9 WWE Superstars who have called off their engagements

Bayley & Aaron Solow and Mandy Rose & Michael Lubic
Bayley & Aaron Solow and Mandy Rose & Michael Lubic

Although they were close to getting married, a few WWE Superstars decided to call off their engagements.

Several WWE Superstars announced their engagement in 2021, including Sheamus, Carmella, and Dana Brooke. A few others got engaged to their partners in the past few years. However, not all these love stories had happy endings.

Some wrestlers decided to break up with their partners after their engagement. One superstar ended her relationship with her fiancé just a month before their wedding. Today, a few of these WWE wrestlers are already in new relationships. Some are even engaged again or married.

Here are nine WWE Superstars who have previously called off their engagements.


#8 & #9. WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss & former WWE Superstar Buddy Murphy

Alexa Bliss joined WWE in mid-2013 and made her televised debut a few months later. During her time in NXT, Bliss became the manager of Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy. As they worked together on-screen, the 30-year-old and Murphy got into a romantic relationship.

Bliss and Murphy dated for nearly two years before announcing their engagement in January 2017. However, the couple split a year later. Despite keeping their relationship private, Bliss addressed her breakup with Murphy as she answered a fan's question about her relationship status on Twitter in 2020.

"Buddy & I split back in early ish 2018 . We share the animals and are friends," she wrote.

Little Miss Bliss is currently in a relationship with musician Ryan Cabrera. The couple started dating in early 2020. In November of that same year, Bliss and Cabrera announced their engagement. They are now planning to have their wedding next year.

Bliss continues to work in WWE. Nonetheless, she has not competed since losing to Charlotte Flair in a RAW Women's Championship match at Extreme Rules last September. According to a report from PWInsider, WWE has granted Bliss time off to undergo sinus surgery.

Meanwhile, WWE released Murphy from his contract last June. He recently joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

#6 & #7. WWE Superstar Bayley & former WWE Superstar Aaron Solow

A couple of years before joining WWE in 2012, Bayley met current AEW star, Aaron Solow. The two wrestlers were performing on the independent scene when their paths crossed.

Bayley and Solow fell in love with each other and dated for several years before announcing their engagement in 2016. Nonetheless, they decided to call it off and break up last February.

Solow later explained the reasons behind the decision in a statement he posted on his Twitter account.

"Pam (Bayley) and I have come to the realization that we have a completely different idea of what we want our future to look like, because of this we feel that it would be in our best interests to call off our engagement and end our relationship," he wrote.

Before signing with Tony Khan's company, Bayley's ex-fiancé competed in several WWE matches on NXT, 205 Live, RAW between May 2014 and December 2017. He also attended a few Hall of Fame ceremonies alongside the former SmackDown Women's Champion.

While Bayley is currently out of action due to injury, Solow is a regular competitor on AEW television. The 34-year-old recently went one-on-one with John Silver on AEW Dark but lost.

#4 & #5. WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella & WWE legend John Cena

WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella and John Cena started dating in 2012. Bella later moved in with Cena after signing a 75-page agreement.

Although they were in love with each other, the two wrestlers had different opinions about marriage and kids. Cena has been married before and did not want to do it again. He also did not desire to have kids. Meanwhile, Bella wanted to tie the knot with the 16-time World Champion and have children with him.

In 2017, Cena and Bella teamed up at WrestleMania 33 to defeat The Miz and Maryse. The former WWE Champion then proposed to his girlfriend inside the ring.

The couple got engaged and were set to get married on May 5, 2018. Nonetheless, they called off their engagement nearly a month before their wedding. Although they later briefly reconciled, the two WWE legends split for good in July 2018.

In an interview with Better Together, the WWE Hall of Famer disclosed why she decided to break up with the Leader of the Cenation.

"Even in the end when he was willing to give me kids, I could just tell, it's not what we wanted. And that's really, like, you know, what pushed me in the end, was like, if I'm going to force someone to be a father. What if he looks at you down the road and just regrets everything, and then you have this child and you've built this life. Is that what you want? And I remember thinking: it's not what I want," she said.

Nikki Bella is currently engaged to dancer Artim Chigvinstev. She gave birth to their first child, Matteo, on July 31, 2020. Meanwhile, Cena tied the knot with Shay Shariatzadeh in October 2020. Shariatzadeh works as a Program Manager at Microsoft.

#2 & #3. WWE trainer Kenny Dykstra & WWE legend Mickie James

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WWE legend Mickie James and Kenny Dykstra started dating nearly 15 years ago. In 2007, the couple announced their engagement. Nonetheless, they split a few years later.

Following their breakup, Dykstra claimed that he discovered that James was seeing John Cena behind his back.

"She was googling mickie james and john cena dating. I asked why, she broke down crying. Then I heard more from others. She was checking to see if it was on the net yet,” he tweeted.

The former WWE Women's Champion responded to Dykstra's comments, accusing him of lying to help his book sales.

"As far as that whole thing with Ken it was a shame that he went out and said the things that he did and did that, because I feel that a lot of it was a lie and it was mostly just kind of to help his book sales or whatever the case may be. But you know, it is what it is and you know, I’m a grown up," she said on the Lilian Garcia: Making Their Way to the Ring podcast.

In December 2014, the six-time Women's Champion announced her engagement to current NWA star Nick Aldis. The couple tied the knot a year later. They now have a boy together.

WWE released Mickie James from her contract last April. She recently joined IMPACT Wrestling, where she is now the IMPACT Knockouts Champion.

Meanwhile, Dykstra retired from in-ring action last April. Nevertheless, he is currently a trainer at the WWE Performance Center.

#1. WWE NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose and Michael Lubic

Mandy Rose joined WWE after participating in the 2015 Tough Enough competition. WWE then added her to the cast of Total Divas, where she appeared alongside her real-life boyfriend at the time, Michael Lubic.

Rose and Lubic started dating in 2010. The couple later announced their engagement. However, Rose and Lubic's relationship ended a few months later. They both deleted their photos together and unfollowed each other on Instagram.

Since they called off their engagement, Rose and Lubic have moved on with their lives and got into new relationships. According to his Instagram account, the NXT Women's Champion's ex-fiancé seems to have a new partner. Meanwhile, the 31-year-old is currently dating former NXT Superstar Tino Sabbatelli.

Rose and Sabbatelli attended the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony together. Nonetheless, they prefer to keep their relationship away from the public eye. The two wrestlers rarely post any photos together on social media or talk about their relationship.

There have been many rumors regarding the couple's split in the past few months. However, Rose recently posted a video with her boyfriend on her Instagram stories.

Since returning to NXT last July, Rose has been living the best time of her career. God's Greatest Creation joined forces with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayn to form Toxic Attraction. She then defeated Raquel Gonzalez to capture the NXT Women's Championship two months ago.