Over the years, a number of WWE male superstars developed relationships with members of the women's division. They spend countless days working and traveling together, and at any given moment, there are numerous real-life WWE couples.
Though us fans have been fortunate in seeing some of our favorites tie the knot (Dean Ambrose and Renee Young, Edge and Beth Phoenix, Mike Bennett and Maria, etc.), some of our favorite relationships ended terribly.
Here are the five worst real-life breakups in WWE history.
Kenny Dykstra had a brief run with the WWE, and later met and developed a relationship with Mickie James, who was among the top female wrestlers at the time. The pair got engaged in 2007 but broke up when Dykstra learned that she was casually hooking up with John Cena.
That basically ended their relationship, and Cena would eventually start a romance with James. However, that also ended on bad terms, which left James heartbroken. Many also blame it for leading to the extremely forgettable and cringe-worthy "Piggie James" storyline.
According to Dykstra, James wanted a relationship with Cena, but he wasn't interested. Cena would later marry Elizabeth Huberdeau, but they divorced in 2012 following allegations that he was unfaithful to her. This love triangle really did nothing but hurt all of those involved.
This was one of our favorite couples, but all good things had to come to an end.
Amore and Liv Morgan began dating as the two worked together in NXT to start up their WWE careers. There aren't a whole lot of details about their relationship, but Amore's arrogance and behavioral issues backstage reportedly landed him in hot water with Morgan and co-workers.
Morgan and Amore broke up just last month, and she had this to post on her Twitter account:
Me knowing that I'm single and nobody cheating on me pic.twitter.com/v6sTLr3Ivu— LIV Morgan 👅 (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) September 10, 2017
While Amore continues working in the Cruiserweight division, Morgan will continue working in NXT until she gets called up to the main roster. If she and Amore are forced to work together, we can only hope that they'll be able to put the past behind them.
Chris Candido spent much of his wrestling career with Sunny, his real-life girlfriend who also accompanied him to the ring for his matches. They went to high school together and were close up until his untimely passing in 2005.
But the relationship was very rocky at times. In 1997, Sunny had an affair with Shawn Michaels, who was known for being the center of many backstage controversies. The Michaels-Sunny affair reportedly lasted nine months.
HBK even accused Bret Hart of having an affair while married, which the Hitman did not take too kindly to. All around, this affair caused bad reputations for both Sunny and HBK. For Candido, it was extremely heartbreaking.
2. Matt Hardy and Lita
Matt Hardy and Lita were two of the WWE's most popular stars, and for good reason. Hardy (along with brother Jeff), pulled off insanely dangerous stunts on a weekly basis, and revolutionized the hardcore style of wrestling, while Lita, along with Trish Stratus, took the women's division to new heights.
Every wrestling fan (and we mean every fan), loved this couple. They were together for six years (on-screen and off-screen). But Hardy and Lita began working different schedules, which caused them to slowly grow apart. Edge and Lita began traveling together and became very close, which led to a romance.
Hardy didn't take the news well and got fired after spilling the beans online. Facing enormous outrage and pressure from fans, WWE brought him back to do a storyline feud with Lita and Edge. Hardy was close with The Rated R Superstar before all of this. So at the end of the day, he lost his girlfriend and best friend. A very sad breakup, to say the least.
While Triple H began to rise as a top star during The Attitude Era, he also had a relationship with Chyna, one of the early pioneers in revolutionizing the women's division. Both were part of the D-Generation X faction and looked destined to spend their lives together.
However, Triple H eventually broke up with Chyna, apparently because she didn't want to have kids with him. The Game immediately left her for Stephanie McMahon, which caused a major rift between the three.
Chyna was released from the WWE, which put her on a path to drugs, alcohol and health issues. WWE never acknowledged her until her tragic passing in 2016. Though Triple H and Stephanie have a successful marriage and have three kids together, The Game's break up with Chyna remains one of the most bitter in sports entertainment history.
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