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Leo Tonga
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Leo Tonga in September 2017
Birth name Taula Fifita
Born February 7 1991 (1991-02-07) (age 26)
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Family Tonga Fifita (father)
Tama Tonga (brother)
Tanga Loa (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) HikuLe’o
Leo Tonga
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 120 kg (260 lb)
Trained By NJPW Dojo
Mark LoMonaco
Devon Hughes
Bad Luck Fale
Debut November 12, 2016

 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.

Early lifeEdit

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.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4][5][6] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

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.

In wrestlingEdit

  • 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
    • "The Underboss" by Yonosuke Kitamura (used while teaming with Bad Luck Fale)
    • "Guerrilas of Destiny"[7] (used while teaming with Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick[8] (used while a part of Bullet Club)

ReferencesEdit

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New Japan Pro Wrestling
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Wrestlers
Heavyweight Bad Luck FaleBerettaChase OwensCodyChase OwensCodyChris JerichoDavid FinlayEVILHangman PageHansonHenareHirooki GotoHiroshi TanahashiHiroyoshi TenzanHiroyoshi TenzanJuice RobinsonJay WhiteKatsuya KitamuraKatsuyori ShibataKenny OmegaLance ArcherLeo TongaManabu NakanishiMichael ElginMinoru SuzukiRaymond RoweSANADASatoshi KojimaTakashi IizukaTama TongaTanga RoaTetsuya NaitoTogi MakabeTomoaki HonmaTomohiro IshiiTomoyuki OkaToru YanoYoshi-HashiYuji NagataYujiro TakahashiZack Sabre Jr.
Junior heavyweight BUSHIEl DesperadoGedoHirai KawatoHiromu TakahashiJadoJushin Thunder LigerKUSHIDAMarty ScurllMatt JacksonNick JacksonRen NaritaRocky RomeroRyusuke TaguchiShota UmnioShoTaichiTaka MichinokuTeruaki KanemitsuTetsuhiro YagiTiger MaskWill OspreayYoshinobu KanemaruYoh
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Staff
Red Shoes UnnoKazuo YamazakiKuniaki KobayashiMilano Collection A.T.Seiji SakaguchiSuper Strong MachineTakaaki KidaniWataru Inoue
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Championships
Active IWGP HeavyweightIWGP IntercontinentalNEVER OpenweightIWGP United States HeavyweightIWGP Tag TeamIWGP Junior HeavyweightIWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag TeamNEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team
Inactive Asia HeavyweightAsia Tag TeamIWGP Provisional Tag TeamIWGP U-30 OpenweightJ-CrownNWA North American Tag TeamNWA International Junior HeavyweightNWF HeavyweightNWF North American HeavyweightThe Greatest 18 Club
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Tournaments
Current G1 ClimaxWorld Tag LeagueNew Japan CupBest of the Super JuniorsSuper Jr. Tag Tournament
Defuncted World LeagueMSG LeagueIWGP LeagueWorld Cup TournamentTop of the Super JuniorsSuper J CupMSG Tag LeagueJapan Cup Tag LeagueSuper Grade Tag LeagueG1 Tag LeagueJ Sports Crown Openweight 6 Man Tag TournamentG2 U-30 ClimaxKarl Gotch CupYoung Lion Cup
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Events
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