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The Anoa'i family, originating from Samoa, is a legendary family of professional wrestlers.

Family members

The founders of the family, Reverend Amituanai Anoa'i and his wife Tovale, had Nine children: Six sons, Peseta Tumua, Afa, Peke, Sika, Leapai, Afoa and Three daughters, Matalima, Lia, & Vera, who died April 26, 2008.

Afa and Sika became wrestlers, forming the tag team the Wild Samoans.

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.

Afoa is the father of the late Rodney Anoa'i, known best under his WWF moniker Yokozuna.

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).
Peseta Tumua, married To Siniva Leiataua Niuatoa Anoa'i, has 5 kids; Muagutiti'a Ryan Anoa'i(married to Manufou Liaiga Anoa'i), Reno Anoa'i(married to Tiffany Smith), Robertta Anoa'i Morales(Lance Morales), Rowena Anoa'i and Samantha Sappa Anoai. Ryan has 8 kids, Heavenley Siniva Anoa'i, Hamilton Anoa'i, Hiramoreno Anoa'i, Hope Sinaimoana Anoa'i .. Robertta has one son Larry Morales .. Reno has two kids, Ivoree Anoa'i and Vaughnryan Anoa'i .. Samantha has one Son Dezmond.

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.

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.

Hollywood stuntman Tanoai Reed (aka Toa on the new American Gladiators) is the great nephew of wrestling promoter Lia Maivia (Peter Maivia's wife)

Boxer David Tua, actor Solo Siaopo are also related to the Anoa'i family.

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.

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.

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