The life of a professional wrestler is a difficult one that involves being on the road for nearly two-thirds of the year or more. Unless your family travels with you, chances are you won't get to see them very often, which is why the majority of wrestlers either stay single by choice, by fault of their own (ruined marriages), or date others who are in the industry. But even then, being on the road with the same people all year can result in some challenges. There's a lot of pent-up energy and frustration among wrestlers and sometimes the best cure is a risque relationship or fling with a co-worker; not only that, it can get pretty boring on the road, so who are we to criticize wrestlers for engaging in a fling or two throughout their career?
That said, there are several Divas - past and present - with a reputation that extends well beyond simply having a backstage fling. While we admit it's a tad unfair to single out those women with promiscuous reputations, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention we've done the same thing with male wrestlers multiple times. Hey, it's just the nature of the business, and who doesn't enjoy a good backstage scandal? Conversely, there has also been a number of past and present Divas who have quite the opposite reputation - they stay out of the backstage drama and live seemingly peaceful lives without any rumors attached to their name.
15 Wild: Ashley Massaro
Expectations were high for Ashley Massaro after she won the 2005 Raw Diva Search, but unfortunately she never really amounted to much in the ring, although she has since found some success in modeling and other forms of media; her stint in WWE also led to her posing nude for Playboy, so we can thank both her and the company for that.
Her theme song upon entering the WWE was Audioslave's Be Yourself, and if she stood by that motto during her time in the WWE, she was obviously someone who liked to have a little too much fun backstage. Massaro was famously the subject of a Twitter beef between Matt Hardy and Paul London, both of whom she dated, and was rumored to have been cheating on one or the other. In 2009, London made his feelings be known of Hardy on the False Count Radio Show: "I just don't like the guy. He's done some things to try to sabotage my career, without going into detail, but (he is) the definition of a coward." Massaro, meanwhile, is still sexy as ever at 38 years old.
14 Wild: Maria Kanellis
Maria shares a lot in common with Ashley Massaro. Both appeared on the Diva Search and both posed for Playboy - in fact, Massaro recently shared a photo on Instagram of the two beautiful Divas posing alongside Hugh Heffner, the Playboy founder who recently passed away. They were also both known to cause quite a bit of drama among the men backstage, which isn't surprising, because who wouldn't want to get close to either Diva?
Maria spent less time in the ring and more time as a backstage interviewer, which led her to relationships with CM Punk (she's one of several Divas to have dated CM Punk) and, after leaving WWE, she began dating Mike Bennett. The couple are now married, but Maria is back in the WWE, so here's hoping she leaves her wild days behind her, for Bennett's sake.
13 Saint: Trish Stratus
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Trish Stratus was everything fans - and Vince McMahon - wanted in a Diva during the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression eras. She was a big-chested blonde bombshell who could play the heel or face with equal effectiveness and became an incredibly competent in-ring performer after debuting as a manager with T&A (Test and Albert). And, believe it or not, for all of her incredible sex appeal, she is hardly mentioned in backstage gossip or rumored stories, even after all these years with former stars willing to shoot on co-workers.
A seven-time WWE Women's Champion, Stratus undoubtedly had the attention of every male worker backstage throughout her time with the company, but yet nobody talks about any of her backstage escapades. From all accounts, she appears to have been a true professional only interested in the work. Surprisingly, she maintained a relationship with her high school sweetheart and married him in 2006. The couple has since started a family with two children.
12 Wild: Melina
A two-time WWE Divas Champion and three-time WWE Women's Champion, Melina worked with the company from 2005 to 2011, during which time she made headlines not only for her in-ring success, but for her backstage antics. Regarded as a self-righteous Diva who thought she deserved even more than she had been given from the company, she was equally hated by several Divas and male wrestlers.
While in OVW, Melina was dating Mike Knox, who later worked for the ECW brand. She eventually debuted in WWE as the manager for MNM, which consisted of Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro, who later became John Morrison. She started dating Morrison during that time, but later cheated on him with Batista, joining the hundreds of other women who have slept with "The Animal."
11 Saint: Becky Lynch
"The Irish Lass Kicker" Becky Lynch was the inaugural WWE SmackDown Women's Champion and is arguably one of the most talented women on the roster. Though perhaps underutilized at this point in her career, she is capable of putting on a good match every time she steps into the ring. That could be because of her incredible commitment to the craft combined with the fact that she's rarely mentioned in gossip surrounding WWE personnel.
Make no mistake, Lynch is one of the hottest Divas on the roster with the sexiest accent to boot, but she has maintained a relatively low profile during her time with the company. She's currently dating UFC fighter Luke Sanders, but assured fans she has no plans to train for MMA herself: "I am a big fan and I really like watching it but that is not where my passion is. My passion is in what we do, and in wrestling. It is in telling stories and in acting and that is where I want to put all my energy."
10 Wild: Kelly Kelly
Even in marriage, it's clear that former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly can't be tamed. The flexible, beautiful, blonde bombshell recently divorced former NHL player Sheldon Souray after only one year of marriage. Souray is much older than the 30 year old WAGS LA star, and there hasn't been any news on why the couple split, but if her history in the WWE is any indication, it could have something to do with her wanting to see other men.
Kelly Kelly is one of the several Divas who have been rumored to hook up with both CM Punk and John Cena as the two men apparently went through most of the women's locker room during the peak of their popularity. According to Randy Orton, Kelly also slept with Batista, Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, and The Viper himself.
9 Saint: Maryse
Maryse is another WWE Diva that doesn't often come up in tabloids or gossip sites, which is surprising given she's arguably the hottest woman in the company who, like Becky Lynch, has an accent that accentuates her hotness. It's also surprising given the fact she grew up in a small town in New Brunswick, Canada, but hasn't really fell victim to the bright lights and fame offered as a WWE Superstar.
That's because, for the majority of her WWE career, Maryse has been dating or married to The Miz. The couple first met during the 2006 Diva Search, in which Miz was host and apparently awfully rude to his future wife: "Oh my God," Maryse recalls. "I couldn't speak English, and he was rubbing it in my face. He was just like, 'You can't speak English. What are you doing here?" They began dating a year later and he proposed in 2013.
8 Wild: Mickie James
Again we come to a Diva who has been long associated with John Cena, which is rather sad because, ignoring all the backstage gossip and rumors, Mickie James is one of the most talented female workers in the past decade or so, and perhaps of all-time, depending on who you ask. However, if you've seen her scandalous photo shoot before she joined the WWE, it might not be a surprise that she's been the subject of controversy backstage.
Upon joining WWE, Mickie dated Joey Mercury and Spirit Squad member Kenny Dykstra. She cheated on Dykstra with John Cena, who, at the time, was also rumored to be cheating on his wife with Victoria and Kelly Kelly. Keeping up? She's currently married to former TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus.
7 Saint: Naomi
Marriage seems to be the way to maintain a relatively gossip-free career in the WWE (although the same can't be said for John Cena and a couple of the ladies still to come on this list). That remains true with Naomi, who has been married to Jimmy Uso since 2014 and is rarely ever mentioned for anything but her in-ring abilities and accomplishments (Okay, and her incredible booty).
In fact, Naomi and Jimmy have been dating since 2009, when she first debuted in Florida Championship Wrestling. You have to give credit where credit is due; it has to be difficult to maintain a relationship for that long in any realm, let alone while working for the WWE, where sexuality and testosterone combine to create an environment of lust.
6 Wild: Missy Hyatt
This one is an absolute no-brainer selection. Regarded as The First Lady of Wrestling (and not exactly for her in-ring abilities), Missy Hyatt is rumored to have hooked up with a laundry list of former WCW and ECW wrestlers; in fact, she even confirmed a lot of the names in her aptly-titled book, Missy Hyatt, First Lady of Wrestling.
The former manager and valet has been linked to Sting, Road Warrior Hawk, Eddie Gilbert, and John Tatum, among others. She married Gilbert for three years from 1986 to 1989, but resumed her promiscuous ways following their divorce. In one interview, Hyatt recalls sleeping with Sandman a few times while she was also sleeping with a few other wrestlers and while he was married. She claims she "did it for the business," however.
5 Saint: Alexa Bliss
Before we delve too deeply into the idea that Alexa Bliss is a saint backstage, we have to acknowledge the fact there have been rumors from former NXT workers who have claimed "Little Miss Bliss" has had a number of personal interactions between the sheets with fellow wrestlers. Those rumors stemmed from a blog post from an "anonymous" poster on The Dirty, which is about as refutable as a the success linked to Jinder Mahal's title run...
Beyond the "ring rat" accusation from that anonymous post, there has been nothing more than speculation tied for Bliss' career in regard to backstage relationships. In fact, she has been dating NXT wrestler Buddy Murphy for a number of years now and one would have to think that if the claim were even remotely true, he wouldn't keep seeing her.
4 Wild: Paige
If the description of young, wild, and free involves having intercourse on camera with a co-worker and using the WWE Divas Championship as a... you know what, we're not even going to get into it. You know what happened, and you know it's about the wildest thing on record in recent years that we know of from a WWE Diva.
In addition to her friends-with-benefits relationship with Xavier Woods that was made public through the leaked tape, Paige has been linked to Brad Maddox, who oddly filmed the tape with Woods, and has confessed on Total Divas her wild past with several hook-ups back in England on the independent scene. She was even once briefly engaged to a musician, before calling off the engagement and breaking up with him on an episode of Total Divas. She's now dating Alberto Del Rio in what appears to be a rather unhealthy relationship.
3 Saint: Natalya
Nothing about "The Queen of Hearts" Natalya gives a sense that she is - or has been - promiscuous backstage. If you've watched an episode of Total Divas, you know she's totally committed to her husband, Tyson Kidd, and you also know that she's a consummate professional who prefers to be surrounded by her cats instead of putting herself in a position to draw backstage heat because of her actions. In a sense, she comes across as the mature mom of the group of Divas on the show.
She actually began dating Kidd in 2001, when they were 19 and 21 respectively and coming up in Stampede Wrestling. Surprisingly, their relationship has stood the test of time and they have remained together through it all; the couple married in 2013.
2 Wild: Lita
Lita and Trish Stratus redefined the Women's Division during the Attitude Era; although the company was promoting sexuality in a way it had never done before, both Divas managed to put on some of the best women's matches the company had ever seen. But unlike Stratus, who has been in a stable relationship for decades, Lita has had her fair share of controversial relationships.
She caused a bit of a stir alongside the "Rated-R Superstar" Edge when the pair hosted a live sex show to celebrate his winning the WWE World Championship, but their storyline relationship came as a result of the much-publicized real-life affair in which Lita cheated on Matt Hardy with Edge. Years later, after her and Edge split up, Lita dated CM Punk on and off before he broke up with her to date AJ Lee.
1 Wild: Sunny
Where to start? The former WWE Diva who helped usher in the Attitude Era with unparalleled sexuality might be even more wild today than she once was, but she's certainly not young nor free (she's 44 years old and has been arrested multiple times for burglary and drug-related offenses). She is, however, the star of a Vivid Entertainment film titled Sunny Side Up: In Through the Backdoor, which we don't need to explain for you to know what it's about.
While Sunny was with Chris Candido, whom she managed, until his death in 2005, she was rumored to have had backstage affairs with a multitude of wrestlers, the least of which were two of the company's biggest stars: Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart. Michaels even referenced the Hart affair rumor on an episode of Raw, which led to a backstage confrontation. The Montreal Screwjob happened shortly after and Sytch left the company the following night on Raw.