Being a Superstar as part of any wrestling company allows you to become a public icon. It gives you a platform and it gives you a fanbase.
Many wrestlers take advantage of this fanbase and their fans and manage to use it to attract women. Other stars don't need to use this to attract women since they already have money and the ability to attract them without help.
From an outsiders point of view, it all seems a little bit wrong. The fact that many wrestlers are able to date women who are much younger than them and they are then often labelled as 'gold diggers.' The is basically stating that the only reason they are with that person is because of their money, which isn't always the case.
There are many stars who are notorious for dating women much younger than themselves and there are ones who are currently happy with women who are many years their junior. So here are 15 wrestlers who are happy or have been happy with much younger women.
15 15. Bubba Ray Dudley
Bubba Ray Dudley is considered a legend by many of the WWE Universe after winning the Tag Team Championship on nine separate occasions while under contract with WWE. Bubba and D-Von briefly returned to WWE to attempt to win their tenth title, but ultimately failed and decided to walk away from the company once again last year.
Bubba Ray hasn't had a lengthy dating history like many of the men on this list, but he dated an esthician named Fawnfeather "Fawn" Carr for four years from 1999-2003 who was much younger than him, before moving on to Velvet Sky. Velvet is 10 years younger than Bubba Ray and they met whilst they were both contracted to TNA and apparently hit it off, despite Velvet being in a relationship with Chris Sabin.
14 14. Randy Savage
Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth was the love story that gripped the wrestling world for many years whilst they were positioned together. But what is a little less known about the relationship is the fact that Miss Elizabeth was actually eight years younger that Savage.
There is also the story about Stephanie McMahon and Savage from when she was just a teenager, even though her age changes on many different accounts of the famous story. It seems that Stephanie was still under age and Savage was much older than her at the time. There is also said to be a lot of truth behind the story, with Dave Meltzer himself saying that he actually believes it was true. So it seems Savage is another wrestler star who enjoyed the company of younger women.
13 13. Randy Orton
Randy Orton may not be classed as one of the 'older' generation of wrestlers but at 36-years-old, it seems that Orton already looks for much younger women to date. There are many stories about Orton and his locker room antics when he was with his first wife before she decided to filed for divorce when he was much younger.
There was also the fact that Orton briefly dated 2013 Diva Search winner and current Raw ring announcer JoJo Offerman when she was just 19 years old, making him around 14 years older than her at the time. The fling wasn't a lengthy one and Orton ended up moving on to his current wife Kim Marie Kessler who is actually older than Orton and has three children from a prior relationship.
12 12. X-Pac
X-Pac has had a rough life and even given all of the problems he has had, was still able to make it to WWE and become a popular star. Sean Waltman was married the entire time he was in WWE, but his marriage has since taken a hit given that he has had many drug addictions and an attempted suicide.
There is also his story with former WWE Diva, the late Chyna, but more recently X-Pac has been linked to Alicia Webb. She was the girlfriend who found X-Pac when he attempted suicide back in 2008. Alicia is a professional wrestling valet and is actually seven years younger than Waltman. There are also reports that Webb isn't the only female that X-Pac has been seen with during his time recently working on the Independent Circuit.
11 11. Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy is a former Tag Team Champion and was a hugely popular star in WWE when he was part of The Hardy Boyz. At the time he was dating Lita, who was only a year younger than him before Lita then cheated on him with Edge and Matt then decided to move on.
Matt then briefly dated 2005 Diva Search winner Ashley, who is five years his junior, until he left WWE and met Reby Sky when he joined TNA. Sky is just 30 years old which makes her 12 years younger than Matt who has just turned 42. The couple has a son together and have been dating since 2012, the couple decided to marry in 2013 and TNA then started using them on-screen as a couple the following year.
10 10. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio is a former World Champion in WWE, but he left quite the impression when he walked away from the company a few years ago after a racist spat. Del Rio was married during his first stint in WWE, but when he returned to the company in October 2015, it seemed that his marriage was all but over.
Del Rio began a fling with former Raw Women's Champion Charlotte who is an incredible nine years younger than the Mexican star, but the couple never went public with their relationship. And then a few months later Del Rio revealed that he was dating former Divas Champion Paige, who is a whopping 16 years younger than him. The couple has been together now for almost a year and are currently engaged.
9 9. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels has quite the track record with women from his first stint in WWE when he took full advantage of the household name that he had become and used it to attract all kinds of women. Luckily Shawn realized he has a problem, cleaned himself up and found God.
This was when he met Rebecca Curci. She was part of WCW as a Nitro Girl and she helped Michaels get back on track after his drug dependency and helped him to return to the company for the second time. Rebecca may be the wise voice in the relationship, but Rebecca is actually seven years younger than Shawn. The couple have been married now for almost two decades and have two children together, a boy called Cameron and a girl named Cheyenne.
8 8. The Rock
The Rock is one of the biggest superstars in the world. Let's be honest, he could have any woman he set his mind to and following his divorce to Dany Garcia, who was only four years older than Dwayne, it seems he decided to start looking for a much younger model.
There were rumours that Dwayne and Lauren Hashian may have been together before his divorce was finalized, but none the less the couple went public with their relationship and the fact that there is a 13 year age gap between them. Lauren and The Rock have been together now for the past few years and have recently welcomed their first child. But there still doesn't seem to be any talk about a wedding after the way The Rock's previous marriage ended.
7 7. CM Punk
CM Punk is another addition to the list, that isn't technically an 'older' wrestler, but he still likes to keep his women much younger than him. Punk was in many different relationships with women all around the Independent Circuit before he joined WWE, which is where his first real relationship with Maria was revealed. Maria was three years younger than Punk at the time and it seems this has set a tone for him.
Punk was then romantically linked to Kelly Kelly who is an incredible eight year's younger than the former Champion, but it seems that this is the age gap her prefers, since his current wife, former WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is actually eight years younger than her husband as well, but they are still happily together, almost two years after their marriage.
6 6. Hulk Hogan
If there was ever a conversation about WWE stars who liked younger women, then Hulk Hogan would be the main point of the entire argument. Hogan has been a huge figure of controversy throughout his time in the spotlight and none more so than right now. Hogan has always had a way with the ladies as one of the most successful wrestlers of all time.
Hogan is currently married to Jennifer McDaniel, who is shocking 21 years younger than him. Hogan hit rock bottom after his first wife Linda divorced him and took most of his assets. It seems that Jennifer has allowed Hogan to get his life back on track and he recently won $100 million dollars when it was ruled as compensation in the Gawker case. That should be enough to see Hogan back to his old self.
5 5. Vince McMahon
As the Chairman of the biggest wrestling promotion in the world, Vince McMahon definitely has a reputation that proceeds him. Vince and Linda have been married for a number of decades but it is reported that they have a 'don't ask, don't tell' approach to all things relating to Vince's indiscretions.
Vince has a history with many female wrestlers, and there are so many lawsuits that have been filed against the majority owner of the company. It is hard to think that all these women were lying, especially given the number of people who have backed up these claims. McMahon seems to have taken a backseat lately and stepped away from the women involved in the company, which probably makes it a much safer working environment for all the women who have recently been recruited by the company.
4 4. The Undertaker
The Undertaker may be one of the biggest legends in WWE history, but when it comes to his personal life, he hasn't been quite as lucky. The Deadman's marriage to his first wife Jodi Lynn ended abruptly in divorce back in 1999 after 10 years of marriage before 'Taker moved on to marry Sara Frank, who was six years younger than him at the time.
Sara and The Undertaker's marriage also failed to work out and that also ended in divorce back in 2007 with rumours that Michelle McCool and The Undertaker had already begun their relationship before the divorce was finalized. Michelle is fifteen years younger than The Undertaker and is a former Divas Champion. The couple married back in 2010 and it seems that they are happy and have already welcomed their first child together.
3 3. Bret Hart
The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be made a huge impact on the WWE Universe when he was a full-time wrestler. But he has since decided to take a back seat and judge wrestling from an outsiders point of view. He has also recently recovered from prostate cancer.
Outside of the ring, Bret has been married three times. It seems that he hasn't had a great run in with women and after both his previous marriages ended in divorce, Bret announced that he was marrying Stephanie Washington, who is 26 years younger than him. The marriage went ahead in 2010 and despite the massive age gap, it seems that the couple is still happy to this day and try to keep their life out of the spotlight.
2 2. Jerry Lawler
Jerry Lawler is a legend on the commentary desk, but another former WWE star who has had a less than ordinary personal life. Lawler's third wife was perhaps the most high profile one since he married fellow WWE star, Stacy Carter. Stacy was 21 years younger than Lawler at the time and the marriage didn't exactly work out very well.
Since then Lawler has stuck to dating women rather than marrying them and recently was reported to be dating Lauryn McBride. Lauryn is 39 years younger than Lawler, which is an incredible age gap and the biggest on this list. The couple were both arrested on domestic violence charges last year, which cost Lawler his job at the commentary desk. Something that Lawler hasn't been able to get back in almost a year since the incident.
1 1. Ric Flair
There is a reason Ric Flair has been known as a womanizer throughout his time in WWE. The 16-time World Champion has been married four times, divorced for times, and has already moved on to his next girlfriend.
Ric's final marriage was to Jackie Beems, who was an incredible 20 years younger than the former WWE star. He divorced Jackie back in 2012 and it was then finalized in 2014. Flair has since become engaged to his former ring valet Fifi the Maid, also known as Wendy Barlow, who is also significantly younger than Flair. Ric hasn't been married now for almost five years, making this the longest Flair has gone without having a wife since 1971. He spent the entire time between 1971 and 2012 as a married man.
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