Considering WWE superstars are reportedly on the road for up to 300 days a year and are being forced to work both Christmas and Boxing Day this year for the first time in history, it’s hard to believe that many stars have families that they are away from for most of this time and will miss spending the holidays with them this year.
WWE stars are able to see their family around once a week, which must be hard for stars who have children because they will most likely miss seeing them grow up, start school and then some of the bigger milestones in their lives. Maybe they’ll be on tour in Europe during their graduation, maybe they won’t be able to see their wedding!
While there are superstars like AJ Styles, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns and a number of others who have been quite open about the fact that they have children, there are also many other current WWE stars who also have children that they are rarely able to see because of the career path that they chose.
The following list looks at just 15 WWE stars that you didn’t know are missing out on being mothers and fathers to their own children so that they can be role models to many other children around the world, who have been watching wrestling from a very young age.
15. Apollo Crews
Apollo Crews was a standout star in NXT a few years ago before he was brought up to the main roster and the company have seemingly run out of things to do with the former Independent star, which is why he is currently stuck working alongside Titus O’Neal on the Raw roster.
Even though it is well-known that Apollo Crews and Lucha Underground star Ricochet are roommates, Crews actually has a family of his own as well. Crews has been in a relationship with Linda Palonen for a number of years, but earlier this year it was announced that the couple were expecting their first child. Linda gave birth back in June to the couple’s daughter whom they called Sade Sofiya. This year is Sade’s first Christmas but Apollo is being forced to work as part of the Raw roster.
14. Xavier Woods
Xavier Woods personal life was made public knowledge recently when he was part of one of the private videos which were leaked when former Divas Champion Paige was hacked. Xavier’s girlfriend Jess Watson announced back in November that she was expecting the couple’s first child.
Woods’ career has been quite a success over the past year since The New Day became The Longest Reigning Tag Team Champions back in December and his first child was born earlier this year. Xavier himself announced back in May that his wife had given birth to a baby boy, even though the couple has now become deeply private about their personal life with his wife removing her Instagram page following the Paige scandal which means that the couple never disclosed the name of their first born child.
13. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy is one of the most controversial superstars to ever set foot in a WWE ring, given that his popularity over the years has never faltered despite his obvious addictions over the past few years. Hardy recently returned to WWE at WrestleMania 33 where he and his brother became Tag Team Champions.
Hardy returned to the company as a husband and father earlier this year, since he finally married his wife Beth Britt, whom he met back in 1999. The couple now has two daughters: Ruby Claire who was born back in 2010 and Nera Quinn who arrived back in 2015. Hardy has commented that he has toned down his wrestling style over the past few years because he doesn’t want to get injured and miss watching his daughters grow up.
12. Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans is one of NXT’s newest female recruits and has already shown that she has the skills to become a huge star in WWE. Lacey comes from a military background as a former U.S. Marine enlisting at 19 and going on to spend five years serving in the United States Marine Corps.
Lacey married before she made her way to WWE and it is believed that she has been dating her husband ever since she was 14-years-old. The couple has a four-year-old daughter called Summer, which is perhaps why Lacey prefers the travelling schedule of the NXT roster ring now, which isn’t considered to be anywhere near as gruelling as the main roster. This means she is still able to spend a lot of her spare time with her husband and daughter.
11. Karl Anderson
Karl Anderson made his WWE debut back in 2016 when he made quite an impactful impression on the Raw roster by attacking The Usos with his tag team partner Luke Gallows. Since then, the duo known as The Club have been Tag Team Champions on the red brand and teased a reunion with both AJ Styles and Finn Balor to recreate The Bullet Club.
While Anderson has openly admitted numerous times that he has a beautiful wife, he has never disclosed her name. It seems that he is a star who wants to keep his personal life out of the headlines as well. The couple does have three sons with his beautiful wife though, he often updates images on his Instagram account which show that all of his children are still very young.
10. Titus O’Neil
Titus O’Neal is a former Tag Team Champion alongside Darren Young when they were The Prime Time Players, but right now he is being used as the head of The Titus Brand on Monday Night Raw, a brand that is seemingly not considered to be very successful.
Titus has been around WWE ever since he debuted in NXT back in 2010 but has only ever been considered to be a mid-carder since he was promoted to the main roster. He won the 2015 MEGA Dad Award for “Celebrity Dad of the Year” and has two sons called Thaddeus Jr and Titus. His two children had appeared alongside him a number of times in WWE promotions following his award back in 2015, so they are now considered to be quite recognizable to the WWE Universe.
9. Bobby Roode
— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) June 15, 2014
Bobby Roode was already well-known to the WWE Universe before he made his way to WWE last year and is now a former NXT Champion. Roode has already made quite the impression since making his way to the main roster a few months ago, already managing to defeat former World Champion Dolph Ziggler on numerous occasions.
Roode has been married to his wife Tracey for more than two decades since the couple tied the knot back in 1995 and now have three sons. Roode’s sons are called Robert III, Riley, and Nicholas, the trio have grown up watching their father perform all over the world, but none of them have yet declared that they want to follow in their father’s footsteps as it seems that Bobby likes to keep them all out of the spotlight as much as he can.
8. Luke Harper
Luke Harper is one of the most talented former members of The Wyatt Family and is a former Intercontinental Champion in his own right. Harper has recently been repackaged alongside his former family member Erick Rowan as The Bludgeon Brothers, the duo debuted last week on SmackDown in what was called quite a brutal appearance against The Hype Bros.
Harper is completely different to his on-screen character outside of WWE and tries to keep his life as private as possible so that he can continue to live the gimmick that WWE has created for him. Harper married Synndy Synn back in 2008 and the couple has a son together called Brodie who was born back in 2012. He was named after Harper’s ring name on the Independent Circuit, Brodie Lee.
7. Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston is a superstar who is considered to be one of the most successful Tag Team Champions of all time. Kofi became one of the longest reigning Tag Team Champions in WWE history last year as part of The New Day, and it seems that he has created something of a stable in real life as well.
Kofi married Kori Campfield back in 2010 and together the couple has five children. Kofi has missed a number of WWE events over the past few years to ensure that he was there for the birth of his children. Kofi has always been a star who has gone out of his way to help charities and support other children, which obviously shows that Kofi must be a fantastic father to his own children as well.
6. Konnor (The Ascension)
The Ascension are perhaps the most unlucky tag team in the history of WWE. Konnor and Victor are former NXT Tag Team Champions, but ever since they were promoted to the main roster, it seems that the duo have only been used as talent enhancement or as part of The Fashion Police’s humorous Fashion Files sketches.
The Ascension have already proved what they are capable of in NXT and Konnor is also working to support his family, which could be why he is putting up with the bad booking that WWE is throwing his way. Konnor met professional wrestler Krissy Vaine back in 2006 before the couple married in 2013 when he was still in development with WWE before the couple’s first child was born back in September this year, a son called Elijah.
5. Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso is the member of the popular Tag Team who is featured heavily on Total Divas alongside his wife Naomi, where the WWE Universe has been made aware that Jimmy has two children of his own from a previous marriage. Jayla and Jaiden have also accepted the former SmackDown Women’s Champion as their stepmother and have been seen a number of times on the show.
His brother Jey also has a personal life that isn’t featured as part of the show. He married his long-time girlfriend Takecia Travis back in 2015 and the couple also has two sons. Both of Jey’s sons are also quite young and have been seen a number of times on Total Divas when he is with Tamina or Jimmy and the trio are all seen looking after their children.
4. Corey Graves
Corey Graves has become one of the most popular commentators on WWE TV over the past few years after his wrestling career was brought to a sudden and premature end through injuries.
Graves was never able to make it out of NXT, but WWE offered him a chance to remain contracted to the company and sit behind the commentary desk instead. It seems that a huge part of this could be the fact that Corey has a large family to support, the former NXT Tag Team Champion married Amy Polinsky back in 2009 and together the couple have three children, a boy and two girls. Graves has mentioned his children a number of times on social media most recently when he pointed out that Enzo Amore is ruining his son’s life.
3. David Otunga
David Otunga’s in-ring career is most memorable for his time in Nexus before he had a somewhat unsuccessful singles career and was then moved behind the commentary desk. Otunga is well-known to have been in a relationship with former American Idol star Jennifer Hudson and the couple has a son called David Daniel who was born back in 2009.
Otunga recently made headlines because of the split with Hudson, who he had been dating for almost a decade with the couple becoming engaged back in 2008. There have been a number of accusations flying around the couple over the past few weeks, with Otunga accusing his fiancee of having an affair, whilst Hudson had to take a protective order out on the WWE star after accusing him of domestic abuse.
2. Wesley Blake
Wesley Blake is a former NXT Tag Team Champion along with former teammate Buddy Murphy. While Murphy was dating current Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Blake started a relationship with 2015 Tough Enough winner Sara Lee and the couple announced back in November last year that they were expecting their first child.
Sara was released from her developmental contract with WWE ahead of the announcement since she only signed on for a year and her contract had come to an end but Blake has continued to work as part of the NXT roster over the past year. Sara gave birth to their first child back in May, a daughter who they called Piper Weston. The couple have recently been sharing a number of Instagram posts of their daughter showing that she is growing up quite fast.
1. Erick Rowan
Erick Rowan is the member of the Wyatt Family who seemingly connected the least with the WWE Universe. Rowan hasn’t been able to hold any Championships on the main roster in WWE over the past three years, but he is a former NXT Tag Team Champion along with Luke Harper.
Rowan is also a superstar who likes to remain in character on Social Media, which means that there isn’t a lot known about his life outside of WWE. Rowan married Jamie Rudd back in 2010 and together the couple have two children, the names of Rowan’s children are unknown but what is known is that he has a boy and a girl and the above picture is the only one that had ever been leaked as proof that the strange superstar has a family of his own.
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