Leah Maivia Passes Away, 800th RAW Update Inside, & Lots More News


WWE announced the passing of Leah Maivia tonight on the company website. She passed away this past Sunday at the age of 81. Her late husband, "High Chief" Peter Maivia, was inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame last March, with her accepting the honors. When he passed away in 1982, Mrs. Maivia took control of his Hawaiian-based wrestling organization NWA Polynesian Pro Wrestling until its demise in 1988. She is of course, the grandmother of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as her daughter Ata is his mother. Here is WWE's statement: Leah Maivia passes away Written: October 21, 2008 Leah Maivia, whose late husband High Chief Peter Maivia was inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame this past March, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the age of 81. A staunch supporter of her husband's wrestling career, Mrs. Maivia got involved in the promotional end of the business herself. In 1979, Peter Maivia began promoting a group in Hawaii called NWA Polynesian Pro Wrestling. After the High Chief's death in 1982, Mrs. Maivia assumed the reigns of the promotion and ran the group until 1988. And in her later years, she beamed with pride as her grandson, Dwayne Johnson, known to WWE fans as "The Rock," attained insurmountable success in the entertainment industry. World Wrestling Entertainment offers its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Leah Maivia.

Even though it's actually not the 800th edition of Raw, as seen on last night's show, WWE is hyping the three-hour show set to take place on November 3rd as the "Record-Breaking 800th Episode Celebration" anyway. Of course, last month WWE made note of the 800th episode of Raw taking place on September 22. They even had the likes of Lilian Garcia, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler write about Raw in 800 words in commentaries on WWE.com regarding the 800th episode. The show was your typical episode of Raw, but the "800th episode" tagline was mentioned a lot on commentary during the show. During the September 22 show, they displayed a "Did You Know" graphic twice noting the episode as "Raw's historic 800th show," which you can a screencap of at http://i33.pic-share.info/2zxqnat.jpg According to the Raw episode guide on ShareTV.org -- which doesn't appear to have any discrepancies -- the true 800th edition of Raw actually took place on September 1, 2008. The November 3rd show will actually be the 809th edition of WWE Raw.

Due to an injury suffered in his rehabilitation, Mistico now looks to not be back in action until January.

Perro Aguayo Jr. hopes to be back in December after his torn biceps.

Hector Garza injured his ankle on October 3rd and it looked as if he would miss more time as he was coming off of an injury, but he was back wrestling on October 7th at Arena Mexico, in the main event.

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