoa'i family such as The Usos, The Rock and Roman Reigns are considered family to the Tongans.
- Finishing moves
- T-Bomb (Neck Hanging Bomb)
- Vertical Suplex
- Chokeslam (sometimes with the two hands)
- Signature moves
- Body Slam
- Forearm Smash
- Knife-edged chop
- Running Lariat into a conored opponent
- Running Big Boot
- Entrance themes
- ↑ Tama Tonga. Episode 3: Tanga Loa (part 1) audioboom.com MLW Radio Network. (2 July 2016).
- ↑ "NJPW Charity Pro-Wrestling "On The Mat"". http://www.profightdb.com/cards/njpw/charity-pro-wrestling-on-the-mat-25190.html.
- ↑ "CONGRATS to @Team3DAcademy graduate HikuLe'o on beginning his career with @njpw1972. VERY PROUD of him and his brothers!#younglion". January 6, 2017. https://twitter.com/bullyray5150/status/817388422423777280.
- ↑ (in Japanese) New Japan Pro-Wrestling. September 6, 2017. Archived from the original on September 6, 2017. http://www.webcitation.org/6tGulO9sa?url=http://www.njpw.co.jp/113029. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
- ↑ Radican, Sean (September 6, 2017). "NJPW announces Omega to miss several dates with injury, latest MLW One Shot w/Ricochet and Strickland (w/Radican's analysis)". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://www.pwtorch.com/site/2017/09/06/njpw-announces-omega-miss-several-dates-injury-latest-mlw-one-shot-wricochet-strickland-wradicans-analysis/. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
- ↑ "Replacing an injured Kenny Omega, G.O.D.’s “Big” little bro. Leo Tonga is looking to make an impact in the New Japan ring!". https://www.njpw1972.com/14297. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- ↑ (in Japanese) New Japan Pro-Wrestling. January 30, 2017. http://www.njpw.co.jp/82273. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- ↑ [Q]Brick (May 22, 2014). ""Shot'Em" Bullet Club 2nd Theme". SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/qbrickmusic/shotembulletclub. Retrieved November 10, 2014.