Sometimes, love and wrestling just don’t mix. The lifestyle, the travel. It’s not for everyone. Just like other forms of entertainment, marriages don’t always last in professional wrestling. Even the immortal Hulk Hogan and his wife Linda divorced after 24 years together. Yes, even the strong do crumble.
Many times, wrestlers meet wrestlers, fall in love and try to make a go of it. That doesn’t last as much, either. And sometimes, these love stories are the fodder of great storylines played out on the small screen on a weekly basis. Randy Savage and the lovely Elizabeth had an “on and off” relationship the entire time the Macho Man was one of the more popular performers in WWF.
On the flipside, Roddy Piper and his wife, Kitty, were married 33 years before the Rowdy one died last year.
While it may not have lasted for these wrestlers the first time, they have married again. Some marriages have worked, while others are still trying to get it right.
#1 Ric Flair
Four times! The 16-time world champion has been quite the ladies man over the years, with his vignettes proving to be some of the best promos ever. If you ask him, he will tell you he invented Space Mountain and true to form, he partied like a rock star while he was the king of the business.
Let’s just say his wrestling career was more successful than his marriages. Flair does have four children: Megan, David, Ashley (Charlotte) and Reid. Flair is currently separated from his current wife, Jackie Beems, whom he married in 2009.