New WWE Signing Had ‘No Clue’ Of TV Debut Until Same Day

New WWE Signing Had ‘No Clue’ Of TV Debut Until Same Day WWE

A new interview has revealed that a new WWE signing had “no clue” of his TV debut until the same day of his arrival.

On the April 12 edition of WWE SmackDown, former NJPW star Tama Tonga made his debut with the company and aligned himself with Solo Sikoa in an attack on Jimmy Uso.

This debut not only signed Tama’s arrival in WWE, but also his association with The Bloodline, including Solo Sikoa, Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns.

However, Tonga has other stars that he has strong previous ties and connections to in his former Bullet Club stablemate and real life friend, Karl Anderson.

On the latest episode of Busted Open, The O.C.’s Karl Anderson revealed that Tama Tonga had “no clue” he was going to have his WWE TV debut on SmackDown. He said:

“Yes, yes (I think Tama Tonga is a perfect fit for WWE) and look at him, I think he’s got the perfect look. I think he’s got exactly what WWE needs, wants and I think it’s great.”

“To go back to what we were talking about with the college kids coming in straight to the WWE and not having any independent experience.”

“I think it’s great that Tama’s had 15 or 16 years all in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, to come into WWE and to show them that experience and that he is ready for primetime.”

“I think that it’s unlimited right now for what Tama Tonga can pull off in the WWE and I’m excited to watch. Just knowing he was coming last Friday, he had texted me and told me he was gonna show up in the city.”

“He had no clue he was gonna debut that night either which is kind of WWE style. They’ll bring you in, then you gotta debut and they told him he was debuting and it was pretty fun to see — just watch my friend and my brother go through the fact that he knows he’s about to go on live national television for the first time ever really and I’m proud of him.”

On what he thought about Tama Tonga’s WWE SmackDown debut, Anderson said:

“I thought he knocked it out of the park. He looked amazing which he always does and I think he’s ready and I think the world’s ready for Tama and I think it’s added to the way he is.”

“He’s an opinionated guy, he’s a charismatic guy, he’s a bit insane, which is part of, kind of what we all need and I can’t wait to see where he’s at.”

“I’m so glad he’s in that Bloodline storyline because now he’s involved with the tippy top guys.”

“He’s got Paul Heyman right there who’s always creatively the genius that he is. It doesn’t get much cooler, especially if you’re a BULLET CLUB fan and have followed for so long.”

Karl Anderson also revealed that he texted Triple H about Tama Tonga coming to WWE prior to his contract expiring with NJPW elsewhere in the interview, which you can read here.

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