8 WWE Couples Who Are Totally Fake (and 7 Who Are The Real Deal)
Rusev and Lana reminisce about their debut in WWE and their early days as a couple. The story of how Rusev and Lana got together is heart-warming and they Pro Wrestling Real Life Stories: Episode 3 - Lana, Rusev. Do you know if Rusev and Lana has ever been a real life couple? AJ Lee would have storylines dating a few wrestlers on the roster within a short time period. (Instagram/TheLanaWWE). Like The Miz and Maryse, Lana and Rusev are married both on screen and in real life. Like a lot of WWE romances.
Unavoidably, romantic love is a prime source of inspiration for Creative. Love triangles can add plenty of fuel to feuds and perceived slights done to loved ones can inspire superstars to do fantastic, stupid things.
Plenty of relationships are entirely fabricated to cause shock and sometimes disgust amongst viewers. Yet wrestling can be inspired by real affairs. As we move into the age of social media, it is more and more difficult to maintain kayfabe. There are relationships between wrestlers that did not make it into any scripted events. This article deals with relationships that have played out in the squared circle — either a mirror of a real love story or as a strange scripted affair.
Miroslav Barnyashev, better known as Rusev, is a Bulgarian powerlifter turned pro-wrestler. The couple married in During his long and well-documented career, there were various rumors of hook ups with his female co-stars.
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One such suspected relationship was with Maria Kanellis, now married to fellow wrestler Michael Bennett. Backstage, Maria was shown to be nervous about the match and Cena was caught on camera kissing her to make her feel better.
Thought to be a staged moment for the storyline especially as Maria was dating CM Punk at the timeit still might explain the famous rift between the Bellas and Maria.
The self-proclaimed hippie couple, with their love of clean eating and recycling, recently gave birth to their first daughter, Birdie. In many ways, the relationship is the sort which makes many viewers jealous, but the pairing started off as an unlikely match. Not unusually, their love story began with a romantic storyline in the ring. In an awkward setup, the Bella Twins teamed up with Daniel Bryan after mishearing Bryan talk about being a vegan and thinking he'd never had relations.
The twins aimed to see who would sleep with him first. The two stayed together for quite some time with a lot of comedic segments helping both get cheers from the crowd. Tajiri eventually turned heel by becoming a jealous boyfriend. Wilson got involved in a few other romantic storylines going forward. Goldust was a character that pushed the buttons of homophobia in society and was ahead of its time in many years.
They worked well together for about a year until WWE decided they would be better off apart in separate stories. Did they actually date in real life?
Yes No 13Maria and Santino Santino is remembered as a comedic character for both roles as a face and a heel. It started as a heel when he became a jerk while dating the stunning Maria Kanellis on Raw. The fans turned on his face character so Santino went heel by ripping the fans and treating Maria poorly. Santino often was the butt of the jokes going forward from here. This led to Jeff Hardy and Trish Stratus dating as well for a short time period on television.
Jeff helped save Trish in the ring multiple times leading to her falling for him. It also made sense for Jeff to have a love interest given how important Matt and Lita were to each other.
Did Jeff and Trish have a real relationship? It later became established that they were an item staying together jumping from DX to The Corporation while remaining loyal to each other. They started dating against the wishes of their respective families.
Spike had to deal with his bullying brothers Bubba Ray and D-Von. Molly was dealing with her own annoying cousins of Hardcore and Crash Holly.
Fans would support the underdog couple strong leading to huge pops each week. At one point, Spike was over enough to have a mini-feud with Steve Austin. Was Spike and Molly a real couple? The two even worked together later on in Lucha Underground as a couple once again.
Do you know if they were ever an item outside of wrestling? The role saw her playing an exhibitionist that did a dance routine on stage attempting to strip before her boyfriend Mike Knox stopped her from showing it all.
Knox and Kelly was an item on ECW for a few months until she finally broke free from his possessive nature. Stacy started referring to the Test fans as his testicles. Regardless, Keibler walking to the ring with Test helped get cheers out of love for her until they split up.
Was Test and Stacy a real couple off camera?
The angle was expected to see her used for a short time period but she remained with WWE for many years. Sable witnessed her career rise during her time as the love interest and manager of Marc Mero. Unfortunately for Marc, the fans stopped paying attention to his matches and only cared about Sable once his music hit. They eventually split leading to a feud where Sable defeated Mero in multiple matches. Carlito was fading away in the midcard picture after WWE believed he could mature into a main eventer.
Carlito and Torrie was an item for a few months on WWE television to little success. Did they date outside of the ring?
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It allowed Kidd to get heat for being jealous and manipulative while dating one of the most beloved women in WWE. Do you know if the romantic pairing between Kidd and Natalya existed in real life?
Queen Sharmell joined as his love interest and added a lot to his act. Did Booker and Sharmell have a true romance outside of the wrestling angles? Shane McMahon did not like this leading to him having a rivalry with Test that helped get Test over. The romance between Test and Stephanie ended when Triple H interrupted their wedding by kidnapping and drugging Stephanie into marrying him.
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Somehow, this led to the most successful WWE on-screen romantic couple of all time as Test faded away. Did Stephanie and Test date in real life at any point?
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