The rotating doors in TNA and the inconsistent schedule has made the life of several performers rather difficult. Some weeks, wrestlers work as many as five or six nights in a row. That’s even more hectic than the WWE schedule of shows. However, TNA wrestlers often spend full weeks at home in-between the long tapings. Many have to keep an active independent wrestling schedule to both make enough money to live comfortably and stay in good in-ring shape. That has to be tough for the relationships of the wrestlers as well.
Having to explain your job keeps you home three weeks out of the month before you leave for an entire month creates a tough home life. All wrestlers have a unique lifestyle that makes dating rather difficult, but it's especially bizarre in TNA. A good percentage of wrestlers date within the company or within the business, and you would assume that makes it a more understandable thing. Some of the wrestlers have significant others in various entertainment forms that live similar lifestyles. A few souls have lucked into marrying or dating people that live in normal fields. We’ll take a look at the love lives of the roster by finding out fifteen relationships of TNA wrestlers.
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15 Matt Hardy: Reby Sky
The current top star in TNA has to be Matt Hardy. His “Broken Matt” character is a unique gimmick that has paid off in bringing more attention to TNA this year. Hardy’s antics have seen his family involved in the storylines. Matt’s brother "Brother Nero" Jeff Hardy, son King Maxel and his wife Reby Sky are all part of the broken family. Reby is the legitimate wife of Matt and the two have been together for many years before she joined him in TNA.
Sky’s early appearances on the independent wrestling scene showed potential that is finally being reached working with her husband. Reby is apparently one of the lead editors and creative minds in putting together various ideas for the segments. We have even witnessed Sky playing the piano for the Hardy family entrance at the recent Bound for Glory PPV event. The happy couple is working together and it's paying off for some real compelling content.
14 Madison Rayne: Josh Mathews
A very unlikely relationship between two TNA employees sees wrestler Madison Rayne married to announcer Josh Mathews. Rayne had a prior marriage end shortly before Mathews joined TNA making it pretty perfect in terms of timing for Josh. With the reputation of being one of the most gorgeous women in TNA, Rayne made a surprising choice of dating Mathews, who the company hired the former WWE employee just a few days after he was released by the big company.
Mathews not only works as the play-by-play commentator but also does daily work in the TNA office as the leader of the social media team. Rayne stated she started talking with Mathews about college football and their alma maters competing against each other. The small talk led to a relationship forming and the two fell in love. Mathews and Rayne felt strongly enough for each other to get married in less than a year of being together. Rayne has started to appear as a guest commentator for female wrestling matches on the show, sitting next to her husband.
13 James Storm: Dani McEntee
James Storm is one of the rare wrestlers in TNA to have a relationship with someone outside of the entertainment industry. The TNA veteran has been employed with the company for many years and is one of the few to make a great living for a long time period of time with them. Storm made enough to support a family as he married Dani McEntee in March of 2011. They wedded in Nashville, Tennessee, where the couple resides.
Despite not being a wrestler or actress, McEntee is arguably just as stunning as any other woman on this list. Dani works as the assistant manager of American Laser Skincare. Storm and McEntee have a pair of children together. WWE showed interest in bringing Storm over to NXT, but his family life dictated that he remained with TNA for the time being. The money offer was far bigger from TNA and he had to ensure the best contract to take care of his loved ones.
12 Al Snow: Jessica Gousha
The long wrestling career of Al Snow is still going on in TNA today. Snow spent the most successful years of his career in ECW and WWE. TNA hired him to have a backstage role as an agent and producer. Snow is one of the most influential people backstage in giving advice to young talent and helping put together matches we watch unfold. The on-screen presence of Snow sees him manage "The Tribunal" tag team as a heel act on TNA television.
Snow’s personal life sees him romantically involved with Jessica Gousha. She works primarily as both a licensed massage therapist and personal trainer. Gousha has also competed in the fitness world partaking in various competitions. The passion for bodybuilding and the fitness life had to bring Gousha and Snow together. They are happily engaged with the hopes of spending the rest of their lives together. Snow is getting married later in life compared to his peers, but the wait appeared to be worth it for the pro wrestling veteran.
11 Dixie Carter: Serg Salinas
Dixie Carter has been the person in control of TNA for the majority of the company's existence. Her family purchased the company from Jeff Jarrett and got the ball rolling. Her reputation is among the most controversial in wrestling history. Most who worked with her believe she is a kind soul but has no business being involved in such a line of work. The poor decisions of Carter have helped sink TNA and the company is in terrible shape as a result today.
One minor move Carter made was hiring her hubbie to join the company. Dixie’s husband Serg Salinas is currently the Vice President of TNA merchandising and puts together the entrance themes for several wrestlers on the roster. Serg is a singer and songwriter, so Carter wanted to utilize his passions by adding him to the payroll. TNA actually renamed Shelly Martinez as “Salinas” as a weird nod to Serge. The power couple of Dixie and Serg are like the Triple H and Stephanie McMahon of TNA, but without the accomplishments.
10 Gail Kim: Robert Irvine
The most high profile relationship involving a TNA wrestler features women’s wrestling legend Gail Kim and celebrity chef Robert Irvine. Kim has dazzled wrestling fans with classic matches throughout the years. She actually met Irvine while making a guest appearance on an episode of his show Dinner: Impossible. The two hit it off and began to date. Kim and Irvine fell in love and became known as a celebrity couple due to their fame in the different worlds of entertainment.
They got married on television for a special episode of Irvine’s Restaurant: Impossible show, giving his fans a glimpse into the biggest moment of his life. Irvine has returned the favor to Kim by appearing on TNA television many times. Kim was recently inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame as a way to celebrate her work with the company and Irvine made sure to sit ringside and look on proudly.
9 Eddie Edwards: Alexxis Nevaeh
Eddie Edwards has climbed to the top of the TNA mountain by shocking the world and winning the TNA World Championship. The surprising moment saw Edwards defeat Lashley on his way to becoming the current World Champion. Edwards signed a couple of years ago with Davey Richards to bring their "American Wolves" tag team to TNA and he has been one of their better signings. TNA can put Edwards in any spot and he succeeds. We’ve seen him excel in the tag division, X-Division and now the World Title picture.
The love interest of Edwards also happens to be a very impressive wrestler. Edwards is involved with independent standout talent Alexxis Nevaeh. She primarily wrestles on the New England independent scene and has actually been rumored to be on WWE’s radar. The couple tied the knot in 2015 with a wedding that saw various wrestlers from all over the business attend. Adam Cole, Roderick Strong and Davey Richards were just some of the wrestlers to watch Edwards and Navaeh declare their love.
8 Shane Helms: Karen Blalock
The overall body of work of Shane Helms career is highly underrated when you think about all he achieved. Helms racked up various lower tier titles in the cruiserweight and tag team divisions with both WCW and WWE. The popularity of The Hurricane character showcased his personality skills could match his outstanding in-ring work. Helms’ in-ring career is all but over, although his career path has him working as an agent for TNA these days, staying in the wrestling business.
The home life of Helms has him married to Karen Blalock. As a fitness and figure competitor, Blalock knows all about the competitive lifestyle of athletics. Helms and Blalock have been together for a few years now and started a family with two children at home. They have made it through the best and worst of times Both were involved in a serious motorcycle accident that saw them get badly injured. The recovery process and tough time just brought them closer together as they’re still going strong.
7 Robbie E: Tara Sue
The past relationship that saw Robbie E date fellow wrestler Brooke Adams went viral due to their time spent on the reality show, The Amazing Race. The relationship between the two actually served as a learning experience that was full of regret for Robbie E. He left his wife Tara Sue to enter a relationship with Adams. Things got ugly on social media with Sue calling them out for the terrible place it put her in.
Following the breakup with Adams, Robbie reconnected with Sue and the two decided to re-marry. They appear to be over the drama and back on the same page their relationship was on before the divorce. Sue is currently pregnant with twins on the way for the happy couple. Robbie E had to pay for his sins (literally) by purchasing a completely new wedding ring for the second time around. With children on the way, we can only hope no more drama will hit the soon to be parents.
6 Allie: Braxton Sutter
This TNA couple happens to consist of two new talents getting decent pushes, but it isn’t acknowledged on television yet. Allie has been a great addition to the TNA roster playing Maria’s innocent assistant often finding herself in trouble. Already known for her great in-ring work on the independent wrestling scene as Cherry Bomb, she has impressed in TNA with her character skills getting fans emotionally invested and rooting for her to stand up to Maria.
Allie worked with her boyfriend Pepper Parks on the indies, but TNA has kept them separate with Parks working under the new name of Braxton Sutter. Rumors have suggested Sutter is expected to be a big part of TNA’s future, though he has yet to receive a noteworthy push. It is more than likely the two will get paired together on television when Allie finally turns on Maria and becomes a full-time wrestler for the Knockouts division. Sutter could definitely use the benefit of having her associated with him.
5 Cody Rhodes: Brandi Rhodes
The newest couple to enter TNA has a great deal of motivation on their side. Cody Rhodes made headlines in the wrestling community when he chose to leave the WWE and a great contract to work on his own terms. Frustrated with playing the hapless Stardust persona, Rhodes has already started working all over the world to great receptions. Cody isn’t the only one in the family with something to prove, as his wife Brandi Rhodes also quit the WWE to find a new beginning.
Brandi worked as one of the lead ring announcers for many years and did a great job. Ultimately, however, that just wasn’t what she wanted to do in the wrestling industry. The desire of Brandi to wrestle was shut down by the WWE on multiple occasions and she’s trying her luck now in TNA. Brandi is expected to be a full-time member of the TNA roster and Cody arrived with her for a few appearances. They’ve feuded with Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis thus far, with likely a few more programs left in them.
4 Jeff Hardy: Beth Britt
Jeff Hardy is viewed as the biggest star in TNA. Unlike the majority of the roster, he still has the appeal of being a huge star which comes from his peak days in the WWE as a top face. The presence of Hardy is one of the few things TNA has to its benefit that will always create some interest among wrestling fans. Hardy’s wife is not someone you see on television, but she clearly supports everything her husband does in the squared circle.
Jeff found Beth Britt in 1999 when the two met in his home state of North Carolina. They’ve remained together all these years and tied the knot in 2011. Hardy and Britt have two children that have apparently changed Hardy’s life for the better. The responsibility of fatherhood has been the key to finally helping Jeff overcome many of his personal demons. Britt is regarded as the backbone of his household for her work and patience as a loving wife and mother.
3 Maria Kanellis: Mike Bennett
The power couple of Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett have been going strong for about five years now. They met while working together at an independent wrestling show and had strong chemistry. Bennett and Kanellis were seeing other people at the time, making it impossible for them to date. Fate would have them reconnect a few months later through Twitter direct messages when both were single. This led to them dating personally and working together professionally.
Maria made her debut in Ring of Honor as the manager of Bennett and it was a perfect fit. Their chemistry carried over to the wrestling ring. After achieving success in ROH for many years, TNA offered them both solid contracts to make the jump. The re-branding effort of TNA to showcase new stars has made Bennett and Kanellis two of the more heavily featured wrestlers on the show all year. It is unknown what their wrestling future holds with questions about TNA’s future circulating, but they definitely still work well together and can be an asset for any other company.
2 Jade: Eddie Kingston
Jade is one of the top female performers on the TNA roster, having great matches time and time again ever since she joined the company. Many years of work as Mia Yim all over the independent circuit landed her a reputation as a credible wrestler. It also helped her connect immediately in TNA as one of the faces of the division. The future of Jade is very bright regardless of what happens with Impact.
The real life boyfriend of Jade has recently joined TNA in a mystery role. Eddie Kingston has been a fixture on the independent wrestling scene for many years with his best work coming in CZW. Many diehard fans view him as one of the best overall promo workers in the wrestling world. The veteran finally received a chance on national television by having an upcoming spot on TNA television. Jade’s ties with the company likely helped him get considered and now the couple will be traveling together to most shows.
1 Davey Richards: Angelina Love
One of the more unlikely and surprising relationships in TNA has to be Davey Richards and Angelina Love being an item. Both have had prior relationships in the wrestling world with less success, but their current romance is apparently the right fit. Richards and Love started seeing each other after they met at a TNA taping. Neither has been on TNA television for quite some time and for good reason.
Richards is still recovering from a serious injury preventing him from wrestling. He is also working as a paramedic in his free time. Love recently gave birth to the couple’s first child in March of 2016. Richards and Angelina are married and appear to be loving life. There’s no telling what the future holds for either person in TNA. Love is not under contract but always has a foot in the door with a good relationship with the company. Richards should be returning soon but he might elect to work full time as a paramedic instead for the consistent pay.
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