It’s normal in professional wrestling for those in the industry to end up with someone else in the industry. With the ridiculous travel schedules, (WWE employees can be on the road for up to 300 days a year), wrestlers won’t have much time to meet the love of their life by going to a bar, meeting through mutual friends, or even signing up on match.com.
The people wrestlers spend the most time with are fellow wrestlers, so it’s normal there would be many wrestling couples. Wrestlers understand each other’s plight, that they have to sacrifice so much time to perfect their craft and that they have to live life on the road. Gossip is a part of the wrestling world, so it’s time to play the role of Hollywood tabloids. Who are the top wrestling couples involving current stars in the business? We’ll be sticking with current couples, and current wrestlers (or recently retired).
10) The Miz and Maryse
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Maryse Ouellet officially tied the knot in February of this year with a wedding in the Bahamas.
They both came into the WWE at approximately the same time, as the Miz made his debut on Smackdown! in 2006, while Maryse was competing in the Divas Search. They went out for quite a long time before getting married.
Among the wrestlers attending the wedding were WWE superstars Zack Ryder and Dolph Ziggler, as well as former WWE employees John Morrison and Kelly Kelly.
Maryse still wrestles on the independent circuit, and she has become a realtor in Los Angeles, after earning her real estate license. The Miz is of course, still in WWE and has gotten the occasional movie/tv role, including Christmas Bounty last year as well as The Marine 3.
9) Jimmy Uso and Naomi
This couple is still relatively new to wrestling fans and was revealed via WWE’s reality show on E! Total Divas. Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Salofa Fatu), one half of the Usos, current tag team champions and Naomi (Trinity Fatu) married in January after being a longtime couple.
It is not confirmed when the couple met, but it was around the time they both started under their developmental contracts in WWE, roughly in 2009.
Trinity McCray married into one of the greatest wrestling families of all time, as the Fatu family is linked to many great Samoan wrestlers, including Rikishi, Jimmy’s father, Yokozuna, Peter Maivia and even The Rock.
You get to see the couple interact on Total Divas and you wonder if we’ll ever see a portrayal of that on WWE television.
8) Brock Lesnar and Sable
Sure, Brock Lesnar isn’t technically a full-time wrestler, but he is one of WWE’s highest-paid talents. He wrestles less than a handful of matches a year, but all that means is he gets more time with the legendary diva Sable (Rena Lesnar).
The couple met in Lesnar’s initial WWE run and Sable’s second stint in 2003. Sable had recently divorced Marc Mero and Lesnar had recently called off an engagement, making their timing impeccable. They were engaged about a year after meeting, but would not end up marrying until May of 2006.
They have two children of their own, as well as two children from previous relationships. Sable’s even a grandmother now. The couple resides quietly in Minnesota.
7) Edge and Beth Phoenix
Adam “Edge” Copeland has had trouble in previous marriages, as the burden of professional wrestling usually proved to be too big. However, now having peacefully retired, Edge seems quite content to live a normal family life.
Beth Phoenix (Elizabeth Caloran) was also married once before.
It is unknown how long the two have been together, but Edge did give his love a special mention in his 2012 Hall of Fame speech.
Edge retired in 2011 due to neck and back injuries catching up to him, while Beth left the company in 2012 citing family reasons.
Not long after, Phoenix became pregnant and the couple announced the birth of a baby girl in February this year. The daughter was named Lyric, possibly due to Edge’s well known passion for music.
6) Undertaker and Michelle McCool
Once again, the transition away from a life on the road seems to have stabilized what were tough marriages. The Undertaker (Mark Calaway) had been married twice before, with three kids.
Michelle McCool was married as well, before getting divorced in 2006, roughly around the same time as Calaway had ended his second marriage.
They were romantically linked in 2007 and were married in Houston on June 26, 2010. The couple also had a daughter in 2012.
McCool has by all accounts retired from professional wrestling and following Undertaker’s WrestleMania loss, he may have very well wrestled his last match too. Undertaker is very well off, having had a lucrative career, and can now live a peaceful life at home with his wife and family. Wrestling fans wish them both well.
5) Natalya and Tyson Kidd
Sure, Nattie Neidhart and TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd) are going through the rigorous schedule that is pro wrestling, but they have always done so together.
If you like sappy, cute, puppy dog love stories, this is the one for you. Tyson Kidd first befriended several members of the Hart family when he was 10 and met Natalya when they were 12.
They have been together for 13 years, having dated since 2001 and sealed their relationship with matrimony in June 2013.
Their wedding was actually featured on Season 1 of Total Divas.
4) CM Punk and A.J. Lee
Sure, they haven’t been together all that long, but the attention they’re receiving lands them high on the list. Ever since CM Punk (Phil Brooks) walked away from WWE this January, every action he does is overly documented. We all know when he sneezes.
Punk has had quite an impressive run with relationships; you can almost say he’s the Derek Jeter of professional wrestling. He’s been in relationships with Maria Kanellis, Beth Phoenix, Lita and now AJ Lee, with whom he’s finally settled down.
There were pictures seen of the couple for the last couple of years, attending Cubs games, walking the streets of Chicago, etc…
AJ Lee recently took a leave of absence from WWE and now we know why she did. She married Brooks last month on June 13; Friday the 13th.
Punk has been followed around by fans and wrestling dirt sheets, as many itch for him to come back, but by all accounts he has moved on and is enjoying his tranquil life. We’ll have to settle for Mrs. Punk.
3) John Cena and Nikki Bella
Their relationship is closely followed on Total Divas and it seems the couple now also lives together.
Both Cena and Nikki Bella (Nicole Garcia-Colace) actually were married to their high school sweethearts, with Nikki revealing that fact on Total Divas, that she had gotten married in secret and the marriage was annulled after three years.
Cena’s divorce came in 2012 and TMZ reported the two were together late in 2012.
The story on Total Divas has been that Cena does not want to get married again, or have kids, while Nikki very much wants both things. It’s possible we’re being played by reality television, but that’s the fun of it.
2) Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Tying the knot gives them a higher spot. Brianna Garcia-Colace and Bryan Danielson have been together for three years. We saw the moment the bearded one proposed to Brie on Total Divas and even saw their wedding in the season two finale in April.
Their marriage has also been brought into WWE storylines, with Brie standing by her man in his feud with the Authority, Stephanie McMahon in particular.
It really all came together this year for the couple. Their wedding was scheduled for a week after WrestleMania, and it proved to be an eventful week. Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania and got married days later.
Currently, Bryan is recovering from neck surgery, while Brie is feuding with Stephanie in WWE storylines.
Both are environmentally conscious and animal rights advocates. Total Divas highlights these traits.
1) Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Well, this one’s no secret. Triple H (Paul Levesque) and Stephanie McMahon are the top wrestling couple and the industry’s most powerful. They are the heirs of the global corporation and have been married for over 10 years.
We all remember they once were only married in storyline, but they eventually became a legitimate couple and were married in October of 2003. They have three daughters together and work with a full plate.
Triple H is the Executive Vice President of the talent, and Stephanie is the Chief Brand Officer, spearheading all marketing programs and spreading WWE’s brand.
They also happen to play the villainous roles of The Authority on WWE television and Triple H laces up his boots when he sees fit.
How can they not be the top couple? Take into account the longevity of their relationship and how much they control in the industry. They’re going to be around for a long time together and the future of the WWE rides with them.