Success Stories

Jason Lesher

My name is Jason Lesher and I am a referee for WXW wrestling, living my dream of being a part of the pro-wrestling business. In the summer of 2000, Pops and Mom took me into their family through the Usos Foundation. Before I was a part of the program I would suffer through prolonged periods of depression which led to other problems and I never really had a direction in my life. Since joining the program my self-confidence has grown tremendously and everyone involved with the program have helped me find direction and focus in my life, instead of just going through the motions and not accomplishing anything with my life. I pretty much barely graduated high school, but since I have been a part of the program I have learned just how important a good solid education is and I am currently looking into options of furthering my education. I grew up in a single parent home. I know my mom did the best she possibly could trying to raise two sons. The program has shown me not just the importance of a male role model but also the importance of taking it upon myself to be that male role model when the need arises. Last but not least, Mom and Pops (through the program) have shown me the importance of giving. Not only is it good for the soul, but it is the best way to show your gradtitude to those who gave and helped you. If it were not for Mom, Pops, and the Usos program, I feel that I would currently be nothing more than a directionless mess and a burden to my family and my community. Your Son, Jason Lesher, WXW Referee

Sarona Snuka

First of all I want to thank Uncle AFA Anoai and Aunty Lynn. It has been a true blessing being able to be the first one to receive the Lia Maivia Scholarship. I love the woman behind the scholarship, and I am honored to have the privilege to represent her in the wrestling industry. The scholarship helped me to get to where I am today. I was able to train at The Wild Samoan Training Center and learn so much from Afa and his trainers. It gave me the opportunity to grow and make my dreams come true as a WWE Diva Wrestler. I am now at the WWE training school known as FCW, and my Uncle Afa was a huge part of my training. He was very hard on me and its not just because I was his niece, but he treated everyone equal. He always does his best in trying to help students like myself reach their full potential and goals in this life, especially when it comes to wrestling. The Lia Maivia Scholarship will always and forever be in my heart and spirit; it was a stepping stone to where I needed to get, and it has blessed not only me but my family as well. So I just want to say, "Fafetai lava:" (Thank you) for privileging me and allowing me to pursue my dreams. I am moving forward now in my goals as a WWE Diva wrestler, and I will do my best to positively represent the Lia Maivia Scholarship and the Wild Samoan Training Center in everything I do. Thank you again Afa and for the Lia Maivia Scholarship!!!!
MUCH ALOFAS,
SARONA SNUKA-POLAMALU
A.K.A
TAMINA

WWE SIGNS WILD SAMOAN TRAINING CENTER GRADUATE & WXW SUPERSTAR SARONA SNUKA!

MINNEOLA, FL -- WWE Hall of Famer Afa “The Wild Samoan” is proud to announce that WXW superstar, and daughter of WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, SARONA SNUKA has been signed to a WWE Contract!  Sarona was trained at the world famous Wild Samoan Training Center located in Minneola, FL.  WXW and the Wild Samoan Training Center have once again made history with Sarona Snuka following in the footsteps of numerous other stars who started their careers in WXW and the WSTC!  Sarona is also a recipient of the Lia Maivia scholarship and is a proud supporter of Usos Foundation.The WXW Family wishes Sarona well on her next steps to superstardom in the WWE!

Kevin Rojas

My name is Kevin Robert Rojas. I am 23 years old and was born in Paterson, NJ. My parents are Betty and Juan. I moved to Kissimmee, FL at the age of 5 and this is w here I spent my whole childhood. I take pride in the person I have become and my strong Peruvian heritage. I enjoy playing basketball, playing video games, doing all kinds of physical activities, and spending time with my family.

Not many people know this, but I wasn’t supposed to survive when I was born, and to this day I have proved everyone wrong. Who says having this one bump in my head defines who I am, defines the person I am and who I will become? I thrive on the people that push me to be the best I can be, like my wife Julia, my family, and friends.

Since I was a boy, I have always had big dreams and my biggest dream was to become a wrestler. I was the kid that was always practicing any move I saw on television and being my own character for my “ring”. Now honestly I can say my childhood dream is coming true because I knew wrestling was always going to be a part of my life, I just didn’t know how exactly, and now I do. Words cannot describe how extremely grateful I am for this opportunity, and I will not let anyone down in this organization.

Usos Foundation Board Members

Usos Foundation Board Members

Executive Director: Andy Salgado

President: Afa Anoa'i

Vice President: Lynn Anoa'i

Board:

Vale Anoa'i

Clifford Aubuchon

Steve Erickson

Pam Serviss

David Yeager

 

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Charity Wines

Usos Foundation is proud to announce that we have partnered with Charity Wines for their newest brand, Legend Cellars. We are honored to be the first wrestling affiliation with this great fundraising opportunity. Legend Cellars recently released four brand new wines to accompany the eight original wines featuring professional wrestlers. The inaugural release included wines featuring wrestling superstars, The Wild Samoans, Rocky Johnson, Scott Hall, Samu, Haku, The Iron Sheik, Ricky Santana, and the late Davey Boy Smith. The four new wines feature High Chief Peter Maivia, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, The Magnificent Don Muraco, and the Alofa Forever sparkling white wine featuring High Chief Peter Maivia and his wife Lia Maivia. Proceeds from the sale of these wines benefits Usos - The Samoan Family Foundation.

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