Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita (born May 7, 1983) is a professional wrestler, best known for working for WWE between 2011 and 2014 under the name Camacho. He previously worked in WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, under the name Donny Marlow where he was a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with CJ Parker. He has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the name Micah. He is currently working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Tanga Loa (originally Tanga Roa). Fifita is part of a large wrestling family, as he is the brother of Tama Tonga and the son of Haku. He and Tonga are currently three-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions and four-time IWGP Tag Team Champions.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fifita attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he played football as a defensive end. And graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts with major in Communications Electronic Media and minor in criminal justice.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016–present)Edit
On March 12, 2016, Fifita was announced as the newest member of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) stable Bullet Club. The announcement was made by his brother Tama Tonga, who challenged Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma to a match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship at Invasion Attack 2016. Two days later, Fifita was given the new ring name Tanga Roa, while his team with his brother was dubbed Guerrillas of Destiny (G.O.D). Roa made his NJPW debut on March 27 by attacking Togi Makabe during his match with Tonga, causing a disqualification. Roa's debut match took place on April 1, when he and Bullet Club stablemates Tonga, Bad Luck Fale , Kenny Omega and Yujiro Takahashi were defeated by Makabe, Honma, Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin in a ten-man elimination tag team match. On April 10 at Invasion Attack 2016, G.O.D defeated Makabe and Honma to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions. They lost the title to The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) on June 19 at Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall. On October 10 at King of Pro-Wrestling, the Guerrillas of Destiny regained the IWGP Tag Team Championship from the Briscoe Brothers. In December, the Guerrillas of Destiny won their block in the 2016 World Tag League with a record of six wins and one loss and advanced to the finals of the tournament. On December 10, the Guerrillas of Destiny were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma. On January 4, 2017, Roa and Tonga lost the IWGP Tag Team Championship to Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano in a three-way match, also involving Makabe and Honma. On June 11 at Dominion 6.11 in Osaka-jo Hall, Roa and Tonga defeated War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship for the third time. They lost the title back to War Machine in a no disqualification match on July 1 at G1 Special in USA. In December, Roa and Tonga won their block in the 2017 World Tag League with a record of five wins and two losses, advancing to the finals of the tournament. On December 11, they were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA). Six days later, Guerrillas of Destiny and Bad Luck Fale defeated EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI to become the new NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions. They lost the title to CHAOS (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) in a five-team gauntlet match on January 4, 2018, at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome, only to regain it the following day. On May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku, Guerrilas of Destiny and Fale lost the titles to their Bullet Club stablemates Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks. On July 7 at G1 Special in San Francisco, following a title defense between Kenny Omega and Cody for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Guerrillas of Destiny and their father Haku dubbed as "Firing Squad" attacked Omega and The Young Bucks. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi, come out to make the save, but were unable to help. Tonga offered Cody to attack Omega, but he ended up triyng to save them, only to the Firing Squad to attack Cody. Following the G1 Special in San Francisco, Firing Squad's side would be referred as "Bullet Club OG", meaning "Bullet Club Original". Later that month, during the 2018 G1 Climax, Bullet Club OG was joined by Bad Luck Fale and brought back old tactics that Bullet Club used such as excessive outside interference and ref bumps, which led to them ejected from the arena by NJPW President Harold Meij on August 11, who had previously threatened to suspend them for three months and a fine. On August 12, the Guerrillas of Destiny and the newest member of Bullet Club OG Taiji Ishimori defeated Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. After the match, the Guerrillas of Destiny attacked The Young Bucks and throwed their IWGP Tag Team Championship and the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. This led to on September 30 at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Guerrillas of Destiny defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship for the fourth time.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2016)Edit
On June 1, 2016, the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion announced Roa and Tonga as participants in the 2016 International Gran Prix. On June 24, Roa, Tonga and Sam Adonis defeated Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Volador Jr. in Arena México. On July 1, Roa took part in the 2016 International Gran Prix, from which he was eliminated by Último Guerrero.
Fifita is a second generation professional wrestler; his father Tonga was the professional wrestler better known as Meng or Haku. His adopted brothers Alipate and Taula are also wrestlers; currently, all three brothers, as well as cousin Fale Simitaitoko, wrestle together in New Japan Pro-Wrestling as part of the Bullet Club stable. The Anoa'i family such as The Usos, The Rock and Roman Reigns are considered family to the Tongans despite no blood relation after Peter Maivia helped train his father Haku and the close bond the family shares with one another.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- With Tama Tonga
- Entrance themes
- "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick (NJPW; 2016–present; used while a part of Bullet Club)
- "Guerrilas of Destiny" (used while teaming with Tama Tonga)
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #324 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016
- PWI ranked him #140 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/profile/751. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "OWW profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/d/donny-marlow.html. Retrieved February 25, 2012.
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- ↑ "Micah TNA Profile". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Archived from the original on April 28, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160428074447/http://www.tnawrestling.com/roster/Wrestler-Roster/item/6396-Micah. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
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- ↑ "The Guerrillas of Destiny make their ROH Debut in May". Ring of Honor. http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/guerrillas-destiny-make-their-roh-debut-may. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- ↑ "Tanga Roa English NJPW Profile". New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/english/data/detail_profile.php?f=973. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
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- ↑ "El Grand Prix. La mayor competencia de lucha libre a nivel global" (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. June 2, 2016. http://cmll.com/?p=53482. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- ↑ "Primera llamada extranjera en el CMLL" (in Spanish). MedioTiempo. June 25, 2016. http://www.mediotiempo.com/lucha-libre/2016/06/25/primera-llamada-extranjera-en-el-cmll. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
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- ↑ "Sengoku-Enbu -Kizna- Presents New Japan Cup 2017" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. https://www.njpw1972.com/card_result/3578. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
- ↑ "3/12 SHOCKING FIRST ROUND ELIMINATION AND MORE: NEW JAPAN CUP REPORT". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://pwinsider.com/article/108322/312-shocking-first-round-elimination-and-more-new-japan-cup-report.html?p=1. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT REPORT: KIDD/CAMACHO; BRAY WYATT'S NXT DEBUT; USOS VERSUS PRIME TIME PLAYERS; ARE YOU AFRAID OF A BLACK OUT; RAQUEL DIAZ DEBUTS NEXT WEEK". PWInsider. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/70125/wwe-nxt-report-kiddcamacho-bray-wyatts-nxt-debut-usos-versus-prime-time-players-are-you-afraid-of-a-black-out-raquel-diaz-debuts-next-week.html?p=1. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
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