Zilla Fatu, the son of Umaga, is studying one of his father's greatest rivals as he looks to find his in-ring style early on in his professional wrestling training.
In December 2022, Booker T's Reality of Wrestling revealed that Zilla Fatu was beginning his journey as a professional wrestler. In a new interview with MuscleManMalcolm, Zilla said he is currently studying John Cena's matches as he has been told they moved similarly in the ring.
"I can see his attributes and the way he moves in the ring — the reason why I say that right now is when I'm at school, they tell me, 'Bro, you move like John Cena,'" said Fatu. "Well, when I would go watch him, I've been studying him, and I'm like, 'Okay, now I can see why they say that.'"
Fatu also gave some early insight into how he wants to perform as a wrestler. He says he's looking to mostly stay on the mat, with the only exception being coming off of the top rope for the signature Samoan Splash.
"I'm not going to do too much flying [or] jumping off the ropes. The only thing I'm going to do is the Samoan Splash off the ropes. That's understood, but I'm just going to try and keep everything down on the mad and just go from there, uce," said Fatu.
Zilla's father, Umaga, wrestled for over a decade, with two stints in WWE. Umaga wrestled John Cena in the main event of WWE New Year's Revolution 2007.
At that event, John Cena ended Umaga's undefeated streak. Following that, the two would have a bloody Last Man Standing Match at the 2007 WWE Royal Rumble event.
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