The wrestling business is unlike any other job in the world. The talent has to travel all over the world with very little down time at home with their friends and family. This schedule creates a smaller community considering how much time they spend together. With such a predicament, it is just natural that wrestlers will begin to date each other rather than meeting someone on Tinder or at the local bar. Jim Ross has stated numerous times that his main advice when working as the head of talent relations was to advise wrestlers not to date each other.
The reason the majority of minds would suggest dating within the business is a poor choice comes down to mixing business with pleasure. Unlike other forms of entertainment, there are only so few spots available in pro wrestling companies on television and seeing your partner pass you in the rankings can be quite the ego deflator considering everyone is competing for the same thing. There is also more of a tabloid aspect to wrestling than other sports with the media breaking stories on every little detail of a performer’s personal world, including their love life. Everyone is on egg shells in wrestling and it can harm a relationship.
Many relationships end up working out but the majority of them will fall apart rather easily. Some of them end more applicable but then there are the more explosive stories of a wrestler cheating on their partner with someone in the locker room. This details both wrestlers cheating on their significant others outside of the business with a co-worker or just going from one wrestler to another. Both are equally terrible but the latter provides an uglier situation of getting past it. We’ll take a look at all scenarios across the board and break down how it all went down with the top fifteen wrestling cheating scandals of all time.
15 15. Seth Rollins and Zahra Schreiber
14 14. Robbie E and Brooke Adams
13 13. Vince McMahon and Everyone
12 12. CM Punk and AJ Lee
11 11. CM Punk and Traci Brooks
10 10. Terri Runnels and Shawn Stasiak
9 9. John Cena and Victoria
8 8. Bubba Ray Dudley and Velvet Sky
7 7. Melina and Batista
6 6. Chris Benoit and Nancy Sullivan
5 5. Jeff Jarrett and Karen Angle
4 4. John Cena and Mickie James
3 3. Shawn Michaels and Sunny
2 2. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
1 1. Edge and Lita
No other cheating scandal caused as much drama or fodder for the wrestling world as Lita cheating on Matt Hardy with Edge. Wrestling fans loved Hardy and Lita so the idea of the two as a couple made them one to root for. The realization of Lita cheating on Hardy with Edge caused a lot of negative emotion from the fans as Hardy revealed it all on the internet and was the one ultimately fired for it. Fans chanted “We Want Matt” out of anger at live shows to the point that WWE were forced to bring him back to enter a feud with Edge and make money off the very personal issue. All parties deserve credit for being professional and doing business in a volatile situation that could have gone very wrong rather easily.
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