I never watched wrestling growing up, my brother wasn’t into it, and my dad wasn’t interested so when I started seeing a guy who was obsessed, it was like a foreign culture to me. Even after I was forced to watch it many, many times the only thing I could really tell you about wrestling was that unless you’re looking to wind up in a sleeper hold never, I repeat never, say anything about it being “fake”.
Fast forward a few years and I can now tell you the names of a handful of WWE wrestlers, their storylines, and random facts about their personal lives. No not because I kept watching WWE long after whatshisname was sent packing, but because of a guilty little pleasure called Total Divas. That’s right guys your girlfriend isn’t all of a sudden paying attention to your wrestling play by play, she’s tuning into the E! reality show every Tuesday night to see if John Cena will ever propose to Nikki Bella.
For Cena and the bunch WWE is work, so while everyone knows the age old saying “don’t s*** where you eat”, as with all workplaces it is inevitable that relationships form between co-workers outside the office, or in this case ring. Even before the Total Divas came to life, there were many controversial and even happy relationships formed between WWE superstars that captivated the hearts and headlines of fans and pundits alike. These are the wrestling pairs who married each other in real life.
We'll be sticking to wrestlers as much as possible, with some valets thrown in. Vince and Linda McMahon will be excluded from the list, as they were married well before they took prominent roles in the WWE. This list is more reserved for couples who were brought together as a result of the business. Being on the road 300 days a year means you'll likely find your dating partner in the business.
While we've seen many on-screen "weddings" in wrestling, there were many outside the ring that didn't quite play out the way it usually would on an episode of RAW.
17 Tommy Dreamer & Beulah McGillicutty
16 Jeff & Karen Jarrett
15 Steve Austin & Debra
Steve Austin was the biggest star of his generation and possibly in the history of the business. When it was brought to light on WWE television that he was married to Debra, the former valet of Jeff Jarrett, it was cool to see the most popular male star mate with one of the generation's most popular female stars. Unfortunately, their marriage also represents a dark period in the life of Stone Cold.
14 Matt Hardy & Reby Sky
13 Drew McIntyre & Tiffany
12 The Miz & Maryse
11 Jimmy Uso & Naomi
10 CM Punk & AJ Lee
9 The Undertaker & Michelle McCool
8 Natalya & Tyson Kidd
7 Booker T & Sharmell
6 Brock Lesnar & Sable
Rena Marlette Greek better known as Sable is one of the first WWE Divas and is married to former WWE Champion/UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was signed to WWE in 2000 and Sable began working for the WWE in 1996. The two met in Sable's second stint in WWE, starting in 2003 with Sable coming off a divorce from Marc Mero.
5 Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella
Total Divas stars Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan wed in front of family, friends and E! cameras. Bryan Danielson and Brianna Garcia-Colace were married in April of 2014. Garcia-Colace, one half of The Bella Twins, is one of the main stars of Total Divas and is a top Diva in the company. The twins were signed to developmental contracts in 2007. Danielson is signed to WWE, but is currently on hiatus due to injury.
The wedding made for amazing timing, as Bryan had just realized his greatest career achievement by headlining WrestleMania and winning the world title just days before marrying the woman of his dreams.
4 Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth
No one said that all marriages on this list would be lasting marriages, but these two were wrestling's most famous couple for a long time. Randy Poffo married Elizabeth Hulette in 1984 and Miss Elizabeth soon became a staple alongside the Macho Man on WWE programming. One of the most heartwarming moments in wrestling history came at WrestleMania VII when the two reunited on-screen. Sadly they would separate in 1992, although they would continue acting as an on-screen couple for several more years.
2 Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
At #1 are the heirs to the WWE throne, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
McMahon is the daughter of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, and she is also the only 4th generation superstar/diva in the WWE. McMahon began dating Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, in 2000 during their scripted romance. A memorable wedding saw Triple H elope with Stephanie against her will and the two eventually married for real in 2003. Triple H has had a Hall of Fame wrestling career and is currently in semi-retirement and serves as WWE's executive senior adviser where he heads up the whiff-or-miss new talent division. Stephanie is the Vice President of Creative and Developmental Operations.
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