Zilla Fatu Explains Why He Parted Ways With Booker T's Reality Of Wrestling
Zilla Fatu reveals why he left Reality of Wrestling
Zilla Fatu - the son of the late Umaga - has revealed why he is no longer a part of Reality of Wrestling.
Fatu had been a part of ROW since December of 2022 but Booker T (the owner of the promotion) announced on his podcast earlier this month that Fatu had left the company due to "irreconcilable differences."
Appearing on Apples & Grapes, Zilla detailed why he left Reality of Wrestling.
"It's all love. It's all respect. I still want to see Booker T and his school thrive. For me, it was just my vision was different. Me and Book, we already had a conversation and some things can't work. My vision and his vision, what he had lined up, it just didn't connect. We parted ways, respectfully, we're still on good terms. It's not like, 'I don't want to see you win no more.' It's all love. I have to go this way, he has to go this way. Everybody has to understand that everybody has different ways to the top. That's all I can speak on that. I still want to see them win. Shout out to Book, shout out to Reality of Wrestling, if you're in Houston, go tap in with them. I appreciate Book and everything his school did for me. I'm so grateful for the trainers and individuals that are over there. It was definitely a friendly and structured environment. His vision and my vision just didn't line up and mesh together. I'm doing my own thing, one day at a time," Fatu said.
"He's a legend. He's been doing this longer than I've been alive. On a personal note, he was close to my pops. Reality of Wrestling, that's where the Usos started. My pops didn't have no other school in mind other than Reality of Wrestling, for them to go to. He didn't have another school in mind. He had Reality of Wrestling set for them. Booker has been tied in with my family for a long time. It kind of sucked to part ways because of that. You never want to bring personal relationships and business together. I found that out the wrong way. Love and respect for him, I still want to see them win. I'm just doing my own thing, enjoying the process. No hate in my heart towards him or anybody. There is a lot of money and opportunities."
Zilla made his in-ring debut when he was part of Reality of Wrestling in July of 2023. He noted in the interview that he has more matches coming up.
H/T to Fightful