Maybe no “sport” understands the importance of family more than professional wrestling.
Whether it was the pairings of the famed “families” like Ole and Gene Anderson or the real-life “familia” of the Guerreros, we have been fascinated how wrestling in numbers is a lot more appealing. The family dynamic also offers promoters the opportunity to create new story lines, some pitting brother against brother, or in the case of the Funks and Briscos, family vs. family.
As a youngster, I watched Eddie and Mike Graham wrestle the likes of Terry and Dory Funk. I watched the hatred the Von Erichs had for the Freebirds and loved it when Ivan and Nikita Koloff challenged the likes of Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A.
Whether they were related by blood or by creation, it did not matter. In the world of professional wrestling, blood was always thicker than water- at least until someone got their feelings hurt.
Here is a look at the greatest wrestling families of all time.