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The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

It's a family I've always wondered just how far their lineage goes. So I decided to look p their family tree. Now this doesn't include members who are not involved in wrestling, just those ones who are. I didn't realise just how far it goes.

OK so i starts with Leah Maivia, a woman promoter, who had worked closely with WWE over the years. She passed away in 2008.

She married High Chief Peter Maivia.

Rocky Johnson married his daughter, Ata. Hence getting involved in the Family, and producing son The Rock.

Peter Maivia was a relative of the Anoa'i Family (blood brothers), and Toale and Amituanai had 6 children, of which two were Afa and Sika the Wild Samoans.

Afa married Lynn who had 5 children together, Samula who became Samu, Afa Jr a.k.a Manu, Llyod who goes by the name of L.A. Smooth, Lynn and Monica. Monica later married Gary Albright, and had 3 children.

Tumuna, another of the 6 children, had son Reno, who goes by the name of Black Pearl on the independant cicuit.

Junior Anoa'i had a son named Rodney who later became known as Yokozuna.

Sika married Patricia and together had 2 children, Matt and Joe. Matt is former WWE star Rosey and Joe is currently in FCW named Roman Leakee.

Afoa had no children, but the final child Vera married Solofa Fatu.
Together they had 3 children: Sam, Eddie and Solofa Fatu Jr. Under wrestling named Tama, Umaga and Rikishi respectively.

Rikishi later married Talisua Fuavai, who in turn produced 5 more children, 2 of which are currently in WWE, Johnathon and Joshua, Jimmy and Jey Uso.

So yeah I didn't realise the blood line was so huge, and if you read this thanks for your time

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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

It is massive. There is also a slight connection to Jimmy Snuka if I am not mistaken.

The whole family are wrestlers.

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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

its a giant family, pretty much all samoan wrestlers are related.. its very strange



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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

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It is massive. There is also a slight connection to Jimmy Snuka if I am not mistaken.

The whole family are wrestlers.
I think Snuka is related to them through marriage or something like that. Which would also connect Tamina and Sim Snuka to the family.
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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

Snuka is linked to the promotion that Leah Maivia booked for, hence how they're connected.
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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

This is a great lineage. Every once in a while I would go to wiki and look through their family tree. It's really kool to see a family so ingrained in wrestling.


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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

I thought that there was no actual relation between Peter Maivia and the Anoa'i's? That it was more of a Blood Brothers thing.
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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

It was However in the Samoan tradition I'm guessing blood brothers is a very meaningful thing. But thanks for noticing that. I forgot to mention that.
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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

Yes, Babs, it is more meaningful. In Samoan culture, family often times has little to do with physical blood relation, or even nothing at all.

Case in point, my wife, who grew up in Pensacola and went to school with some of the Anoa'i and Fatu children and got quasi-adopted as a kid. Physically, she is, as best as we can tell, 3/4 Native American and 1/4 Irish. (from her looks, you'd think it was the other way around or even 50/50) Because she spent so much time at their place as a kid and, at times, they really did put more into her childhood upbringing then her own no-good, deadbeat 'parents,' they consider her part of the family.

But a blood brother/sisterhood, in Samoan culture, goes way beyond that. Culturally, it is considered to actually be equivalent in every way that does not require a DNA match to what we would consider actual physical sibling relationship. This is even borne out in Samoan genealogy, when the 'blood brother/sister,' their spouse and their offspring are reckoned with the rest of the family.



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Re: The Anoa'i Wrestling Lineage

This over two year old thread didn't need to be bumped to answer the question of a banned user.

However, good information.


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