Hard work, sacrifice, and an unwavering commitment to becoming the very best are just a few things that are required to even have a shot at succeeding in the sport of professional wrestling. That is unless you happen to be a second or third-generation sports entertainer, in which case, one can simply ask dad to set up a try out with WWE.
Using a relative to get one's foot in the door has worked in the past, but it hardly guarantees a successful career —just ask Horace Hogan. Moreover, there are also plenty of performers from well-known wrestling families who have paid their dues.
Nepotism or not, there is one group, in particular, that has produced an impressive number of success stories in recent years — third-generation wrestlers. The ten most successful members of this group consist of several former world champions, one the most successful actors in Hollywood, and even Bo Dallas. Though some names may be obvious, there are several wrestlers on the list who fans may not even realize have (or had) multiple relatives in the business.
These are the ten who just kept going father and father...
From 1999-2003 Jacques performed on the Florida independent pro wrestling circuit. He also has an amateur wrestling background and currently holds a certification in Krav Maga. Jacques graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. Follow him on twitter @goodeals79.