Piiga ma Eletise



O Piiga na a Nimo ma Aleki fetaui ma le tga team Taylor ma Avalogo Eti ae laufali ai Ioelu. This footage was taken in the early 70s. A sign of the early influence of professional wrestling especially the contribution made by Pita Maivia and Al Lolotai. Nimo and Avalogo took it to the next level of entertainment way before Vince MacMahon of WWE promote wrestling as entertainment. O le faafiafiaga lena a Leulumoega College na ave i se latou suegatupe i Tutuila na ave ai le Faleaitu lena a Nimo ma Avalogo. O le faafiafiaga lena sa faia i le Fale Laumei i Utulei. I happened to know these entertainers personally 2 lived in Toomatagi, one in Tufuiopa, one in Faleapuna amd one in Tauese, Can you guess, who lived in which village? Just as a side note, these wrestling comedians held important jobs in the government and the private sector. In the early 70s, the government of Samoa (known as Western Samoa at that time) and the 2AP Radio (now SBC), and Nelson store (no longer in existence) helped sponsored band competition, Faleaitu and singing competition which foster and develop great talents that we still enjoy up to now. O le ata mulimuli, o le Aitu lauiloa o Eletise Su’a. O ana ata e faapitoa i le faamatalaina o mea e ala i pese.