10 Craziest Things Wrestlers Did To Maintain Kayfabe
The brothers Afa and Sika Anoa’i were born in American Samoa, which may be the world’s number one breeding ground for professional wrestlers. For most of their careers they were knows as the Wild Samoans – savages who would eat raw fish, tear chickens apart with their bare hands and never talk, having their manager Lou Albano do all the talking for them.
One day, they were hitching a ride with the much less popular at the time Hulk Hogan when they were pulled over by a state trooper in New Jersey. As Hogan opened the glovebox to get his registration, the trooper saw a gun that Hogan bought while in Florida. In New Jersey, an unregistered handgun carried a mandatory one-year prison sentence at the time, so Hogan and the Samoans were ordered out of the car and handcuffed. Despite Hogan’s pleas to explain the misunderstanding, being innocent of any wrongdoing and speaking fluent English, the Samoans refused to speak up and break character, preferring to go to jail rather than break character.