• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 13, 1982) – Old School WWWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1982, we lost Old School WWWF Legend “High Chief” Peter Maivia (Real name: Fanene Leifi Pita Maivia) at the age of 45 due to cancer.
Peter Maivia was the father-in-law of Old School WWF Veteran Rocky Johnson and the grandfather of Old School WWF Legend & Hollywood Superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The High Chief used to wrestle for Vince McMahon Sr.’s World Wide Wrestling Federation, where he feuded with “Superstar” Billy Graham, among many others.
Maivia, who was also the NWA promoter for the Hawaii territory, played a villain in the 1967 James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice”, where he had a memorable fightscene with Sean Connery, who portrayed 007.
In 2008, him and Rocky Johnson were both inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by The Rock.
† REST IN PEACE PETER MAIVIA
April 6, 1937 – June 13, 1982
• WWE Hall Of Famer Apologizes To Shawn Michaels
During Ric Flair’s 30 For 30 Special, two time WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels said some things that “The Nature Boy” didn’t like.
During a recent YouTube video, Flair addressed HBK and said the following:
“Shawn Michaels…I’m sorry, but you’re in no position to judge me buddy. Telling me I’ll never know who Richard Fliehr is, really? You think I’ll ever know? I don’t know. Richard Fliehr like I’ve said before was an irresponsible kid who was blessed with the greatest parents in the world — did everything wrong.
By the way, who are you to judge me? I mean, really? Come on man let’s get serious you’ve opened the door. You’ve opened the door — I’m giving it back to ya. Who are you to judge me? I mean are you kidding me?
You idolized me and then all of a sudden contempt for what?! For what you grew up loving and for what inspired you to be who you are? I don’t think so, man.”
You can watch the video below:
Flair has now posted a new video where he apologized to HBK. You can watch it below:
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 12, 2019