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Birth name Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita
Born May 7 1983 (1983-05-07) (age 35)[1]
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Family Alipate Fifita (brother)
Fale Simitaitoko (cousin)
Tonga Fifita (father)
Taula Fifita (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Agent T[2]
Camacho[2][3]
Donny Marlow
Micah[4]
Tanga Roa[5]
Tanga Loa[1][6]
Tevita Fifita
Tonga[2]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2][3][1]
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)[2][3][1]
Billed from Florida[7]
Honolulu, Hawaii
Juárez, Mexico[2]
Trained By D-Von Dudley[2]
Bubba Ray Dudley
Florida Championship Wrestling[2]
Ricky Santana[8]
Tonga Fifita[8]
Debut 2008[2][1]

  Tevita Tu'amoeloa Fetaiakimoeata Fifita[2] (born May 7, 1983)[1] is a professional wrestler, best known for working for WWE between 2011 and 2014 under the name Camacho. He previously worked in WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, under the name Donny Marlow where he was a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with CJ Parker. He has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the name Micah. He is currently working for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Tanga Loa (originally Tanga Roa). Fifita is part of a large wrestling family, as he is the brother of Tama Tonga and the son of Haku. He and Tonga are the current IWGP Tag Team Champions in their fifth reign, while also being a former three-times NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions. Throughout NJPW's working relationship with American partner Ring of Honor (ROH), they currently hold the ROH World Tag Team Championship in their first reign.

Early yearsEdit

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fifita attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he played football as a defensive end.[2] And graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts with major in Communications Electronic Media and minor in criminal justice.

Professional wrestling careerEdit

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2016–present)Edit

On March 12, 2016, Fifita was announced as the newest member of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) stable Bullet Club. The announcement was made by his brother Tama Tonga, who challenged Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma to a match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship at Invasion Attack 2016. Two days later, Fifita was given the new ring name Tanga Roa, while his team with his brother was dubbed Guerrillas of Destiny (G.O.D). Roa made his NJPW debut on March 27 by attacking Togi Makabe during his match with Tonga, causing a disqualification. Roa's debut match took place on April 1, when he and Bullet Club stablemates Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega and Yujiro Takahashi were defeated by Makabe, Honma, Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin in a ten-man elimination tag team match. On April 10 at Invasion Attack 2016, G.O.D defeated Makabe and Honma to become the new IWGP Tag Team Champions. They lost the title to The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) on June 19 at Dominion 6.19 in Osaka-jo Hall. On October 10 at King of Pro-Wrestling, the Guerrillas of Destiny regained the IWGP Tag Team Championship from the Briscoe Brothers. In December, the Guerrillas of Destiny won their block in the 2016 World Tag League with a record of six wins and one loss and advanced to the finals of the tournament. On December 10, the Guerrillas of Destiny were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma. On January 4, 2017, Roa and Tonga lost the IWGP Tag Team Championship to Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano in a three-way match, also involving Makabe and Honma.[9] On June 11 at Dominion 6.11 in Osaka-jo Hall, Roa and Tonga defeated War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship for the third time.[10] They lost the title back to War Machine in a no disqualification match on July 1 at G1 Special in USA.[11] In December, Roa and Tonga won their block in the 2017 World Tag League with a record of five wins and two losses, advancing to the finals of the tournament.[12] On December 11, they were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA).[13] Six days later, Guerrillas of Destiny and Bad Luck Fale defeated EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI to become the new NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions.[14] They lost the title to CHAOS (Beretta, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano) in a five-team gauntlet match on January 4, 2018, at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome,[15] only to regain it the following day. On May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku, Guerrillas of Destiny and Fale lost the titles to their Bullet Club stablemates Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks. On July 7 at G1 Special in San Francisco, following a title defense between Kenny Omega and Cody for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, Guerrillas of Destiny and their father Haku dubbed as "Firing Squad" attacked Omega and The Young Bucks. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi, come out to make the save, but were unable to help. Tonga offered Cody to attack Omega, but he ended up trying to save them, only to the Firing Squad to attack Cody. Following the G1 Special in San Francisco, Firing Squad's side would be referred as "Bullet Club OG", meaning "Bullet Club Original". Later that month, during the 2018 G1 Climax, Bullet Club OG was joined by Bad Luck Fale and brought back old tactics that Bullet Club used such as excessive outside interference and ref bumps, which led to them ejected from the arena by NJPW President Harold Meij on August 11, who had previously threatened to suspend them for three months and a fine. On August 12, the Guerrillas of Destiny and the newest member of Bullet Club OG Taiji Ishimori defeated Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. After the match, the Guerrillas of Destiny attacked The Young Bucks and throw their IWGP Tag Team Championship and the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship. This led to on September 30 at Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Guerrillas of Destiny defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Tag Team Championship for the fourth time. From November 17 until December 7, Roa and Tonga took part in the 2018 World Tag League finishing the tournament with a record of ten wins and three losses, advancing to the finals of the tournament. On December 9, they were defeated in the finals of the tournament by Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) in the second consecutive year.

On January 4, 2019 at Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome, the Guerrillas of Destiny lost the IWGP Tag Team Championship to EVIL and SANADA in a three-way match also involving The Young Bucks. They lost the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship to Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe and Toru Yano on January 30. On February 23, at Honor Rising: Japan, the Guerrillas of Destiny defeated EVIL and SANADA to win the IWGP Tag Team Champions for their fifth time. On April 6 at G1 Supercard, the Guerrillas of Destiny defeated EVIL and SANADA, Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) and The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) in a "Winner takes all match" to retain the IWGP Tag Team and win the ROH World Tag Team Championships.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2016)Edit

On June 1, 2016, the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion announced Roa and Tonga as participants in the 2016 International Gran Prix.[16] On June 24, Roa, Tonga and Sam Adonis defeated Atlantis, Diamante Azul and Volador Jr. in Arena México.[17] On July 1, Roa took part in the 2016 International Gran Prix, from which he was eliminated by Último Guerrero.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

Fifita is a second generation professional wrestler; his father Tonga was the professional wrestler better known as Meng or Haku. His adopted brothers Alipate and Taula are also wrestlers; currently, all three brothers, as well as cousin Fale Simitaitoko, wrestle together in New Japan Pro-Wrestling as part of the Bullet Club stable. The Anoa'i family such as The Usos, The Rock and Roman Reigns are considered family to the Tongans despite no blood relation after Peter Maivia helped train his father Haku and the close bond the family shares with one another.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Apeshit[19] (Over the shoulder reverse piledriver)[20]
    • Running Samoan drop[1]
  • Signature moves
    • Backbreaker[21]
    • Diving leg drop[21]
    • Multiple suplex variations
      • Belly-to-back[21]
      • underhook super[21]
      • Sitout inverted slam[21]
    • Running powerslam[22]
    • Spinning spinebuster[21]
  • With Tama Tonga
    • Double team finishing moves
      • Guerrilla Warfare (Aided double arm DDT)[23][24][25]
      • Nightfall (Belly-to-back suplex (Loa) / Neckbreaker (Tonga) combination)[26]
      • Killshot (Flapjack (Loa)/Jumping Cutter (Tonga) Combination)
      • Super Powerbomb (Double Powerbomb to a cornered opponent)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Shot'Em" by [Q]Brick[27] (NJPW; 2016–present; used while a part of Bullet Club)
    • "Guerrilas of Destiny" (used while teaming with Tama Tonga)
    • "G.O.D (Firing Squad)" by No Name Tim and Kashis Keyz (used while teaming with Tama Tonga)

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 OWW profile . Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2012-02-25.
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  7. Tanga Roa English NJPW Profile . New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2016-04-21.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Oliver, Greg 2016-04-24. Tama Tonga finally getting a shot in North America with ROH . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2017-01-01.
  9. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega . Wrestling Observer Newsletter (2017-01-03). Retrieved on 2017-01-04.
  10. Rose, Bryan 2017-06-10. NJPW Dominion live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2017-06-11.
  11. Witner, Arya 2017-07-01. NJPW G1 Special live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2017-07-01.
  12. 鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017 (Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved on 2017-12-08.
  13. 鉄拳Presents World Tag League 2017 (Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved on 2017-12-11.
  14. 14.0 14.1 JRA presents Road to Tokyo Dome (Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved on 2017-12-17.
  15. Renner, Ethan 2018-01-03. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 live results: Okada-Naito, Omega-Jericho . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2018-01-04.
  16. El Grand Prix. La mayor competencia de lucha libre a nivel global (Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (2016-06-02). Retrieved on 2016-06-10.
  17. Primera llamada extranjera en el CMLL (Spanish). MedioTiempo (2016-06-25). Retrieved on 2016-06-26.
  18. Dark Angelita 2016-07-02. CMLL: Resultados Viernes de Grand Prix – 01/07/2016 – Bárbaro Cavernario salva su melena; Volador Jr. gana la copa para México (Spanish). Superluchas. Retrieved on 2016-07-02.
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  22. Trionfo, Richard. WWE NXT REPORT: HEAVYWEIGHT AND TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS IN ACTION; NEW CHALLENGERS FOR TAG TITLES?; ARE THE BFFs SHOWING SOME CRACKS IN THE FOUNDATION?; AND MORE . PWInsider. Retrieved on 2014-03-20.
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  27. [Q]Brick 2014-05-22. "Shot'Em" Bullet Club 2nd Theme . SoundCloud. Retrieved on 2014-11-10.
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