The Rock pays tribute to his grappling grandpa

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 19: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (C) and his mom and dad at the hand/footprint ceremony honoring him held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on May 19, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may have been too busy to attend “WrestleMania” this year, but the wrestling business is always close to his heart. The Rock took to Instagram earlier this week to pay tribute to his grandfather — wrestling legend “High Chief” Peter Maivia — on what would have been his 80th birthday.

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Although he may have temporarily hung up his boots, The Rock will always have ties to the business. He’s part of the famous Anoa’i family, and his father, Rocky Johnson — who married Peter Maivia’s daughter Ata — was also a wrestler.

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