By Anthony Savonarota
For those ‘sports entertainers’ who grew up running the ring ropes before learning how to ride a bike, here is our Part 2 of wrestling’s fifteen greatest families!
Otherwise, check out our Part 1!
10. The Guerreros
The Guerrero family tree begins with Gory who helped launch the Mexican lucha libre style of wrestling. Gory’s sons Chavo Guerrero Sr. and Chavo Jr. were both employed by WWE, but they were never able to rise up the ranks. It was the youngest son, Eddie who became the first Mexican-American to win the WWE Title in 2004.
9. The Ortons
Spanning three generations, the Orton wrestling family history began with Bob Orton, Sr. His son, Cowboy Bob Orton, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Most famous of all is WWE’s current Smackdown superstar Randy Orton also known as “The Viper”/”The Apex Predator.”
8. The Von Erichs
Kevin, Kerry, David, Mike and Chris Von Erich were all-American boys who took up names meant to conjure up images of unspeakable evil. Most fans today remember them for the great tag teamwork.
7. The Funks
Dory Funk Sr. competed mainly in the southwestern United States before opening a promotion in Amarillo, where his sons, Dory Jr. and Terry, established themselves. When the brothers ventured out of the Texas plains and into the squared circle, they returned home with international acclaim.
6. The Flairs
In 1999, a young David Flair decided to follow in his father’s footsteps when he made his debut in WCW. Then of course there's Ashley Flair, who ventured off, started training, and made a name for herself as Charlotte.
Stay tuned as we finish the countdown with the Top 5 of the greatest families in WWE history.