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    Lia Maivia Ofelia Maivia [1] ( née Fuataga; August 6, 1931 [A] – October 19, 2008) [2] was a Samoan professional wrestling promoter. Maivia was the wife of Samoan professional wrestler Peter Maivia and the grandmother of actor and wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock.

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    • American Samoan
    • Leah Maivia
  2. 23 ott 2008 · Lia Maivia, who died on Sunday at the age of 81, was one of the first female promoters in wrestling, running Polynesian Pro Wrestling in Hawaii. Yet there was a time in the early 1960s when she wasn’t smart to the business at all — and an in-ring incident nearly proved the end of her husband “High Chief” Peter Maivia’s career.

  3. Ata Johnson’s mother, Ofelia ‘Lia’ Maivia, was a professional wrestling promoter. Credited as one of the first female wrestling promoters, Maivia took over ‘Polynesian Pro Wrestling’ (PPW) after her husband's death in 1982. She went on to become a strong-willed businesswoman and helped many wrestlers establish their respective career.

    • The Rock
    • Ata Johnson
    • Rocky Johnson
    • Lia Maivia

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson found a love of sports no matter where he lived and was recruited to play football on a full scholarship at the University of Miami. Though it’s hard to believe today, Johnson struggled to fit in as a teen. This led to some bad decision-making and often falling in with the wrong crowd. However, on the gridiron, he found su...

    Even before meeting her husband (and later ex-) Rocky Johnson at a match, Ata was already rooted in professional wrestling as the daughter of the legendary “High Chief” Peter Maivia. With Rocky often on the road for work, Ata was the constant parental figure and support system in her son’s life. Dwayne often expresses his appreciation for the dedic...

    With a chiseled physique and oozing charisma, it was no surprise that Dwayne’s father Rocky Johnson enjoyed a Hall of Fame career. Known as the “Soulman,” Rocky was a trailblazer working for a number of promotions and traveling around the world. He was also a part of the first Black WWE tag team champions with partner Tony Atlas in 1983. Rocky pass...

    Professional wrestling may have been predominantly a man’s world, but that didn’t stop Lia Maivia, Dwayne’s grandmother, from becoming the first female pro wrestling promoter. She ran shows across various territories like Polynesian Pro Wrestling in Hawaii through the 1980s. One of Lia’s biggest shows, which took place in 1985, was headlined by Ric...

  4. 21 ott 2008 · WWE announced on Tuesday that Lia Maivia died on Sunday at age 81. She took over NWA Polynesian Pro Wrestling from her late husband Peter Maivia when he passed away in 1982.

  5. Upon his death in 1982, Lia Maivia took control of the company becoming one of the few female wrestling promoters in the United States. [8] Shortly after her husband's funeral, Vince McMahon Sr. reportedly assured Lia Miavia that he had no intentions of taking over the Hawaii wrestling territory. [9]