A new-era version of the Samoan Swat Team is set to debut in MLW.
MLW has announced that Jacob Fatu is forming a new incarnation of his family's Samoan Swat Team faction. The group will consist of Fatu, Lance Anoa'i, and Juicy Finau.
Anoa'i & Finau will team together at MLW's Kings of Colosseum television tapings this Friday, taking on the masked Uno & Cinco of Los Aztecas.
Finau, who signed a multi-year deal with MLW last month, is Fatu's protege in the promotion.
MLW wrote about the new faction:
A new faction arrives in Major League Wrestling this Friday.
The Samoan Swat Team ravaged the tag team circuit in the 1980s and 90s with Samu and Fatu warring with the likes of the Steiner Bros., Von Erichs, Freebirds and countless others as they took the world by storm.
Now, the next generation of one of wrestling’s great tag teams will unite and debut on Friday, May 13 in Philadelphia.
Recently, Fatu and Cesar Duran have been quarreling. After a vicious attack at the hands of Bestia 666, Cesar Duran and his considerable influence and never-ending army of luchadores have only escalated in their attacks and games. It’s clear Jacob Fatu is fighting a one man war. So, 'The Samoan Werewolf' is countering by forming his own swat team!
In addition to Fatu, the swat team features a powerful combo of speed, power and force in Lance Anoa’i and Juicy Finau.
Lance Anoa’i, the son of Samoan Swat Team founding member Samu, grandson of Afa and cousin of The Rock, is a blend of agility and innovation. Teaming with Jacob Fatu over the years, Lance and Fatu are as close as it gets in and away from the ring.
And while Tongans and Samoans have at times been engulfed in their own wars, including possibly a king being eaten during a contentious island conflict, Tongan Juicy Finau is family to Fatu. Super heavyweight Finau and Fatu represent the west coast of the Polynesian family. A proud Tongan with a devastating arsenal that defies and quite possibly breaks gravity, Finau rounds out what could be this decade’s most dangerous and promising team.
Cesar Duran has welcomed Fatu’s swat team to MLW… by signing a bout sheet for their debut as the SST in Philadelphia against Cesar Duran’s Los Azteca Uno y Cinco.
Will Duran’s duo dash the debut of Fatu’s SST or will Fatu’s swat team wreck shop? Find out LIVE Friday night, May 13 in Philadelphia at MLW Kings of Colosseum!
Fatu will also be in action at Kings of Colosseum. He's facing Mads Krugger in a "Weapons of Mass Destruction" match. The ring and ringside perimeter ""will be militarized with weaponry all around it and inside of it" for that match.
Kings of Colosseum is being held at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. The updated lineup for the tapings is listed below.
MLW Kings of Colosseum (Friday, May 13) --
- MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone defends against Richard Holliday (w/ Alicia Atout)
- Taya Valkyrie vs. Holidead to crown the inaugural MLW Women's Featherweight Champion
- Weapons of Mass Destruction match: Jacob Fatu vs. Mads Krugger
- nZo vs. Lince Dorado
- MLW Tag Team Champions Hustle & Power (EJ Nduka & Calvin Tankman) defend against The Von Erichs (Ross & Marshall Von Erich) and 5150 (Slice Boogie & Danny Rivera) in a triple threat match
- The Thrilla in Phila: MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Kane defends against TBD Victim
- Matt Cross vs. ACH
- MLW Middleweight Champion Myron Reed defends against KC Navarro and Arez in a triple threat match
- Microman vs. Mini Abismo Negro
- Samoan Swat Team (Lance Anoa'i & Juicy Finau) vs. Los Aztecas (Uno & Cinco)
- The Sandman, Blue Meanie, Los Maximos, and more in action