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Birth name Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita
Born May 7 1983 (1983-05-07) (age 35)[1]
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Family Alipate Fifita (brother)
Fale Simitaitoko (cousin)
Tonga Fifita (father)
Taula Fifita (brother)
Dwayne Johnson (cousin)
Roman Reigns (cousin)
The Usos (cousins)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Agent T[2]
Camacho[2][3]
Donny Marlow
Micah[4]
Tanga Roa[5]
Tanga Loa[1][6]
Tevita Fifita
Tonga[2]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2][3][1]
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)[2][3][1]
Billed from Florida[7]
Honolulu, Hawaii
Juárez, Mexico[2]
Trained By D-Von Dudley[2]
Bubba Ray Dudley
Florida Championship Wrestling[2]
Ricky Santana[8]
Tonga Fifita[8]
Debut 2008[2][1]

  Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita[2] (born May 7, 1983)[1] 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 a former two-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions and a three-time IWGP Tag Team Champions.

Early yearsEdit

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fifita attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he played football as a defensive end.[2] 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.[9] 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.[10] They lost the title back to War Machine in a no disqualification match on July 1 at G1 Special in USA.[11] 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.[12] On December 11, they were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA).[13] 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.[14] 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.[15] They would regain the titles the following night. On May 3 G.O.D. and Fale lost the titles to their stablemates Marty Scurll and Young Bucks.

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.[16] On June 24, Roa, Tonga and Sam Adonis defeated Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Volador Jr. in Arena México.[17] On July 1, Roa took part in the 2016 International Gran Prix, from which he was eliminated by Último Guerrero.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

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.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Apeshit[19] (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver)[20]
    • Running Samoan drop[1]
  • Signature moves
    • Backbreaker[21]
    • Diving leg drop[21]
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Belly-to-back[21]
      • underhook super[21]
      • Sitout inverted slam[21]
    • Running powerslam[22]
    • Spinning spinebuster[21]
  • With Tama Tonga
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Guerrilla Warfare (Aided double arm DDT)[23][24][25]
      • Nightfall (Belly-to-back suplex (Loa) / Neckbreaker (Tonga) combination)[26]
  • Entrance themes
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick[27] (NJPW; 2016–present; used while a part of Bullet Club)
    • "Guerrilas of Destiny" (used while teaming with Tama Tonga)

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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. 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.
  3. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named WWE
  4. "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.
  5. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160316051044/http://www.njpw.co.jp/data/detail_profile.php?f=973. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  6. "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.
  7. "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.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Oliver, Greg (April 24, 2016). "Tama Tonga finally getting a shot in North America with ROH". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2016/04/24/22626878.html. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  9. Rose, Bryan; Currier, Joseph (January 3, 2017). "NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-wrestle-kingdom-11-live-results-kazuchika-okada-vs-kenny-omega-227626. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  10. Rose, Bryan (June 10, 2017). "NJPW Dominion live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-dominion-live-results-kazuchika-okada-vs-kenny-omega-237066. Retrieved June 11, 2017.
  11. Witner, Arya (July 1, 2017). "NJPW G1 Special live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-g1-special-live-results-kazuchika-okada-vs-cody-238421. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  12. "鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/111995?showResult=1. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
  13. "鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/111998?showResult=1. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "JRA presents Road to Tokyo Dome" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/116484?showResult=1. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  15. Renner, Ethan (January 3, 2018). "NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 live results: Okada-Naito, Omega-Jericho". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. https://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-wrestle-kingdom-12-live-results-okada-naito-omega-jericho-249171. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  16. "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.
  17. "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.
  18. Dark Angelita (July 2, 2016). "CMLL: Resultados Viernes de Grand Prix – 01/07/2016 – Bárbaro Cavernario salva su melena; Volador Jr. gana la copa para México" (in Spanish). Superluchas. http://superluchas.com/2016/07/02/cmll-resultados-viernes-de-grand-prix-01072016-barbaro-cavernario-salva-su-melena-volador-jr-gana-la-copa-para-mexico/. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  19. "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.
  20. "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. 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.
  22. Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT REPORT: HEAVYWEIGHT AND TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS IN ACTION; NEW CHALLENGERS FOR TAG TITLES?; ARE THE BFFs SHOWING SOME CRACKS IN THE FOUNDATION?; AND MORE". PWInsider. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/85060/wwe-nxt-report-heavyweight-and-tag-team-champions-in-action-new-challengers-for-tag-titles-are-the-bffs-showing-some-cracks-in-the-foundation-and-more.html?p=1. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  23. (in Japanese) Tokyo Sports. March 28, 2016. http://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/mens_prores/523478/. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
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  25. "Road to Invasion Attack 2016" (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/match/detail_result_game.php?e=1112&c=8540. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  26. (in Japanese) New Japan Pro Wrestling. http://www.njpw.co.jp/card_result/87882. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  27. [Q]Brick (May 22, 2014). ""Shot'Em" Bullet Club 2nd Theme". SoundCloud. https://soundcloud.com/qbrickmusic/shotembulletclub. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  28. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named InvasionAttack2016
  29. "02/19/2017 - WrestleCircus Presents: Taking Center Stage". WrestleCircus. https://wrestlecircus.com/pages/02-19-2017-wrestlecircus-presents-taking-center-stage. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
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