Some friendships come and go while others last for a lifetime. When it comes to the world of professional wrestling, you’d be surprised to find out who is actually friends when the cameras get turned off. After all, the world of professional wrestling is incredibly competitive with many wrestlers constantly fighting with each other backstage. Despite all of the competition, there are still some amazing friendships that manage to emerge out of the sport. Here are the top WWE superstars who are actually best friends in real life!
15. John Cena And Randy Orton
John Cena and Randy Orton have been known to have one of the most famous pro wrestling feuds in history. However, would you guess that these days these two are the best of friends? The two of them actually come from the same WWE class and would both rise to fame after debuting in 2002.
14. Ric Flair And Roddy Piper
Ric Flair (real name: Richard Fliehr) and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (real name: Roderick Toombs) have battled it off in the ring quite a few times. However, at one point, these two teamed up in order to win the World Tag Team Championship together. Later on, Toombs would be Fliehr’s best man at his wedding and they’ve also been on reality TV shows together.
13. Brock Lesnar And Paul Heyman
What do you get when you bring together two of the most despised men in WWE history? Well, apparently you get the start of a beautiful friendship. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are incredibly disliked by WWE fans for entirely different reasons. However, that didn’t stop these two from being friends.
12. The Hardy Boyz And Shannon Moore
Matt and Jeff Hardy first met Shannon Moore when they were young kids in North Carolina. When the Hardy Boyz began to do their own backyard wrestling routines, they also included their pal, Shannon Moore. In turn, they helped train him and he was able to work his way up as a professional wrestler over time.
11. Mick Foley And Terry Funk
Mick Foley and Terry Funk started off as opponents out in the ring. They were both old school fighters that loved to break each other down no matter what it took. However, after wrapping each other up in barbed-wire and fighting, these two have managed to start up a beautiful friendship.
10. The Kliq
Shawn Michaels (real name: Michael Hickenbottom), Razor Ramon (real name: Scott Hall), Diesel (real name: Kevin Nash), Triple H (real name: Paul Levesque), and 1-2-3 Kid (real name: Sean Waltman) were formally known as “The Kliq.” In the WWE world, they were a well known backstage wrestling group. Although they weren’t always the most popular, their great friendship kept their group together.
9. Trish Stratus And Lita
Trish Stratus (real name: Patricia Stratigeas) and Lita (real name: Amy Dumas) had one of the biggest feuds in WWE history. However, it seems that their rivalry has long been dismissed and they now have an incredibly strong friendship. Stratigeas inducted Dumas into the WWE Hall of Fame and Dumas is the Godmother of Stratigeas’ son.
8. Kevin Owens And Sami Zayn
Kevin Owens (real name: Kevin Steen) and Sami Zayn (real name: Rami Sebei) have been feuding on camera for a while but behind-the-scenes, these two are closer than you would think. The two of them started off small but now they’re big WWE superstars!
7. Bradshaw And Faarooq
John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Faarooq (real name: Ron Simmons) both were known as The Acolytes or The Acolytes Protection Agency. Any time these two were mentioned together you knew that something serious was going to go down. These two are seriously good friends and when Layfield was getting married, Simmons was there right by his side as his best man. It was also Layfield who inducted Simmons into the Hall of Fame.
6. Rob Van Dam And Sabu
Rob Van Dam (real name: Robert Szatkowski) and Sabu (real name: Terry Brunk) were both trained by Brunk’s uncle, The Original Sheik (real name: Edward Farhat). Since they were both being trained by the same person, these two quickly became friends. For a while these two functioned as a tag team, but fans everywhere wanted to see them fight it out. Eventually they did and that started off a pretty long feud.
5. Stone Cold And Jim Ross
Stone Cold Steve Austin (real name, Steven Anderson) and Jim Ross have managed to build up a beautiful friendship. In fact, their friendship has been the storyline for many WWE films. Anderson actually played a crucial role in helping out Ross in his career!
4. CM Punk And Colt Cabana
CM Punk (real name: Philip Brooks) and Colt Cabana (real name: Scott Colton) were first introduced to each other when they were training to become professional wrestlers. This was the start of a beautiful friendship between the two of them. Although they both rose to different levels of fame, that never stopped their friendship from growing.
3. Rey Mysterio And Eddie Guerrero
Rey Mysterio (real name: Oscar Rubio) and Eddie Guerrero were two wrestlers that grew to really respect one another. Throughout their years in the wrestling world, the two of them would wrestle it out on the ring as both a tag team and rivals. In 2006, Mysterio won the World Heavyweight Championship and dedicated his victory to Guerrero.
2. Edge And Christian
Edge (real name: Adam Copeland) and Christian (real name: William Reso) have been lifelong friends since their childhood days in Canada. They both had big dreams of performing in the WWE and both of their dreams come true. The two of them are known as one of the best tag teams in the WWE and have held the WWE Tag Team Championship on seven different occasions .
1. Dean Ambrose And Roman Reigns
Dean Ambrose (real name: Jonathan Good) and Roman Reigns (real name: Leati Anoa’i) were once a part of The Shield. The Shield has been disbanded for a while now, but these two still remained close. They both travel together as the WWE moves from city to city.