We've talked before about the Top 50 Wrestling Families. Factoring in siblings, cousins, children, uncles, aunts, spouses and other relations, there are no shortage of real-life relatives in the squared circle.
This list? Well, it's a little different.
This week, we're looking at wrestling "families" that aren't related by blood (or at least, not in the way that they've been promoted). Since the dawn of professional wrestling, promoters have created ficticious brothers, sisters, parents and other relations to either bolster a character's backstory or give them some much needed backup in the ring.
In compiling a list of the Top 50 Phony Families, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was this group in wrestling history?
How many members of the family are included?
Was there a lot of work required by a promotion to present them as legitimate relatives?
Did the phony family storyline do anything to further a wrestler's career?
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