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Why WWE would be nothing without its family ties

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Just one look at the current WWE roster will provide a clear indication that the company relies heavily on family relations in order to make up its numbers.

While it is useful for Vince McMahon and his company to have such successful siblings and other relatives on its books, it begs the question of how much the company would achieve with more individuals leading the way?

The McMahons

The CEO of WWE himself, Vince McMahon was destined to be involved in professional wrestling from as young as 12, as his father owned his own professional wrestling company.

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Some years later, Vince McMahon eventually founded the World Wrestling Federation in 1980, which seemingly confirmed his future success.

Even in 2016, McMahon is representing his family name not just by himself but with the help of both his daughter Stephanie, who is the current Chief Brand Officer of WWE, ad his son Shane who recently returned to action in the ring.

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A set up like this is one is not only works well for the McMahon's but is also favoured by members of the WWE Universe who are able to pick and choose their favourite family member.

Seeing the crowd's reaction when Shane McMahon's music hits lately is possibly the clearest example of this - despite the WWE Universe still heavily criticising Vince McMahon's decisions, they are still willing to show their support for Shane.

Family links

Those in charge of WWE are also aware of the support which family tag teams gain, as both The Bella Twins and The Usos have found success in becoming popular duos as twin sisters and brothers respectively.

Jey and Jimmy Uso also come from the Anoa'i wrestling family which includes relatives such as The Rock and Roman Reigns.

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It comes as no surprise that WWE is keen to keep any wrestlers from this family on their books especially with them having already made so much history with previous relations in the past.

Any mention of a WWE family must include the success of Dusty Rhodes and his sons Cody Rhodes and Goldust, who are half-brothers in real life.

Cody and Goldust have succeeded in prolonging their father's legacy by making several tributes to Dusty following The American Dream's tragic passing in 2015.

WWE will also be representing family links within the Women's Division at the Payback pay-per-view event on May 1 at the Allstate Arena in Illinois.

As Wrestling Inc has reported, none other than professional wrestling legend Bret Hart, will be in Natalya's corner to support his niece during her WWE Women's Championship match with current champion Charlotte at the event.

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This involvement will be made even more poignant as it will be Hart's first appearance since he underwent successful treatment for prostate cancer.

Having him return to ringside to support Natalya despite being treated so recently is one of the clearest signs in recent history, of the importance of family to professional wrestlers.

It is this strong bond which members of the WWE Universe see so regularly which maintains the interest of the fans and one is which will surely continue for as long as professional wrestling is in existence. 

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