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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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