WWE’s creative writers work long and hard to establish some of the most controversial storylines on WWE TV when they could easily pick up tips from the talent since the real controversy happens backstage in the company.
Superstars often end up in the headlines for all the wrong reasons when it is revealed that they were caught cheating on their wives or husbands with a female wrestler that they have become close to while out on the road.
Wrestling is perhaps one of the hardest jobs in the world. It is impossible to do it full time without a lot of travelling and when a Superstar is signed to WWE, they are on the road for up to 300 days a year. This can leave them quite lonely and in need of someone who often turns out to be their partner, but sometimes, it isn’t.
The stories of people like John Cena. Kurt Angle, Batista or even Seth Rollins in recent years all cheating on their loved ones have become public knowledge and while their careers have continued despite this, what happened to the women that they cheated with?
The following list looks at the mistresses of these wrestlers and where their careers went after perhaps one of the biggest mistake they ever made.
The former WWE Diva and participant in the Raw Diva Search left quite the impression during her short time with WWE. Maria was never the most talented wrestler at that time, but what she lacked in ring skill she made up for in personality.
Maria was mostly known as a backstage interviewer and the real-life girlfriend of CM Punk, but after the couple broke up Maria had a fling with John Cena, who was already married at the time. Since then Maria has made a name for herself as ‘The First Lady’ of both Ring of Honor and TNA and has recently married her long time boyfriend ‘The Miracle’ Mike Bennett. So it seems that things are going quite well for the former WWE star.
14. Mickie James
Mickie James is one of the most famous WWE mistresses of all time because she was the reason that John Cena’s first marriage ended so abruptly and is the reason that he won’t be getting married again. Mickie was engaged to fellow WWE star Kenny Dykstra at the time as well and it also cost her the relationship with him.
Mickie left WWE not long after the controversy took place and has since moved over to TNA to become the first woman to hold the TNA, Women’s, and Divas Champions on both wrestling platforms. She has recently returned to WWE and signed a new contract with the company earlier this week to return to wrestle on a full-time basis on the SmackDown Live brand in 2017.
Sunny was considered to have been the first ever WWE Diva and she set the tone for many of the women who came after her. The issue was the fact that she couldn’t maintain a level of dignity after she left the company. While she was with WWE there were rumors that Sunny and Bret Hart were fooling around behind his wife’s back and there was also a story about Sunny and Shawn Michaels.
She has made a lot of wrestling site news recently because of her latest health issues and problems with authority. Sunny’s method of employment has also been questionable since she left WWE and it is something that has forced WWE to question whether or not she should ever have gone into the WWE Hall of Fame. Sunny has also entered the world of adult film.
12. Michelle McCool
The former Divas Champion and the current wife of WWE legend The Undertaker, Michelle McCool had been friends with ‘The Deadman’ for many years. But following the breakdown of his marriage to Sara back in 2006 it was said that he had began seeing Michelle before his divorce was finalized. Which would classify Michelle as a mistress.
Michelle went on to marry The Undertaker in 2010 and they welcomed their first child, The Undertaker’s fourth just two years later. Michelle was recently diagnosed with skin cancer and was forced to have holes cut out of her skin to save her life. She hasn’t been seen by the WWE Universe for a while but was recently at ringside with their daughter and you can bet she will be around for The Undertaker’s WrestleMania push.
Another former WWE Women’s Champion and another one of the best-known mistresses in WWE history, Melina was part of a storyline with MNM as Batista and she tried to convince ‘The Anima’l to not face her tag team on SmackDown that week by seducing him in a backstage segment. That was said to have started a real life fling between Melina and the married Superstar.
This caused a major problem in Melina’s relationship with John Morrison as well (although the couple remained together for a few more years before finally calling it quits). She went on to leave the company a few years later and is currently plying her trade in the UK Independent wrestling scene where she is the reigning Queen of Southside Wrestling.