Anyone who has ever worked in a shared office environment or similar set-up knows that there is a very good reason why many romantic relationships begin at work. When you spend almost every day surrounded by a group of people working towards a common goal, it’s only natural that people are going to become attracted to each other from time to time. That being the case, can you imagine the temptations that the average professional wrestler feels? It’s one thing to work close to people and develop attractions, but when the people you work close to are some of the most athletically gifted and attractive on the planet, the whole workplace romance thing probably reaches a new level.
It won’t surprise anyone to hear that wrestlers hook up with other wrestlers all the time, but it might surprise some to hear that there are a select group of competitors that have turned the common practice of backstage hookups into an artform. They have raised the bar for locker room affairs by seemingly making it their goal to sleep with nearly every person available to them. We’re not judging, mind you. Actually, we can’t help but impressed by the lustful legacy of the most prolific wrestlers. These are the 15 wrestlers who have hooked up with the most wrestlers.
15 Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy ranks low on this list for the simple reason that he tends to enter long-term relationships with the fellow wrestlers he hooks up with. However, a quick look at Matt Hardy’s confirmed dating history in the last 20 years or so shows that he almost exclusively prefers dating fellow wrestlers. Most everyone knows about his infamous relationship with Lita and the fallout that resulted when Lita left him for Edge (another guy who almost made this list). However, some people don’t know that Matt Hardy was in a relationship with former diva Ashley Massaro for a few years towards the end of his WWE run. Hardy is also currently married to fellow wrestler Reby Sky. Add it all up, and you get the idea that Matt Hardy just prefers female wrestlers.
Here’s a guy whose relationship history with fellow wrestlers is admittedly based on a bit of hearsay and speculation. Raven has never exactly been shy about telling stories of his various sexual conquests. In various shoot interviews, he has relayed some of the raunchiest stories that you will ever hear. The thing about that, though, is that Raven sometimes refrains from naming the specific women he is talking about. Still, others have suggested that Raven liked to look towards the ECW roster for a night of fun.
Then there are the rumors of his alleged relationship with an underage Becky Bayless which have haunted him for years. The sheer numerous stories of Raven’s shameless exploits serves as the smoke for the very likely fire that is his history with female wrestlers.
13 Jacqueline Moore
Jacqueline's exact ranking on this list depends on how many stories you’re willing to believe. For the most part, it seems to be agreed that Jackie got around quite a bit with the boys in the locker room when she was younger. The names vary, but the general idea is that she was an attractive young star who hooked up with other attractive young stars. Where things get really interesting is when she entered the WCW/WWE part of her career. For instance, it was rumored that Kevin Sullivan hooked up with Jackie in order to upset his wife Nancy. It’s also been said that people like Kurt Angle and JBL have had brief flings with Jackie. Details aside, the more stories you hear, the more you realize that Jackie deserves a spot on this list.
12 Nikki Bella
It took a while for Nikki and Brie Bella to get into the wrestling business, but once they did, it became clear that the twins simply preferred to date fellow wrestlers. Like some of the other people on this list, Nikki’s exact relationship history is a little tricky to pin down given that we are talking about personal lives and people tend to keep those details personal. If you want to dive into the rumor mill, there are stories about the Bellas’ supposed affairs with WWE executive John Laurinaitis (who is now married to their mother) to consider. Without those rumors, we know that Nikki was in a relationship with Dolph Ziggler for quite some time, and that she is currently in a very public relationship with John Cena.
11 Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler’s career may have suffered from some start and stop pushes, but it seems that the dating opportunities that the professional wrestling business has afforded Dolph are more than enough reason for him to stick through it all. As previously noted, Ziggler was in a not-so-secret relationship with Nikki Bella during their FCW days. According to Randy Orton, Ziggler was also in a very heated fling with ex-WWE wrestler, Kelly Kelly. However, there are multiple accounts out there which suggest that those two are just the tip of the iceberg in regards to Ziggler’s dating history. Recently, for instance, he has been seen on social media flirting very heavily with Dana Brooke. In fact, Ziggler seems to be a bit of a social media flirt in general when it comes to interacting with WWE women.
10 Triple H
Triple H’s history with the women of wrestling is certainly one of the most infamous in the wrestling business. Obviously, you have to count his current wife Stephanie McMahon in with the pack given that Triple H essentially married into the future of professional wrestling by marrying her. There’s also his famous relationship with Chyna which ended around the time that Triple H began dating Stephanie and has long been the subject of a number of fascinating wrestling rumors.
Speaking of rumors, there’s a story floating out there the Christy Hemme’s WWE release had something to do with an affair she had with Triple H. While there has never been any confirmation of this rumor from any party involved, it has lived on through the years.
Let’s make it clear right now that nobody is judging anyone on this list for their preferred partners, wrestlers or not wrestlers. That’s especially true of Paige who has had to endure a tremendous amount of public scrutiny due to the recent release of some of her private videos and photos. However, that leaked information really just confirmed what some had suspected for a long time which is that Paige has had enjoyed a few different wrestling sex partners over the years.
Xavier Woods and Brad Maddox played a starring role in the Paige leaks, and we already knew about Paige’s passionate relationship with Alberto Del Rio before that. Whatever other names that may be on that list might remain a mystery for the near future, but you can be assured those aren’t the only people on it.
One of the more persistent - and honestly kind of ugly - rumors in the wrestling business involves how Lita got into the business. If you believe these rumors, then you are buying into the possibility that Lita essentially traded sex for wrestling training. Without validating those rumors, it does seem likely that she dated wrestlers El Dandy and Danny Doring during her early days. Skipping through the rumors involving her ECW days, we know that she dated Matt Hardy for quite some time before infamously cheating on him with Edge.
From there, Lita would go on to date CM Punk, as well as some non-wrestlers. Lita’s dating history seems like one of those cases of career wrestlers turning to each other simply because it’s difficult to date anyone else when you work the schedule a wrestler works.
7 Mickie James
While most fans first saw Mickie James when she debuted in WWE as Trish Stratus’ stalker, James actually spent quite a few years on the indie scene before her big break. Through it all, she has exhibited a preference for wrestlers which James has admittedly traced to the practicalities of being an adult in the professional wrestling business. Nevertheless, since entering WWE, James has been linked to wrestlers like CM Punk, Joey Mercury and Kenny Dykstra. She is also currently married to professional wrestler Magnus.
However, James’ most infamous relationship was her fling with John Cena. The details regarding this relationship are up in the air, but it’s been implied that the two went through a rather rough break-up that may have contributed to the end of James’ initial WWE run.
6 Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly went through her WWE career without drawing much discussion regarding who she was sleeping within the back. Actually, it wasn’t until later on that people started having that discussion after Randy Orton revealed that Kelly Kelly slept with “around ten guys” in the locker room. At the time, he specifically named Dolph Ziggler as one of those guys. This triggered some discussion regarding the other names. Everyone has theories, but the popular ones involve wrestlers like CM Punk, Test, Randy Orton, John Cena, Chris Jericho, and Batista. That’s a real “who’s who” if that list is actually true. Interestingly, it’s been insinuated that Orton’s claim of ten guys might actually be lowballing the real figure. We’ll probably never know the full details or the exact number.
Some people have said that we didn’t really appreciate Batista when he was a top guy in WWE. That might be true. Not only was Batista an incredibly talented big man, but in retrospect, he had a certain personality that was hard not to rally behind. Apparently, the one group of people who certainly didn’t fail to take notice of Batista’s attributes were the Divas. To be fair, the exact nature of Batista’s backstage conquests is largely based on rumors. However, it seems very likely that Batista was involved with Melina, Kelly Kelly, and Rosa Mendes at the very least. If you want to account for rumors, you could easily add about five names - if not more - to that list. Currently, Batista is married to a competitive pole dancer.
4 John Cena
Given that John Cena is the top guy in WWE and has been for quite a long time, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that he has been involved with some pretty big names in the women’s division over the years. We know that he’s in a relationship with Nikki Bella at the moment, but if you want to look at Cena’s romantic past, you’ll see quite a few names that jump out at you. Cena’s confirmed and rumored relationships include wrestlers such as Victoria, Mickie James, Maria Kanellis, Kelly Kelly, and AJ Lee. Given that Cena has also admitted to having a six-way before and has been linked with numerous non-wrestlers, it feels safe to say that there have been hook-ups we don’t know about.
For many, Sunny was the wrestler that really sexualized WWE’s women’s wrestling division. There had been attractive female wrestlers before Sunny, but she was really the first star who played up her sexuality as a primary characteristic. Unbeknownst to fans back then, Sunny’s list of relationships with fellow wrestlers was shockingly long.
It’s difficult to list every single wrestlers Sunny has allegedly been involved with, but the list does include names like Davey Richards, Chris Candido, Ahmed Johnson, Bob Holly, Taka Michinoku, Billy Gunn, Droz, Jake Roberts, Joey Matthews, Raven, Sabu, Davey Boy Smith, and Dolph Ziggler. Her most persistent rumored relationships involve her supposed hook-ups with Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart which Michaels mentioned on-air during the infamous sunny days promo. The Hart one seems unlikely - Sunny has always denied it - but it feels safe to add Michaels to the group.
2 CM Punk
While we’ll likely never know the full history of who is sleeping with who in the wrestling business, from the outset, it certainly appears that CM Punk has been the most active male wrestler in that respect. Punk seemingly possesses a magnetic draw that female wrestlers are simply powerless to avoid. Punk has been linked to wrestlers like Kelly Kelly, Daffney, Allison Danger, Traci Brooks, Beth Phoenix, Becky Bayless, Mickie James, Lita, Maria Kanellis, and AJ Lee. That’s quite the resume that becomes all the more impressive once you realize that those are just confirmed - or strongly suspected - people Punk has been involved with. You have to believe that Punk’s real number is far larger than that when you add likely one night stands to the count.
1 Missy Hyatt
In the case of many the wrestlers on this list, you do need to apply a degree of speculation when it comes to talking about just how many hook-ups they have enjoyed. No such speculation is needed in the case of Missy Hyatt who has been more open than any other wrestler when it comes to her various wrestler relationships. Hyatt has given several interviews and written various “tell alls” in which she goes into great detail regarding her various wrestler hook-ups. There is no point in even bothering to name names here. The full list likely numbers in the dozens. It could even go as high as a hundred. Now, it’s certainly possible there is someone who could “beat” Hyatt in that respect and has simply not been as open about their past. It is, however, highly unlikely that anyone comes close.