Jacob Fatu is a major name in the Indy wrestling scene, and gained recognition through his tenure in Major League Wrestling. Currently a free agent, his potential WWE debut may be hindered by his criminal record.

Jacob recently debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling at the Battle in the Valley. He is the cousin of the legendary WWE tag team, The Usos, and is also related to The Rock and Roman Reigns.

In case you forgot, Booker T also set his sights on bringing Jacob Fatu to WWE. However, the young star faced legal issues before entering the wrestling world. At 18, Fatu was arrested for armed robbery, leading to an undisclosed jail term.

WWE typically frowns upon felonies, and while some wrestlers like MVP and Booker T were hired after their own legal troubles, it doesn’t guarantee Jacob Fatu’s chances with the company.


While speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer talked about Jacob Fatu’s chances of joining WWE. Meltzer noted that Fatu’s prior arrest record will prove to be a major hindrance in him getting signed to WWE.

“Do I expect him to sign with WWE? I mean, he’s got the record, unfortunately, has been the big hindrance. But if not, 100 percent, yeah. Both companies should be interested in him. I think it’s an arrest issue, but he would have been there long ago.”

Fatu previously hinted at potential involvement in the ongoing Bloodline storyline in WWE, stating that he would leave the possibility “in God’s hands.” We will have to wait and see whether Jacob Fatu will end up signing with WWE somehow.

What do you think of this Jacob Fatu story? Do you feel he will still be able to sign with WWE? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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