Wrestling DNA

Today, let’s take away our ever critical eyes and put on the genetic glasses as we examine seven superstars who follows their family wrestling DNA in WWE/TNA. First up, we have Lacey Von Erich who is the daughter of Kerry Von Erich and grand-daughter of Fritz Von Erich. The Von Erich family is a renowned wrestling family in America. In 2009, they were inducted into the WWE hall of fame. Lacey is the third generation superstar in the Von Erich family and is currently working as part of the trio, The Beautiful People, in TNA.

Recently, this loud mouth son of a gun, Alberto Del Rio, or otherwise better known as Dos Caras, Jr. in Mexico made his debut in Smackdown by feuding with Rey Mysterio. Alberto is son of noted luchador Dos Caras, nephew of Mil Mascaras and Sicodelico and cousin to Sicodelico, Jr. and Hijo de Sicodelico, Alberto belongs to one of most renowned wrestling luchador family to date.

Whooo! That’s his dad. Reid Flair, second son to WWE hall of famer, Ric Flair and present TNA top name is set to make his debut in his father’s company “real soon” . He is also the younger brother to David Flair. Reid was trained by the legendary Harley Race. I caught some of his footage when he was in development. He’s pretty good. I believe some day, this kid is gonna shine real brightly. Gentlemen, I think we’ve stumbled upon the next breakout star.

Natalya Hart, part of the trio in the Hart Dynasty, joins the rank of Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit, Bret “The Hitman” Hart who graduated from the infamous Stu Hart dungeon. Natalya is the daughter of wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart and Ellie Hart. She is the grand daughter of Stu Hart and niece to Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Natalya cites her grandfather, Stu, as her inspiration, both in and out of the ring. Natalya has been dating co-wrestler, Tyson Kidd since 2001.

Is he really dashing? Erm, I’m not sure. But Cody sure have come a long way since I first saw him on TV a couple of years ago. Codys is the son of WWE hall of famer, Dusty Rhodes as well as the half-brother of fellow WWE superstar Dustin Rhodes, who is better known by his ring name “Goldust”. That makes him the second generation superstar. Cody is also nephew of professional wrestlers, Jerry Sags and Fred Ottman, and godson to Magnum T.A.

Husky Harris (real name: Windham Lawrence Rotunda) is a third generation superstar; his granddad is Blackjack Mulligan, father is Mike Rotunda and is uncles are Barry and Kendall Windham. He also has a younger brother, Taylor, who is a professional wrestler. After being ousted from NXT, Harris has been sent back to FCW. Though he did not win the contest, however, Husky is said to have a real impression on management and writers. I won’t be surprise to see him on screen soon. I mean, real soon.

He is perhaps the only superstar who has the most defining DNA in present wrestling showbiz. Randy Orton, a six time world heavyweight champion, and 2009 Royal Rumble winner is a third generation superstar in the Orton family. His grand-dad is the legendary, Bob Orton Sr. While his father is “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Randy is the youngest person ever to hold the World Heavyweight Championship. He gained his main event status by defeating Chris Benoit at age 24. It seems that fans these days can’t get enough of the Viper.

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~ by wrestlingdynasty on September 5, 2010.

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