Wrestling is both a sport and a form of entertainment, which means that much of the time WWE is forced to add a lot of creativity to their storylines in order to maintain the viewer's attention.
Much like every other TV series at present, some of the most natural storylines are the ones that are the most gripping, which is why WWE often introduces families to the show so that there is a bond established from the beginning.
Over the years, there have been many families in WWE, some of them have been real while others were created in order to fit in with their storylines.
Here are three different instances when real-life WWE children were used in storylines and three where the family resemblance was completely fake.
#6 Fake: Kane - Paul Bearer
The introduction of Kane into WWE was easily one of the most compelling storylines in WWE history. The bond between Undertaker and Kane still fools many wrestling fans to this day, while there was always an obvious bond between Paul Bearer and Kane.
The storyline noted that Paul Bearer had an affair with The Undertaker's mother while he was working in the family funeral home and as a result, Undertaker's mother gave birth to a younger half-brother called Kane.
Undertaker lived in the same home as Kane throughout his teenage years, and when Undertaker set the funeral home on fire, he killed his parents and left Kane's face severely disfigured. Undertaker thought that his younger brother had died in the fire, but Kane made his debut in 1997 and became one of The Undertaker's best friends and enemies throughout his career.
Throughout his time on-screen, Kane portrayed the son of Paul Bearer and despite the compelling storyline, this was entirely fictional.
#5. Real: Charlotte Flair - Ric Flair
Ric Flair is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and while his son David dipped his toe in the wrestling pool as part of WCW in the 1990s, his daughter Charlotte has gone above and beyond in a WWE ring.
Charlotte decided to follow in her father's footsteps following the death of her younger brother Reid. In the years before WWE, The Queen was working as a personal trainer and hadn't expressed a desire to step into her father's world.
Since her introduction to the business in NXT, Charlotte has proved that wrestling is in her blood. She has gone on to both inspire the Women's Revolution and become one of the women who have paved the way.
Flair is now a record 12-time Women's Champion which means that she is just four title reigns away from her father's long-standing WWE record. There is a belief that at some point in her WWE career, Charlotte will be the one to finally beat her father's 16-time World Championship reign record.
#4. Fake: Jason Jordan - Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle became the General Manager of Monday Night RAW following his WWE Hall of Fame induction back in 2016. Throughout his time in the role of authority, it became quite obvious that he was trying to hide something.
As the weeks went by, Angle would receive texts and phone calls from mystery people while Corey Graves seemed to have all of the information at the commentary desk.
Angle had a huge secret and finally, he decided to unburden himself in front of the WWE Universe and announce that he had been hiding an illegitimate son in the summer of 2017.
This allowed Jason Jordan to leave his role on SmackDown and join Monday Night RAW permanently. Jordan and Angle were believed to have some interesting storylines planned together before Jordan suffered a neck injury at the beginning of 2018 which has since forced the former Tag Team Champion onto the sidelines.
Jordan currently works as a backstage producer in WWE while Angle was recently released from his contract. If Jordan didn't suffer his career-ending injury, it would have been interesting to see how this storyline would have turned out.
#3 Real: Summer - Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans became a popular star on the Monday Night RAW brand following her promotion at the beginning of 2019. At one point, Ronda Rousey even stated that Evans is the woman who inspires her because she has shown that she can continue to wrestle in WWE while having a family.
Evans' daughter Summer would be on the road with The Sassy Southern Belle quite often during her time in NXT, but when he moved to the main roster, WWE thought that it was time for Summer to become involved in storylines.
As part of her storyline with Sasha Banks and Bayley earlier this year, Summer was able to appear alongside her mother and become the main motivation for Evans as she took on the duo. Throughout the storyline, Summer was able to portray the character that WWE needed from the six-year-old.
Evans was unable to claim the SmackDown Women's Championship as part of the feud, but she proved that she had what it takes to be a headliner in WWE's Women's Division in the future.
#2. Fake: Hornswoggle - Vince McMahon
Vince McMahon has been part of some interesting storylines throughout his time as The Chairman of WWE. One of the more interesting storylines began back in 2007 when it was revealed that Hornswoggle was Vince McMahon's illegitimate son.
There had been hints for a number of weeks that The Chairman had a son and that he was part of the WWE roster, with many fans believing that it was Great Khali following the "things are looking up" hint.
Up until that point, many fans believed that Hornswoggle was the son of Finlay given their interaction in his early WWE career.
After finding out about his family relations, Hornswoggle was stripped of the Cruiserweight Championship by General Manager Vickie Guerrero before McMahon's "tough love" continued with some shocking matches on RAW.
After a short storyline that involved Hornswoggle facing his father in a steel cage, it was revealed that McMahon wasn't actually Hornswoggle's father, Finlay was. This then led to a storyline between JBL & Finlay and allowed McMahon to leave WWE TV on hiatus once again.
#1. Real: Dominick - Rey Mysterio
The current storyline between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio isn't the first time that Dominick has been part of a storyline on WWE TV alongside his father. Back in 2005, Dominick was part of an intriguing storyline where Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero fought for custody of in a ladder match at SummerSlam.
In the end, it was Mysterio who won the match and was able to take his son home, which has now led to Dominick making his return to WWE TV alongside his father.
Having grown up surrounded by the wrestling business, it's hardly surprising that Dominick decided to follow in his father's footsteps and has been training for a number of years.
With Mysterio's time in the ring nearing an end, the former World Champion is hoping to help his son work his way up to his in-ring debut in WWE. It is thought that this is so that Mysterio can hand over his mask and his legacy to Dominick when he feels that the time is right.