Joseph Yokozuna Fatu is an American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Solo Sikoa. He is a member of The Bloodline and a former one-time NXT North American Champion. Fatu is a member of the Anoaʻi family of Samoan wrestlers.
Professional wrestling career
Independent circuit (2018–2021)
On April 29, 2018, Fatu made his in-ring debut under the ring name Sefa Fatu, and regularly teamed up with his cousins Jacob Fatu and Journey Fatu. On January 25, 2019, Fatu would win the FSW Nevada State Championship, holding the belt for 149 days until losing to Hammerstone in June. In August 2019, Fatu defeated Watson to win the Arizona Wrestling Federation (AWF) Heavyweight Title, and held the belt for 418 days until losing it in January 2020.
On August 30, 2021, it was announced Fatu signed a contract with WWE. He was assigned to their development brand NXT, making his debut on October 26 at Halloween Havoc as Solo Sikoa, interrupting a segment between the co-hosts Grayson Waller and L.A. Knight and subsequently attacked Waller, thus establishing himself as a face. He entered into a feud with Boa after his alter-ego attacked and choked him backstage on the December 28 episode of NXT. On the January 11, 2022 episode of NXT, Boa and Sikoa fought to a double countout. This led to a No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere match on the January 25 episode of NXT, which Sikoa won. He challenged for the NXT North American Championship in a ladder match on April 2 at Stand & Deliver (in a five-way ladder match) and Spring Breakin' on May 3 (in a triple threat match), but was unsuccessful in winning the title. On the August 2 episode of NXT, Sikoa defeated Von Wagner in a falls count anywhere match after weeks of brawling, though he suffered a knee injury in the process.
Enforcer of The Bloodline (2022–present)
At Clash at the Castle on September 3, Sikoa returned from injury, interfering in the main event match between his cousin Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, helping Reigns retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against McIntyre and aligning himself with The Bloodline, turning heel in the process. He made his main roster in-ring debut on the September 9 episode of SmackDown, losing to McIntyre by disqualification after Karrion Kross attacked McIntyre from behind.
On the September 13 episode of NXT 2.0, Sikoa made a surprise appearance and defeated Carmelo Hayes to win the NXT North American Championship. He defended the title three nights later at SmackDown against Madcap Moss, but was forced to vacate the title on the September 20 episode of NXT. At Survivor Series WarGames on November 26, Sikoa, along with The Bloodline, defeated The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Ridge Holland and Butch), McIntyre and Kevin Owens in a WarGames match. On the March 27 episode of Raw, Sikoa suffered his first pinfall loss on the main roster against Cody Rhodes. At Night of Champions, Sikoa and Reigns unsuccessfully challenged Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. During the match, The Usos interfered and accidentally attacked Sikoa while aiming for Zayn. The subsequent sequence of events culminated in Jimmy Uso attacking Reigns, and The Usos walking away from The Bloodline. On the June 2 episode of SmackDown, during Reigns' 1,000 days as Universal Champion celebration, Sikoa excommunicated Jimmy from The Bloodline on Reigns' instruction for his brother's actions at Night of Champions.