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Encyclopedia > Anoa'i family

The Anoa'i family, originating from Samoa, is a legendary family of wrestlers in the eyes of many[who?] (some of whom have stated that they have as much talent as the Harts or the Von Erichs); many of members of the family are professional wrestlers. The Hart wrestling family is a Canadian family with a long history associated with professional wrestling. ... The Von Erich family is a legendary professional wrestling family. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ...


Family members

The founders of the family, Reverend Amituanai Anoa'i and his wife Tovale, had four children: three sons, Afa, Junior, and Sika; and one daughter, Vera, who died April 26, 2008. Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... Leati Sika Anoai, a member of the famous Anoai family, is a former professional wrestler. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Afa and Sika became wrestlers, forming the tag team the Wild Samoans. The Wild Samoans was the tag team of Afa & Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF); the Samoans have held a record twenty-one Tag Team championships around the world. ...


Afa's three sons are all wrestlers — Samula (best known as Samu), Afa Jr. and Lloyd (best known as L.A. Smooth). His daughter Monica Anoa'i is the widow of wrestler Gary Albright. Samula Anoai (born May 29, 1963) is a professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. ... Afa Anoai, Jr. ... Lloyd Anoai is a Samoan American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager who has performed under numerous ring names. ... Gary Albright (May 18, 1963 - January 7, 2000, born in Nebraska) was an American professional wrestler. ...


Junior is the father of the late Rodney Anoa'i, known best under his WWF moniker Yokozuna. Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Yokozuna. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Vera married Solofa Fatu and gave birth to three sons, who all would become wrestlers: Sam Fatu (known as Tama and Tonga Kid), Solofa Fatu Jr. (as Fatu and Rikishi and Junior Fatu ) and Eddie Fatu (known as Jamal and Umaga). Larry Anoiai is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid. ... Solofa Fatu, Jr. ... Edward Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and currently Umaga. ...


Sika's older son Matt Anoa'i is wrestling under the name Ro'Z, while his younger son Joe played football for Georgia Tech and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leati Joseph (Joe) Anoai (born May 25, 1985 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle for Georgia Tech. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC Central (1970-2001) NFC North (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Purple, Gold, White Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking, Ragnar Personnel Owner Zygi Wilf General...


Afa and Sika's father considered Peter Maivia his "blood brother", a connection that continued to Afa and Sika, who regard Peter as their uncle. Peter Maivia and his wife Lia Maivia had a daughter, Ata Maivia, married wrestler Rocky Johnson. The couple became the parents of Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock. Peter Maivia's youngest son Toa is in training to wrestle. Maivia's oldest son Peter Fanene Jnr is in the real estate business. Peter Maivia (born 1935 - died June 13, 1982) was a professional wrestler better known as High Chief Peter Maivia. ... The Norwegian warrior Orvar-Odd bids a last farewell to his blood brother, the Swedish warrior Hjalmar, by MÃ¥rten Eskil Winge (1866). ... Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Bowles on August 24, 1944) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...


Hollywood stuntman Tanoai Reed (aka Toa on the new American Gladiators) is the great nephew of wrestling promoter Lia Maivia (Peter Maivia's wife) Tanoai Reed (born February 10, 1974 in Honolulu) is a Hollywood stunt man. ...


Boxer David Tua, actor Solo Siaopo are also related to the Anoa'i family.[citation needed]} David Tua, (born Mafaufau Tavita Lio Mafaufau Sanerivi Talimatasi on November 21, 1972 on the Island of Upolu, Samoa), is a heavyweight boxer and former title challenger currently rising again in the heavyweight rankings. ...


Linked to the family by marriage but not actually a blood relative is wrestler "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. Snuka's son Jimmy Snuka Jr. now wrestles for Raw as Deuce. James Reiher (born May 18, 1943) is an American professional wrestler, and actor, better known by his ring name of Jimmy Superfly Snuka. ... Monday Night RAW logo. ... James William Reiher, Jr. ...


In an Article in Pro Wrestling Illustrated Samoa Joe claims to share a distant ancestor with the Anoa'i family, but well before Reverend Amituanai Anoa'i, so he is not a member of the family.[citation needed] Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979 in Orange County, California[6]), better known by his ring name Samoa Joe, is an American professional wrestler currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he is the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion. ...


Family tree

{{familytree||||!|RODN|'|MATT||JOEA||SAMF||SOLJ||EDDI||||DWAY|RODN=Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna)|MATT=Matt Anoa'i (Rosie)|JOEA=Joe Anoa'i|SAMF=Sam Fatu
(Tonga Kind)
||SOLJ=Solofa Fatu, Jr. (Rikishi)|EDDI=[[DWAY=Dwayne Johnson
(The Rock)
}} Rodney Anoai (October 2, 1966 – October 23, 2000) was a Samoan-American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Yokozuna. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Leati Joseph (Joe) Anoai (born May 25, 1985 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle for Georgia Tech. ... Larry Anoiai is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Tonga Kid. ... Solofa Fatu, Jr. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[6] (born May 2, 1972)[4], better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...

Blood brothers
Tovale Anoa'i
 
Amituanai Anoa'i
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Maivia
 
Lia Maivia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Afa Anoa'i
 
Lynn Anoa'i
 
 
Junior Anoa'i Sika Anoa'i Vera Anoa'i
 
Solofa Fatu Toa Maivia Ata Maivia
 
Rocky Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Samula Anoa'i (Samu) Afa Anoa'i, Jr. Lloyd Anoa'i Monica Anoa'i
 
Gary Albright
 

The Norwegian warrior Orvar-Odd bids a last farewell to his blood brother, the Swedish warrior Hjalmar, by MÃ¥rten Eskil Winge (1866). ... Peter Maivia (born 1935 - died June 13, 1982) was a professional wrestler better known as High Chief Peter Maivia. ... Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... Leati Sika Anoai, a member of the famous Anoai family, is a former professional wrestler. ... Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Bowles on August 24, 1944) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. ... Samula Anoai (born May 29, 1963) is a professional wrestler best known as one half of The Headshrinkers/Samoan Swat Team under the name Samu. ... Afa Anoai, Jr. ... Lloyd Anoai is a Samoan American professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager who has performed under numerous ring names. ... Gary Albright (May 18, 1963 - January 7, 2000, born in Nebraska) was an American professional wrestler. ...

External links

  • The Samoan Dynasty
  • Wrestling Classics

 
 

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