Roman Reigns’ ‘Tribal Chief’ persona has become a major highlight in WWE. By transitioning to a heel character and positioning himself as the “Head of the Table” within the renowned Samoan Anoa’i family, he has solidified “The Bloodline” as a legendary wrestling stable. However, a similar persona existed back in the 1980s. Interestingly, a renowned 16-time champion identifies another individual as the ‘Real Tribal Chief’ over Reigns.

16-Time Champ Chooses 62-Year-Old Wrestling Icon Over Roman Reigns, Hailing Him as the True 'Tribal Chief'!


The Anoa’i family’s influence on WWE is profound. Spanning generations, this family has etched a legacy that new members, including Reigns, continually aspire to uphold. So, if Reigns isn’t the original “Tribal Chief,” who is?


During the 80s and 90s, the Anoa’i family was laying down its roots in WWE. One key figure was King Haku, portrayed by the Samoan wrestler Tonga Fifita. While not a direct blood relative, his legacy is intertwined with the family. Haku hailed from the same island as the legendary Samoan wrestler, ‘High Chief’ Peter Maivia, also the grandfather of Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson.