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5 lesser known pro-wrestling families you probably didn't know about

Marc Madison
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The Knight Family was once one of the lesser known families in the wrestling industry.
The Knight Family was once one of the lesser known families in the wrestling industry

There are wrestling families that are well known among fans because of the commitment the performing members of those families have demonstrated, and the time they have invested to become a success in pro wrestling. From families such as the Anoa'is or the Harts, there has been more than one person who has blazed a trail and become legendary. Often, children from these families that have a great deal to live up to, as they try to live up to the expectations their parents created.

The likes of Charlotte Flair and Tamina will be faced with these great expectations for the duration of their careers. In a number cases, though, the children far exceeded the accomplishments of their parents, as was the case with Bret Hart, Randy Orton and The Rock.

However, there are some wrestling families that aren't given that much attention, and at times, fans may have forgotten they exist. Who are these families, and which members of them have carried forward their lineage? Here are five pro-wrestling families you probably didn't know about.

#5 The Blanchards

Through three generations, the Blanchards have quietly achieved greatness in the sport.
Through three generations, the Blanchards have quietly achieved greatness in the sport

Wrestling fans of the Four Horsemen, the wrestling faction enshrined within the WWE Hall of Fame, will always remember the names Anderson, Flair, and Blanchard. Blanchard, of course, refers to Tully, who made a name for himself while working alongside Arn Anderson and Ric Flair, not to mention on his own, being a former United States champion. His wrestling pedigree is without question among the best ever.

Tully's career came to an end early in the 1990s, but over the last few years, his daughter Tessa has made her father proud by following in his footsteps and making a name for herself as a wrestler.

Add on to that, while Tess is carrying on her father's name proudly, she is also carrying on her grandfather's name. Joe Blanchard, Tully's father, was a wrestler as well and created a wrestling lineage that would continue for decades to come.

However, despite multiple appearances in WWE, including a first-round classic match against Kairi Sane in the Mae Young Classic, Tessa Blanchard is rumoured to be signing with GFW Impact Wrestling over WWE.

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As a wrestling enthusiast for over 30 years, my fondness for professional wrestling explores the irrational in a rational way. I will explore the details inside and outside the ring and hopefully have a laugh with you in the process. I've had the fortune to interview wrestlers from Lucha Underground, TNA, Ring of Honor, GFW and former WWE talent as well. I will be hosting a new podcast beginning in July 2018, know as the Pro Wrestling Post Podcast. Feel free to follow me on Twitter:
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