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Wrestling Relatives - Which Wrestlers Are Really Related?

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Brooke Hogan and her father wrestler Hulk Hogan

Brooke Hogan and her father wrestler Hulk Hogan

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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, Ring of Honor, and NXT 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

  • AJ Lee: married to CM Punk
  • Alberto Del Rio: son of Dos Caras, nephew of Mil Mascaras and Sicodelico
  • 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)
  • Brock Lesnar: husband of Sable
  • 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
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: grandson of Peter Maivia, son of Rocky Johnson (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Fernando: nephew of Carlos Colon, cousin of Epico and Carlito
  • Epico: nephew of Carlos Colon, cousin of Carlito and Primo
  • Goldust: son of Dusty Rhodes, brother of Stardust, ex-husband of Terri Runnels (Rhodes Family Tree)
  • Great Khali: not related to either Ranjin Singh or Jinder Mahal
  • 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
  • Naomi: married to Jimmy Uso (Anoa'i - Maivia Family Tree)
  • Mike McGillicutty: son of Curt Hennig, grandson of Larry Hennig
  • Natalya: grand daughter of Stu Hart, daughter of Jim Neidhart, wife of Tyson Kidd (Hart Family Tree)
  • Nikki Bella: sister of Brie Bella
  • Randy Orton: grandson of Bob Orton Sr., son of Bob Orton Jr., nephew of Barry O (Orton Family Tree)
  • Rey Mysterio: nephew of Rey Misterio, father of Dominick
  • 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 Snuka: 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
  • Vincent Kennedy 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)
Current TNA Roster

  • Abyss: not related to James Mitchell or Judas Mesias
  • 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
  • Devon: father of Terrance and Terrell; not related to Bully Ray or any members of the Dudley Boys
  • Eric Young: not married to ODB
  • Ethan Carter III: not related to Dixie Carter
  • Gail Kim: wife of celebrity chef Robert Irvine
  • Garett Bischoff: son of Eric Bischoff
  • Hector Guerrero: son of Gory Guerrero, brother of Eddie, Chavo Sr., & Mando Guerrero, uncle of Chavo Guerrero Jr., brother-n-law of Vickie Guerrero (Guerrero Family Tree)
  • 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
  • Matt Hardy: brother of Jeff Hardy, married to Reby Sky
  • ODB: not married to Eric Young
  • Taryn Terrell: ex-husband of Drew McIntyre
  • Taz: cousin of Chris Chetti

Current Ring of Honor Roster

  • Frankie Kazarian: husband of Traci Brooks
  • Jay & Mark Briscoe: brothers
  • Matt & Nick Jackson: brothers

Current NXT Roster

  • Charlotte: daughter of Ric Flair
  • Eden: wife of Stardust (Rhodes Family Tree)
  • Garrett Dylan: son of singer and actor Kris Kristofferson

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

  • 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
  • Graham Family: Eddie is the father of Mike Graham, there is no relationship between Jerry, Luke, Eddie, and Billy Graham
  • 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
  • Carlos Colon: father of Carito and Diego, uncle of Fernando
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Ric Fair: father of David Flair, Reid Flair, and Charlotte, not related to the Andersons
  • Ricky Steamboat: not related to Sam Steamboat, father of Richie Steamboat
  • 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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