Zilla Fatu gives his side of Reality of Wrestling departure.
On September 10, Booker T announced that Zilla Fatu was no longer with Reality of Wrestling due to "irreconcilable differences." Zilla had his debut match for the promotion in July.
Speaking to Apples & Grapes, Zilla was asked about his departure.
"It's all love. It's all respect. I still want to see Booker T and his school thrive. For me, it was just my vision was different. Me and Book, we already had a conversation and some things can't work. My vision and his vision, what he had lined up, it just didn't connect. We parted ways, respectfully, we're still on good terms. It's not like, 'I don't want to see you win no more.' It's all love. I have to go this way, he has to go this way. Everybody has to understand that everybody has different ways to the top. That's all I can speak on that. I still want to see them win. Shoutout to Book, shoutout to Reality of Wrestling, if you're in Houston, go tap in with them. I appreciate Book and everything his school did for me. I'm so grateful for the trainers and individuals that are over there. It was definitely a friendly and structured environment. His vision and my vision just didn't line up and mesh together. I'm doing my own thing, one day at a time," he said.
Zilla continued, "He's a legend. He's been doing this longer than I've been alive. On a personal note, he was close to my pops. Reality of Wrestling, that's where the Usos started. My pops didn't have no other school in mind other than Reality of Wrestling, for them to go to. He didn't have another school in mind. He had Reality of Wrestling set for them. Booker has been tied in with my family for a long time. It kind of sucked to part ways because of that. You never want to bring personal relationships and business together. I found that out the wrong way. Love and respect for him, I still want to see them win. I'm just doing my own thing, enjoying the process. No hate in my heart towards him or anybody. There is a lot of money and opportunities."
Zilla is the son of Umaga.
He noted in the interview that he does have more matches coming up, and is still working on his YouTube channel.
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