Today In Pro Wrestling History (March 8): The Samoans Go Wild for the World Titles

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On March 8th, 1983, The Wild Samoans, consisting of Afa and Sika, captured their third WWF Tag Team title by defeating Chief Jay and Jules Strongbow. This victory marked a significant achievement in their illustrious career, showcasing their dominance in the tag team division during the early 1980s.

Their third title reign, known for its length and impact, would eventually come to an end at the hands of The Soul Patrol, Tony Atlas and Rocky Johnson, on November 15th, 1983. The title change occurred in a dramatic match where an attempt to interfere on behalf of The Wild Samoans backfired, leading to their defeat.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (March 8th): The Samoans Go Wild for the World Titles

Today In Pro Wrestling History March 8

Following this period, The Wild Samoans engaged in various feuds and matches, including a notable feud with The North-South Connection, Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch. Despite their efforts, they were unable to recapture the WWF Tag Team Championships and eventually left WWF in 1985. On March 8th, 1983, The legendary Afa and Sika (the father of Roman Reigns) captured their third set of WWF tag team titles when they defeated Jules and Jay Strongbow.

The Wild Samoans would hold the belts for 252 days before dropping them to The Soul Patrol, Tony Atlas, and Rocky Johnson.

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