Lia Maivia to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Lia Maivia has been confirmed for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame induction class.

The news was first reported last month by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter with the announcement made by Maivia’s grandson Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Maivia ran Polynesian Pro Wrestling following the 1982 death of her husband, Peter Maivia. The promotion did have traction in the U.S. on the Financial News Network and ran until 1988.

Maivia was depicted on the NBC series Young Rock by actress Ana Tuisila which covered the extortion charges that Maivia was facing and acquitted of in 1989.

Maivia died in October 2008.

She will join Paul Heyman, Barry Windham, Mike Rotunda, Thunderbolt Patterson, Bull Nakano, and Muhammad Ali in the 2024 class this Friday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.

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