Success Stories

Junior (Havoc)

Dear Wild Samoan Training Center, First of all, I would like to thank Afa and Lynn for giving me an opportunity to do something I love more than life, which is to wrestle. I want to personally thank Afa for taking me off the streets away from the gangs, drugs and the rest of the trouble that surrounds me. By letting me wrestle, Afa has given me goals to succeed in life as well as in wrestling. Wrestling has changed my life completely. I don't get into trouble in school anymore, but I'm still having a little trouble in school. Then again, I always had trouble in school. I know with Afa and Lynn's help, I can change that too. Basically what I'm trying to say is "thank you" Pops And Mom for giving me something positive and good in my life. I will never forget it and I will always love you for that, always. Sincerely Your Son, Junior (Havoc) Allentown, P.A.

New WXW Champion, a member of Usos:

By Eric Shaffer, WXW Staff

World Xtreme Wrestling has a new Heavyweight Champion, and he is a proud graduate of the Wild Samoan Training Center and an exemplary member of the charitable organization known as Usos. The Usos foundation was created by Afa the Wild Samoan and is named for the Samoan words for "brotherhood" or "we are brothers". One of the goals of the program is to enhance the lives of young people by giving them positive outlets and keeping them away from negative influences. One of these youths saw his dream come true, as "Hurricane" Havoc turned his life around and is now the WXW Heavyweight Champion. The former WXW Television Champion and Wrestler of the Month (July 2002) rose through the ranks and took home the top prize on November 12th 2005. But this success story was nearly five years in the making. As a teenager, Havoc came to the Wild Samoan Training Center in hopes of becoming a professional wrestler. Through his Usos foundation, Afa emphasizes the importance of hard work and goal setting rather than giving in to outside pressures that youths may find on the streets. This is precisely what Havoc was looking to do. Before joining Usos and the Wild Samoan Training Center, Havoc admitted to having difficulty in school and trying to stay away from the temptations of drugs and gang violence. Through Afas motivation and tough love, Havoc strived to live his dream as a professional wrestler and it paid off through the next five years of training and wrestling. At a recent match in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Havoc defeated Bison Bravado to earn the WXW Heavyweight Title. The family values that Afa instills in his trainees was immediately evident following Havoc's match. Before he could even thank anyone, Havoc was joined in a proud congratulatory embrace by his younger brother who has idolized him from the start of his career, even once dressing as him for a Halloween costume contest! In an emotional interview, Havoc then told the crowd that he never thought he would make it to the top of what he loved doing, and had overcome many obstacles to get there. He was extremely grateful of Afa the Wild Samoan for believing in him and giving him a chance to make a difference and prove himself. On behalf of the Usos Foundation, World X-Treme Wrestling, the Wild Samoan Training Center and its extended families, we would like to proudly congratulate "Hurricane" Havoc on living his dream and overcoming the odds to make it to the top!

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.

Noah Carragher

My name is Noah Carragher, I am from Lake County, Florida, where I have lived my whole life. I am 14 years old. I got into wrestling as a little kid by watching it on TV. Then, after a while, I decided that I wanted to be a wrestler. My mom took me to a Friday Night Smackdown show in Orlando. There were two guys in front of us and they had WXW shirts on. We started talking to them, and they said their names were Gary and Cliff. They said they were training to be a wrestler and referee, and that we should go to one of their shows. When we got home that night, I looked up the WXW website.

My parents started taking me to the shows and I loved it. After I went to some of the shows for a while, Miss Lynn, Pops, and Miss Vale announced that they were having a Summer Camp for the younger kids who loved wrestling and wanted to wrestle. So I went and I loved it. Then they announced that they were going to have an after school program. So I got my mom to sign me up.

Then, Pops thought I would be able to join the adult training program. So when I was invited to join, I felt great. Then I found out that I would be getting a scholarship to help pay for my training. That made me feel really great.
I just want to say thank you to everyone for supporting me. I want to thank the Usos Foundation. I want to thank the other wrestlers for training with me and teaching me. I want to say a special thank you to Pops, Miss Lynn, and Miss Vale for letting me wrestle and for thinking that I can be a great wrestler.

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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