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WWE: The Rock's cousin just made their NXT début

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The Rock, Roman Reigns, Rikishi, Jimmy and Jey Uso.

These are just a few of the names that have arrived in the WWE from the same American Samoan family.

Family occasion

The talent found within one blood line is truly staggering and is part of WWE folklore. That's why news today that yet another member of the family has made their company début will prick the interest of the WWE Universe.

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It has emerged that Savelina Fanene, a cousin of The Rock (Dwyane Johnson), has made her first appearance in NXT - taking her bow as 'Lina' in the Divas category.

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Fanene's grandfather was the brother of The Rock's great grandmother and it was in fact the bona fide WWE legend's own mother who first encouraged her to try her hand at wrestling; suggesting the idea when the pair were watching The Rock do battle with John Cena at WrestleMania 28.

Long time coming

The latest member of the family to enter the ring has been signed up to a WWE developmental deal since May of 2014 but she has had to bide her time before getting a chance to shine after a frightening set back last year.

Back in August 2014 both Fanane and The Rock's mother were involved in a head on collision with a drunk driver.

Fanane suffered a broken collarbone in the incident and was forced to take several months out to recover before getting her wrestling career back on track.

Diva division

Although still finding her feet, and having just made one appearance at an NXT house show, the current state of the WWE Diva's division means we shouldn't rule out a quick rise up the roster for Savelina Fanene/Lina.

With both The Rock and Roman Reigns having been given an early push by the powers that be it would certainly run in the family.

WWE fans: Do you think Savelina Fanene has what it takes, or is she only in the WWE because of her cousin? Have your say in the comments section below...

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