Justin Barr





How are the Maivia and Anoa'i family related?

Amituanai Anoa'i, the father of Wild Samoans Afa & Sika, and "High Chief" Peter Maivia were 'blood brothers'.

What is a "Blood Brother?

Blood brother can refer to one of two things: two males related by birth, or two or more men not related by birth who have sworn loyalty to each other. This is usually done in a ceremony, known as a blood oath, where the blood of each man is mingled together. The process usually provides a participant with a heightened symbolic sense of attachment with another participant.

In Asian cultures, the act and ceremony of becoming blood brothers is generally seen as a tribal relationship, that is, to bring about alliance between tribes. It was practiced for this reason most notably among the Mongols and early Chinese. There is some evidence that Native Americans also did it for this purpose.
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Peter Maivia


Real name: Fanene Pita Maivia
D.O.B: April 6, 1937, American Samoa, US
D.O.D: June 13, 1982, Hawaii, US
Debut: 1953
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 275lbs

Relatives in wrestling:
Wife: Lia Maivia
Sons: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia
Daughter: Ata Maivia
Son-in-law: Rocky Johnson
Grandson: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Nephews: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika, Tuitele
Grand-uncle of: Lloyd Anoa'i, Afa 'Manu' Anoa'i, Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Samu, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Vale Anoa'i, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i
Great Grand-uncle of: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i
Blood-Brother: Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown

Lia Maivia


Real name: Ofelia Maivia (born as Ofelia Fuataga)
D.O.B: 1927, Aleipata, Western Samoa
D.O.D: October 19, 2008, Davie, Florida, USA
Debut: 1982-1988 as a wrestling promoter.

Relatives in wrestling:
Husband: Peter Maivia
Sons: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia
Daughter: Ata Maivia
Son-in-law: Rocky Johnson
Grandson: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Nephew: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika
Grand-Auntie of: Lloyd Anoa'i, Afa 'Manu' Anoa'i, Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Samu, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Vale Anoa'i, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i
Great Grand-Auntie of: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Peter Maivia Jr.


Real name: Peter Fanene Jr.
D.O.B: August 14, 1965
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 216lbs
Debut: June, 1981

Relatives in wrestling:
Father: Peter Maivia
Mother: Lia Maivia
Brother: Toa Maivia
Sister: Ata Maivia
Brother-in-law: Rocky Johnson
Nephew: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Uncle: Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Cousin: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika, Tuitele
Second Cousins: Lloyd Anoa'i, Afa 'Manu' Anoa'i, Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Samu, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Vale Anoa'i, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i
Third Cousins: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Toa Maivia


Real name: Letoa Fanene Maivia
D.O.B: September 2, 1980, Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6'1"
Debut: 2005

Relatives in wrestling:
Father: Peter Maivia
Mother: Lia Maivia
Brother: Peter Maivia Jr.
Sister: Ata Maivia
Brother-in-law: Rocky Johnson
Nephew: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Uncle: Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Cousin: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika, Tuitele
Second Cousins: Lloyd Anoa'i, Afa 'Manu' Anoa'i, Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Samu, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Vale Anoa'i, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i
Third Cousins: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Rocky Johnson


Real name: Wade Bowles
D.O.B: August 24, 1944, Nova Scotia, Canada
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 247lbs
Debut: 1966

Relatives in wrestling:
Ex-wife: Ata Maivia (DIVORCED in 2003?)
Son: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Brother: Ricky Johnson
Father-in-law: Peter Maivia
Mother-in-law: Lia Maivia
Brother-in-law: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia

Ricky Johnson


Real name: James Johnson Jr.
D.O.B: 1954

Relatives in wrestling:
Brother: Rocky Johnson
Sister-in-law: Ata Maivia
Nephew: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson


Real name: Dwayne Johnson
D.O.B: May 2, 1972, Hayward, California
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 270lbs
Debut: 1995

Relatives in wrestling:
Father: Rocky Johnson
Mother: Ata Maivia
Grandfather: Peter Maivia
Grandmother: Lia Maivia
Uncle: Ricky Johnson, Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Jimmy Snuka
Grand-Uncle: Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Second Cousins: LA Smooth, Manu, Samu, Rosey, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, Tama, Umaga, Black Pearl, Yokozuna, Vale Anoa'i, Sim Snuka, Tamina Snuka, Tuitele
Third Cousins: Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Wild Samoan Afa


Real name: Arthur Anoa'i
D.O.B: November 21, 1942, Samoa
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 326lbs
Debut: 1972

Relatives in wrestling:
Sons: Lloyd "LA Smooth" Anoa'i, Afa "Manu" Anoa'i Jr., Samu
Son-in-law: Gary Albright
Daughter: Vale Anoa'i
Grandson: Lance Anoa'i
Brother: Wild Samoan Sika
Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Auntie: Lia Maivia
Cousin: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Tuitele, Jimmy Snuka
Uncle of: Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i, Sean Maluta
Great uncle of: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso
Second cousin: The Rock, Sim Snuka, Tamina Snuka

Wild Samoan Sika


Real name: Sika Alofa Anoa'i
D.O.B: April 5, 1945, Samoa
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 319lbs
Debut: 1974

Relatives in wrestling:
Sons: Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Roman Reigns
Brother: Wild Samoan Afa
Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Auntie: Lia Maivia
Cousin: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Tuitele, Jimmy Snuka
Uncle of: Rikishi, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i, Lloyd "LA Smooth" Anoa'i, Afa "Manu" Anoa'i Jr., Samu, Vale Anoa'i
Great uncle of: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso
Grand uncle: Lance Anoa'i
Second cousin: The Rock, Sim Snuka, Tamina Snuka

Wild Samoan Afa's Family

L.A.Smooth


Real name: Lloyd Anoa'i
D.O.B: May 7, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 414lbs
Debut: 1986

Manu


Real name: Afa Anoa'i Jr.
D.O.B: October 6, 1984, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265lbs
Debut: August 28, 1998

Samu


Real name: Samula Anoa'i
D.O.B: May 29, 1966, San Francisco, USA
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 295lbs
Debut: 1981

Vale Anoa'i


Real name: Lynn Tovale Anoa'i
D.O.B: May 2, 1985, New York
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 154lbs
Debut: WXW Ring Announcer

Relatives in wrestling (of LA Smooth, Manu, Samu & Vale):
Father: Wild Samoan Afa
Brother/sister-in-law: Gary Albright
Blood-Brother: The Barbarian, Haku
Samu's son: Lance Anoa'i (thus making him Vale's, Manu's and Smooth's nephew)
Uncle: Wild Samoan Sika, Jimmy Snuka
Cousins: Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Tamina Snuka, Sim Snuka, Tama Tonga, Camacho
Second cousins: Jimmy and Jey Uso, Toa Maivia, Peter Maivia Jr., Tuitele
Grand-Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Grand-Auntie: Lia Maivia

Gary Albright


Real name: Gary M. Albright
D.O.B: May 18, 1963, Rhode Island, USA
D.O.D: January 7, 2000
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 343lbs
Debut: 1988

Relatives in wrestling:
Father-in-law: Wild Samoan Afa
Brother-in-law: LA Smooth, Manu, Samu
Sister-in-law: Vale
Nephew: Lance Anoa'i

~Gary Albright was married to Afa's daughter, Monica~

Lance Anoa'i


Real name: Lance Anoa'i
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania

Relatives in wrestling:
Father: Samu
Grandfather: Wild Samoan Afa
Uncles: Manu, LA Smooth, Gary Albright, The Barbarian, Haku
Auntie: Vale Anoa'i
Grand-Uncle: Wild Samoan Sika
Great Grand-Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Great Grand-Auntie: Lia Maivia
Second Cousin: Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i, Rikishi, Roman Reigns, Tama, Umaga, Yokozuna, Reno "Black Pearl" Anoa'i, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Tuitele, Tama Tonga, Camacho
Third Cousin: Jimmy & Jey Uso

Wild Samoan Sika's Family

Rosey


Real name: Matthew Salman Anoa'i
D.O.B: April 7, 1970, San Francisco, USA
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 415lbs
Debut: 1994

Roman Reigns


Real name: Leati Joseph Anoa'i
D.O.B: May 25, 1985, Florida, USA
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265lbs
Debut: 2010

Relatives in wrestling (for both)
Blood-Brother: Haku, The Barbarian
Father: Wild Samoan Sika
Uncle: Wild Samoan Afa, Jimmy Snuka
Grand-Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava
Grand-Auntie: Lia Maivia
Cousins: LA Smooth, Samu, Manu, Umaga, Rikishi, Tama, Yokozuna, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Vale Anoa'i, Reno Anoa'i, Tamina Snuka, Sim Snuka, Tama Tonga, Camacho
Second cousins: Jimmy and Jey Uso, Toa Maivia, Peter Maivia Jr., Ata Maivia, Tuitele

The Fatu's

Rikishi Phatu


Real name: Solofa Fatu Jr.
DOB: October 11, 1965, San Francisco, USA
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 350lbs
Debut: 1985

Tama


Real name: Samuel Larry Anoa'i Fatu
DOB: October 11, 1965, San Francisco, USA
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 300lbs
Debut: 1983

Umaga


Real name: Edward Umar Fatu
DOB: March 28, 1973, San Francisco, USA
DOD: December 4, 2009
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 348lbs
Debut: 1995

Relatives in wrestling:
Rikishi's sons: Jimmy & Jey Uso (Umaga and Tama's nephews)
Blood Brothers: Haku, The Barbarian
Uncles: Afa & Sika, Jimmy Snuka
Grand-uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Grand-Auntie: Lia Maivia
Cousins: Entire Anoa'i family and Dwayne Johnson, Tuitele, Tamina Snuka, Sim Snuka, Tama Tonga, Camacho
Second cousins: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Ata Maivia, Lance Anoa'i

Jimmy & Jey Uso


Real name: Jonathan Solofa Fatu (Jimmy Uso) and Joshua Samuel Fatu (Jey Uso)
DOB: August 22, 1985, San Francisco, USA
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240lbs
Debut: June 8, 2007

Father: Rikishi
Uncles: Tama and Umaga
Grand Uncles: Wild Samoan Afa and Wild Samoan Sika, Jimmy Snuka
Great Grand Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Great Grand Auntie: Lia Maivia
Second cousins: The entire Anoa'i family and Dwayne Johnson, Tamina & Sim Snuka
Third Cousins: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia and Ata Maivia, Tuitele

The Other Anoa'i Family

Yokozuna


Real name: Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i
DOB: October 2, 1966, San Francisco, USA
DOD: October 23, 2000
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 600lbs
Debut: 1984

The Black Pearl


Real name: Reno Anoa'i
Birthplace: Whitehall, Pennsylvania
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 252lbs
Debut: 2002

Relatives in wrestling:

Yokozuna and Black Pearl are brothers.

Uncles: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika, Jimmy Snuka
Cousins: The Anoa'i/Fatu family and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Sim & Tamina Snuka, Tama Tonga & Camacho
Grand-Uncle: Peter Maivia, Neff Maiava, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Grand-Auntie: Lia Maivia
Second Cousins: Jimmy and Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i, Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Ata Maivia, Tuitele

Sean Maluta


DOB: September 30, 1988, New York
Debut: 2004

Relatives in wrestling
Uncle: Wild Samoan Afa
Cousins: Manu, LA Smooth, Samu, Vale Anoa'i
2nd cousin: Lance Anoa'i

RELATED TO THE ANOA'I FAMILY THROUGH MARRIAGE
The Snuka's

Jimmy Snuka


Real name: James Reiher
DOB: May 18, 1945, Fiji
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 245lbs
Debut: 1969

Relatives in wrestling:
Son: Sim Snuka
Daughter: Tamina Snuka
Blood-Brother: Cocoa Samoa
~ Jimmy Snuka married into the Anoa'i family..
Cousins: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika
Nephews: LA Smooth, Manu, Samu, Rosey, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, Tama, Umaga, Black Pearl, Yokozuna and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Neice: Vale Anoa'i
Grand-Uncle of: Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Sim Snuka


Real name: James Reiher Jr.
DOB: September 1, 1971, Hawaii, USA
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 230lbs
Debut: 2000

Tamina Snuka


Real name: Sarona Reiher
DOB: January 10, 1978, Vancouver, Washington, USA
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 145lbs
Debut: September 14, 2009

Relatives in wrestling for both Sim & Tamina:
Father: Jimmy Snuka
Uncles: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika, Cocoa Samoa
Cousins: LA Smooth, Manu, Samu, Rosey, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, Tama, Umaga, Black Pearl, Yokozuna and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Vale Anoa'i
2nd cousins: Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

BLOOD BROTHERS

The Fifita's

Haku


Real name: Tonga 'Uli'uli Fifita
DOB: February 3, 1959, Tonga
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 300lbs
Debut: 1979

Relatives in wrestling
Sons: Tama Tonga, Camacho
Blood brothers: The Barbarian, Rikishi, Yokozuna, Tama, Samu, The Anoa'i family
Nephews: Jimmy & Jey Uso
Cousins: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Uncles: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika

Tama Tonga


Real name: Alipate Fifita
DOB: 1982, Florida
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210lbs
Debut: 2008

Camacho


Real name: Tevita Fifita
DOB: May 7, 1983, Florida
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230lbs
Debut: 2008

Relatives in wrestling (Tama Tonga & Camacho)
Father: Haku
Uncles: Rikishi, Tama, Umaga
Cousins: Jimmy & Jey Uso
Grand-Uncles: Afa & Sika
2nd Cousins: The Anoa'i family

The Maiava's
Neff Maiava


Real name: Neff Auleaga Maiava
DOB: May 1, 1924, Samoa
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 285lbs
Debut: 1950

Relatives in wrestling:
Peter Maivia adopted Neff Maiava as his 'blood brother' just as Senior Anoa'i (father of Afa & Sika) did with Peter Maivia.
Blood-Brother: Peter Maivia
Nephews: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia
Neice: Ata Maivia
Grand-Uncle of: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Cousins: Wild Samoan Afa, Wild Samoan Sika
2nd Cousins: LA Smooth, Manu, Samu, Rosey, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, Tama, Umaga, Black Pearl, Yokozuna and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Vale Anoa'i
3rd Cousins: Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Tuitele


Real name: Maosi Tuitele
Birthplace: Samoa
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 315lbs
Debut: 2006

Relatives in wrestling:
Adoptive son of: Neff Maiava.
Uncle: Peter Maivia, Farmer Boy Ipo, Leroy Brown
Cousins: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia, Ata Maivia, The Anoa'i/Fatu family, Ativalu
2nd cousin: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i

Ativalu


DOB: November 17, 1984, Samoa
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 255lbs
Debut: 2005

Relatives in wrestling
Uncle: Neff Maiava
Cousin: Tuitele

~ Not sure how Ativalu is related to the Anoa'i/Fatu/Maivia family but because he is the nephew of Neff Maiava, whom is the blood brother of Peter Maivia, he's somehow related.

Farmer Boy Ipo


Real name: Fa'apipi'i Lale Igafo Sa'ole
DOB: February 4, 1943, Samoa
DOD: March 29, 2005
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 358lbs

Leroy Brown


Real name: Leroy Tuifao
Birthplace: Samoa
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 350lbs

Relatives in wrestling: (Farmer Boy Ipo & Leroy Brown)
Nephew: Tuitele
Blood-brothers of: Neff Maiava and/or Peter Maivia
IF Blood Brothers of Peter Maivia
Nephew: Peter Maivia Jr., Toa Maivia
Neice: Ata Maivia
Grand-Uncle: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Other Blood Brothers

Cocoa Samoa


Real name: Ulualoaiga Onosai Tuaolo Emelio
DOB: March 9, 1945, Samoa
DOD: January 9, 2007, Texas, USA
Debut: 1970's

Relatives in wrestling
Blood-Brother: Jimmy Snuka
Nephew: Sim Snuka
Neice: Tamina Snuka

The Barbarian


Real name: Sione Havea Vailahi
DOB: September 8, 1958, Tonga
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 295lbs
Debut: 1981

Relatives in wrestling
Blood brothers: Haku, Rikishi, Tama, other Anoa'i members
Nephews: Tama Tonga, Camacho, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Lance Anoa'i
Neice: Lei-D Tapa
Uncles: Afa & Sika

Lei-D Tapa


Real name: Seini Draughn
DOB: November 27, 1982, Tonga
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 218lbs
Debut: 2011

Relatives in wrestling
Uncle: The Barbarian

Sivi Afi


Real name: Papali'tele "Max" Amata Taogaga
DOB: April 28, 1949, Samoa
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 240lbs
Debut: 1974

Relatives in wrestling
Son: Sulu Afi
Cousin*: Jimmy Snuka
2nd cousins: Sim Snuka, Tamina Snuka

Sulu Afi


Debut: 2007

Relatives in wrestling
Father: Sivi Afi
Uncle: Jimmy Snuka
Cousins: Sim Snuka, Tamina Snuka

Distant relative

Samoa Joe


Real name: Nuufolau Joel Seanoa
DOB: March 17, 1979
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 280lbs
Debut: 1999

~ Samoa Joe has claimed that he's a distant relative to the Anoa'i family through Wild Samoan's Afa and Sika's father.
SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Lol look at the black pearl
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Trenton Alston
as much as I love Bret, Owen and the rest of the Hart family (really only Harry and Nattie cause the rest are kinda asses) i have to agree with you when it comes to relativity The Anoa'i's have surpassed the Guerrero and Hart families that were the most important at one time
  • July 29, 2013
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angeric rivers
tamina is also in the mix
  • July 29, 2013
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Hard Ace
There is a reason why I didn't add the Snuka's..

Jimmy Snuka once stated in an interview that all Polynesian wrestlers loved one another like they were brothers, 'blood brothers', just like the Anoa'i and Maivia families have done for 60 years.. Why didn't I add the Snuka's? Because I don't know wher...
  • July 30, 2013
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Hard Ace
I have UPDATED this blog to include the Snuka's..

Jimmy Snuka apparently married into the Anoa'i/Fatu/Maivia family, so I've included the Snuka's into this.

I originally wasn't going too, but because of the fact that Snuka married to an Anoa'i relative, makes more reason to add him in.
  • July 30, 2013
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SweetStunnerPain(SSP)
Woah, didnt know domino was a Snuka nonetheless of Samoan descendant...
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Hard Ace
Yeah and more is coming.. This family is HUGE!.. Samoa Joe (TNA) is also related to the Anoa'i family.
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