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The Barbarian

The Barbarian

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :6 September 1958
Height :6 feet 2 inches
Weight :136 kg

The Barbarian is a Tongan professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Barbarian. He is best known for his various stints with National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and for being a part of tag teams The Powers of Pain with The Warlord and Faces of Fear with Meng.

QUICK FACTS

Birth nameSione Havea Vailahi
Born6 September 1958 (age 64)
Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
Spouse(s)Seini Tonga
Children7
FamilyLei’D Tapa (niece)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)The Barbarian
Headshrinker Sione
King Konga
Konga the Barbarian
Sachinoshima
Sione
Super Assassin #1
Tonga John
Billed height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Billed weight300 lb (136 kg)
Trained byRed Bastien
Debut1980
 

The Barbarian Biography, EarlyLife

The Barbarian’s name was Sione, he was born on September 6, 1958, and raised in Tonga, was one of five youths sent to Japan by the King of Tonga to train in Sumo wrestling in the mid-1970s. One of the other teenagers was Tonga Fifita. In sumo circles, Sione was known as Sachinoshima.

Born and raised in Tonga, Sione was one of six teenagers and young men sent by the King of Tonga to Japan to study Sumo wrestling in the mid-1970s. Tonga Fifita was also part of the group. Sione was known in sumo circles as Sachinoshima.

The Barbarian Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

The Barbarian’s Height, And Weight

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 136 kg.

The Barbarian also has a fit body. He keeps his body in good shape, but we don’t know his arm size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on. His hair is black, and his eyes are dark brown. His body is fit and in good shape.

Career

Wrestling Federation of the World

The Powers of Pain were first managed by Tito Santana, and they feuded with WWF World Tag Team Champions Demolition (Ax and Smash), who had defeated Strike Force (Santana and Rick Martel) for the belts and then wounded Martel (kayfabe). The Powers of Pain were introduced as mercenaries to aid Martel and Santana in exacting vengeance on Demolition for both the title loss and Martel’s injury. They were afterward controlled by The Baron. They quickly dumped the Baron and took Demolition’s manager, Mr. Fuji, in a double turn that turned them into Demolition heels and the increasingly popular Demolition faces.

The Powers of Pain were split up after a long feud in which they failed to win the titles, and The Barbarian was placed under the direction of Bobby Heenan. He’d change his appearance, going from his Road Warrior-style haircut and face paint to growing out his hair, and clothing in fur, and entering the ring wearing a helmet with reindeer-like antlers and a skull. As part of the Heenan Family’s feud with the “correctional officer,” he temporarily competed in singles competition, defeating Tito Santana at WrestleMania VI and faced the Big Boss Man at Royal Rumble 1991. Soon after, he partnered with fellow Family member Haku in tag team matches until he left the WWF.

Wrestling at the World Championships

When he first joined WCW in early 1992, he formed a villainous stable with Tony Atlas and Cactus Jack. Atlas eventually departed the promotion, and Jake Roberts briefly joined the group. They had a feud with then-World Champion Ron Simmons, whom Barbarian challenged unsuccessfully at Halloween Havoc 1992. They were also up against Sting, Barry Windham, Dusty Rhodes, and Nikita Koloff. He shared the WCW United States Tag Team Championship with Dick Slater for a short time before the belts were retired one month later.

He returned to the WWF in mid-1994 as Sionne, one-half of the new edition of The Headshrinkers alongside the original Headshrinker Fatu, until he left again in mid-1995.

Vailahi returned to WCW in late 1995, wearing a mask and reuniting with his previous Powers of Pain tag team partner, The Warlord. They were known as the Super Assassins, and they were led by Colonel Robert Parker. No mention of their old identities was ever made on television, and the squad did not last long. He later rejoined Haku (now known as Meng) as the Faces of Fear. They were members of Kevin Sullivan’s Dungeon of Doom and worked together semi-regularly for the rest of their time in WCW, but they split up and feuded briefly in 1998 and 1999. They challenged for the WCW World Tag Team Title multiple times but were never successful.

In the summer of 1999, following The Barbarian’s brief rivalry with Meng, Jimmy Hart founded The First Family, a new heel stable. Barbarian, Hugh Morrus, Brian Knobbs, and Jerry Flynn were in the stable. After only two months, the stable had disintegrated. Barbarian was released from his WCW contract in September 1999 as part of new WCW Senior Vice President Bill Busch’s cost-cutting measures.

The Barbarian’s Net Worth

The Net worth of The Barbarian is still yet to be revealed. His salary is under review.

The Barbarian’s Wife, Marriage, Children

The Barbarian and his wife, Seini Tonga, have seven children. Peter, his eldest son, is an outstanding college football player who signed with Brigham Young University in February 2005. However, Peter withdrew from BYU during the early phases of his contract to play closer to his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Peter signed a letter of intent to attend Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina.

Sione is connected to WCAU sportscaster Vai Sikahema, Philadelphia Eagles running back Reno Mahe, and Rock Star: INXS contestant Jordis Unga, among others. He is the uncle and trainer of TNA Gut Check winner Lei’D Tapa, who wrestled in TNA for much of the following year.

In his spare time, he manages a modest construction company in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Sione was mentioned in a class action complaint filed against WWE in July 2016, alleging that wrestlers sustained traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the corporation disguised the dangers of harm. The claim is being handled by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has previously represented WWE in several prior litigation.

The Barbarian Awards

  • Bruiser Wrestling Federation
    • BWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Exodus Wrestling Alliance
    • EWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • iGeneration Wrestling
    • iGeneration Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Association of Wrestling
    • IAW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Mainstream Wrestling Organization
    • MWO Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Jim Crockett Promotions
    • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ivan Koloff & The Warlord
  • NWA Virginia
    • NWA Virginia Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Age Championship Wrestling
    • NACW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him # 97 of the 100 best tag teams during the “PWI Years” with The Warlord in 2003.
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dick Slater
    • WCW Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • World League Wrestling
    • WLW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

FAQ

What is the height of The Barbarian?

His height is 6 feet 2 inches.

What is the age of The Barbarian?

His age is 64 years as of 2023.

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