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5 backstage interviewers who have dated WWE Superstars

Few backstage interviewers have dated WWE Superstars
Few backstage interviewers have dated WWE Superstars
Ahmed Hamdy

Throughout the past few years, several backstage interviewers have dated WWE Superstars.

Many love stories have blossomed in WWE in the past few years. Several WWE Superstars have dated or married other wrestlers, like John Cena & Nikki Bella and Bianca Belair & Montez Ford. Meanwhile, some superstars fell in love with backstage employees. Sasha Banks, for example, is currently married to WWE costume designer Sarath Ton.

A few superstars have also dated WWE backstage interviewers. Some of these relationships ended shortly after. Nonetheless, other couples are currently engaged or happily married. Two have even appeared together on WWE's reality show Total Divas.

Here are five backstage interviewers who have dated WWE Superstars.


#5. Former WWE Superstar Bray Wyatt & JoJo Offerman

JoJo Offerman signed with WWE in 2013 and directly joined the cast of Total Divas. The daughter of the famous baseball player José Offerman competed in only five matches between October 2013 and May 2014 on NXT and Monday Night RAW. She later became a ring announcer and backstage interviewer on various shows, including SmackDown and RAW.

The 27-year-old spent nearly eight years in WWE. During her time in Vince McMahon's company, she got into a relationship with former Universal Champion Bray Wyatt.

In 2017, the former WWE Champion's ex-wife, Samantha Wyatt, filed for divorce after claiming that her husband had an affair with Offerman. Following his divorce, Wyatt's romance with Offerman came to light. They are currently still together.

The couple welcomed their first child in May 2018. A year later, the former WWE backstage interviewer gave birth to their second.

Today, both have left Vince McMahon's company. Offerman departed WWE quietly earlier this year. Meanwhile, her boyfriend competed in his final match last April when he lost to Randy Orton at WrestleMania 37. On July 31, WWE released Wyatt from his contract, ending his 12-year run.

#4. Former WWE Superstar Jon Moxley & Renee Paquette

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Renee Paquette (FKA Renee Young) joined WWE in late 2012. A few months later, she became a backstage interviewer on NXT. She also started appearing on SmackDown in March 2013.

Shortly after joining WWE, Paquette fell in love with former United States Champion Jon Moxley (FKA Dean Ambrose). The two started dating in 2013 and appeared together on Total Divas a few years later. Paquette has also interviewed her husband many times backstage.

In April 2017, the couple tied the knot. They welcomed their first child, Nora Murphy Good, last June.

Like JoJo Offerman and Bray Wyatt, Paquette and Moxley have left WWE. The former WWE Champion departed from Vince McMahon's company in April 2019 after his contract expired. Nearly a month later, he debuted in WWE's rival promotion, All Elite Wrestling, where is still active today.

Meanwhile, Paquette continued working in WWE for over a year after her husband's departure. She played different roles, including being a pre-show panel host, host of WWE Backstage, and color commentator. Nevertheless, she followed in her husband's footsteps, leaving Vince McMahon's company in August 2020.

After leaving WWE, the former backstage interviewer started her podcast, Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette. The 36-year-old also released her cookbook Messy in the Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Sipping Copiously.

#3. WWE Superstar Ricochet & Samantha Irvin

Ricochet joined WWE in 2018 and quickly fell in love with his NXT colleague Kacy Catanzaro. The couple dated for a few years before recently breaking up.

A few weeks ago, the former United States Champion revealed that he is currently dating NXT ring announcer and backstage interviewer Samantha Irvin.

Irvin joined WWE last April. Before signing with Vince McMahon's company, Richochet's new girlfriend participated in America's Got Talent. She reached the semi-finals before getting eliminated. She also appeared on Fox’s music game show I Can See Your Voice.

Ricochet and Irvin are very open about their relationship. Since making their romance public, the couple has shared several photos on their social media accounts.

Ricochet is currently active on SmackDown. Nonetheless, the 33-year-old last competed on the November 26 episode, when he participated in the Black Friday Invitational Battle Royal to determine a new challenger for Roman Reigns' Universal Title.

Meanwhile, Ricochet's ex-girlfriend and the current one are working together in NXT 2.0. A few months ago, Irvin interviewed Catanzaro backstage.

#2. WWE Women's Tag Team Champion Carmella & Corey Graves

Corey Graves signed a developmental contract with WWE nearly a decade ago. He competed for a few years on NXT. Nonetheless, the 37-year-old had to retire from in-ring action in 2014 due to injury.

Graves has worked in several roles in WWE in the past few years. He became a full-time color commentator and a backstage interviewer.

In early 2019, the former NXT Tag Team Champion started dating Carmella. Their relationship was surrounded by controversy as Graves was still going through his divorce proceedings at the time. Some fans even called the current Women's Tag Team Champion a homewrecker. She then addressed these accusations on Total Divas.

"I didn’t do anything wrong. I know in my heart I didn’t break up a family. I would never do something like that. I just don’t like that now the entire world thinks I did this horrible thing," she told Sonya Deville.
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After dating for nearly two years, the couple recently announced their engagement. Carmella's in-ring career is also currently thriving. She moved from SmackDown to RAW in the 2021 WWE Draft. On the Red Brand, the self-proclaimed Most Beautiful Woman in WWE joined forces with Queen Zelina to capture the Women's Tag Team Titles after defeating Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H last month.

#1. WWE Superstar Finn Balor & Cathy Kelley

I remember watching this interview back in 2015 and thinking man Cathy Kelley and Finn Balor would make a really cute couple, look at them now. https://t.co/koWPto4Y5W

Cathy Kelley joined WWE five years ago, becoming a backstage interviewer on NXT. The 33-year-old spent nearly four years in Vince McMahon's company before leaving in February 2020.

During her time in WWE, Kelley dated former Universal Champion Finn Balor. The couple's relationship lasted for a few years. Nonetheless, they later decided to split.

Several rumors have suggested that Kelley also dated former NXT Superstar Velveteen Dream. The former NXT North American Championship fueled these speculations when he posted a photo with Kelley on Twitter during his feud with Balor last year. He captioned the picture: "Queens R 4 Kings, not Princes."

Nevertheless, the former WWE backstage interviewer seemingly denied ever dating Dream.

"I love and appreciate you guys so much. but if yall could kindly stop including me in a narrative with someone i never spoke to outside of work," she addressed fans in a public statement earlier this year.
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Velveteen Dream is no longer working in WWE. The company released him from his contract last May. Meanwhile, Balor is still an active competitor on RAW. He recently teamed up with Damian Priest to face Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. However, they lost the bout.

Away from the squared circle, Balor is currently married to Mexican TV host and reporter Verónica Rodríguez.

Edited by Abhinav Singh

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