Professional wrestlers are known for their strength, fearlessness, and ego. These days, it seems that every great wrestler has a beautiful woman supporting them whether they win or lose. Here are some of our favorite wives in the wrestling world.
Hulk Hogan was married to Linda Claridge for 24 years but they split in 2007. Hogan then married Jennifer McDaniel in 2010 and have been together ever since. Both Jennifer and Hogan are fitness freaks, and are often spotted hitting the gym together. She was there with him even after the Heather Cole s*x tape release in 2012.
Jennifer was seen on WWE TV at the WWE Hall of Fame 2014 event, and then in a backstage clip on WWE 24’s first episode which was based on WrestleMania 30. Jennifer has Hogan’s birth name Terry tattooed on her left wrist and is always found side by side with her husband.
Here’s what the Hall of Famer had to say about his lovely wife –
“I’ve been with Jennifer seven years now — married for four — and she’s younger than me, which is way cool,” He told Huff Post. “I’m sixty years young and she’s thirty-nine, so it was a little weird at first, but I’m cool with it.”
Shane McMahon boasts an impressive resume as the WWE’s Executive Vice President of Global Media. He is also the son of WWE CEO Vince McMahon, brother of Diva Stephanie, and happens to be in one of the longest standing marriages on our list. McMahon tied the knot with Marissa Mazzola way back on September 14th, 1996 but the couple have been together since high school. They are now happily married, living in New York City with their three sons- Declan, Kenyon, and Rogan.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, aka The Texas Rattlesnake, is credited by many for pioneering the golden age of WWE- The Attitude Era. Since beginning his wrestling career in the early 1990s, Stone Cold Steve Austin has had plenty of love interests, relationships, and even three failed marriages. He finally found his stone cold soulmate when he met Kristen Feres. The two have been happily married since 2009 and now split time residing in Marina Del Rey, California, and Tilden, Texas.
Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger married Catalina White in 2010 & had their first child, son Knox Stribling, on October 17, 2011, and a daughter Presley Pearl, some years later. Catalina White is a Glamour model who appeared in the pages of Maxim, FHM, and Complex Magazine.
Catalina was signed to a WWE Developmental deal in 2008, during which she trained at FCW as Saylor James. She wrestled only one match, which she lost to The Girl From Mexico.
In the year 2009, a s** tape of Catalina White was released. She made the following statement about it–
“I would like to address to my friends and fans about the video Shane’s World is releasing of me. I am in NO way endorsing, promoting, and/or happy about the release of a s** tape they have bought from me! I have been betrayed by someone who has sold the tape without my knowledge! Shane’s World has stolen my identity by creating websites such as Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. without my consent! They waited until I gained notoriety with the WWE to release the tape and are now tarnishing my name! I am sorry to my friends and family that this has upset”.
Jerry “The King” Lawler has typically used his sense of humor to charm the long list of women he has dated in his lifetime. But none of them stuck with WWE personality until he met Lauryn Laine McBride, who was smitten at the Lawler’s attempts to whoo her. Despite the age difference, McBride said yes to Lawler’s proposal and the two are currently engaged. After three failed marriages, Lawler is hoping this will be the last time he says “I do.”
As one of the biggest household names in all of wrestling, there isn’t a lot that Kurt Angle hasn’t achieved. Angle, a former Olympic gold medalist, came on the WWE scene in 1998. He’s been through two marriages, and his first wife is now married to Jeff Jarrett, another pro wrestler. You won’t see Angle throwing his own pity party, however. He also moved on as well to the beautiful Giovanna Yannotti, marrying the actress in 2012. The two now share three daughters together.
Back in his glory days, Roman Reigns, born Leati Joseph Anoa’i, was a king of the campus as a division 1 college football player at Georgia Tech. This is where he met his future wife, Galina Joelle Becker. The couple were engaged for two years before tying the knot in 2014. Not long after their marriage, the couple had a daughter named Joelle and the college sweethearts are still going strong to this day. It truly warms the heart to see such a devoted couple!
Back in his prime, there was no name bigger than Goldberg in the WCW. Goldberg dominated anyone and everyone that stood in his way. Following his WCW success, Goldberg wrestled in the WWE for a bit. Goldberg met the woman of his dreams while he was dressed as a twisted version of Santa during filming of the 2005 black comedy horror Christmas film, Santa’s Slay. Wanda Ferraton was a stunt double. The couple now have a son named Gage and reside in California.
Sable first got married in 1986, but her husband died in a drunk driving accident in 1991. She then married pro-wrestler Marc Mero in 1994. In 2003, she met Brock Lesnar in the WWE. In a shocking move and after 10 years of marriage to wrestler Marc Mero, whom she managed in real life, she got a divorce to be with Lesnar. She is 10 years older than Lesnar!
She then started dating Brock Lesnar and they got married in 2006 and have been together ever since. She was considered a s*x symbol of the 90s era and even featured on the cover of Playboy three times. She was the second WWF Women’s Champion, before becoming a heel and leaving the company. She returned briefly in 2003, before fully retiring in 2007.
As one of the original WWE Divas, Sable is an incredibly skilled wrestler in her own right. Having played a significant role during The Attitude Era, Sable decided that only a WWE superstar was worthy of her hand in marriage. She found that in Brock Lesnar, who just happens to be ten years her junior. The couple got married back in 2006 and now share two sons, Turk and Duke. Sable is now 50 years old and as stunning as ever!
Prior to tying the knot with WWE legend Sean Michaels, Rebecca Curci was a wrestler in her own right, taking the wrestling alias Nitro Girl. Michaels spotted Nitro Girl and knew he wanted to be with her, despite his reputation as one of the most desirable heartthrobs in all of wrestling. In 1999, the couple eloped to Las Vegas and promptly got married. Since their Vegas marriage, Michaels and Curci have been living a happily married life with two children.
While Bo Dallas may have spent endless hours in the gym working on his impressive physique, Sarah Backman, the wife of the WWE Raw superstar, is certainly giving him a run for his money. The blonde Swede has also put in some serious work in the weight room and is seeing results. Backman, an eight-time World Arm Wrestling Champion, was recruited to the NXT institution and was on track to becoming a professional wrestler herself. But ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be.