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Rikishi reveals who came up with the stink face idea, comments on The Usos and Roman Reigns

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi recently spoke with the Miami Herald about his career and more. During the interview, Rikishi was asked about The Usos and Roman Reigns. He said that all three of the WWE Superstars are doing well and that the entire family is proud of them by doing a great job representing the family and continuing the legacy and the Samoan Dynasty. He noted that the family still doesn’t know why there are so many of them in the wrestling business. “We think about it at the dinner table when we have big family reunions, and it just comes from a passion and love we have for the industry.”

Rikishi is well known for his stink face spot. When asked about who came up with the idea, he noted that it was a collaboration between he and Vince McMahon. “They wanted to do a spin-off of the late Yokozuna, but I wanted to add my own identity to it.” He said that he didn’t have an issue with wearing a thong and bleaching his hair blonde. He wanted to have some type of ideas of what he could and couldn’t do in the ring. He didn’t want to be like Yokozuna, so he started dancing when he was in the ring. “The first time I came out in that character the people knew it was me, but it was a different look, and when I took that kimono off, pretty much my whole bare ass was hanging out, and it was probably one of the largest pops I’ve ever heard.”

Rikishi also talked about being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and more. You can read the entire interview here.


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