Lance Anoa’i recently appeared on “The Ten Count” podcast to discuss a variety of topics, including The Bloodline stable in WWE.
During the podcast, Anoa’i revealed that WWE reached out to him and Jacob Fatu for the “Tribal Court” segment, but they were unable to appear due to their MLW contracts.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On WWE reaching out to them for Tribal Court: “So the tribal court, they wanted a lot of us. They asked for my grandfather, my dad, my uncles, me, Jacob, they wanted us all. Unfortunately, due to our contracts and everything, we weren’t able to. But that’s okay. We weren’t able to, and we just carried on. Now, we just don’t know. Time will tell. Impact looks very strong right now, or January, they become TNA again. AEW looks awesome. You just never know. That’s the life of the freedom.”
On the notion that MLW would get a boost by their talent being on WWE TV: “Very true, and we pitched that point, and we got shut down. We don’t know why. It is what it is. But we just ran with it. They even did the A&E special, filming my whole family at our family reunions, and we weren’t allowed to be in any of it. So there was just a few missed opportunities, and hopefully, it just comes right back around, and everybody will be able to see how big our family is still growing. I’m not the only one left. There’s still a lot of guys. Jacob Fatu is my cousin. His brother, Journey. Solo’s already in there. Zilla Fatu, who’s Umaga’s son. We’re all going. We’re all young and hungry and ready to achieve and follow our family’s footsteps and just keep the Bloodline going.”
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Lance Anoa’i Discusses WWE’s “Tribal Court” Segment and MLW Contracts
Lance Anoa’i, a member of the famous Anoa’i wrestling family, recently appeared on “The Ten Count” podcast to discuss various topics, including the WWE’s “Tribal Court” segment. During the podcast, Anoa’i revealed that both he and Jacob Fatu were approached by WWE for the segment but were unable to participate due to their contracts with Major League Wrestling (MLW).
The “Tribal Court” segment was a storyline in WWE that involved Roman Reigns and his cousins, who together formed The Bloodline stable. The segment aimed to showcase the Anoa’i family’s rich wrestling heritage and their dominance in the industry. WWE had reached out to several members of the family, including Lance Anoa’i, his grandfather, father, uncles, and Jacob Fatu, but their MLW contracts prevented them from participating.
Despite not being able to join the “Tribal Court” segment, Anoa’i expressed optimism about the future. He mentioned that Impact Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) are currently strong alternatives for wrestlers and that opportunities may arise again in the future. Anoa’i emphasized the importance of freedom in the wrestling industry and how it allows wrestlers to explore different opportunities and promotions.
Anoa’i also discussed missed opportunities for MLW in terms of exposure and growth. He mentioned that they had pitched the idea that MLW would benefit from their talent appearing on WWE TV, but it was ultimately rejected. Anoa’i expressed disappointment that they were not allowed to be part of the A&E special that featured their family reunions. However, he remains hopeful that more opportunities will come their way, allowing them to showcase the size and talent of their growing family.
Lance Anoa’i comes from a wrestling lineage that includes legendary figures such as his uncle Roman Reigns, his late uncle Umaga, and his grandfather Afa Anoa’i. He mentioned that there are still many talented members of the family, including Jacob Fatu, Journey, Solo, and Zilla Fatu, who are all eager to follow in their family’s footsteps and continue the legacy of The Bloodline.
In conclusion, Lance Anoa’i’s appearance on “The Ten Count” podcast shed light on WWE’s “Tribal Court” segment and the challenges they faced due to their MLW contracts. Despite these setbacks, Anoa’i remains optimistic about the future and the opportunities that lie ahead for him and his family in the wrestling industry.