WWE Monday Night Raw features Solo Sikoa at Bridgestone Arena

One week before celebrating its 30th anniversary, World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Monday Night Raw” airs for the 1,545 time. The Jan. 2 program will emanate live from Lower Broadway’s Bridgestone Arena.

Though only five years into his professional wrestling career, WWE superstar Solo Sikoa — who will appear on the program — is a rare fourth-generation sports entertainer. Thus, expect him to be a key contributor, perhaps against foes like bearded, beloved Canadian brawler Kevin Owens.

“Being a [main roster] WWE superstar is exactly what I’m supposed to be,” says Sikoa.

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The 300-pound 29-year-old signed with the company in August 2021 and won the North American Championship in the company’s NXT talent development brand in just 11 months.

“Everything is happening so fast, but I represent a legacy in [the professional wrestling] business,” notes SIkoa (born Joseph Fatu).

Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar compete during the WWE SummerSlam at Nissasn Stadium in July.

Fifty years ago, Sikoa’s great-uncles Afa and Sika Anoai grunted loudly and consumed unprepared raw fish while appearing as iconic ’70s-era television superstars the Wild Samoans for professional wrestling organizations worldwide.

The tandem’s success as 19-time tag team champions around the world during their Hall of Fame careers allowed for their relatives, including nephews Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Yokozuna (with 12 WWE heavyweight championships between them) plus grapplers Jamal, Rikishi, Samu and Umaga, to achieve thriving sports entertainment careers.