Fatu left WWE for All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he used the name Jamal, the same name he'd used as a member of 3-Minute Warning. [55] Fatu was 36 years old. Also in his Last Man Standing match at the 2007 Royal Rumble with John Cena, where his manager undid the top turnbuckle for him to use as a weapon.

[45] Coming up to WrestleMania XXIV, Fatu started feuding with Batista, but he lost to him at WrestleMania. At Extreme Rules, Umaga lost to Punk to end the feud, this was Umaga's last appearance in WWE. During Fatu's first stint with WWE, he was known as Jamal and Matt was billed as Rosey. [27] In that time Umaga was never pinned or made to submit on television, although he did lose two matches by disqualification and another went to a double countout. May Sagot: [37] In a rematch on July 2, Umaga defeated Marella to win his second and final WWE Intercontinetal Championship. Since 2016 he has been coach of the Blues in the Super Rugby compet [51][52] In June 2009, Fatu violated the Wellness Policy, and due to his unwillingness to seek rehabilitation, he was released from his WWE contract.[4]. [25] After being separated by different brands, Umaga and Kane had one final match at Cyber Sunday where Umaga again defeated Kane after fans selected him over Chris Benoit and The Sandman to be Umaga's opponent for the night. [38] Not long after, he seemingly started a face turn, joining forces with John Cena against Carlito and Randy Orton. Sometimes he jabbed the opponent repeatedly until they bled or did it off of the top rope. He would hold the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship twice before leaving in 2009. Umaga usually kills people by sticking his thumb into their throat - it looks exactly how it sounds. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Nicknamed 'The Samoan Bulldozer'. In 2002 the team was brought back to the (now renamed) World Wrestling Entertainment as 3-Minute Warning, a pair of enforcers for Raw brand General Manager Eric Bischoff. [2][53][54] The official cause of death was acute toxicity due to combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam. Fatu's nephews The Usos wear face paint similar to what he wore in WWE under the ringname Umaga. [3] On April 27, 2008, Fatu's mother died after a seven-year battle with cancer.[8]. Ax-Crazy: As Umaga at least.

Fatu specifically was said to have received somatropin, a growth hormone, between July and December 2006, after the "No drugs from online sources" rule was instituted.

On November 24, 2009, Umaga defeated Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. On July 11, 2009, Umaga appeared for the first time since his WWE departure at the WWC in Puerto Rico defeating Mr. Anderson in a singles match. As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki. His epic battles with Cena and Hardy over the WWE Championship and Intercontinental Title are modern-day WWE classics.