Peter Maivia Biography
(Samoan-American Professional Wrestler)
Birthday: April 6, 1937 (Aries)
Born In: American Samoa
Peter Maivia was a Samoan professional wrestler. He was the pioneer who spearheaded the legacy of Maivia-Johnson family in the arena of sports and entertainment. A WWE wrestler, Maivia not just represented the Samoan Anoa'i dynasty at the South-western United States, but also on the global front. After gaining training in New Zealand under Steve Rickard, Peter Maivia set out to make his career in wrestling, in 1962. In his two decades long career, he not just earned several titles, trophies and championships for his country but also the nickname ‘Flying Hawaiian’. What is interesting to note is that Maivia wasn’t just interested in his personal success; he aspired for a bright future of wrestling and towards this objective, he served as a mentor and trainer of future wrestling legends. He also served as the promoter of National Wrestling Alliance in Hawaii. For his immeasurable contribution in the arena of wrestling, his maternal grandson, the highly talented Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, posthumously inducted him to the WWE Hall of Fame, an award which was received by Rock’s mother and Peter Maivia’s daughter, Ata Mavia-Johnson.