It might sometimes feel like there are literally hundreds of Superstars backstage in WWE at any one time, but the fact of the matter is it can feel like quite a small world for those within it. When wrestling for WWE the majority of your life is spent with the same group of people. You're wrestling the same people most nights, seeing the same faces backstage, and traveling with the same people. What that often leads to is wrestlers deciding they want to spend the remainder of their free time with a certain someone they met in the business as they begin dating one another. What is also an inevitability in such a small world is that there will be break ups, and hence fellow employees dating the same people as you. Here are five pairs of wrestlers that have dated the same Superstar.
5. Dolph Ziggler and John Cena
One of the most memorable moments from this year's WrestleMania was what came after John Cena and Nikki Bella's win over The Miz and Maryse. Big Match John got down on one knee and proposed to The Bella Twin, something he had insinuated to Nikki and the rest of the world that he would never do. Cena was adverse to the thought of marriage because he had done it once before and it didn't end well. Bella's former partner is a little closer to home than her fiance's. Before John there was a time when Nikki dated Dolph Ziggler. In typical WWE fashion they even spun a story line out of it on Total Divas.
4. Randy Savage and Lex Luger
Is there a more iconic couple in pro wrestling history than Miss Elizabeth and the Macho Man Randy Savage? Through the late '80s Miss Elizabeth would accompany her real-life husband to the ring and she very much became the first lady of wrestling. After some time apart the two were reunited on screen at WrestleMania VII in one of the most touching moments in WWE history. What's not so well known is Elizabeth's relationship with Lex Luger later in her life. It was a pretty destructive one and it was while they were together that Elizabeth passed away. Her death was brought about by her taking a mix of painkillers and vodka.
3. Lita, Maria Kanellis and AJ Lee
CM Punk may not have enjoyed the back end of his time with WWE, but he won't ever be able to say that he regrets working there altogether. The former WWE Champion met his wife AJ Lee there after all. AJ wasn't the only woman that The Straight Edge Superstar was romantically involved with in WWE either. While in developmental Punk dated Maria Kanellis for a couple of years, not necessarily two people you would put together. Then after that the WWE turned UFC star even went out with Hall of Famer Lita for a short while. AJ Lee was ultimately who he was destined to be with though and the pair are together to this day.
2. Triple H and X-Pac
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are WWE's resident power couple. They will likely run the entire company one day when Vince McMahon is no longer capable of doing so. Before Stephanie though The Game dated someone else in the business, Chyna. Their break up was a little messy and The Ninth Wonder of the World accused The King of Kings of abuse and that he had started seeing Stephanie before breaking up with her. A little ways down the line Triple H's close friend X-Pac began dating Chyna. The Game warned his friend away from his ex but Pac took no notice. It led to another destructive relationship between wrestlers during which the two made and sold sex tapes together.
1. Matt Hardy, Edge and CM Punk
Probably the most infamous case of two WWE Superstars dating the same person is when Lita cheated on her boyfriend Matt Hardy with their co-worked, Edge. Again in typical WWE fashion the company saw the opportunity to make a little money and generate a lot of interest. Hardy left WWE for a while and they purposefully went about bringing him back so that they could base an angle around his real life heart break. Thus began the on-screen love triangle between the two that sparked the famous live sex show segment featuring Edge and Lita. As we also know from previously in this article Lita also dated CM Punk too, although that was after the dust had settled from her time with Matt and Edge.