4 times WWE used real-life relationships to build a feud in the past year
Back in the day, WWE was very strict when it came to relationships between its men and women Superstars. Even if there were rumors of couples dating, the company rarely addressed it, let alone use such cases to build storylines. Nowadays, WWE seems to be very open about the same. Maybe there is some leniency now as compared to earlier or maybe it is really hard for the Superstars to maintain secrecy about their life with the advent of social media.
This week, we saw not just one or two, but three couples getting involved in storylines. We first saw the newlywed Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle have an argument about the former's obsession with the 24/7 Title. Later in the night, Mike and Maria Kanellis went on to challenge the WWE power couple of Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins.
All three of these moves had just one agenda and that was to take the storylines of the respective Superstars ahead. Of late, WWE seems to be using this strategy quite regularly.
#4 Naomi and Jimmy Uso
Last December, a feud between Mandy Rose and Naomi was ignited when Rose started flirting with Naomi's husband, Jimmy Uso. She would show up in a towel during his matches, try to catch him under a misseltoe and even invited him to her hotel room.
Naomi, like any other reasonable married woman, didn't appreciate the advances made by The Golden Goddess towards her man. Naomi and Rose had many encounters both in and out of the ring. Their brawls took place all across the arena and even in God's Greatest Creation's hotel room where Jimmy was present.
Later, Mandy revealed that she went through all this trouble because she didn't like Naomi's attitude towards her during their time in Tough Enough.