Throughout the history of wrestling, we’ve always been interested in the power couple. Men and women mixing together, the idea of a hot valet to give a wrestler a push has been pretty common. It’s only natural that in a business where you spend so much time together, feelings can rise and thus quite a few guys and gals end up hooking together for real. Of course, a wrestler’s life can be rough as the string of broken relationships can attest, often in very harsh ways but they still try and we get plenty of very hot couples to admire through history.
This isn’t for only on-camera ones although that has plenty of choices. No, these are for the real-life couples, some coming to hard ends but others still around today. Two folks who were quite sexy on their own but coming together for an even hotter couple. There are a lot of modern examples but the older days provided plenty of hot pairings as well of workers and managers or other types of women to create a true power couple. Here are the 15 hottest couples wrestling has offered and yet another nice touch to an already intriguing business.
15. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Fans still grouse over how injuries cut short Bryan’s would-be amazing WWE career yet the man did get the best consolation prize imaginable in Brie Bella. Like twin sister Nikki, Brie is an alluring brunette with a hot body and great chest, nice humor to boot and she and Bryan mix together for a good pairing that help each other out nicely in the ring and look great out of it, especially with Halloween costumes. We can wish Bryan was back in the ring more but he and Brie married as a fine couple so he keeps the heat up even in retirement.
14. Brooke Tessmacher and Robbie E
Hired as a simple model, Brooke began to improve into one of the best female workers in TNA, a true Knockout in so many ways. She was dating Robbie E, who sent himself up as Jersey native with a goofy edge but looking quite athletic himself. The two actually paired up on The Amazing Race, getting all the way to the quarter-finals before being eliminated (TNA, naturally, completely ignored two of their workers on a major network hit). They split up before the show even aired which is too bad as they worked so well together as a steamy athletic couple and gave TNA a bit more exposure than they usually get.
13. Steve Austin and Debra
Austin’s first wife, Jeannie, was the one who inspired the “Stone Cold” moniker but they divorced in 1999. Soon after, Austin took up with Debra, the former wife of Steve McMichael and they showed up pretty well together on screen. Austin had the rugged good looks to go with his great tough-guy act while Debra was a bombshell with an ample chest, lush blonde hair and flaunting her body majorly over her tenure. The relationship ended badly with domestic violence claims before their divorce yet when they were on screen together, they were one hot couple for one of the hottest periods in WWE.
12. Melina and Johnny Nitro
Melina got attention for her amazing looks, hot outfits and, of course, that leg-split ring entrance to get fans going. She guided MNM to success as tag team champions and it wasn’t long before she and Johnny Nitro were soon a couple. She helped him out in his singles career and as John Morrison, the two looking great together as Melina would soon move to being a top notch champion on her own. She got into trouble with her ego and messes backstage to lead to her leaving the company yet still well remembered for her lithe body and she and Nitro as one of the hotter couples of WWE at the time.
11. Tommy Dreamer and Beulah McGillicutty
She was also a looker. Beulah had gotten her start in various magazines like Penthouse, showing them off to Raven at a house show and he decided she was perfect for an angle he had. He brought her into ECW as a supposed “fat girl” Dreamer had made fun of at camp, now a knockout and pushed into the epic feud. It was wild with Tommy hitting her with a piledriver but then they got together to be a great couple on their own. Beulah showed her stuff with a bloody fight with Bill Alfonso and later made a return to ECW in 2006 to prove herself as one of the hottest ladies in ECW history and Dreamer still holding his own as an icon.
10. CM Punk and AJ Lee
Punk has always been fascinating, a guy who looks like such a rebel with tattoos but promoting a “clean living” lifestyle and a terrific worker. AJ started off a rather annoying character only to transform into one of the best female workers around, not trading as much on her looks as her in-ring skill. She’s the case of a self-professed geek and tomboy who’s a total knockout with dark hair and amazing body and she and Punk just formed a great couple on TV and working together well. They’ve both left the company to get married and Punk moving to UFC but these two just come together so well, hot thanks to their offbeat lifestyle to get fans going.
9. The Miz and Maryse
They’re both run down by fans a lot for their egos and some rough work in the ring but you can’t argue against how sexy they look together. The Miz can be better than expected with his arrogant promos and good ring work while Maryse improved nicely as Divas champion while still a knockout with her amazing body and lush hair. They got married and after a long absence, Maryse has returned to spark things up again and with Miz IC champion, they’re ready to continue as one of the sexiest couples fans love to hate but can’t stop watching.
8. DDP and Kimberly
Diamond Dallas Page was older when he started on the wrestling scene but quickly showed a great skill planning matches out and taking off well with his Diamond Cutter finisher. At first, he had real-life wife Kimberly as “The Diamond Doll” to give some heat with her great outfits, dark hair and ample chest. In 1997, Kimberly did a spread in Playboy that would be used to kick off the epic DDP-Randy Savage feud and push them both majorly. Kimberly would bounce between face and heel looking hot as hell and the two divorced in 2005. Still, their pairing helped elevate them in WCW and win over fans with a hot couple.
7. Brock Lesnar and Sable
Rena Mero rose to fame as the on-screen aide to then-husband Marc Mero in WWF but soon taking off on her own as a star who helped create the modern Divas. Sable let her ego get in the way to leave WWF in 1999 but returned in 2003 although she and Mero divorced in 2004. Mero soon hooked up with Brock Lesnar, her beauty off-setting his bulk but handsome look, the two having a few false starts before finally married in 2006. Mero has settled into family life raising children while Brock continues to impress yet still looks a great knockout and proving how seemingly opposites can attract so very well.
6. Tammy Sytch and Chris Candido
Before the current reign of Divas, Tammy Sytch was rocking fans with her looks. A fantastic blonde with a rocking body, she and Chris Candido came to the WWF in 1996 as “Skip and Sunny,” a pair of would-be fitness folks and Sytch looking sensational in her ring gear. Over the next few years, Sunny would become a major hit with her body, flaunting herself a lot and Candido handling it well. They moved to ECW and later TNA, both affected by drug issues and Candido passing away after complications of a blood clot in 2005. Sytch has had rough times since but in their prime, these two were a couple fans enjoyed watching majorly with Sunny paving the way for so many Divas to follow.
5. Randy Savage and Elizabeth
The First Couple of Wrestling, they were a fascinating contrast. Savage was the wildman, a great ring worker who could go off in insane promos but back it up with incredible wrestling. Elizabeth was the stunning beauty in evening gowns, often the quiet lady pushed around by Savage but he was intensely protective of her as well. Together, they took off wonderfully as Savage moved from heel to face and back, their wedding in 1991 a major deal. Sadly, they divorced for real in 1992 but worked together later in WCW. Both came to sadly too young ends yet remain beloved by so many fans as one of the best pairings in wrestling history, a real “beauty and the beast” bit that worked wonderfully for so long.
4. John Cena and Nikki Bella
Fans may mock John Cena on a lot of things but the man has proven himself as a major star, main eventer and able to carry the company and handle the pressures of the job. He’s also had some hot hookups, including Maria but has currently landed with Nikki Bella. Surprising many by improving in the ring with her long reign as Divas champ, Nikki is a fantastic knockout with lush black hair and a body so flexible. She and Cena have formed a great partnership, including a fun bit dressed up like the Dumb & Dumber characters for Halloween. With Cena showing off in the movie Trainwreck, he and Nikki push the heat even more so run them down for ring work but on one can argue with this sexiness.
3. Missy Hyatt and Eddie Gilbert
“Hot Stuff” is remembered not just as a great worker and fantastic heel but also a top-notch booker who worked magic in Memphis and the early ECW. In 1986, he was paired with Missy, a gorgeous blonde who’d showed her own stuff in Texas. Together, they became the hated couple for fans, Missy looking gorgeous in various dresses and push-up tops while Gilbert used every dirty trick in the book (including fireballs) to get himself over well. Sadly, Gilbert’s personal problems led to his death in 1995 at only the age of 33. Missy was never the same afterward but together, they truly put the “heat” in a hot couple.
2. Edge & Lita
It’s the pairing that set the entire wrestling world on fire. In 2005, as Matt Hardy was taking time off for injury, he uncovered that girlfriend Amy Dumas and best friend Adam Copeland were having an affair. It didn’t take long for that to come to light and the crap to hit the fan big time. The fans were livid over it as Matt erupted online with posts that got him fired. It ended up being a major move for Edge as the new attention gave him the heat he’d been missing as a heel and took off huge. Lita got a new heel makeover as well, slutty but nice to watch and together they would dominate WWE for some time. Today, Edge is with Beth Phoenix, another nice couple but it’s he and Lita who are the pairing fans always will remember.
1. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
On his DVDs, Triple H admits the heat he gets even today about ending up with the boss’s daughter and it boosted his career. Even before they met, Hunter was on the rise as a major star and somehow, he and Stephanie just clicked together. Boosting herself up as the bitchy heel, Stephanie was a great presence on TV and she and Triple H gel so well, not just on camera but behind the scenes, each a pro handling things and learning how to groom talent (as seen with NXT). They can still show the heat, as Stephanie proved at WrestleMania and assert themselves as the power couple of the business, parents who can still get fans going and proving themselves a great unit.