Tama Tonga apparently had “no clue” he was going to make his WWE debut on the 4/12/24 edition of Smackdown

During an appearance on Busted Open Radio, WWE star Karl Anderson commented on Tama Tonga’s debut with the company from the April 12th 2024 edition of Smackdown…

“Just knowing that he was coming last Friday, he had texted me and told me he was going to show up in the city. He had no clue he was going to debut that night either, which is kind of WWE style. They’ll bring you in and then you gotta debut. They told him he was debuting and it was pretty fun to watch my friend and brother go through the fact that he knows he’s about to go on live national television for the first time ever, really. I’m proud of him.”

“I think he’s got the perfect look. He’s got exactly what WWE needs. I think it’s great that Tama has had 15 or 16 years, all in New Japan Pro Wrestling, to come into WWE and show them that experience and that he is ready for prime time. I think that it’s unlimited right now for what Tama Tonga can pull off in the WWE. I’m excited to watch man.” (quotes courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)