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.
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…
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…