Why Jacob Fatu’s WWE Debut Was Delayed

Jacob Fatu shocked the fans with his debut on last night’s SmackDown as he was revealed as the latest addition to The Bloodline. Now, reports suggest that there was a delay in his debut. 

The 6-feet plus powerhouse who is the son of Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid) made an impactful debut last night and has created a buzz among the fans. Fightful Select has reported that Fatu has been signed to WWE for months. It has also come to light that he was around WrestleMania weekend and backstage at WrestleMania 40. The outlet has reported the potential reason behind his delay in debut. 

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‘The Samoan Werewolf’ never competed outside of the United States. The MLW sources implied that it was due to Fatu’s past criminal record. At 18, Fatu was apprehended for robbery and eventually, he drew inspiration from The Usos to become a wrestler by witnessing them on TV in jail. His past seemingly affected his career and prevented him from accepting bookings outside the United States. 

WWE has been hosting several international PLEs and television tapings in the Spring and summer which could have posed a challenge for the former MLW World Champion. This might have caused the delay in his debut. However, WWE still has some more international PLEs lined up. Next month’s Money In The Bank will take place in Canada followed by Bash In Berlin in Germany in August and Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia in November. It is to be seen how WWE deals with the situation.

Meanwhile, it is also reported that his past was the primary reason he had not been hired earlier. But, under WWE’s newest regime under Triple H, the officials have long been interested in Fatu. As per the reports, Jacob Fatu has made “immediate good impressions within WWE”, and had a very respectful approach to everyone backstage.

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Solo Sikoa previously recruited Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa and with Jacob Fatu’s addition, The Bloodline is looking unstoppable. Amid Roman Reigns’ absence, ‘The Enforcer’ is establishing his dominance on the blue brand and it will be interesting to see what else he has in store.

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