They say that the holidays are the time of the year for family. When one thinks of famous families in wrestling, there has been none more prolific in WWE history than the Maivia/Anoa'i family. The family has had over a dozen members compete in WWE. Five of them (Peter Maivia, Rocky Johnson, Yokozuna, Afa and Sika) have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Most famously, The Rock is also a member of the family.
With all of these family members, including several with multiple ring names, it can get very confusing figuring out how they are all related to one another. Hopefully, this family tree will help you figure out how they are all related.
- Maivia/Anoa'i Family Tree (New)
- McMahon Family Tree
- Von Erich Family Tree
- Hart Family Tree
- Rhodes Family Tree
- Mulligan Family Tree
- Guerrero Family Tree
Photo of The Rock: Taylor Hill/Getty Images
By far and away, the question I am asked most often is about becoming a professional wrestler. William Regal, who is currently a trainer for WWE, has posted an essay online which I think every anyone who is thinking about becoming a wrestler needs to read.
- William Regal's Essay
- Advice From 22 Wrestlers
- 10 Most Famous Wrestling Schools
- What Makes a Wrestling School Good?
- Too Young for Wrestling School?
Photo of William Regal & Katie Lee Burchill: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Let the rumors about WrestleMania XXX begin. The end of tonight's event might have set the stage for something that has been rumored for years. To find out how this show ended as well as what happened during the rest of the event, click here to read my recap of Survivor Series 2013.
- Survivor Series 2013 Recap (New)
- Survivor Series History (Updated)
- 2013 WWE PPV Recaps and Results (Updated)
Photo of Big Show: Steve Haag/Getty Images
I'm saddened to announce that Maurice Vachon passed away yesterday at the age of 84. While the cause of his death has not been disclosed, it is known that he has been in poor health for many years. His health problems began in 1987 when he lost his leg due to a hit-and-run accident. In 1996, his prosthetic leg was used as a weapon by Diesel during a No Holds Barred Match against Shawn Michaels at In Your House 7: Good Friends, Better Enemies.
Before entering the world of professional wrestling, "Mad Dog" competed in the 1948 Olympics. As a professional wrestler, his greatest success came in the American Wrestling Association where he was a five-time World Heavyweight Champion. He also won the company's tag team titles on two occasions, once with Verne Gagne and once with his brother, "Butcher" Paul Vachon. In addition to his brother following him into the business, his sister Vivian and his niece Luna Vachon also became professional wrestlers. In 2010, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
I'd like to take this opportunity to send out my condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
Photo of Mad Dog Vachon: David Greedy/Getty Images
Jimmy Snuka revolutionized the wrestling business with "The Superfly" as he soared above the ring like no one else before him did. As if that wasn't enough, Jimmy was also involved in the most infamous moment on a talk show hosted by a wrestler. With all of the must-see moments he created for wrestling fans on television, the big question is whether his autobiography is must-read as well? Click here to find out the answer to that question.
- Review of Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (New)
- Profile of Jimmy Snuka (New)
- My Interview With Jimmy Snuka in 2012
- Jimmy Snuka WWE Timeline
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Is the WWE Championship still in abeyance? Did CM Punk finally get his revenge on Paul Heyman? How did John Cena do in his return match? Click here to find out the answer to these questions and more.
- Hell in a Cell 2013 Recap & Results (New)
- History of Hell in a Cell (Updated)
- Hell in a Cell Match Win-Loss Records (Updated)
- 2013 WWE PPV Results (Updated)
Photo of Randy Orton: Steve Haag/Getty Images
On Sunday night, WWE presents Hell in a Cell. This event will feature two Hell in a Cell Matches as well as the return of John Cena.
Intercontinental Championship: Champion Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston - This match will be streamed on wwe.com during the Kickoff show which takes place thirty minuted prior to the pay-per-view. While Paul Heyman will be in the corner of Curtis Axel, his mind will be elsewhere as he will be trapped inside the Hell in a Cell later in the evening. I think Punk will play some type of mind game with Axel and Heyman which will result in Big E winning the title. Then things will go from bad to worse as I'm also predicting that the Kickoff show is going to end with the cage being lowered over the ring. Predicted Winner: Big E LangstonRead More...
Is Bully Ray still the TNA World Heavyweight Champion? What happened during Kurt Angle's Hall of Fame induction? Click here to find out the answers to these questions and more in my recap of TNA's biggest night of the year.
- TNA Bound for Glory 2013 Recap & Results (New)
- The History of Bound for Glory (Updated)
- 2013 TNA PPV Results (Updated)
PPV Poster: © 2013 TNA Entertainment, LLC.
Shawn Michaels will be the special guest referee next Sunday night when Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton battle each other for the vacant WWE Championship inside the Hell in a Cell. It is very appropriate that The Heartbreak Kid is involved in the match because he was the winner of the very first Hell in a Cell Match against Undertaker. By winning that match, Shawn earned a title shot against Bret Hart the next month at Survivor Series '97 but that is a story for another day.Read More...
On Sunday night, TNA Wrestling presents their biggest show of the year, Bound for Glory. The main event features Bully Ray defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against AJ Styles. As is always the case, you can let me know what you think will be happening at this show by clicking on the comments links below. I just ask that you help keep this site non-spoiler and do not mention anything that happened during the upcoming episode IMPACT WRESTLING until that show airs on the East Coast on Thursday.
#1 Contender's Gauntlet Tag Team Match: Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. Joseph Park & Eric Young vs. The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E) vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez - This match will be taking place during Countdown to Bound for Glory which will air from 7:00 - 8:00 PM EDT on Spike TV. The winner of this match will earn a title shot later in the evening. Since one of the purposes of this match is to get people to pay for the upcoming show, I'm going to base my prediction on which potential match-up has the best chance of turning a viewer of this show into a purchaser of the pay-per-view. Based on that, I'm knocking out the two comedy acts. I'm a little torn between the other two teams but I'm giving the nod to Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Predicted Winners: Bad InfluenceRead More...