Former WWE Superstar Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i passed away on Monday at the age of 47. Anoa'i was the older brother to RAW Superstar Roman Reigns.
Several friends of Anoa'i have taken to Facebook and Twitter in the last 12 hours to remember him. No word yet on what led to the former WWE Tag Team Champion passing but he was hospitalized due to congestive heart failure back in 2014.
He was a member of the Anoaʻi family, a renowned Samoan wrestling family. After signing with WWE in 2002, Anoaʻi and his partner, Eddie Fatu (who later became Umaga) were called up to the Raw roster. Known as 3-Minute Warning, they were utilized as enforcers for then-General Manager Eric Bischoff.
Following the release of Fatu in 2003, Anoaʻi was "discovered" by The Hurricane and from there, they competed together as a team, known as Rosey and The Hurricane. After two years of teaming, they won the World Tag Team Championship, but disbanded shortly after losing the championship. Anoaʻi was then released from his WWE contract in March 2006.
Fatu suffered a heart attack at age 36 in 2009, and the death has been attributed to a drug overdose.
Our condolences go out to the Anoa'i family.
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