The men and women of wrestling have really hard lives. When you consider that members of wrestling rosters can be on the road 300 days a year, it’s easy to see how they could form close bonds with the people they work with. Sometimes this takes the form of close friendships with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson coming to mind. Other times this takes the form of romantic relationships, ones that may have never happened but did due to the nature of the wrestling business.
Many wrestlers are already in relationships when they go on the road (sometimes with other wrestlers), so when romantic relationships do form accidentally it can be a crushing blow to an already fragile relationship. Today we are going to specifically look at the women who wrecked the homes of some of our favorite wrestlers. These mistresses may have done a bad thing by jumping into bed with someone who was spoken for, but in the case of some of these women, you might be able to see why some marriages were broken up. Also some of these cases turned out to be more than a fling, as some on this list are still together today.
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15. Charlotte- Alberto Del Rio
Here is one I bet you didn’t see coming on a list of mistresses. Yes the Women’s Champion, and one of the main pillars of the women’s revolution was at one time the other woman. The man she decided to have a fling with was none other than Alberto Del Rio, as the two had a very brief relationship during the tail end of 2015. Both Charlotte and Del Rio were having extramarital affairs at the time but in the case of Charlotte, her relationship was in the final stages of divorce.
Del Rio on the other hand was on the tail end of a marriage, which produced three kids and a ton of drama. The drama would be exacerbated in Del Rio’s next out of marriage relationship, but we will cover that one later.
14. Lita – Edge
Who doesn’t know about the Lita love triangle by now? Lita famously cheated on Matt Hardy while he was recovering from an injury in 2005. Her partner of choice was Edge, who happened to be one of Hardy’s best friends in the WWE. The infidelity had negative impacts on all involved, as Hardy was fired, Lita was stigmatized and Edge filed for divorce shortly after the affair became public knowledge.
Edge and Hardy’s personal affairs (no pun intended) spilled onto the screen with a singles career making feud for both men. In the end Edge and Lita pursued a relationship on the road, but broke it off shortly after. There is a rumor that Lita actually retired due to the affair, citing that she wasn’t comfortable with the crowd hating her, and not her character.
13. Heather Clem – Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan made national news in 2012 when a sex tape featuring him and his best friend’s wife – Heather Clem – was released without his consent. Though the tape was leaked in 2012, the actual sex act took place back in 2006. Loyal fans will recall that divorceamania didn’t run wild in the Hogan household until 2007, meaning that Hulk stepped out of his marriage when having sex with Clem. The entire situation was demoralizing for the former WWE Champion, as in one fell swoop the legend lost his credibility in the media, the support of his new wife and his best friend Bubba “The Love Sponge”.
Clem ended up being responsible for leaking the tape. Hogan got the last laugh though, as he was able to sue the website who released the tape, Gawker, for more than $100 million last year. Usually when someone cheats on their wife they get cleaned out in court but in an ironic turn of events, Hogan actually made money by going outside of his marriage.
12. Stephanie McMahon- Triple H
The most powerful couple in the history of wrestling started out as a dirty little secret. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are over a decade into marriage so it may not matter now, but casual fans seem to forget that when the two got together Triple H was in a long term relationship with Chyna. What started as an on-screen romance between the two future WWE executives quickly blossomed into a real love story, with one loose end in the way of Chyna.
In order to tie up the loose end, it’s rumored that Stephanie McMahon used her power behind the scenes to have Chyna banished from the company. Whether that is true or not can’t be known for sure, but anyone with a pair of eyes can look at the timeline and figure out what happened.
11. Karen Jarrett – Jeff Jarrett (Rumor)
So you may be thinking, “Well I know that Karen Jarrett cheated on Kurt Angle, but why would she be on this list as a mistress?” Well the answer comes in the form of a rumor. As the story goes, both Karen and Jeff were going through very difficult times in their marriages in 2007. Jeff Jarrett’s wife Jill was diagnosed and succumbed to breast cancer in 2007, and during the same time Karen was getting fed up with Kurt Angle’s addiction problems.
If this happened in the WWE at the same time it may not have brought them closer, but the fact that TNA didn’t travel created a scenario where the duo were together a lot more than they should have been. There are rumors that Karen kissed Jarrett at the funeral of his wife, and that the two were flirting around backstage during 2007, but either way the sexual tension had to have been building up over a few years for the two to get married in 2010.