Samoan Strength: The Rock's Family Tree Is A Wrestling Dynasty (Photo)


You might think your family is cool, but realistically they ain't sh*t compared to The Rock's. But hey, it's OK!

Wrestling is the lifeblood of Dwayne Johnson's ancestry and with over a dozen superstars cemented into history, there's no telling how many more will come. Just know, there are more in the works.

When your family tree is known as the "Samoan Dynasty," you know you're bred from greatness.

You also know one day, you could become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion if you work for it.

The Anoa'i lineage below shows how one Samoan family has dominated sports entertainment for over the past 50 years.

The question is: Will they ever stop? The answer? Probably not.

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Peter Maivia

Known as the "High Chief," Maivia's career highlights include winning the NWA Tag Team Championship in the 70s with fellow WWE Hall of Fame inductee Pat Patterson.

Afa and Sika Anoa'i

The brothers known as the "Wild Samoans," Afa and Sika won the WWE Tag Team championship three times before retiring in the mid-90s. The pair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

Rocky Johnson

Johnson was a heavyweight champion at multiple NWA regional affiliates. Along with partner Tony Atlas, Johnson became the first black tag team champion in WWE history. He is also known for being the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Lloyd Anoa'i

A competitor in numerous promotions including in ECW as "L.A. Smooth," Lloyd now works as a trainer at the Wild Samoan wrestling center, which is owned by his dad, Afa Anoa'i.

Afa Anoa'i Jr.

Most notably known in the ring as "Manu," Anoa'i, Jr. competed in WWE between 2007 and 2009. He partnered with other descendants of former wrestlers, including Randy Orton, as part of the "Legacy" faction.

Samula Anoa'i

Known in-ring as "Samu," this Anoa'i brother partnered with cousin, Fatu (Rikishi), to form one-half of The Headshrinkers. The pair reached their height when they won WWE Tag Team gold in 1994.

Dwayne Johnson

Arguably the most popular wrestler of all time, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson won multiple WWE heavyweight titles before beginning a successful movie career in Hollywood. He's is expecting the birth of his child in 2016.

Reno Anoa'i

Known as the "Black Pearl," Reno's career highlights include winning the Nu-Wrestling Evolution heavyweight title in 2005.

Rodney Anoa'i

Nephew of Afa Anoa'i, Rodney carved out a Hall of Fame career in the WWE as "Yokozuna," the former Heavyweight champion and Royal Rumble winner who overpowered opponents with his near-600 pound frame.

Sam Fatu

After making his WWE debut during the mid-80s, Fatu competed as "Tonga Kid" before taking on the role of "Tama," one-half of the tag team partnership known as "The Islanders."

Solofa Fatu Jr.

Known simply as "Fatu" during his first tenure in the WWE, he won tag team belts with his cousin, Samula. Solofa returned in the late-90s as "Rikishi," making a notable Hall of Fame career with his signature move, "The Stink Face."

Eddie Fatu

Eddie's success in WWE came during his second stint with the organization, a period between 2005 and 2009 when he competed as "Umaga," the two-time Intercontinental champion.

Matthew Anoa'i

Mostly known for his role as "Rosey," Matthew teamed up with Eddie for the tag team known as "3-Minute Warning." He also performed as the "Super Hero In Training" under the tutelage of "The Hurricane."

Joe Anoa'i

Known in the ring as "Roman Reigns," Joe made his breakthrough into the WWE as part of three-man wrestling stable, "The Shield." Reigns is currently competing in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament at Survivor Series to determine who will succeed Seth Rollins as champion.

Jonathan Solofa and Joshua Samuel Fatu

Jonathan and Joshua form the tag team pair known as "Jimmy and Jey Uso" of the "The Usos," winners of tag team gold on two separate occasions.