The Rock Inducting His Grandmother Into WWE Hall Of Fame

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The Rock has revealed that his grandmother Lia Maivia will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and he will be the one to induct her.

Paul Heyman was the first name announced for the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame and he will be joined by Bull Nakano, Thunderbolt Patterson, The U.S. Express, and boxing great Muhammad Ali. Now there is one final name who will be joining that class.

Lia Maivia – the wife of High Chief Peter Maivia and the grandmother of The Rock – will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The Rock To Induct His Grandmother Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Taking to social media, The Rock revealed that he’ll be the one to induct his grandmother as he paid tribute to her:

I’m honored to announce, that I will be inducting my grandmother, Lia Maivia, into the WWE Hall of Fame, class of 2024. One of the first ever female promoters of professional wrestling. She was a trail blazer. She was a protector of our family. She was the real Final Boss.
WWE has given an overview of Maivia’s achievements in the pro wrestling world:

A matriarch of the legendary Anoa’i family, Maivia shattered glass ceilings as one of the first women to become a powerful sports-entertainment promoter and laid the foundation for one of the most decorated bloodlines in wrestling history.

Maivia joins her late husband, WWE Hall of Famer “High Chief” Peter Maivia, in the WWE Hall of Fame, as the two key figures in the rich wrestling history of Hawaii.

After The High Chief’s passing in 1982, Maivia took over control of the National Wrestling Alliance territory in Hawaii known as Polynesian Pro Wrestling where she became one of wrestling’s first-ever woman promoters.

In 1985, Maivia was in charge of promoting A Hot Summer Night, which was an event that featured several WWE Hall of Famers including Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Rocky Johnson (Maivia’s son-in-law), Dusty Rhodes, Antonio Inoki, and many other notable Superstars that drew a crowd of more than 20,000.

With Lia Maivia’s strength and influence, the Anoa’i family grew into one of the industry’s defining families as WWE Superstars such as The Rock, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and many more developed into some of the most globally renowned sports-entertainers of their respective eras.

Maivia passed away in 2008 at the age of 77, but her strong-willed business sense coupled with her love of sports-entertainment left a lasting and profound impact on the industry and the many people she influenced and impacted in her amazing life.

The 2024 WWE Hall of Fame will take place one night before WrestleMania 40, airing live immediately after SmackDown on April 5th.