By Anthony Savonarota
For most families, infighting is purely disgraceful, yet with wrestling families, infighting is as educational as it is often intergenerational. For those ‘sports entertainers’ who grew up running the ring ropes before learning how to ride a bike, here is our PART 1 of the total ranks of Wrestling's 15 Greatest Families.
15. The Halls
In the mid 1990’s Scott Hall was starting to develop bad drug habits. Ten years after WCW’s demise, Scott still seemed to be going down the road of becoming another statistic. Thankfully DDP (Diamond Dallas Page) saved Scott from further abusing himself. Scott Hall re-established connections with each family member, and now happily cheers for his son Cody.
14. The Hennig Family
Larry “The Axe” Hennig set into motion a three generation movement which includes his son Curt Hennig (“Mr. Perfect”) and his grandson Curtis Axel.
13. The WindHam / Rotunda Family
Robert Jack Windham, better known as Blackjack Mulligan, was a long-time professional wrestler and is the father of Barry and Kendall Windham (best known for NWA and WCW). Blackjack Mulligan’s grandson, Taylor Rotunda, is known in WWE as Bo Dallas, while his brother is quickly becoming one of the best characters in the WWE as Bray Wyatt.
12. The Misterio Family
While the Misterio family are immensely popular in Mexico, the rest of the world may only have heard of the great Rey Misterio Jr. (Mysterio). However, Rey Misterio Sr. (uncle of Mysterio) is the man who taught his nephew his exhilarating style of wrestling.
11. The Poffos
For more than four decades, Angelo Poffo entertained audiences with his villainous style inside the ring. Angelo’s son took the WWF by storm through crafting a charismatic persona known as Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
There you have it for the first 5 of the greatest grappling families to grace a ring. Read our Part 2!