Roman Reigns brother and former WWE superstar Matt Anoa’i dies

first_imgFormer WWE superstar Matthew ‘Rosey’ Anoa’i passed away on Monday. He was the son of WWE Hall of Famer Sika and older brother of WWE superstar Roman Reigns. Rosey grew up in the legendary Anoa’i wrestling dynasty.However, the cause of his death is yet not known. He suffered a heart failure in 2014.Rosey made his debut in 2002 alongside his cousin Jamal as part of 3-Minute Warning. After parting ways with Jamal, Rosey then teamed up with The Hurricane, which culminated in his first World Tag Team Championship reign.”The Anoa’i family is mourning the loss of Sika’s son, Matt aka Rosey, due to an untimely death,” Anoa’i family said in a statement.”We want to let his fans know that he loved them and the wrestling world so much. In his passing, he left three beautiful young children and a heartbroken family. Please respect the privacy of his children and family as they mourn the loss of this kind, loving, gentle man, who was a father, son, brother and a superhero to us all.””Our family appreciates your prayers and continued support during this very difficult time.”Tributes continued to pour in following the shocking news of Rosey’s death.BREAKING: WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Anoa’i, known to WWE fans as Rosey, has passed away. WWE (@WWE) 18 April 2017Very sorry to hear of the passing of a kind, gentle and talented man. My heartfelt condolences to the Anoa’i family. RIP Matt (Rosey) Anoa’i Eric Bischoff (@EBischoff) 18 April 2017Just heard the horrible news of Matt Anoai passingI’ve known him since original ECW Samoan Gangsta PartyGreat human beingSad day Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) 18 April 2017I am very late to hear this tragic news of the passing of Matthew Anoa’i my heart goes out to Joe, and the entire Anoa’i family- John Cena (@JohnCena) 19 April 2017last_img read more

Virat Kohli smashes AB de Villiers’ record, becomes to fastest 8000 ODI runs

first_imgVirat Kohli on Thursday became the fastest to 8000 one-day international runs, breaking the record held by South African skipper AB de Villiers for nearly two years.The Indian captain was in sublime form as his team went about decimating Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final at Edgbaston.Both men play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL and are great friends on and off the field. While the cricket world is split on their opinion about who the greatest batsman is, Kohli feels it’s AB, while de Villiers reckons the mantle firmly belongs to Virat.The record had long been held by two giants of Indian cricket. Sachin Tendulkar had reached the milestone off 210 innings in 1999 before Sourav Ganguly got there off 200 innings three years later.De Villiers, one of the most destructive batsmen in modern-day cricket, reached the feat in 182 innings during a match against New Zealand in Durban on August 26, 2015. Kohli bettered that by a significant margin, taking only 175 innings.Incidentally, de Villiers had a poor run in the Champions Trophy and managed only 20 runs from three innings including a duck against Pakistan. Under his leadership, South Africa lost two of their three league games and bowed out despite starting the tournament as one of the favourites.Kohli, on the other hand, has been in sublime form since the start of 2016. He scored consistently across all formats before a bit of a lean patch in the IPL.However, the 28-year-old has been on top of his game in the Champions Trophy, hammering 81 not out vs Pakistan and 76 not out against South Africa. Kohli’s only failure came against Sri Lanka, when he failed to get off the mark.advertisementOn Thursday, in the big stage, Kohli came out all guns blazing to add an unbeaten 178 off 25.3 overs with Rohit Sharma and remained unbeaten on 96 off 78 balls.last_img read more