Anoaʻi 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. Famous members of the family include Rikishi, Yokozuna, Roman Reigns and The Usos.
In addition, Reverend Amituana'i Anoa'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. 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 [ edit ]
Other members [ edit ]
Tanoai Reed (known as Toa on the new American Gladiators) is the great nephew of wrestling promoter Lia Maivia (Peter Maivia's wife),  while professional wrestler  Lina Fanene (Nia Jax) is Dwayne Johnson's cousin. Other members of the Anoa'i family include  NFL player Kaluka Maiava, the nephew of Dwayne Johnson. Sean Maluta, nephew of Afa Anoa'i, is a participant in WWE's first Cruiserweight Classic tournament. 
Linked to the family by marriage
Jimmy Snuka, Snuka's son Jimmy Snuka Jr. formerly wrestled for WWE as Deuce, his daughter Penina who attends the  University of Arizona, where she plays volleyball for the Arizona Wildcats and his daughter,  Sarona Reiher, currently wrestles for WWE as Tamina Snuka. 
but not actually a blood relative is wrestler "Superfly"
Tag teams and stables [ edit ]
The Wild Samoans [ edit ]
The Headshrinkers [ edit ]
3-Minute Warning [ edit ]
Samoan Gangstas [ edit ]
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, Samu's father and Matt's uncle Afa Anoaʻi. 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 (Eddie Fatu) 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.
The Sons of Samoa [ edit ]
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, they won the titles on June 29, 2013, at Summer Madness.
The Usos [ edit ]
The Usos (born August 22, 1985) are a
Samoan American professional wrestling tag team consisting of twin brothers Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso, who appear in WWE where they are former two-time WWE Tag Team Champions. The pair were previously managed by Tamina Snuka and are one-time FCW Florida Tag Team Champions.
Team B.A.D. [ edit ]
Team B.A.D. is a tag team composed of
WWE Divas Naomi and Tamina Snuka, both of whom are linked to the Anoa'i family (Naomi as the wife of Jimmy Uso, Tamina as the daughter of Jimmy Snuka, who in turn is also related to the Anoa'i family by marriage).
The Bloodline [ edit ]
The Bloodline was a three-man faction in WWE consisting of
Roman Reigns and his cousins The Usos. While periodically teaming throughout 2015, the group took on the "Bloodline" name in May 2016 during a feud with The Club but quietly dispanded in June.
Championship and accomplishments [ edit ]
All Japan Pro Wrestling
Belgian Wrestling School
BWS Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Afa Jr.
Cauliflower Alley Club
Other honoree (
1997) – Sika
Championship Wrestling from Florida
Continental Wrestling Association
Defiant Pro Wrestling
European Wrestling Association
EWA Intercontinental Championship (1 time, current) – Smooth
Eastern Wrestling Federation
EWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) Samoan Gangstas
Florida Championship Wrestling
Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling/World Entertainment Wrestling
Georgia Championship Wrestling
Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling
Hawai'i Championship Wrestling
Heartland Wrestling Association
Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling
ISPW Heavyweight Championship (2 times) – Samula
ISPW Tag Team Champion (1 time) – Smooth and Headshrinker Samu
ISPW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Afa Jr.
International Wrestling Alliance
IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – Sika and Afa
International World Class Championship Wrestling
Jersey Championship Wrestling
JCW Television Championship (1 time) – Afa Jr.
Memphis Championship Wrestling
Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Mid-South Wrestling Association
National Wrestling League
New England Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
New World Wrestling
NWW Undisputed Brass Knuckles Championship (1 time)
– Samula 
NWE World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Black Pearl
NWA All-Star Wrestling
NWA Big Time Wrestling
NWA Hollywood Wrestling
NWA Mid-America/Continental Wrestling Association
NWA Mid-Pacific Promotions
NWA New Zealand
NWA San Francisco
NWA Polynesian Wrestling
NWA Polynesian Pacific Tag Team Championship (2 time) – Rocky Johnson
Pacific Northwest Wrestling
Pittsburgh Wrestling League
PWL Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Samula
Portland Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Rikishi
Power Pro Wrestling (Memphis)
PPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time) – Rikishi
Pro Wrestling eXpress
PWX Heavyweight Championship (3 times) – Samula
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame
Revolución Lucha Libre
Campeonato Internacional Absoluto (1 time) – Rikishi
St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame
Trans World Wrestling Federation
Trans World Wrestling Championship (1 time) – Samula
United States Wrestling Association
Universal Wrestling Association
World Class Wrestling Association
World Wrestling Council
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE
WCW Championship/World Championship ( 2 times) – The Rock  
WWE Tag Team Championship ( 4 times) – Rikishi (1), Roman Reigns (1), and The Usos (2)
WWF/E Championship/WWE World Heavyweight Championship ( 13 times) – Yokozuna (2), The Rock (8) and Roman Reigns (3)  
WWF/E Intercontinental Championship ( 5 times) – Rocky Maivia/The Rock (2), Rikishi (1), and Umaga (2) 
WWF/E World Tag Team Championship ( 14 times) – Rocky Johnson (1), The Wild Samoans (3), The Headshrinkers (1), Yokozuna (2), The Rock (5), Rosey (1) and Rikishi (1 ) 
Royal Rumble (3 times)
WWE Hall of Fame (5 times)
(Class of 2007) – The Wild Samoans
(Class of 2008) – Peter Maivia
(Class of 2008) – Rocky Johnson
(Class of 2012) – Yokozuna
(Class of 2015) – Rikishi
Slammy Awards (15 times)
New Sensation (
1997) – Rocky Maivia Return of the year (
2011) – The Rock Game Changer of the year (2011) –
John Cena vs. The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII LOL! Moment of the Year (
2012) – The Rock throws John Cena's things into the Boston Harbor "What a Manuver" (
2013) – Roman Reigns' spear Two-time Faction of the Year (2013,
2014) – The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) Best Dance Moves (2013) – The Funkadactyls (Naomi and
Cameron) Breakout Star of the Year (2013) – The Shield
"LOL!" Moment of the Year (2013) – The Rock concert at the 20th anniversary of
(January 14) Raw Match of the year (2013) – John Cena vs The Rock for the WWE Championship at
Wrestlemania 29 Best Actor (2014) – The Rock
"Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That" Insult of the Year (2014) – The Rock insults
Rusev and Lana on Raw (October 6) Tag Team of the Year (2014) – The Usos
Superstar of the Year (2014) – Roman Reigns
Tag Team of the Year (2015) - The Usos
World Xtreme Wrestling
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
Best Box Office Draw (2000, 2011, 2012) – The Rock  
Best Gimmick (1999) – The Rock
Best on Interviews (1999–2000) – The Rock
Most Charismatic (1999–2002, 2011, 2012) – The Rock  
Most Improved (1998) – The Rock Most Improved (2013) – Reigns
Rookie of the Year (1988) – Gary Albright
Tag Team of the Year (2013) – Reigns 
Worst Feud of the Year (2015) Team PCB vs. Team B.A.D. vs. Team Bella 
Worst Tag Team (2002) – Rosey and Eddie Fatu 
Worst Worked Match of the Year (1993) Samu and Fatu, Bastion Booger and Bam Bam Bigelow vs. The Bushwhackers and Men on a Mission at Survivor Series Worst Worked Match of the Year (2013)
Naomi, Brie Bella, Cameron, Eva Marie, Jojo, Natalya, and Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae, and Tamina Snuka at Survivor Series 
Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame ( Class of 2007) – The Rock.
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