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15 Wrestlers You Didn't Know Were Second/Third Generation

For whatever reasons there may be, a Hall of Fame wrestler’s children is not guaranteed to make it in the Squared Circle.

15 Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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13 Alberto El Patrón

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12 "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase

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11 Road Dogg

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10 Paige

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9 Grand Master Sexay

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8 Rachael Ellering

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7 Doink The Clown

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6 Cheerleader Melissa

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5 Bray Wyatt

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Bray Wyatt’s character is so unique in a variety of ways, from his entrance to his moves to his overall look. By looking at Wyatt, you could not tell that his father is WWE legend IRS. The leader of the Wyatt family is indeed the spawn of a villainous tax collector. IRS would eventually form a tag team with Ted Dibiase, winning tag team championships on multiple occasions.

Wyatt’s family connections do not stop there. Two of his family members are WWE Hall of Famers. Wyatt’s grandfather is none other than Blackjack Mulligan. His uncle is none other than Barry Windham of the Four Horsemen. And his brother also happens to be on the same brand of the WWE main roster as Wyatt. That man is none other than Bo Dallas. UnBOlieveable, right?

4 Vince McMahon

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Yes, a lot of you already know that Vince McMahon followed in his father, Vincent J. McMahon's footsteps, buying the company from his father and expanding it all over the United States. What lands Vinne Mac on this list is the fact that he's a THIRD generation promoter. His grandfather James "Jess" McMahon was the main man in wrestling in the northeast territory. When Jess passed away in the 50s, Vince Sr. then took over and really took a stranglehold over the New York territory, which encompassed the entire northeast. Vince is the third in line of the McMahon legacy, but he sure has stamped his own legacy. His ancestors probably never thought their offspring would be as crazy as Vince!

3 Tully Blanchard

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2 Curtis Axel

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Some may know that Curtis Axel is the son of the late Curt Hennig, but few may be aware that Axel’s grandfather, Larry “The Axe” Hennig, was a professional wrestler who wrestled for nearly three decades. As a matter of fact, Curtis Axel’s ring name is a tribute to both his father and his grandfather. But Axel’s heritage isn’t as obvious as it used to be.

Prior to joining the WWE’s main roster, he was known as Joe Hennig in FCW. He used his father’s signature move, the Perfect-Plex, as his finisher. Yet somewhere down the line in his developmental journey, his ring name was changed to Michael McGillicutty. His finisher was replaced with a neckbreaker. Any obvious ties that he had to the historic Hennig family were gone. Although his current ring name pays tribute to his lineage, it’s hard to visually recognize that Axel is indeed the son of Mr. Perfect.

1 Rene Dupree

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The youngest champion in WWE history, Rene Dupree made a name for himself in the early- to mid-2000’s as a member of La Resistance alongside Sylvain Grenier and Rob Conway. Rene’s natural abilities could be credited, at least in part, to his early exposure to the business through this father, Emile Dupree. Although his father is known as a promoter of Grand Prix Wrestling, he also was a former wrestler, locking up with the likes of Dusty Rhodes and Killer Kowalski.

Rene would also wrestle for his father’s promotion at various points in his career. His WWE career fizzled out a little shortly after the split of La Resistance, but he has stayed in the business up to today. A WWE return though, it unlikely.

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