On top of offering pro wrestlers a platform and a paycheck, the WWE also serves as a way for couples to meet.
While there have been plenty of solid romances to come out of pro wrestling—from Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella—there's been plenty of rocky ones, such as Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth.
While many relationships in the WWE appear stable on the surface, there have been warning signs that indicate a breakup could soon be around the corner. All couples below have some affiliation with the WWE and may not be together by the time 2020 rolls around.
20 Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev
After the engagement ended between her and John Cena, Nikki Bella found a new man. Many wonder if Artem Chigvintsev is the real deal for Nikki though, or if he’s just a rebound. Although the two have made their relationship official, what happens next will be critical to determining whether their relationship has what it takes to last.
19 Alexa Bliss and Braun Strowman
Alexa Bliss recently got attention for dating Braun Strowman. What raised eyebrows, as per Wrestling News Plus, were rumors she hadn’t even parted ways with Buddy Murphy yet. If the rumors are true, it could mean that Strowman is just a fling and that Bliss might not be in it for the long-term.
18 Naomi and Jimmy Uso
Naomi and Jimmy Uso are an item, but there have been some challenges in their relationship. Blasting News reports, as per TMZ, that Jimmy Uso got arrested in July for driving intoxicated. Even more, they note it wasn’t the first time he went to jail this year. That might make Naomi reconsider their relationship in the year to come.
17 Lana and Rusev
Lana and Rusev tied the knot a few years back, but already there’s been signs of problems. According to Ringside News, Rusev wants a break from the WWE. While that isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary, his wife’s opposition to the decision is. The same source notes, as per a Tweet by @TheBradShepard, that Lana wants him to stick with the WWE, which could end up putting a strain on their relationship.
16 Ricochet and Kacy Catanzaro
Ricochet and Kacy Catanzaro look like a match made in heaven. They both enjoy working out and have nothing but nice things to say about each other. Yet as WrestlingNews.co alludes to, Ricochet and Catanzaro could be on the road constantly and may not always be together depending on the scheduling.
15 Carmella and Corey Graves
Carmella and Corey Graves post photos together, but not without controversy. According to PopCulture.com, Graves’ wife, Amy Polinsky, claims her husband had an affair with Carmella. Even though Carmella and Corey Graves seem really into each other, the relationship came out of a sticky situation that might not be the best jumping-off point.
14 John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh
In moving on from Nikki Bella, John Cena has already started dating Shay Shariatzadeh. While the couple looks happy out in public, fans are curious to see whether Cena and Shariatzadeh will last another year. If Cena’s new girlfriend is just a rebound from Nikki, then the couple may not stand the test of time.
13 Paige and Ronnie Radke
Paige is already enjoying retirement with her new boyfriend, Ronnie Radke, a musical artist. Ringside News reports that she had previously dated Kalan Blehm, also a musical artist. Before that, it was Alberto El Patron, a wrestler. Only time will tell if Radke is just a rebound from those last relationships, or whether he’s really the one.
12 Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch
Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch may seem like the perfect couple, but there’s been a sign or two that things are rockier than they seem on the surface. In an interview with TV Insider, Rollins said of his relationship with Lynch: “You’re putting yourself out there and your relationship out there for everybody to judge. That’s not easy.” While fans hope the two can roll with the punches, they may not last.
11 Sasha Banks and Sarath Ton
Sasha Banks and Sarath Ton are both married and connected to the WWE. While Ton used to wrestle, he’s been spending time lately as a costume designer working behind the scenes under the name Mikaze. Meanwhile, Banks is still a wrestler. The two will have to deal with wherever the WWE schedules them as a result of the recent Superstar Shake-Up (WrestlingNews.co, IWNerd.com).
10 Charlotte Flair and Andrade Almas
Based on their social media, Charlotte Flair and Andrade look happy and in love. The site talkSPORT even reports they’ve gotten some much-needed time off from the WWE lately. They also have the Superstar Shake-Up to put their relationship to the test, as the site WrestlingNews.co suggests they could spend some time apart due to scheduling.
9 Renee Young and Dean Ambrose
As a commentator for the WWE, Renee Young comes across wrestlers. Dean Ambrose caught her eye and the two got hitched. Yet Young admitted to there being difficulties in the two working together. Young said in an interview with Sports Media with Richard Deitsch, “It was definitely tough especially when he was in the bad guy role trying to find reasons to justify what he was doing because I sorta felt like no matter what you stand by your husband no matter what he's doing” (Sportskeeda).
8 Aleister Black and Zelina Vega
If a recent video on Zelina Vega’s Instagram is any indication, the WWE may be teasing an imminent rivalry between Xavier Woods and Aleister Black. This WWE storyline has the potential to ratchet up the real-life tension between Vega and Black. Only time will tell if they weather the storm.
7 Mia Yim and Keith Lee
Both wrestlers in NXT, Mia Yim and Keith Lee have been going steady. Yet recent news might put their relationship in jeopardy. The site WrestlingNews.co reports that as a result of the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, Yim and Lee are one of many couples listed who might get split up at times traveling on the road due to scheduling conflicts.
6 Liv Morgan and Tyler Bate
It didn’t take long for Liv Morgan to move on. After dating Enzo Amore, she’s lassoed Tyler Bate. Yet according to Ringside News, it’s been some time since the two were on camera with each other—at least when it comes to Morgan's social media, which can't be a good sign.
5 Cesaro and Sara Amato
The 2019 Superstar Shake-Up did exactly what its name suggests—it shook things up, especially for particular couples currently in the WWE. Wrestling News not only reports Cesaro and Sara Amato as an item but suggests they’re among couples who might have to spend time apart due to the WWE's latest draft.
4 Sonya Deville and Arianna Johnson
Sonya Deville has sure been in a lot of relationships, if reports by Ans-wer.com are true. They claim she dated other wrestlers such as Christina Heath and Mandy Rose. She was even in a relationship with a model, Zahra Schreiber. Now she’s in a relationship with Arianna Johnson, and fans are wondering how long it’s going to last.
3 Bianca Belair and Montez Ford
Things might look rosy on the outside for Bianca Belair and Montez Ford, that is until Robert Strauss made a joke. According to Ringside News, he joked about Bianca Belair that led her to defend her husband and marriage on Twitter. While it doesn’t necessarily make Belair and Ford’s relationship look bad, the defensive approach suggested otherwise.
2 Tye Dillinger and Peyton Royce
Peyton Royce is still in the WWE, while her fiancée, Tye Dillinger, just exited. It will be interesting to see how their relationship develops with Dillinger no longer lacing up his boots for the WWE. One imagines that all the traveling Royce will have to do could take a toll on their relationship.
1 Dana Brooke and Enes Kanter
Wrestler Dana Brooke is often seen with Enes Kanter, an NBA Player on the New York Knicks. According to Sports Gossip, Brooke has gone to some Knicks games to see her boyfriend play. It seems like only a matter of time until Kanter makes an appearance inside the ring of a WWE event.
Sources: Sportskeeda, Ringside News, Blasting News, Instagram, WrestlingNews.com, Wrestling News Plus,