Lia Maivia Announced as Final Member of 2024 Class for WWE Hall of Fame

Prior to the start of Monday’s WWE RAW show, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced on Facebook that his grandmother Lia Maivia will be the sixth and final official member of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class.

Johnson also announced that he will be inducting his late grandmother into WWE’s Hall of Fame.

“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 #tko

During tonight’s show, WWE confirmed that Maivia will be inducted into their Hall of Fame as the final member of this year’s class.

Official press release:

Lia Maivia to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024

As first announced by her grandson Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Lia Maivia will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

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.