Matt first arrived on the WWE scene, back in 2002. He began his career, portraying a thug/henchman in the faction 3 Minute Warning. He later showed the WWE audience his softer side during his tag team with The Hurricane. Rosey was known as the S.H.I.T. aka “Super Hero In Training” before he became a full superhero. Together, they won the WWE World Tag Team Championship on a May 2005 pay per view known as Backlash. They held onto the gold for 140 days.
After a feud with his former tag team partner, Rosey was released by the WWE on March 21, 2006.
Rosey comes from the Anoa’i wrestling family. This famed dynasty has produced phenomenal talent, such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rikishi, The Wild Samoans, Roman Reigns, and many more.
In 2007, Anoa’i participated in a reality series called Fat March. This series consisted of overweight people in their attempt to walk 550 miles, shed the weight, and win the grand prize of $1.2 million. At the time, Matt was looking to lose weight, with the goal of returning to the ring.
Matt was hospitalized back in 2014 for congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. He had 62 pounds of liquid drained from his body. His heart was enlarged and functioning at 25 percent.
We currently don’t know the cause of death for Matt ‘Rosey’ Anoa’i. We’ll keep you updated once that information is made available.