« Back to all Matches

Anoaʻi family

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Anoa'i family

Source: Wikipedia
Anoaʻi family (Redirected from Anoa'i family) Jump to: navigation, search The Anoa'i family, originating from American Samoa, is a family of professional wrestlers. Family members have comprised several tag teams and stables within a variety of promotions. [edit] Family members The patriarch and matriarch of the family, Reverend Elder Anoa'i Amituana'i and his wife Tovaleomanaia Ripley Amituana'i, had nine children: Sinaimoana(deceased infant) Peseta Tumua Anoa'i Amituana'i married Siniva Niuatoa Leiataua Children: - Robertta Anoa'i married Lance Morales Son, Larry Morales - Ryan Anoa'i married Manufou Liaiga Five children: Heavenley, Hamilton, Hiramreno, HopeSina(deceased), Harmony - Reno Anoa'i, ("Black Pearl"), founder of KnoX Pro Entertainment LLC/Territory League Academy in Sun Valley, California married Tiffany Smith Two children: Ivoree and VaughnRyan Anoa'i - Rowena Anoa'i - Samantha Sappa Anoa'i Son, Dezmond Afoa Anoa'i Amituana'i Jr.(deceased) married Leatumalo Lefao Children: - Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i, ("Yokozuna"; October 2, 1966-October 23, 2000) Two children: Keilani and Justin - Venus Anoa'i - Joshua Anoa'i - Elevira Anoa'i , (born November 21, 1942), one half of the tag-team "", with brother Sika. married Lynn Children: - Samula Anoaʻi, ("The Great Samu"; born May 29, 1963) Son, Lance Anoa'i, debuted as a professional wrestler in Spring 2010 as "Samoan Thunder". - Komiti Anoa'i - Bernadette Anoa'i Four Children: Brittania, Alyssa, Jamie, Keane - Monica Anoa'i married Gary Albright, (May 18, 1963-January 7, 2000) Three children: Samuel, Angelica and Alexandria Albright - Lloyd Anoa'i, ("L.A. Smooth"; born May 7, 1970) - Afa Anoa'i Jr., ("Manu"; born October 6, 1984) - Lynn Tovale Anoa'i , (born April 5, 1945), one half of the tag-team "The Wild Samoans", with brother Afa. married Patricia Children: - Matthew Anoa'i, ("Ro-Z" and "Rosey"; born April 7, 1970) - Leati Joseph Anoa'i, ("Roman Reigns"; born May 25, 1985), played football for Georgia Tech, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings, before entering wrestling. Elevera Anoa'i, (died April 25, 2008) married I'aulualo Folau Solofa Fatu Children: - Solofa Fatu Jr., ("Rikishi"; born October 11, 1965) married Talisua Fuavai Children: Thavana Monalisa Fatu, (born June 12, 1984) Jonathan Solofa and Joshua Samuel Fatu, ("Jimmy and Jey Uso"; born August 22, 1985) Thamiko Thobias Jeremiah Peniata Fatu, (born August 30, 1986) Joseph Fatu, (born 1994) - Samuelu Fatu, ("Tama" and "Tonga Kid"; born October 11, 1965) married Theresa Fuavai Five Children: Marley and Myracle Fatu (Twins; born November 2008), Jacob, Josiah, Journey. - Steve Faigata Fatu - Seu - Sina - Edward Smith Fatu, ("Umaga"; March 28, 1975-December 4, 2009) married to Reverend Atiliai Malepeai-Tofaeono Children - Nita - Jason - James Laupama Tofaeono - Anailaisa House of Rep. Maugaoali'i Le'apai Tusipa Anoa'i married Suataute "Coke" Aumoeualogo(deceased) married Mary Anderson married to Tupufia Faumuina Seven Children: Flo, Malachi(deceased), Faith, Felicia, Natalie, Samantha, Micah, and Jahrus Failauga Peteroni Anoa'i married to Corretti Fa'amausili Two children: Kisha, To'o(deceased) married Ito Tinae(deceased) married to Tau'ili'ili Lafaele Ilalio(deceased) Four Children: Nathaniel, Nicholas, Tovalemanaia, Apollonia Fasito'o Anoa'i(deceased) In addition, Reverend Anoa'i Amituana'i adopted Peter Maivia as his "God Son", a connection that continued with Afa and Sika, who regard Peter as their uncle. Peter married Ofelia "Lia" Fuataga, who already had a daughter named Feagaimaleata (Ata), whom he adopted and raised as his own. Ata married wrestler Rocky Johnson, and the couple became the parents of Dwayne Johnson, who wrestled under the names Rocky Maivia and The Rock, before establishing himself as an actor. Peter's youngest son Toa is in training to wrestle and his oldest son Peter Fanene, Jr. is in the real estate business. [edit] Family tree | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Leah Maivia (1927–2008) | | | Toa Maivia | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Blood brothers | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Tovale Anoa'i | | Amituana'i Anoa'i | | | | | | | | | | | | | Peter Maivia (1937–1982) | | | Ata Maivia | | Rocky Johnson | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lynn Anoa'i | | Afa Anoaʻi | | Tumua Anoa'i | | Junior Anoa'i | | Sika Anoa'i | | Patricia Anoa'i | | Afoa Anoa'i | | Vera Anoa'i | | Solofa Fatu | | Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Reno Anoa'i (Black Pearl) | | Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i (Yokozuna) (1966–2000) | | Matt Anoa'i (Rosey) | | Joe Anoa'i (Roman Reigns) | | Sam Fatu (Tama/Tonga Kid) | | Eddie Fatu (Umaga) (1973–2009) | | Solofa Fatu, Jr. (Rikishi) | | Talisua Fuavai | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Samula Anoa'i (Samu) | | Afa Jr. (Manu) | | Lynn Tovale Anoa'i | | Lloyd Anoa'I (L.A. Smooth) | | Monica Anoa'i | | Gary Albright (1963–2000) | | Jonathan Solofa (Jimmy Uso) | | Joshua Sammy (Jey Uso) | | Thavana Monalisa | | Jeremiah Peniata | | Joseph | | [edit] Tag teams and stables [edit] 3-Minute Warning Main article: 3-Minute Warning [edit] The Headshrinkers Main article: The Headshrinkers [edit] Samoan Gangstas Samoan Gangstas Tag team Members Matt E./Matty Smalls/Big Mattie Smalls L.A. Smooth Name(s) Samoan Gangstas Heights 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) - Matt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) - Lloyd Combined weight 713 lb (323 kg; 50.9 st) Debut 1997 Disbanded 1998 Promotions WXW Trainer Wild Samoan Training Center Samoan Gangstas was a tag team in the independent promotion World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW). The tag team consisted of members from the Anoa'i family. Samoan Gangstas was a tag team made up of cousins Matt E. Smalls and Sweet Sammy Silk (Matt and Samu Anoa'i). Their tag team was formed in 1997 in WXW, the promotion of one half of the Wild Samoans, Afa Anoaʻi, who is also Samu's father. The duo received success in WXW in the tag team division. On June 24, they won their first WXW Tag Team Championship by beating Love Connection (Sweet Daddy Jay Love and Georgie Love). However, they were temporarily suspended and the title was declared vacant. Matt was repackaged as Matty Smalls. They returned in the summer of 1997 and defeated Siberian Express (The Mad Russian and Russian Eliminator), on September 17 to win their second WXW Tag Team Championship. Problems began between Smalls and Smooth. The two partners began feuding with each other and could not focus properly on their tag title. On March 27, 1998, Smooth defeated Smalls in a Loser Leaves Town match. As a result of losing this match, Smalls was forced to leave the promotion. He left WXW while Smooth focused on a singles career. After a short while, Smalls returned to WXW and the two partners reunited again as Samoan Gangstas and began teaming in the tag team division. They feuded with several tag teams in WXW and focused to regain the WXW Tag Team Championship. However, due to their family disputes and problems with each other, they did not take part in the tournament for the vacated tag title, and instead feuded with each other. Samoan Gangstas feuded with each other after their splitting until Smalls left WXW and began wrestling as Kimo. He began teaming with Ekmo as The Island Boyz and the duo worked in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and working in its developmental territories. [edit] Championships and accomplishments Eastern Wrestling Federation EWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) World Xtreme Wrestling () [edit] The Sons of Samoa The Sons of Samoa are a tag team currently wrestling in the Puerto Rican wrestling promotion World Wrestling Council and WXW. The team consists of Afa Jr. and L.A. Smooth (Lloyd). The team was formed at WXW in 1998, briefly as a stable with Samu (Samula). The team reformed in april 2009 at a WXW show with Afa Jr. and L.A. Smooth. In 2013, they began wrestling at the WWC promotion in Puerto Rico. At Euphoria 2013, they lost to Thunder and Lightning. They won the WWC World Tag Team Championship from Thunder and Lightning on February 9th, before losing the titles back to Thunder and Lightning on March 30th at Camino a la Gloria. [edit] Championships and accomplishments World Wrestling Council (1 time) [edit] Wild Samoans Main article: Wild Samoans [edit] The Usos [edit] References "Hall of Fame: High Chief Peter Maivia". WWE. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-16. ^ a b c "Rosey Bio". Wild Samoan. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01. ^ a b c "L.A. Smooth Bio". Wild Samoan. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01. ^ a b c d e f g "WXW World Tag Team Title History". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved December 23, 2012. "Samoan Dynasty". Wild Samoan. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01. "Samoan Dynasty's first WXW Tag Team Championship summary". WXW Wrestling. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-01. "5/24/97: Samoan Gangstas (LA Smooth & Matt E. Smalls) beat Love Connection. 6/97: (Samoan Gangstas are temporarily suspended, titles vacated)" ^ a b "Samoan Dynasty's second WXW Tag Team Championship summary". WXW Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-03-01. "9/17/97: Samoan Gangstas beat Siberian Express. 3/27/98: After a family feud, LA Smooth beat Matt E Smalls (loser leaves Top Rope) BELTS VACANT" [dead link] Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2000). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. [edit] External links
The Anoa'i family, originating from American Samoa, is a family of professional wrestlers. Family members have comprised several tag teams and stables within a variety of promotions. Family members The patriarch and matriarch of the family, Reverend Elder Anoa'i Amituana'i and his wife Tovaleomanaia Ripley Amituana'i, had nine children: *Sinaimoana (deceased infant) * Peseta Tumua Anoa'i Amituana'i married Siniva Niuatoa Leiataua Children: - Robertta Anoa'i married Lance Morales Son, Larry Morales - Ryan Anoa'i married Manufou Liaiga Five children: Heavenley, Hamilton, Hiramreno, HopeSina (deceased), Harmony - Reno Anoa'i, ("Black Pearl"), founder of KnoX Pro Entertainment LLC/Territory League Academy in Sun Valley, California married Tiffany Smith Two children: Ivoree and VaughnRyan Anoa'i - Rowena Anoa'i - Samantha Sappa Anoa'i Son, Dezmond * Afoa Anoa'i Amituana'i Jr. (deceased) married Leatumalo Lefao Children: - Rodney Agatupu Anoa'i, ("Yokozuna"; October 2, 1966-October 23, 2000) Two children: Keilani and Justin - Venus Anoa'i married Agalofa Toia Five children: Agalofa Jr., Alex, Andrew, Kayla and Keilani Three grandchildren: Jayvalynn,Ayden and Ahmee - Joshua Anoa'i - Elevera Anoa'i married Christopher Quigg-Sanz * Gataivasa Arthur "Afa" Anoa'i, (born November 21, 1942), one half of the tag-team "The Wild Samoans", with brother Sika. married Lynn Children: - Samula Anoaʻi, ("The Great Samu"; born May 29, 1963) Son, Lance Anoa'i, debuted as a professional wrestler in Spring 2010 as "Samoan Thunder". - Komiti Anoa'i - Bernadette Anoa'i Four Children: Brittania, Alyssa, Jamie, Keane - Monica Anoa'i married Gary Albright, (May 18, 1963-January 7, 2000) Three children: Samuel, Angel and Alexandria - Lloyd Anoa'i, ("L.A. Smooth"; born May 7, 1970) 3 children: Tiany, Tama, Keanu - Afa Anoa'i Jr., ("Manu"; born October 6, 1984) - Lynn Tovale Anoa'i * Leati "Sika" Anoa'i, (born April 5, 1945), one half of the tag-team "The Wild Samoans", with brother Afa. married Patricia Children: - Matthew Anoa'i, ("Ro-Z" and "Rosey"; born April 7, 1970) - Leati Joseph Anoa'i, ("Roman Reigns"; born May 25, 1985), played football for Georgia Tech, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings, before entering wrestling. He is one-third of the stable, The Shield in WWE. - Vanessa Anoa'i -Myritza Anoa'i - Summer Anoa'i * Elevera Anoa'i, (died April 25, 2008) married I'aulualo Folau Solofa Fatu Children: - Solofa Fatu Jr., ("Rikishi"; born October 11, 1965) married Talisua Fuavai Children: Thavana Monalisa Fatu, (born June 12, 1984) Jonathan Solofa and Joshua Samuel Fatu, ("Jimmy and Jey Uso"; born August 22, 1985) Thamiko Thobias Jeremiah Peniata Fatu, (born August 30, 1986) Joseph Fatu, (born 1994) - Samuelu Fatu, ("Tama" and "Tonga Kid"; born October 11, 1965) Theresa Fuavai Five Children: Marley and Myracle Fatu (Twins; born November 2008), Jacob, Josiah, Journey. - Steve Faigata Fatu - Seu - Sina - Edward Smith Fatu, ("Umaga"; March 28, 1973-December 4, 2009) * Initalia Anoa'i married to Reverend Atiliai Malepeai-Tofaeono Children - Nita - Jason - James Laupama Tofaeono - Anailaisa * House of Rep. Maugaoali'i Le'apai Tusipa Anoa'i married Suataute "Coke" Aumoeualogo (deceased) married Mary Anderson married to Tupufia Faumuina Seven Children: Flo, Malachi (deceased), Faith,Felicia, Natalie, Samantha, Micah, and Jahrus * Failauga Peteroni Anoa'i married to Corretti Fa'amausili Two children: Kisha, To'o (deceased) * Matalima Anoa'i married Ito Tinae (deceased) married to Tau'ili'ili Lafaele Ilalio (deceased) Four Children: Nathaniel, Nicholas, Tovalemanaia, Apollonia * Fasito'o Anoa'i (deceased) In addition, Reverend Anoa'i Amituana'i and Peter Maivia were "blood brothers", a connection that continued with Afa and Sika, who regard Peter as their uncle. Peter married Ofelia "Lia" Fuataga, who already had a daughter named Feagaimaleata (Ata), whom he adopted and raised as his own. Ata married wrestler Rocky Johnson, and the couple became the parents of Dwayne Johnson, who wrestled under the names Rocky Maivia and The Rock, before establishing himself as an actor. Dwayne Johnson also has a nephew named Nimantha Jayasineghe, who is the son of Talisua Fuavai.Peter's youngest son Toa is in training to wrestle and his oldest son Peter Fanene, Jr. is in the real estate business. Family tree <div style="font-size: 90%"> </div> Tag teams and stables 3-Minute Warning The Headshrinkers Samoan Gangstas Samoan Gangstas was a tag team in the independent promotion World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW). The tag team consisted of members from the Anoa'i family. Samoan Gangstas was a tag team made up of cousins Matt E. Smalls and Sweet Sammy Silk (Matt and Samu Anoa'i). Their tag team was formed in 1997 in WXW, the promotion of one half of the Wild Samoans, Afa Anoaʻi, who is also Samu's father. The duo received success in WXW in the tag team division. On June 24, they won their first WXW Tag Team Championship by beating Love Connection (Sweet Daddy Jay Love and Georgie Love). However, they were temporarily suspended and the title was declared vacant. Matt was repackaged as Matty Smalls. They returned in the summer of 1997 and defeated Siberian Express (The Mad Russian and Russian Eliminator), on September 17 to win their second WXW Tag Team Championship. Problems began between Smalls and Smooth. The two partners began feuding with each other and could not focus properly on their tag title. On March 27, 1998, Smooth defeated Smalls in a Loser Leaves Town match. As a result of losing this match, Smalls was forced to leave the promotion. He left WXW while Smooth focused on a singles career. After a short while, Smalls returned to WXW and the two partners reunited again as Samoan Gangstas and began teaming in the tag team division. They feuded with several tag teams in WXW and focused to regain the WXW Tag Team Championship. However, due to their family disputes and problems with each other, they did not take part in the tournament for the vacated tag title, and instead feuded with each other. Samoan Gangstas feuded with each other after their splitting until Smalls left WXW and began wrestling as Kimo. He began teaming with Ekmo as The Island Boyz and the duo worked in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (FMW) before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and working in its developmental territories. Championships and accomplishments *Eastern Wrestling Federation **EWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) * World Xtreme Wrestling ** WXW Tag Team Championship (2 times) The Sons of Samoa The Sons of Samoa are a tag team currently wrestling in the Puerto Rican wrestling promotion World Wrestling Council and WXW. The team consists of Afa Jr. and L.A. Smooth (Lloyd). The team was formed at WXW in 1998, briefly as a stable with Samu (Samula). The team reformed in April 2009 at a WXW show with Afa Jr. and L.A. Smooth. In 2013, they began wrestling at the WWC promotion in Puerto Rico. At Euphoria 2013, they lost to Thunder and Lightning. They won the WWC World Tag Team Championship from Thunder and Lightning on February 9, before losing the titles back to Thunder and Lightning on March 30 at Camino a la Gloria. However, the won the titles on June 29, 2013, at Summer Madness. Championships and accomplishments *World Wrestling Council **WWC World Tag Team Championship (2 times, current) Wild Samoans The Usos