The dating carousel in wrestling is often hard to keep up with, as it's constantly changing. Jim Ross revealed his biggest advice to new wrestlers entering the company was that blending love with business can only lead to a negative ending. Still, relationships within the business are a common thing and it makes sense when you really think about it. Wrestlers live a very unique life on the road and spend the majority of their time away from home. It is impossible to meet people in everyday life and relationships are formed with those you spend the most time with.
Many of the current top WWE superstars are involved in relationships with other wrestlers. The majority of them are dating fellow stars in the WWE. Others are dating wrestlers that work for different promotions. A few are involved with employees in other fields within the wrestling world. Chances are, your favorite wrestler is more likely than not dating someone you’re already familiar with thanks to the wrestling world. There still a few stars with a significant other outside of wrestling such as Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens and Randy Orton, who are all married to women not in the public eye. We’ll look at the more high profile stories of wrestler relationships here by naming the significant other of these fifteen top WWE stars.
15 Big Cass: Carmella
One couple that started dating back in NXT and has continued their relationship onto the main roster is Big Cass and Carmella. Colin Cassady rose to stardom alongside his tag partner, Enzo Amore. They are perfect together with an energy that sets them apart from anyone else on the roster today. The duo saw Carmella become their manager in NXT and all three were linked together for a long time. Cass and Carmella began dating at some point while working and traveling together, developing chemistry on and off screen.
14 Bayley: Aaron Solow
Bayley skyrocketed to the top of NXT by connecting with fan of all demographics. Her character work brings in the younger fans who believe in her and her incredible wrestling skills have the diehard fans wanting to watch her matches. Bayley is currently one of the few WWE stars in a relationship with a wrestler that doesn’t currently work for the company. She is dating independent wrestler Aaron Solow.
His wrestling scheduleprimarily sees him work in the Texas area trying to make a name for himself with the hopes of eventually joining his significant other in the big leagues. Solow is on WWE’s radar as he was named as an alternative representative in the Cruiserweight Classic Series and would have replaced any potential injured competitor.
13 Cesaro: Sara Del Rey
Cesaro's talent has always made him stand out on any show he wrestles on. WWE may not view him as a future World Champion but he definitely leaves an impact on the fans with his incredible in-ring skills. This was also true during his independent wrestling days in Ring of Honor. Cesaro worked in a tag team with Chris Hero as "The Kings of Wrestling." Their manager in the company happened to be wrestler Sara Del Rey.
12 Rusev: Lana
One of the rare instances of an on-screen romance carrying over to real life is the story of Rusev and Lana. The two are tremendous together on television with true chemistry that makes it easy to believe they're together offscreen. Rusev and Lana have dated for quite some time and recently got married. WWE tried separating them on television with the intent of pairing Lana with Dolph Ziggler and Rusev with Summer Rae. All four suffered for it and the WWE was forced to put Lana and Rusev back together.
11 Austin Aries: Thea Trinidad
Austin Aries worked his entire adult life towards getting to the WWE and it finally happened this year. Triple H hired him to be one of the top names in NXT, with their top stars moving up to the main roster. Aries had a stacked resume before joining the WWE creating a legacy for himself alongside companies ROH and TNA. Finally, he is on the WWE roster as a top heel helping keep the NXT brand strong.
10 John Cena: Nikki Bella
The most high profile relationship in the entire WWE has to be John Cena dating Nikki Bella. Cena is by far the biggest star in the industry and his relationship with Nikki created news stories in the wrestling world. They made it work with the inception of the reality show Total Divas which documented their off-screen relationship. The main incentive of the show was the prospect of cameras being able to follow the dates and romantic issues between Cena and Bella.
9 The Miz: Maryse
Maryse returned to WWE television this year after a length absence to finally find her best role in the company. The French bombshell did a decent job wrestling, but it was clear she’d be better suited for managing. Despite dating The Miz at the time, WWE felt he didn’t need a manager holding him back. Maryse was paired with Ted DiBiase and the two had zero chemistry, sinking her managing career at the time.
8 Alexa Bliss: Murphy
The rise of Alexa Bliss over the past few years has been impressive. At the young age of 25, Bliss is already a fixture on the main roster and is arguably the best female heel on the SmackDown brand. Bliss worked her way up through improvements and character progression down in NXT. Her heel turn in NXT was a career changing moment when she became the manager of Blake and Murphy leading them to the NXT Tag Team Championship.
7 Dolph Ziggler: Dana Brooke
Dolph Ziggler is still an active member of the WWE roster after winning his Intercontinental Championship match against The Miz. Rumors circulated that Ziggler would be hitting the free agent market with his contract running out, but Ziggler had extra motivation to remain in the WWE landscape due to his relationship with Dana Brooke. The relationship between Ziggler and Dana has been going on for quite some time and it started when Brooke was in the WWE developmental system working her way through NXT.
6 Johnny Gargano: Candice LeRae
The NXT signing of Johnny Gargano has made him one of the most exciting performers on the program. Gargano’s tag team work with Tommaso Ciampa impresses us every single time, which makes sense, as Gargano's reputation on the independent wrestling scene was similar to guys like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. Many diehard independent wrestling fans are aware that Gargano has been involved in a relationship with Candice LeRae.
5 Paige: Alberto Del Rio
Remember how we mentioned earlier that wrestling romances can lead to trouble? Well, if you need proof, look at Paige's decision to date a fellow wrestler. It was shockingly revealed earlier this year that Paige entered a relationship with Alberto Del Rio. The age gap of Paige being 24 years old and Del Rio being 39 made it a little weird to the average person and WWE was not happy when they found out.
4 Zack Ryder: Emma
There’s a popular belief among fans that Zack Ryder has never been given what he deserves in the WWE. Ryder is a loveable underdog that never seems to get a legitimate push that lasts beyond a couple of weeks. Aside from making a good living doing what he loves, Ryder proves he doesn’t need any sympathy from fans as he is dating Emma. She is currently on the injured list and scheduled to return soon under the new name of "Emmalina."
3 Sasha Banks: Mikaze
The ascension of Sasha Banks is a major reason why WWE fans are viewing the women’s division as equal to the men's division. Banks has the talent, charisma and character work to be a huge star for the company and it's starting to come to fruition. WWE had something special with Banks from her days in NXT and Sasha may be the most valuable women in WWE today, as she has a bright future with many more big matches ahead of her.
2 Dean Ambrose: Renee Young
Dean Ambrose has progressed into a top face on the SmackDown brand and played a huge role in the brand split as the only World Champion during the draft. His popularity landed him matches against Triple H and Brock Lesnar earlier in the year before finally capturing the top prize in the company by winning and cashing in the Money in the Bank contract on the same night.
1 Brock Lesnar: Sable
The most surprising relationship involves a top star in Brock Lesnar linked with a former WWE bombshell Sable. Lesnar met Sable during her second run in the company in 2003 and the two hit it off despite the ten year age gap. Brock decided to leave WWE due to his hatred for the travel and Sable joined him a couple of months later. The two continued their relationship and eventually got married in 2006.
Sable and Lesnar have a couple of kids together and have remained married as of this writing. Brock would have Sable in the audience for some of his big UFC fights during his MMA career. They currently live a secluded life on a farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. Lesnar rarely talks about his personal life and Sable is completely out of the public spotlight. They try to keep their relationship as private as possible.
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