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10. The Samoan Family Tree
There have been many famous wrestling families throughout the years--the Von Erichs, the Harts, Rhodes, Ortons, etc.--but no family tree has more branches spread throughout the industry than the Samoans. We're not even going to attempt a detailed explanation of how they're all related to one another, but rather list the more notable members of this incredibly talented clan. At the top of the tree you have "High Chief" Peter Maivia, who's daughter married wrestler Rocky Johnson and they gave birth to The Rock. Next up are The Wild Samoans Afa and Sika. Afa had three sons who wrestled, the most famous being Samu and Manu. Sika has two wrestling sons - Rosey and Roman Reigns. The cousins consist of Yokozuna and brothers Rikishi, Umaga, and Tonga Kid. Rikishi is the father of The Usos. In addition to those mentioned there are others sprinkled throughout the business who didn't achieve quite the same level of notoriety. It's an extensive family history that has given a tremendous amount to the wrestling world.
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