It turns out professional wrestlers are just as prone to making the same poor life decisions as the rest of us. Of course the fact that they spend the majority of their time on the road, are famous and possibly rich may make life’s temptations all the more difficult to turn down. An industry littered with tales of infidelity and drama, in this article, we will be looking at some of the biggest romantic scandals that rocked their world.
One very notable example that we left off our list is the often rumoured relationship that may have taken place between Macho Man Randy Savage and Stephanie McMahon. Since nobody involved has ever confirmed the reports (and likely never will), it is nothing more than conjecture in our eyes.
10 John Morrison/Melina/Batista
Macho Man and Miss Elizabeth, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella - some wrestling couples have become forever intertwined in the minds of fans. John Morrison and Melina, despite being apart for years now, are yet another example of that phenomenon.
9 Vince McMahon/Rita Marie and a tanning bar employee/Linda McMahon
A famed businessman, who for years had some of his gorgeous female performers cavort in front of him, his deeds in real life are equally perverse if the claims are true. The first woman to publically accuse him of harassment was also the first woman employed by the WWF as a referee. Appearing on a show hosted by Geraldo Rivera, Rita Marie as she was known asserted that Vinnie Mac, after attempting to convince her to give him sexual favors, forced himself upon her.
8 Zahra Schreiber/Seth Rollins/Leighla Schultz
Considered one of the best wrestlers and all around performers in sports entertainment today, Seth Rollins spent several months in 2015 as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a fact that may have surprised many due to his smaller stature as well as the controversy that took place on Twitter only a few months earlier.
7 Ata Johnson/Rocky Johnson/Luann Crable
A WWE Hall of Famer who is most famous these days for being the father of The Rock, Rocky Johnson spent years on the road as an active competitor. A blood brother of the famed Anoaʻi wrestling family, a group that value family over everything else, Rocky may not have towed his new family’s line.
6 Kurt Angle/Karen Angle/Jeff Jarrett
Kurt Angle is an amazing athlete and incredible entertainer who took to the pro wrestling world faster than pretty much anyone else. Unfortunately, the drive that made him so great came with a few consequences and after developing a drug habit he was released by the WWE to the shock of just about everyone. Almost immediately transitioning to TNA, he went to work alongside one of that company’s founders, Jeff Jarrett.
5 Kenn Doane/Mickie James/John Cena/Elizabeth Huberdeau
On television, John Cena plays the closest thing to a wrestling boy scout, the ultimate good guy who always sticks up for what is right; he portrays himself as a hero. Of course, in real life, holding his persona against him is silly but when reports surfaced that he may have cheated on his wife it had to be surprising to his fans that heard about it.
4 Jerry Lawler/The Kat & another man
Jerry “The King” Lawler, a wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer, has been employed by Vince McMahon’s company since 1992, other some months in 2001. After his wife, Stacy “The Kat” Carter was unceremoniously fired from the company, without what he deemed as a good reason, he quit the company in protest. A decision he seemed to regret as he returned to the fold nine months later.
3 Matt Hardy/Lita/Edge
Matt Hardy and Lita were a part of a trio known as Team Xtreme, alongside Matt’s brother Jeff, during The Attitude Era. A time when wrestling was far more popular than it is today, Matt and Lita began dating both on and off screen, which led to their throngs of fans becoming very invested in their relationship.
2 Chyna/Triple H/Stephanie McMahon
When Hunter Hearst Helmsley first introduced his massively muscled valet Chyna, the wrestling world had no idea the two were in a long-term relationship for years. A ground-breaking performer, Chyna became a massive star for the WWE in her own right. Then suddenly while holding the Women’s Championship, she disappeared without even dropping the belt, never to work for the McMahons again.
1 Hulk Hogan/Heather Clem/Bubba the Love Sponge
It has been years since Hulk Hogan was the man who said his prayers and ate his vitamins but not too long ago, he was still a very viable attraction. Today, his star quotient has taken a massive hit that all began when footage of him having sex with his friend’s wife was released. Hogan alleges he was recorded without his consent or knowledge; his dalliance was released to the public in the form of a short preview clip by Gawker.com.
Embarrassed, The Hulkster managed to escape that controversy with his career intact but when he chose to sue the website he unwittingly started a countdown clock to his own implosion. It turned out that earlier on in the recording, Hulk uttered some truly racist and vile words that came to light in the run-up to the case. If Hulk’s account of the origin of the tape is real, we by no means blame him for filing suit but had he not taken part in the recording or gone to court, he likely would still be gainfully employed to this day.
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