Camacho (wrestler)

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Camacho
Hunico and Camacho, Smackdown in Belfast, Northern Ireland April, 2012.jpg
Camacho (left), with tag team partner Hunico (right) in April 2012
Birth nameTevita Fifita
Born(1983-05-07) May 7, 1983 (age 31)
Kissimmee, Florida[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Camacho[1][1]
Donny Marlow
Agent T.[1]
Tonga[1]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1][1]
Billed weight230 lb (100 kg)[1][1]
Billed fromHonolulu, Hawaii
Juárez, Mexico[1]
Trained byTeam 3D Academy[1]
Florida Championship Wrestling[1]
Debut2008[1]
 
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Camacho
Hunico and Camacho, Smackdown in Belfast, Northern Ireland April, 2012.jpg
Camacho (left), with tag team partner Hunico (right) in April 2012
Birth nameTevita Fifita
Born(1983-05-07) May 7, 1983 (age 31)
Kissimmee, Florida[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Camacho[1][1]
Donny Marlow
Agent T.[1]
Tonga[1]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1][1]
Billed weight230 lb (100 kg)[1][1]
Billed fromHonolulu, Hawaii
Juárez, Mexico[1]
Trained byTeam 3D Academy[1]
Florida Championship Wrestling[1]
Debut2008[1]

Tevita Fifita[1] (born May 7, 1983) is a Tongan-American professional wrestler, best known for working for WWE under the name Camacho between 2011 and 2014. He previously worked in WWE's developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, under the name Donny Marlow where he was a one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with CJ Parker.

Early years[edit]

Born in Kissimmee, Florida, Fifita attended the University of Texas at El Paso [UTEP], where he played football as a defensive end.[1] And graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts with major in Communications Electronic Media and minor in criminal justice.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE[edit]

Developmental territory (2009–2011)[edit]

On February 10, 2009, Fifita signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was assigned to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) as "Tonga".[1] In March, he became known as Agent T., as part of Washington's Secret Service stable alongside Agent D. and Agent C,[2] He later changed his name to Donny Marlow. On July 21, 2011, Marlow and C.J. Parker defeated Calvin Raines and Big E. Langston to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship. On November 3, Marlow and Parker lost the Tag Team Championship to Brad Maddox and Briley Pierce.

Alliance with Hunico (2011–2013)[edit]

Hunico and Camacho in November 2013

On the December 15, 2011 episode of Superstars, Fifita came to the ring as the new enforcer of Hunico,[1][3] and his new ring name was revealed as Camacho.[4] Hunico and Camacho first teamed together on the April 26 episode of Superstars where they beat the Usos.[5] Camacho made his pay-per-view debut at Over The Limit, where he was defeated by Ryback in a singles match.[6] Camacho began appearing again on WWE's developmental territory, the former FCW, which had been rebranded into NXT Wrestling;[7] He made his NXT debut on the third episode of the rebooted WWE NXT, first losing to Seth Rollins but emerging victorious later that episode in a six-man tag match while teaming with Hunico and Michael McGillicutty against Rollins, Bo Dallas and Tyson Kidd.[8] On the next episode of NXT, Camacho defeated Kidd in a singles match following a distraction from McGillicutty.[9] In the pre-show of Money in the Bank, he and Hunico lost to the WWE Tag Team Champions, Kofi Kingston and R-Truth in a non-title match.[10] At Raw 1,000, Camacho, along with Hunico and four other wrestlers attempted to ambush Kane to make a statement, but The Undertaker's return resulted in the Brothers of Destruction disposing of all six would-be attackers.[11] With Hunico out injured, Camacho continued to compete on NXT; after a $5,000 bounty was promised to anyone who could put Big E Langston "on the shelf"; Camacho attempted to claim the bounty in late-2012 so that he could "get Hunico out of Mexico", but he was squashed by Langston.[12][13] On April 4, 2013, Camacho reunited with Hunico at the WrestleMania Axxess live event.[14]

Singles competition & Departure (2013–2014)[edit]

On the November 6, 2013 episode of WWE Main Event he and Hunico made their first televised tag team match since July 2012, losing to the Usos. Then he an Hunico start a feud against The Ascencion defeating their in a non title match but were defeated in a championship match. Once Hunico started portraying Sin Cara again, Camacho started to wrestle solo on NXT and scored a rare victory over the returning Oliver Grey at the March 13 television tapings.[15] His last feud in WWE was with Adam Rose on NXT, which began when he attacked one of Rose's followers after a match and ended at NXT Takeover when Camacho lost to Rose.[16][17]

On June 12, 2014, Camacho was released from his contract.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Fifita is a second generation professional wrestler; his father Haku was a professional wrestler.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT REPORT: OHNO/BARRETA; THE UNITED STATES CHAMPION IS CHALLENGED; DIVAS IN ACTION; SOMEONE LOSES THEIR FIRST NAME; AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved October 27. 
  21. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TELEVISION REPORT: ALL CHAMPIONS IN ACTION". PWInsider. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
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