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    Posted: 18/April/2017 at 16:51
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Former WWE Superstar Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i passed away on Monday at the age of 47. Matt was the older brother to RAW Superstar Roman Reigns.

Several of Matt's friends 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.

Our condolences go out to the Anoa'i family.

Sad news indeed. He had a decent run in 3 Minute Warning and with The Hurricane and had a tag title run or two from memory too.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote admin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/April/2017 at 17:08
Sadly big guys carrying so much weight straining the heart don't live long.

I hope that fans respect Roman Reigns abit better whilst he gets over the terrible loss of his brother.

3 Minute Warning were an entertaining tag team.
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This one really hits hard.

Rosey was entertaining, funny as fucking hell, a very kind hearted man, a great father, brother, and it truly was an honor for me to know him and call him my friend. I first met him around the time he first started at the University of Hawaii, where he played football and studied graphic design, and we hit it off almost immediately. I had a blast fishing with him whenever possible when he went to school here, and most recently New Years 2003, when the Raw roster stopped by to do the first two house shows of that year. Those were great times and now they're all gone.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/April/2017 at 19:19
Shocked to hear about this, and I too hope people ease up on Reigns, if only for a while. Losing a brother at this age is tough.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Benscast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/April/2017 at 19:50
You know that he had 3 extra years to live?

He and Vader had the same diagnosis. Vader is slowly slipping away as well.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/April/2017 at 21:10
Not that long ago I saw a picture of 3 Minute Warning when they first started out. My first thought was how Rosey looked like a fat Roman. I knew they were brothers, but the resemblance was still uncanny.

I always liked Rosey. And I always suspected that he was far more talented than his WWE run showed. Despite WWE never playing to his strengths, and just fixating upon his size, he still managed to have some good moments... especially with Hurricane.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ACIDO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2017 at 00:43
And as for Rosey's former tag partner Jamal, didnt he go on to become Umaga ?
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Yeah. Both members of 3 minute warning are gone :(
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ACIDO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2017 at 01:03
Its shocking how many former WWF stars have gone at a relatively young age.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LennyComa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/April/2017 at 06:53
It seems as a wrestler if you hit 50 then you will prolly live to a normal age. Roseys Problem though was congenative heart failure and an enlarged heart running at 25% so I doubt there is much that they can do to stop that....If he had lost weight would he still be here?
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