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Dwayne" The Rock "Johnson has just shared the ultimate fallback photo, showing that reverence is not a new development is in the family, but something that goes back generations … In an Instagram post, Johnson revealed that his grandfather was a good friend of French wrestling legend André the Giant, and talk about legends that support legends (Literally It looks like André is actually sitting on top of him.)
"What a crazy backslide from the '70s," he wrote. "Here's the' Eighth Wonder of the World ', André the Giant, my 32-pound grandfather, Chief Chief Peter Maivia, used as a booster seat and makes my grandfather look like a little boy. They were the best friends who were fought hard every night and as you can see from their smile and their open energy, they have enjoyed life to the fullest. My grandfather died when I was a boy, so I never met him as a man. I would like to raise a tequila with these men. Had also liked to wrestle with them – that would have been fun. "
André the Giant, aka André René Roussimoff, was a World Heavyweight Champion at WWF (now WWE) In 1987, the same year he raced his rival Hulk Hogan on WrestleMania III, André won one of his most famous film roles Fezzik in Rob Reiner's Fantasy Adventure Movie The Princess played the Bride alongside Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, and Fred Savage. He died of heart failure in 1993 .
This is not the first time Johnson uses social media to share stories about his grandfather, and in 2013 he published a photo of Maivia, a Samoan-American wrestler posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and him In 2017, he also tweeted that Maivia was the inspiration for Maui, the folkloric character he portrayed in Disney's Moana played.
In April of this year, Johnson posted a photograph of Maivia's gravestone in Hawaii, where he spent some time "alone" with him and his grandmother, titling the picture "Alofa forever in our hearts." This is not a typo, he did not mean Aloha: Alofa is the Samoan word for love – something that Johnson apparently has in the spade.