WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi has sent out a message to Vince McMahon’s wrestling promotion on Twitter. The former Intercontinental Champion wants his late brother Umaga to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Umaga was one of the top WWE Superstars of his time. He made his professional wrestling debut back in 1995. He wrestled under multiple in-ring names like Armageddon 1, Eddie Fatu, Ekmo, Ekmo Fatu, Jamal and Osu Fatu. Umaga was his most popular in-ring name, as he wrestled most of his top WWE matches under that name.
His first stint with WWE was from 2001 to 2003. He wrestled for TNA Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling after leaving WWE but came back to Vince McMahon’s wrestling promotion in the year 2005. After re-signing in 2005, Umaga returned to WWE in 2006 and built an undefeated streak on TV.
Most famously, Umaga was Vince McMahon’s representative in the Battle of Billionaires against Donald Trump. Donald’s representative was Bobby Lashley. Bobby beat Umaga at WrestleMania, which led to McMahon losing his hair.
Rikishi wants Umaga in WWE Hall of Fame 2022
Umaga was a 2-time former Intercontinental Champion. Unfortunately, he died at the young age of 36 because of a heart attack on December 4, 2009. 12 years after Umaga’s death, Rikishi wants WWE to induct his brother into the Hall of Fame. Here’s what he tweeted today:
“I feel it’s long overdue #UmagaHOF class of 2022. What you say @WWEUniverseshould my brother go in this year ??”
I feel it’s long overdue #UmagaHOF class of 2022 .Advertisement
— RIKISHI (@TheREALRIKISHI) December 21, 2021
Fans have responded positively to Rikishi’s tweet as it has received more than 11,500 likes and 1,000 retweets so far. WWE have not announced any Hall of Fame inductee for the class of 2022 so far. WWE inducted the likes of Kane, Bella Twins, the nWo, JBL, British Bulldog, Rob van Dam and The Great Khali recently. It will be interesting to see if Umaga joins them soon.