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Wrestler: Siva Afi
Real Name: Papaliitele Max Amata Taogaga
Birthday: April 28, 1949
Hometown: Originally from Samoa
Grew up in New Zealand
No Residing in Marion, Ohio?
Marital Status: Divorced (4 Sons)
Height & Weight: 5’11" - 250 lbs
Trained by: Steve Rickard
Peter Maivia
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Jimmy Afi (Portland)
Superfly Afi
Sivi Afi (WWF)
Max Tamboola
High Chief Afi
Finishing Move: High Cross Body
Superfly Splash
Favorite Moves: The Dropkick
Headbutts
Chops
Notable Feuds: Ric Flair
Don Muraco
The British Bulldogs


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  • NWA New Zealand Heavyweight title defeating John DaSilva in a Tournament (April 23, 1978);
  • NWA Hawaiian Heavyweight title defeating Baron Von Steiger (April 18, 1979);
  • Polynesican Pacific Heavyweight Title (1980)
  • NWA Pacific International title defeating Mad Dog Martin (1980);
  • Polynesican Pacific Tag Team titles w/Tama Tonga defeating Bruce Hart & Keith Hart (March 19, 1980);
  • NWA New Zealand Commonwealth title defeating The Canadian Stockman (July 13, 1990);


  • In The Beginning:
  • Siva Afi (Max Taogaga) is originally Samoan but grew up in New Zealand and was trained as an amature wrestler..
  • Siva Afi was trained professionally by Steve Rickard and Peter Maivia..
  • Siva Afi defeated Del Adams (New Zealand's top Light Heavyweight) in his first match..
  • Siva Afi spent the next four years taking on imported wrestlers to New Zealand..
  • September 20, 1977: Bruiser Brodie & Dr. Death & King Curtis vs John Da Silva & Mark Lewin & Siva Afi in Auckland..

    On Tour:
  • 1978-1984: Siva Afi wrestled throughout New Zealand, the United States, Australia and Japan..
  • April 23, 1978: Siva Afi defeated John DaSilva in the tournament final to win the New Zealand Heavyweight title..
  • April 18, 1979: Siva Afi defeated Baron Von Steiger to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title
  • 1980: Siva Afi became the first Polynesican Heavyweight Champion
  • 1980: Siva Afi defeated Mad Dog Martin (Frenchy Martin) to win the NWA Pacific International Heavyweight title
  • March 19, 1980: Siva Afi & Tama Tonga defeated Bruce Hart & Keith Hart to win the Polynesican Pacific Tag Team titles
  • 1985 NWA Polynesian Pacific Pro-Wrestling: Siva Afi wrestled Ric Flair to a draw for the NWA title in front of 80,000..
  • December 12, 1985: Siva Afi wrestled Russian Exterminator to a No contest

    World Wrestling Federation - Superfly Afi:
  • January 1986: Siva Afi signed with the WWF and often teamed with Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka due to their resemblence..
  • January 27, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: Superfly Afi defeated Ron Shaw in his WWF debut
  • January 28, 1986 – Championship Wrestling: Superfly Afi defeated the Gladiator in his WWF TV debut
  • The Superfly gimmick was dropped not long after, Siva Afi’s name is changed to Sivi Afi for some reason

    World Wrestling Federation - Sivi Afi:
  • February 8, 1986 – Boston Gardens: Sivi Afi defeated Barry O (Berry Orton)...
  • February 10, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling: Sivi Afi appeared on the Body Shop Interview segment
  • February 18, 1986 – Championship Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi defeated Bob Wade
  • March 1, 1986 – Prime Time Wrestling: Sivi Afi defeated Rene Goulet
  • March 8, 1986 – Boston Garden: Sivi Afi defeated Rene Goulet
  • March 16, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: Sivi Afi defeated Moondog Spot
  • April 1, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi & Lanny Poffo defeated Ted Grizzly & Bob Bass
  • April 12, 1986 – Melbourne, Australia: Sivi Afi defeated Hercules Hernandez
  • April 13, 1986 – Brisbane, Australia: Sivi Afi defeated Paul Roma
  • April 19, 1986 – Maple Leaf Gardens: Sivi Afi wrestled Moondog Spot to a 20 minute draw
  • April 22, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: Sivi Afi defeated Iron Mike Sharpe by Countout
  • April 25, 1986 – Prime Time Wrestling TV Taping: Bret Hart defeated Sivi Afi
  • April 1986 – Championship Wrestling: Sivi Afi & Lanny Poffo defeated The Gladiator & Ron Shaw
  • May 19, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: Hercules Hernandez defeated Sivi Afi
  • May 24, 1986 – Boston Garden: Bret "Hitman" Hart defeated Sivi Afi
  • May 31, 1986 – The Spectrum: "Adorable" Adrian Adonis defeated Sivi Afi
  • June 3, 1986 – Championship Wrestling: Sivi Afi & Leaping Lanny Poffo defeated Jimmy Kent & Al Navarro
  • June 16, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling TV Taping: Terry & Hoss Funk defeated Sivi Afi & Tracy Morgan
  • June 24, 1986 – Championship Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi & King Tonga defeated Gary Semones & Lane Anderson
  • July 7, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi defeated Neil Carr
  • July 7, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi & King Tonga defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Mr. X
  • July 12, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: King Kong Bundy & Big John Studd defeated Sivi Afi & King Tonga
  • July 15, 1986 – Championship Wrestling: Sivi Afi & Haku & Ricky Steamboat beat Mr. X & Steve Lombardi & Rusty Brooks
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sivi Afi performed a fire dance before the match
  • July 27, 1986 – Maple Leaf Gardens: Sivi Afi defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts by forfeit
  • July 28, 1986 – All-Star Wrestling: Sivi Afi & Ricky Steamboat & King Tonga beat Johnny 6-9 & Don Kolov & Larry Finnegan
  • August 5, 1986 – Championship Wrestling: Sivi Afi & King Tonga & Tonga Kid defeated Joe Mirto & Terry Gibbs & George Leech
  • August 25, 1986 - Madison Square Garden: Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Sivi Afi
  • August 26, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling (premier): Sivi Afi & Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Gibbs & Roger Kirby ..
  • August 26, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling TV Taping: "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff defeated Sivi Afi
  • September 6, 1986 – Boston Garden: Sivi Afi defeated Pete Doherty
  • September 16, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Don Muraco & Bob Orton defeated Sivi Afi & Billy Jack Haynes
  • September 28, 1986 – Maple Leaf Gardens: Sivi Afi wrestled Iron Mike Sharpe to a 20 minute draw
  • October 6, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: "Macho Man" Randy Savage defeated Sivi Afi
  • October 28, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: The Hart Foundation defeated Sivi Afi & Johnny Mann
  • December 9, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Harley Race defeated Siva Afi
  • December 13, 1986 – Philadelphia Spectrum: Butch Reed defeated Sivi Afi
  • December 26, 1986 – Madison Square Garden: Honky Tonk Man defeated Sivi Afi
  • January 5, 1987 – Superstars of Wrestling TV Taping: Sivi Afi defeated Frenchy Martin
  • January 6, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge Taping: Demolition defeated Sivi Afi & Jerry Allen
  • January 26, 1987 – Superstars of Wrestling Taping: Demolition defeated Sivi Afi & Mario Mancini
  • February 17, 1987 – Wrestling Challenge Taping: Demolition defeated Sivi Afi & Tommy Sharp
  • 1988: Sivi Afi briefly teamed with Haku after Tama's departure as the Islanders..

    World Wrestling Federation - Sivi Afi:
  • Siva Afi left the World Wrestling Federation, and became a stuntman and bodyguard for Hollywood actor Burt Reynolds..
  • 1990: Siva Afi returned to New Zealand, where he wrestled for Steve Rickard's Main Event TV show..
  • July 13, 1990 – Auckland: Siva Afi defeated the Canadian Stockman to win the NWA New Zealand British/Empire Commonwealth Title in the tournament finals
  • ~~~~~~Siva Afi captured the New Zealand Commonwealth title in the tournament final to conclude the Main Event series..
  • Siva Afi is now a born again Christian since retiring, and resides in Marion, Ohio where he is studying to become a minister..
  • ~~~He is doing 15 to 40 years in Ohio's North Central Correctional Institution for aggravated burglary, kidnapping and robbery..