Not with my dad you don’t. One of the easiest ways to get a heel over in wrestling is to have them attack someone’s parents. More often than not, a wrestler’s parents are going to be older and therefore more susceptible to being attacked. This is something that has worked for a long time, meaning there’s quite the history to it. I think you know where this is going.

WWE has released another Top Ten video, this time looking at the top instances of parents being attacked in wrestling. This list mainly includes more modern instances but some of them are older instances, including WCW making the list. As you might expect, the list is primarily comprised of fathers being attacked but not entirely.

Superstars beat up rival's parents: WWE Top 10

Opinion: There’s a reason this idea is used over and over again: it works quite well. There’s something about seeing the parent/family member of a wrestler attacked. You know that most of the time they’re not actual wrestlers and it’s not right to have them dragged into a feud. It might feel cliched now but it’s a plot device that still works just fine.

Who is your favorite wrestling family? What is your favorite instance of a relative being attacked? Let us know in the comments below.


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