10 WWE Storylines That Turned Into Real Life Shoots

Moral of the story: don't book your real-life spouse in a kayfabe affair.


Art imitating life. Life imitating art. Sometimes it's difficult to know where the script ends and the shoots begin in WWE.

Was Randy Orton really supposed to get his head caved open by Brock Lesnar at last year's SummerSlam? Did Randy Orton really get mad at Kofi Kingston a few years back? Does Randy Orton really hate high-flyers? Is Randy Orton really a petulant hot-head who trashed his hotel room?

The answer to all of those questions is yes. But not everything is as black-and-white as the world of Randy Orton. Sometimes WWE storylines that begin in front of the camera before long start to spill over into the real world - like in Wes Craven's New Nightmare.

Whether it's fledgling fictional romances resulting in actual love affairs, kayfabe feuds leading to real rivalries (or better yet, fisticuffs) or an unfulfilled career becoming - well, an unfulfilled career, wrestling angles have a peculiar tendency to come true.

And when they do, it's important to compare the real life details with those that unfolded on-screen, so that future generations of wrestlers may learn the lessons of their forebears.

Mainly, though, it's just funny.