Everyone on the planet has a mother, even professional wrestlers. Most of them are never mentioned, of course, but over the course of time, a few matriarchal figures have made their way into the squared circle. Sure, some of them have been paid actors, but does that make them any less legitimate mothers? The answer, of course, is “Yes”, but their inclusion makes for a far more interesting list. Plus, we were forced to make some fairly tenuous arguments in order to fill out an entire list. Whatever the case, here are the instances where someone’s mother really made an impact in the wild and woolly world of professional wrestling.
10. Vickie Guerrero
Yes, Vickie Guerrero was one of the most irritating and evil authority figures ever seen in professional wrestling, but it really shouldn’t come as a shock that someone who was married to Eddie Guerrero knows how to play a really good heel character. More importantly for this list, before she rose to on-screen power within WWE, Vickie Guerrero’s original appearances on WWE TV came as the mother of Eddie’s children (including one, Shaul Guerrero, who would train to become a wrestler and would appear on NXT years later), during a ridiculous storyline which revealed that Eddie was somehow the father of Rey Mysterio’s son Dominic. As a result, we got to have several weeks of Vickie herding her children around backstage while pleading with Eddie to stop torturing Rey Mysterio’s family. Everything culminated in a ladder match that saw Vickie Guerrero get involved and knock Eddie off the ladder, in a last ditch effort to get him to give up his current path of destruction. Powerful stuff. Sorry, that should have been “powerfully ridiculous stuff that left most wrestling fans scratching their heads”.