Wrestling families have been a huge part of wrestling history for multiple decades now. Obviously the most important one would be the McMahon family. Beginning with Jess McMahon who began promoting pro wrestling in the 1910s, his son Vince McMahon Sr. then taking over and finally the reins falling to the madman we know and love/hate, Vince McMahon Jr.
Unlike the McMahon family, the Hogan family only has one member who has ever achieved real success in the wrestling business. That of course being Hulk Hogan. However, that hasn't stopped other members of his family kicking and screaming their way in the public eye like Brooke and his ex wife Linda. Funnily enough despite their troubled history, it seems like Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan can bond over their shared creepy relationship
Then we have other families such as the Hart family, the Snuka family, the Flairs and others. Granted compared to the previous two families mentioned they got almost nothing to offer in terms of creep factor, but some things still slip through the cracks. So enjoy these 15 creepiest photos of wrestling families. Apologies to any obsessive McMahon or Hogan fanatics. They did this to themselves after all.
15 Vinnie Mac Taking A Peek
So it's been documented that Stephanie McMahon and her father Vince have a "special" relationship. Considering that McMahon once proposed an incest storyline between the two, we believe we're being extra generous with that one.
So while we never got that debacle, we did get this gem of a photo back in 2002 for Triple H and Stephanie's renewal of their wedding vows. Just for clarity this is their fake marriage (spawning from that lovely ceremony at a drive through wedding chapel), they actually got married in 2003. However, from this shot it looks like Vince himself was about to wed himself with his princess. After shunning away Howard Finkel, the CEO takes a good two second look at his daughter's lovely implants. Just because you indirectly paid for them Vince, doesn't mean you can look at them you creep!
14 McMahon Family Capsule
As we've established and as they have shown for nearly 20 years of television, the McMahon are a unique brand of crazy that could only happen in America. But this image may encapsulate everything about them so well.
Prior to his match up at WrestleMania 22 versus The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon decided to gather his family together for a prayer but the segment actually opened with the entire family adoring their beloved husband and father Vince McMahon. In this image, we see a pregnant Stephanie McMahon seeming to be proud of her daddy, Vince looking at her way too happily, Linda McMahon desperately trying to get Vince's attention away from another woman and Shane trying to stay as far away from his dad as he can. What a #famjam.
13 Father/Son Bonding
The McMahon family relationship on screen is one of the closest bonds that anybody has ever seen in a TV family. Some families like the Simpsons and the Griffins may have been through several wacky adventures and fought giant mascot chickens and former U.S presidents, but none of them kiss the butt of their patriarchs. Take that, Bart and Chris!
So yeah, the above picture is from WrestleMania 22's classic encounter between Shawn Michaels and The Boss, Vince McMahon. Michaels had already once been rammed up McMahon's rectum and he sure wasn't going to have that happen again! So he turned the tide on Shane O'Mac and shoved Vinnie's son up his bum. Any wonder why Shane left for all those years?
12 Linda Hogan: Stripper?
In the divorce between Hulk Hogan and his wife of 25 years Linda, the female Hogan walked away with the majority of the vitamin swelling and cup to ear gesturing S.O.B Hulk Hogan's money. How much? About $10 million worth. With that money, you'd wanna forget about the spotlight and not draw attention to yourself. Or you could expose yourself on social media by stuffing dollar bills into your bra and mouth. You could guess which one Linda Hogan chose. Why this near 60-year-old woman is so insistent making a fool of herself we have no idea.
Her social media presence in general is full of photos of herself in skimpy clothing flaunting her goods alongside tons of animal lover activism and angry political posts. How fascinating.
11 The Obligatory Brooke and Hulk Photo
You would think that after all this time of Hulk Hogan getting public flak for his at times creepy as hell looking relationship with his daughter Brooke Hogan that they would reel it in with all the photos they take. But no, it seems Hulkamania never dies and neither does the Hogans' knack for weird pics.
Take this one for example. In the background we have a picture of Brooke Hogan in what seems to be trapped in a cage. There's sort of a nice motive behind this as it was part of a photoshoot for PETA (ignoring that organization's troubled history for a second). Out of context though, it just appears that the elder Hogan looks way too proud of his daughter's nudity. Also, why does it look like he's pointing to his crotch? Ewwww.
10 Actual Kissing Between Vince And Stephanie
You know, we really want to believe that this was an honest mistake. I mean, there's no way that Vince McMahon would actually kiss his daughter on the lips on national TV? Wait a minute, we forgot that this is the same guy who talked about getting naked with his cousin in the woods and wanting to put crushed leaves in her. We swear, we're not making that up.
Now back to regularly scheduled "oh my God this is really happening slide". In this segment from 2000, Stephanie was trying to convince her father to give Triple H a shot at The Rock's WWE Championship. She obviously was playing up the daddy's little girl card when their faces got close and Vince actually put a peck on his daughter's lips. Stephanie left the room with pain on her face from selling an injury on her back, but we know the real reason she was in pain.
9 A Leg Up On Brooke
So in the creep out Olympics, Hulk Hogan pulls ahead of his longtime boss Vince McMahon with this picture. McMahon may have been looking down the cleavage of his daughter, but we don't think that a photo exists of Vince rubbing his adult daughter's upper thigh with sunscreen or tanning oil. We mean there very well might be, but we suppose he was smart enough not to have it leak.
When your daughter is a young child, it's common for parents to make sure that their children are protected from the sun. Especially if you live in the sweltering pool of solar energy known as Florida. But when your daughter has reached adulthood, it's a little weird that her father is getting this close to her butt and crotch.
8 Infidelity Draws Money
While 2006 is without a doubt the height of the Mr.McMahon's character's insanity (in that year he challenged God and proposed an incest storyline with his daughter), it shouldn't make 2001 any less of bizarre year by comparison. For it was in this year that Vince McMahon began to cheat on his wife Linda, something even at the height of the Attitude Era he never did.
Even worse maybe is the fact that he chose perhaps the most beloved WWE female performer of all time Trish Stratus to begin his unfaithful crusade with. Now of course at the time Stratus had been complete heel, but this image in retrospect is so icky. There is truly nothing McMahon wouldn't do to draw money. Thank God this storyline ended with McMahon getting a nut check at WrestleMania X-Seven and not Stratus getting pregnant or something gross.
7 Papa Hawk Hogan
For those unfortunate enough to have lived through the era where Hogan Knows Best was a relevant television show, you would know the personalities of each Hogan family member. Hulk for example was the overbearing father who spied on his daughter whenever she was with members of the opposite sex. We suppose that could MAYBE be excused due to the fact that she was a teenager.
The above photo though has an adult Brooke lounging in the pool with a guy. Even in here she can't get too far away from the creeping Hulkster who is looking on like a shark about to swallow that man for even touching his daughter. That's Mr.America's job dammit! Whatcha gonna do nameless man in pool when Hulkamania runs wild on you!
6 The Hart Family Spiting Bret
By the year 2001, the Hart family was a powder keg of resentment and anger waiting to explode. Bret Hart's departure from the WWE in 1997 along with Owen Hart's death at Over The Edge 1999 were the two incidents that drove the family apart. The more controversial members of the family including Bruce, Diana and Ellie took things too far.
As Bret Hart wrote in his autobiography, those three dragged Stu Hart down to RAW when he didn't want to be there as at this point his health was in a poor state. Those three Harts essentially drove Stu down there to spite one of their own brothers. This drove Bret into such anger that he went to the Hart compound to take down his and Owen's baby pictures.
5 Double Vision, Brother
If you were to take a quick look at this dual image, you would think that The Hulkster was with the same woman except for the fact that she changed outfits. But here's a plot twist that would make Vince Russo spin in his writer's chair; THEY ARE DIFFERENT WOMEN.
The one on the left is Hogan's Z-list celebrity daughter Brooke Hogan, known best for short lived time as a singer and time as a reality TV star. Lovely. On the right we have Hulk Hogan's second wife after his first wife bled him dry for money, Jennifer McDaniel. Now McDaniel is quite younger than Hogan but that's fine. What we will say though is that it's a little weird just how similar his second wife and daughter look now. Combine that with how overbearing of a father he was on Hogan Knows Best and yeah... It's creepy man.
4 Walking With An Alleged Murderer
Amazingly, Jimmy Snuka's outfit is the least creepy thing about this photo.
WWE has a history of burying rumours that would make them look terrible in the eyes of any sane person. Perhaps their worst one though is how Vince McMahon possibly covered up the crimes of Jimmy Superfly Snuka, a man who was arrested in 2015 for third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter of his at the time girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983.
Without getting bogged down into the details of the case, it's amazing how Snuka managed to escape any form of legal punishment for so long. By the time the case went to court, he was declared mentally incompetent to stand trial and died shortly thereafter. This photo of Snuka with his daughter Tamina and cousins Jimmy and Jey Uso is creepy knowing the highly probable reality that a murderer was proudly walking down the ramp alongside his family.
3 Eyes Straight Ahead Hogan!
We suppose that it's possible that Hulk Hogan is just taking a look at his daughter's fabulous heels. After all, he wouldn't be the first pro wrestler to have an affinity for women's footwear (looking at you Tony Atlas). Or maybe Hogan just finds the concrete very alluring in its grey undertones and ah hell, you know where we're going with this.
This photo was taken at just the right time to make it appear as if Hogan was taking a good long look at Brooke's booty. So that's strike one. Strike two comes with the fact that Hogan's wife (who we established looks similar to his daughter) is standing two feet away from him. And strike three? Well, we suppose we'll include the finger point of doom as the final strike. You're outta here Hogan!
2 Father/Daughter Bonding
To all the fathers we have out there reading this, we propose to you a simple question. What would you do to your daughter one day before their wedding day? Would you embrace them and tell them how much you love them? Would you give them the pep talk they need to prepare them for the life journey they're about to undertake? Or would you book them in an I Quit match versus yourself and put it on Pay Per View? The final option! You sickkkk FREAK!
We don't see these too often anymore, but I Quit matches can be some of the most intense and hard hitting matches WWE can put on. In this case between Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon at No Mercy 2003, it was definitely the most disturbing. It mercifully ended with Linda throwing in the towel, but the situations that Vince continually puts his family in for their purpose of money making is beyond creepy.
1 Nightmare Fuel
As has been documented, Vince McMahon is friends with the current president of the United States Donald Trump. I mean just look at this picture, all friends hold down one another to a chair and shave their head on PPV right? Ah, guess it's just those two.
Predictably, Trump ended up giving Linda McMahon a position in his federal government as Administrator of the Small Business Administration. To celebrate this gift, the McMahon family posed for a photo op with Trump. Now, knowing that 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct and adding the long list of the president's sins along with the McMahon family's creepiness, this photo couldn't get any worse. Well we suppose that the Hogan family could have been added, but Hogan is a failed presidential candidate after all and Trump only likes winners.