It Came From YouTube: Fatu tries to make a difference but only makes people want to change the channel

17 Submitted by on Mon, 28 October 2013, 04:43

17 minutes, 54 seconds into this episode of WWF Superstars from 1995; we get to see a vignette for Fatu during his first ill-coninved singles push.

He hangs out in Da Hood and explains that he grew up there, but he bettered himself through hard work, dedication, and staying away from drugs.

So yes; his entire character was that he was a guy trying to be a positive role model with a positive message for kids.

Yawn!

Excuse me. I got a little sleepy just typing that.

He went from a barbaric cannibalistic Headshrinker, to a guy who speaks perfect English and grew up in the U.S?

Even 8 year olds watching at the time wouldn’t buy that!

He later found success in the WWF as a mysterious Middle Eastern character known as The Sultan.

Hang on a minute…

*checks notes*

Oh, I’m sorry.

He actually found success by becoming Rikishi- a fat guy who danced and rubbed his butt in his opponent’s face.

Actually; compared to that, maybe “Make A Difference Fatu” wasn’t such a bad character after all…

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17 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Fatu tries to make a difference but only makes people want to change the channel"
  1. John says:

    This whole episode is craptastic, first you get the classic Vinceism, “He got him, no he didn’t.”, in the Blus tag match. A Water World commercial before the yawn inducing Fatu bit. The Barry Horowitz push to nowhere, Dr. Issac Yankem, Man Mountain Rock during the In Your House commercial and of course, “Wellllllllllllll it’s me Handsome Doc Hendrix”. Man oh man ’95 sucked you could induct the whole year.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For all the garbage that aired during the Attitude Era, at least it was better than the pure unadulterated horseshit that the company was broadcasting between 1993-1995.

    • Thomas Moffatt says:

      Give me the Attitude Era over the New Generation any day! At least the Attitude Era didn’t have Jeff Jarrett doing a stupid country and western character… oh it did actually… shit

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        Ha! Poor Jeff.. He came back trying to do another gimmick but ended up doing the country singer thing yet again.

    • hobu0 says:

      i feel like the ministry of darkness and mark henry getting head from a transvestite is just as stupid as clowns and trashmen and race car drivers.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        Yup! I’d say that’s true, too. :)

      • Matt Soileau says:

        It’s just that Stone Cold and The Rock and Mankind and everything else was so good that people tend to forgive/overlook/forget the crap. And there was a LOT of crap in the Attitude Era.

  3. Brian J says:

    Is it ironic that the movie preview before Fatu’s segment was Waterworld?

  4. Raven7309 says:

    “New Generation” 4 Life!! :-D

  5. 314 says:

    So did anyone else notice that Rad Radford had the Headbangers’ entrance music before they came about?

  6. Matt Soileau says:

    The funny thing is, Fatu Make A Difference would have fit in perfectly with 2 Cool…

    • hobu0 says:

      Its true. Rikishi basically was “Makin a difference” Fatu….except it wasn’t forced. Crazy how that works sometimes.

  7. Peter says:

    I was one of those 8 year olds wanting the Headshrinkers to comeback. Surprised Fatu didn’t have a crime dog named “McScruff.”

  8. 80's Guy says:

    I’m glad the commercials were there. I skipped up to Fatu’s thingy, but then kept watching. Ah, when life was simpler.

    Vince was saying “live action” about as much as the Turtle Man does.

    Actually, Turtle Man looks like he could be a wrestling fan, so maybe that’s where he got the catchphrase from; watching Superstars back in the day!

  9. Jeremy says:

    A little over 4 years later, he ran over Austin. So I guess he did “make a difference” after all, only he “did it for the Rock”

  10. Surfer Sandman says:

    Louie Spicoli vs pre-Scotty 2 Hotty was more interesting for me.

    The whole programming block brings back long-lost memories of 1995.

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