WWE Hall Of Famer Rikishi is most certainly one of the most beloved stars of the Attitude Era, as he captured the hearts of many thanks to his impressive dancing skills as well as his stinkface attack.
During an appearance on The Two-Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Samu of The Headshrinkers commented on the scheduled Bloodline Acknowledgement Ceremony being dropped from WWE RAW’s 30th anniversary special. Samu explained why him, Rikishi, and The Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika) didn’t appear on the show…
“It was supposed to be Rikishi, myself, my dad, and my uncle to name a few. My dad couldn’t fly at the time and Rikishi had pneumonia at the time so, everything just got put on the back burner.”
“Of course [Roman is ‘The Head of The Table.’]. Listen, you brought these people [fans] to be able to pay attention, to bring it back. I mean, not that it has gotten boring or anything, just sometimes wrestling does that. It just flatlines for a while and then it makes a comeback all the time. Wrestling just does that. It’ll go dead and something else will pop up. Some new thing that will last five minutes and go away. Nothing’s really changed on the landscape or the format. So it’s, it’s pretty obvious you know, the ratings and everything like that, that Joe’s doing, it’s phenomenal, great business. I’m glad he has a lot of creative control.”