Are The Undertaker and Kane Actual Brothers? 13 Other Family Wrestling Facts

1. Matt and Jeff Hardy

Matt and Jeff Hardy
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Known as The Hardy Boyz, these brothers gained fame with their high-flying and risk-taking style, particularly in tag team ladder and table matches. Their distinct style influenced a generation of wrestlers and left a mark on the tag team division.

Both have much success as singles competitors, too.

Matt Hardy has won three world championships, which include one ECW Championship and two TNA World Heavyweight Championships.

Similarly, Jeff Hardy has had an impressive singles career, winning six world championships, starting with the WWE Championship in 2008. He has also held WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship twice and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship three times.

2. Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt

Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt
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Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt, real-life brothers with a rich wrestling heritage, were never acknowledged as siblings on WWE TV despite their decade-long tenure in the promotion.

Their careers took different paths, with Bray Wyatt notably leading sinister factions like the Wyatt family. On the other hand, Bo Dallas was known for his optimistic, motivational speaker gimmick.

Sadly, Bray Wyatt, real name Windham Lawrence Rotunda, passed away on August 24, 2023, at the age of 36 from a heart attack.

3. Dustin and Cody Rhodes

Dustin and Cody Rhodes
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Sons of the legendary Dusty Rhodes, they’ve both had significant careers in wrestling. Cody co-founded All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and became popular with "The American Nightmare" persona, while Dustin, known as Goldust in WWE, was recognized for his unique gimmicks and impressive speed in the ring.

The brothers teamed up for a short yet emotional feud against The Shield in WWE.

4. Bret and Owen Hart

Bret and Owen Hart
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Part of the storied Hart wrestling family, Bret “The Hitman” Hart is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, while Owen Hart is remembered not only for his in-ring ability but also his charismatic personality.

The sibling rivalry between them was a key storyline in the 1990s WWE, culminating in a class match at WrestleMania X.

Sadly, Owen Hart tragically died in the ring on May 23, 1999.

5. The Rock and Rocky Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson, AKA The Rock’s charismatic performances in the ring have roots in his father, Rocky Johnson’s wrestling career. The Rock not only continued the family legacy in wrestling but transcended the sport to become a global icon in the entertainment industry.

6. Brie and Nikki Bella

Brie and Nikki Bella
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Known as The Bella Twins, Brie and Nikki Bella have had successful careers in WWE, both as a tag team and as solo competitors, with Nikki Bella having a notable run as WWE Divas Champion. They also ventured into reality TV with Total Divas and Total Bellas.

7. Charlie and Russ Haas

Charlie and Russ Haas
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Known as the Haas Brothers, they wrestled in the independent circuit before Russ’s untimely death on December 15, 2001, of heart failure in his sleep at the age of 27.

Charlie later had a WWE career, forming a tag team with Shelton Benjamin.

8. Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa

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As members of the Bullet Club stable in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa have won the IWGP Tag Team Championship multiple times as Guerrillas of Destiny.

Their dedication to excellence and their unique blend of agility and power have made them a fierce duo.

9. Jerry Lawler and Brian Christopher

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Although their relationship was not initially acknowledged on-screen, Brian Christopher, known as "Grandmaster Sexay," and his father, Jerry "The King" Lawler, shared the wrestling stage in WWE, with Brian being part of the popular tag team called Too Cool.

Sadly, Brian Christopher died on July 29, 2018, at the age of 46.

10. Booker T and Stevie Ray

Booker T and Stevie Ray
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Known as Harlem Heat, they were a dominant tag team in WCW during the ’90s, capturing the WCW World Tag Team Championship multiple times. Both Booker T and Stevie Ray set a standard for what it means to be a true tag team specialist.

Booker T is a six-time world champion in professional wrestling, winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship five times and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once.

11. Terry and Dory Funk Jr.

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They achieved success both as a tag team and in singles competition. Both Dory Jr. and Terry are former NWA World Champions, and Terry is remembered for setting the standard with his hardcore wrestling style.

They both are among the most accomplished pairs in the sport’s history.

12. Charlotte Flair and David Flair

Charlotte Flair and David Flair
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Children of Ric Flair, Charlotte, has had a highly successful WWE career, while David had a brief wrestling career, including a stint in WCW.

Charlotte Flair followed her legendary father Ric’s footsteps into wrestling, quickly rising to the top of the women’s division in WWE.

Her multiple championship reigns and high-profile feuds have solidified her place in wrestling history, often drawing comparisons to her father’s illustrious career.

Their brother Reid had a promising wrestling career cut short when he sadly passed away on March 29, 2013, at the age of 25.

13. Nemeth Brothers

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Nic Nemeth is widely recognized for his run as "Dolph Ziggler" in WWE, while Ryan Nemeth is a wrestler in AEW. Both brothers have made their mark in the industry and are known for their athleticism and charisma.

While Undertaker and Kane’s sibling status was fictional, real-life family duos like the Hardy Boyz bring authentic family dynamics to the wrestling scene.

Rick Rude: A Ravishing Man with a Tragic End

Rick Rude was more than "Ravishing."
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“He refused to budge.”

Rick Rude was a unique, once-in-a-lifetime kind of wrestler. He went by the nickname “Ravishing” — and rightfully so. He had a solid moveset, great looks, and unbridled arrogance with the in-ring skill to back it up. He played hard in the ring but even harder out of it.

Learn His Tragic Story.

Greg Valentine’s Defiant Act Behind The WWE Intercontinental Championship Belt

Greg Valentine on His Career and the Tragic Fate of His Destroyed IC Title
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When Greg Valentine and Tito Santana met on July 6, 1985, in a steel cage in Baltimore, Maryland, Santana got the victory to reclaim the title. Valentine responded by retrieving the championship and destroying the belt, beating it repeatedly against the cage and tearing the gold away from the leather.

"I had to give the belt back to Tito after that angle," Valentine said. "And one day, when I saw him a few years ago, I asked whatever became of that belt, because Tito kept it after that angle. What he responded with broke my heart.”

Read: Greg Valentine on His Career and the Tragic Fate of His Destroyed IC Title

Mr Perfect Curt Hennig – A Great Life with an Unfortunate End

On camera, Curt Hennig was arrogant, and he backed up his Mr. Perfect persona brilliantly. However, outside of the ring, it was a different story. Here is the story of an extraordinary life with an unfortunate end.

On camera, Curt Hennig was arrogant, and he backed up his Mr. Perfect persona brilliantly. However, outside of the ring, it was a different story.

Learn the story of an extraordinary life with an unfortunate end.

The Andre the Giant Fight That Turned REAL in Japan!

When Andre the Giant and Akira Maeda met in the ring in May of '86, things did not go to plan!
When Andre the Giant and Akira Maeda met in the ring in May of ’86, things did not go to plan!

Andre the Giant showed up at the Japanese venue more inebriated than usual in May ’86. He was to face Akira Maeda, a wrestler building a reputation as someone hard to do business with. Together, there was a possibility for volatility, and much like a forest fire, it only took a spark!

Read: Andre the Giant and Akira Maeda Fight That Turned REAL in Japan

Chief Jay Strongbow and His Notorious Backstage Reputation

Joe Scarpa, who gained wrestling fame as Chief Jay Strongbow.
‘MACHO MAN’ RANDY SAVAGE: “He killed more young wrestlers’ careers than [substance abuse]!”

THE HONKY TONK MAN: “If he were dying right now, I wouldn’t even [drop a dump] in his mouth."

Chief Jay Strongbow seemed a natural fit for a backstage role in WWE. However, it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for the faux Native American!

Read: Chief Jay Strongbow and His Notorious Backstage Reputation

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