At the 1988 King of the Ring tournament, Bass qualified for the final after beating a young Shawn Michaels but was paid by Ted DiBiase to fake an injury.  Bass began a feud with Beefcake in August 1988, gouging Beefcake's head open with his spurs ("Bret" and "Bart") on an episode of Superstars of Wrestling ; the attack caused Beefcake to miss his scheduled Intercontinental championship match against the Honky Tonk Man at the first SummerSlam event on August 29.  Bass and Honky co-captained a five-man contingent against a team captained by Beefcake and the Ultimate Warrior at the second Survivor Series in November. Bass and teammate Greg Valentine were eliminated by Warrior in succession in the final minute of the match.  On the January 7, 1989 edition of Saturday Night's Main Event , Bass lost to Beefcake via sleeperhold in a hair vs. hair match .   He competed in the 1989 Royal Rumble (sans hair),  Bass' feud with Beefcake was scrapped, and he was used mainly as a preliminary wrestler and left the WWF shortly thereafter. 
On June 23, 2008, Umaga was drafted from the Raw brand to the SmackDown brand, as a part of the 2008 WWE draft .  After having a short lived rivalry with Mr. Kennedy and Big Show , Fatu suffered a torn PCL at a SmackDown live event in Johnson City, Tennessee on August 2 during a match with Jeff Hardy. On the January 30, 2009 episode of SmackDown , Umaga returned to action with his unstoppable persona and won his return match against Jimmy Wang Yang . Umaga then suffered his first defeat since his return by losing to Triple H by disqualification, after Triple H was attacked by The Legacy ( Randy Orton , Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes ). After a short hiatus, he returned on the May 1, 2009 episode of SmackDown , attacking CM Punk on multiple occasions, repeatedly interrupting Punk's attempts to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.  At Judgment Day , Umaga defeated Punk, and on the May 22 episode of SmackDown , he spoke in English for the first time under the Umaga gimmick, when he challenged Punk to a Samoan strap match . At Extreme Rules , Umaga lost to Punk to end the feud, this was Umaga's last appearance in WWE.  On June 8, 2009, WWE announced that Fatu was released from his WWE contract.  It was later revealed that his termination was due to violation of the Wellness Policy ; even though this was only his second failure, his refusal to enter rehabilitation led to his dismissal.