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Peter Fanene Maivia (1937–1982)


"High Chief" Peter Maivia, originally from Samoa, wrestled for several years in Asia and the United States. He gained his greatest fame as a fan favorite in the WWWF (now WWE), taking on such heels as "Superstar" Billy Graham, Ken Patera, and Ivan Koloff. Maivia though later turned into a heel himself (at the behest of manager "Classy" Freddie ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 45) in Hawaii, USA

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Filmography

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 1967 You Only Live Twice
Car Driver
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 1967 You Only Live Twice (stunt fight choreographer - uncredited)
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 1979 WWF on MSG Network (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 26 March 1979 (1979) ... Self
 1978 Spectrum Wrestling (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 18 February 1978 (1978) ... Self
 1977 WWF Championship Wrestling (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 1 October 1977 (1977) ... Self
 1972 AWA All-Star Wrestling (TV Series)
Self
- All Star Wrestling (1972) ... Self
 1967 Whicker's World (TV Series documentary)
Self
- The World of James Bond (1967) ... Self
 1964 World of Sport (TV Series) (1964) (as Peter Maivia)
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 2014 The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW (TV Series documentary)
Self
- The War Gets Electrified (2014) ... Self
 2012 Rock vs. Cena: Once in a Lifetime (Video documentary)
Self
 2009 WWE: Greatest Stars of the '90s (Video)
Self
 2008 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- James Bond (2008)
 2008 WrestleMania XXIV (TV Special)
Self
 2008 WWE Hall of Fame 2008 (TV Special)
Self - Inductee
 2006 The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA (Video documentary)
Self
 2006 The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers (Video documentary)
Self
 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Self
- The Rock (2004) ... Self
 2000 Inside 'You Only Live Twice' (Video documentary short)
Self
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Peter Maivia

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Relatives:

Dwayne Johnson (grandchild)
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Trivia:

Father of Ata Johnson. See more »

Nickname:

High Chief

Star Sign:

Aries

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