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— Shawn Michaels says he will be on hand for WWE’s annual Tribute to the Troops event, which takes place next Saturday in Fort Hood, Texas and airs the subsequent Saturday on NBC.

“I will be at the Tribute to the Troops show,” he wrote on Twitter. “However not performing or anything. I’m just there to visit & pay respect 2 the troops.”

— Friends of Edward Fatu (a/k/a Umaga) have been posting messages today on Twitter acknowledging the one-year anniversary of his passing.

“Tonight in Houston, we gather with the Fatu’s and friends to celebrate Eki’s life,” wrote former WWE talent Charlie Haas. “We miss you and will always remember you, USO.”

Umaga’s former manager Armando Estrada wrote, “RIP Eddie Fatu, aka Umaga. Can’t believe it’s been a year. Miss ya, big Uce.” Jeff Hardy added, “Umaga, I miss and love ya, my brother.”

Fatu’s cause of death was ruled as acute toxicity due to combined effects of hydrocodone, carisoprodol, and diazepam.

  • mark

    I do miss umaga in the WWE, rip buddy

  • Zach

    Really? I’m pretty sure I remember him with the WWE championship at one point when he was feuding with Cena.

  • Nao

    Wow, I didn’t know it has been a year. RIP

  • Zach V

    no zach sadly umaga was never a world champion and coulda very well been when he was fisrt brought into the company

  • Logan

    RIP Umaga, great talent taken before he was done.

  • john

    he was 2 time IC champion

  • Zach

    He was I believe.

  • misfit

    Rip umaga, another guy that should have been world champion

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