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5 Wrestlers whose spouses are more famous than them

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Most fans of professional wrestling grow up dreaming of becoming wrestlers themselves one day. It’s a natural desire, to want to emulate and be a part of the same profession as your childhood heroes. The goal of most pro wrestlers is to achieve the highest level of fame and respect possible, typically by making it to the WWE and becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion. 

Alas, not everyone can be World Heavyweight Champion. For the wrestlers on this list, whatever fame they were able to achieve has been overshadowed by the accolades of their significant others. Whether they married famous actors, 2nd and 3rd generation wrestlers or they just weren’t able to attain the success of their partners, these five pro wrestlers seem to be eternally caught in the looming shadow of their spouse (or ex-spouse!) 

So, without further ado, bust out a Steveweiser and join us in toasting these underappreciated pro wrestling superstars.

1. Billy Kidman

Billy Kidman and ex wife Torrie Wilson
Billy Kidman and ex-wife Torrie Wilson

For fans needing a quick jog down memory lane, the image above is of former WWE Diva and Playboy cover-girl Torrie Wilson. Her ex-husband, former Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman, also happens to be in the picture with her. 

Despite having quite a successful career of his own, which included Cruiserweight Championship runs in both WCW and WWE, as well as being the guy that, along with Brock Lesnar, got the Shooting Star Press banned from WWE for several years because he nearly killed Chavo Guerrero Jr. with it, Billy Kidman’s ex-wife Torrie Wilson is by far the more prolific of the two personalities. 

A former two-time Playboy cover-girl, Torrie’s fame far out-shined her ex-husband’s, as she would go to be featured prominently on the cover of the prolific men’s lifestyle magazine, as well as take part in several memorable segments at WrestleMania. 

As for Kidman, he currently works as a producer for the WWE.

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