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Reno Anoa'i
Ring name(s) Black Pearl
Reno the Black Pearl
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Billed weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Born Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Resides California[1]
Billed from San Francisco, California
Trained by Afa Anoa'i
Debut 2002

Reno Anoa'i is an American professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances in Italy with the Nu-Wrestling Evolution promotion under the ring name Black Pearl.



Anoa'i trained as a wrestler under his uncle, Afa Anoa'i, debuting in 2002 as "Reno the Black Pearl". He went on to wrestle for the Californian Empire Wrestling Federation and the Pennsylvanian World Xtreme Wrestling promotion. He eventually shortened his ring name to "Black Pearl".

In 2005, Anoa'i journeyed to Italy and began wrestling for his cousin Rikishi's Nu-Wrestling Evolution promotion. In NWE, Anoa'i adopted the gimmick of an aristocrat, claiming to be "The Count of California". On November 25, 2005 in Naples, he won a tournament to become the first NWE Heavyweight Champion.

In 2009 will appear in the Hulkamania wrestling tour in Australia.

Personal life

Anoa'i is married to Tiffany Smith, with whom he has a daughter, Vaughan Ryan.[1] Reno is the son of Tumua Anoa'i, who is the eldest brother of Afa and Sika Anoa'i.

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Pearl Jam (STO)
  • Nicknames
    • "The Count of California"

Championships and accomplishments

  • NWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[3]


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