Wrestling Relatives - Which Wrestlers Are Really Related? (2015)

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In wrestling history, one of the oldest tricks has been to name a wrestler after another famous wrestler and claim that they are related to get the fans excited for the newcomer. As time has passed, several wrestlers have passed their legacy onto their children. This article will take a look at the current WWE, TNA, and Ring of Honor rosters as well as the members of the WWE Hall of Fame. I will detail which family members that appeared on national TV angles are really related as well as report on several rumors that have picked up steam over time.

Current WWE Roster

  • Alicia Fox: sister of former Tough Enough contestant Christina
  • Bo Dallas: son of IRS, brother of Bray Wyatt, nephew of Barry & Kendall Windham, grandson of Blackjack Mulligan (Mulligan Family Tree)
  • Booker T: brother of Stevie Ray, husband of Sharmell
  • Bray Wyatt: son of IRS, brother of Bo Dallas, nephew of Barry and Kendall Windham, grandson of Blackjack Mulligan (Mulligan Family Tree)
  • Brie Bella: sister of Nikki Bella, wife of Daniel Bryan
  • Brock Lesnar: husband of Sable
  • Charlotte: daughter of Ric Flair, wife of Bram
  • Christian: not related to Edge
  • Curtis Axel: son of Curt Hennig, grandson of Larry Hennig (Hennig Family Tree)
  • Daniel Bryan: married to Brie Bella
  • David Otunga: engaged to Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson
  • Diego: son of Carlos Colon, brother of Carlito, cousin of Fernando (Colon Family Tree)
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: grandson of Peter Maivia, son of Rocky Johnson (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Eden: wife of Stardust
  • Fernando: nephew of Carlos Colon, cousin of Epico and Carlito (Colon Family Tree)
  • Goldust: son of Dusty Rhodes, brother of Stardust, ex-husband of Terri Runnels (Rhodes Family Tree)
  • Hornswoggle: not the son of either Finlay or Vince McMahon (McMahon Family Tree)
  • JBL: husband of Wall Street analyst Meredith Whitney, not related to Blackjack Lanza
  • Jerry Lawler: father of Brian Christopher, cousin of the Honky Tonk Man & Carl Fergie, ex-husband of the Kat
  • Jey Uso: son of Rikishi, brother of Jimmy Uso (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Jimmy Uso: son of Rikishi, brother of Jey Uso, married to Naomi (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Kane: not related to either the Undertaker or Paul Bearer
  • Miz: married to Maryse
  • Mr. McMahon: grandson of Jess McMahon, son of Vince McMahon, husband of Linda McMahon, father of Shane & Stephanie McMahon, father-in-law of Triple H & Marissa Mazzola (McMahon Family Tree)
  • Naomi: married to Jimmy Uso (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Natalya: grand daughter of Stu Hart, daughter of Jim Neidhart, wife of Tyson Kidd (Hart Family Tree)
  • Nikki Bella: sister of Brie Bella
  • Paige: daughter of English wrestlers Ricky and Saraya Knight
  • Randy Orton: grandson of Bob Orton Sr., son of Bob Orton Jr., nephew of Barry O (Orton Family Tree)
  • Roman Reigns: son of Sika (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Stardust: son of Dusty Rhodes, brother of Goldust, husband of Eden, nephew of Jerry Sags and Tugboat (Rhodes Family Tree)
  • Stephanie McMahon: daughter of Vince and Linda McMahon, brother of Shane McMahon, wife of Triple H (McMahon Family Tree)
  • Tamina: daughter of Jimmy Snuka, brother of Deuce
  • Triple H: husband of Stephanie McMahon (McMahon Family Tree)
  • Tyson Kidd: husband of Natalya (Hart Family Tree)
  • Undertaker: husband of Michelle McCool, ex-husband of Sara, not related to Kane

Current TNA Roster

  • Abyss: not related to James Mitchell or Judas Mesias
  • Angelina Love: married to Davey Richards
  • Bram: married to Charlotte, son-in-law of Ric Flair
  • Bully Ray: not married to Brooke Hogan, not the son-in-law of Hulk Hogan, not related to Brother Devon or any members of the Dudley Boys
  • Davey Richards: married to Angelina Love
  • Drew Galloway: ex-husband of Taryn Terrell
  • Eric Young: never married to ODB
  • Ethan Carter III: not related to Dixie Carter
  • Gail Kim: wife of celebrity chef Robert Irvine
  • Jeff Hardy: brother of Matt Hardy
  • Jeff Jarrett: husband of Karen Jarrett, son of Jerry Jarrett
  • Kurt Angle: former husband of Karen Jarrett
  • Lashley: has a child with Kristal
  • Magnus: married to Mickie James
  • Matt Hardy: brother of Jeff Hardy, married to Reby Sky
  • Mickie James: married to Magnus
  • Taryn Terrell: ex-husband of Drew McIntyre

Current Ring of Honor Roster

  • Alberto El Patron: son of Dos Caras, nephew of Mil Mascaras & Sicodelico
  • Frankie Kazarian: husband of Traci Brooks
  • Jay & Mark Briscoe: brothers
  • Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett: husband and wife
  • Matt & Nick Jackson: brothers

Members of the WWE Hall of Fame (excluding the celebrity wing)

  • Alundra Blayze: ex-wife of Eddie Gilbert
  • Arn Anderson: not related to Ole Anderson, Gene Anderson, or Ric Flair
  • Afa: nephew of Peter Maivia, brother of Sika, father of Samu, Manu, and the Tahitian Warrior, and the father-in-law of Gary Albright (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Barry Windham: son of Blackjack Mulligan, brother of Kendall Windham, brother-in-law of Mike Rotundo (IRS), uncle of Husky Harris (Mulligan Family Tree)
  • Bill Watts: father of Eric Watts
  • Blackjack Mulligan: father of Barry and Kendall Windham, father-in-law of IRS, grandfather of Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas (Mulligan Family Tree)
  • Bob Armstrong: father of Brad, Scott, Steve and Brian (aka "The Road Dogg" Jesse James) Armstrong
  • Booker T: brother of Stevie Ray, husband of Sharmell
  • Bill Watts: father of Erik Watts
  • Blackjack Lanza: not related to JBL
  • Blackjack Mulligan: father of Barry & Kendall Windham, father-in-law of Mike Rotundo, grandfather of Husky Harris
  • Bob Orton: son of Bob Orton Sr., father of Randy Orton, brother of Barry O (Orton Family Tree)
  • Bret Hart: son of Stu Hart, brother of Owen Hart, former brother-in-law of Jim Neidhart, British Bulldog, & the Dynamite Kid (Hart Family Tree)
  • Bruno Sammartino: father of David Sammartino
  • Bushwhackers: Cousins Luke and Butch were not really related to one another
  • Carlos Colon: father of Carito and Diego, uncle of Fernando (Colon Family Tree)
  • Curt Hennig: son of Larry Hennig, father of Curtis Axel (Hennig Family Tree)
  • Dory Funk Jr.: son of Dory Funk Sr., brother of Terry Funk, not related to Jimmy Jack Funk
  • Dusty Rhodes: father of Dustin & Cody Rhodes (Rhodes Family Tree)
  • Eddie Guerrero: husband of Vickie Guerrero, son of Gory Guerrero, brother of Chavo Sr., Hector, and Mando Guerrero, uncle of Chavo Guerrero, not related to Dominick (Guerrero Family Tree)
  • Edge: not related to Christian or Vickie Guerrero, has a child with Beth Phoenix
  • Gene Okerlund: father of former NHL star Todd Okerlund
  • Gerald Brisco: brother of Jack Brisco, father of Wes Brisco
  • Gorilla Monsoon: father of Joey Marella
  • Graham Family: Eddie Graham is the father of Mike Graham, there is no relationship between Jerry, Luke, Eddie, and Billy Graham
  • Greg Valentine: son of Johnny Valentine, brother-in-law of Brian Knobs
  • Hulk Hogan: cousin of Horace Hogan, not related to Brutus Beefcake or Mike Awesome (Mike was Horace’s cousin)
  • Ivan Putski: father of of Scott Putski
  • Jack Brisco: brother of Gerald Brisco, uncle of Wes Brisco
  • Jake Roberts: son of Grizzly Smith, ex-husband of Cheryl Roberts, brother of Sam Houston and Rockin Robin, former brother-in law of Baby Doll (Roberts Family Tree)
  • Jay Strongbow: not related to Jules Strongbow
  • Jerry Lawler: father of Brian Christopher, cousin of the Honky Tonk Man & Carl Fergie, ex-husband of the Kat
  • Jimmy Snuka: father of Deuce and Tamina
  • Jimmy Valiant: not related to Johnny or Jerry Valiant, husband of Big Mama
  • Johnny Valiant: not related to Jimmy or Jerry Valiant
  • Larry Zbyszko: not related to Stanislaus Zbyszko, married to  Kathleen Gagne, son-in-law of Verne and brother-in-law of Greg Gagne
  • Maurice Vachon: brother of Paul and Vivian Vachon, uncle of Luna Vachon
  • Mil Mascaras: brother of Dos Caras and Sicodelico, uncle of Alberto Del Rio
  • Nick Bockwinkle: son of Warren Bockwinkle
  • Paul Bearer: not related to Kane or Undertaker
  • Paul Orndorff: not related to Shane Douglas
  • Peter Maivia: uncle of Afa & Sika, father-in-law of Rocky Johnson, grandfather of the Rock (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Randy Savage: son of Angelo Poffo, brother of Lanny Poffo, ex-husband of Miss Elizabeth
  • Ric Fair: father of David Flair, Reid Flair, and Charlotte, father-in-law of Bram, not related to the Andersons
  • Ricky Steamboat: not related to Sam Steamboat, father of Richie Steamboat
  • Rikishi: father of The Usos (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Road Warrior Animal: brother of John Laurinaitis, father of NFL star James Laurinatis
  • Rocky Johnson: son-in-law of Peter Maivia, father of the Rock (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Shawn Michaels: husband of former WCW Nitro Girl Whisper
  • Sherri Martel: not related to Rick Martel
  • Sika: nephew of Peter Maivia, brother of Afa, father of Rosey and Roman Reigns (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Steve Austin: former husband of Debra & Lady Blossom
  • Stu Hart: patriarch of the Hart Family Dynasty (Hart Family Tree)
  • Ted DiBiase: son of Mike DiBiase & Helen Hild, father of Ted and Brett DiBiase
  • Terry Funk: son of Dory Funk Sr., brother of Dory Funk Jr., not related to Jimmy Jack Funk
  • The Sheik: uncle of Sabu
  • Tully Blanchard: son of Joe Blanchard
  • Verne Gagne: father of Greg Gagne, father-in-law of Larry Zbyzsko
  • Vincent J. McMahon: son of Jess McMahon, father of Vince McMahon, grandfather of Stephanie & Shane McMahon
  • Von Erich Family: Fritz was the father of Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris; Waldo and Lance Von Erich were not relatives of the family (Von Erich Family Tree)
  • Wendi Richter: ex-wife of Hugo Savinovich
  • Yokozuna: nephew of Afa and Sika (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)

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