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Portrait painting by Chris Dale of wrestler of Peter Maivia.
The Flying Hawaiian

Fanene Pita Anderson 1937 – 1982 was a Samoan-American professional wrestler. Maternal grandfather of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Debut in 1962 at the age of 24 for NWA Hawaii, France, United Kingdom, United States and later New Zealand and Australia in1964–1968. He eventually moved to New Zealand, training under wrestler and promoter Steve Rickard winning the prestigious New Zealand Heavyweight title from him and 3 days later giving it back to him. He became very popular, known as the Flying Hawaiian and appeared in a James Bond film, You Only Live Twice in 1967.

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