10 Current AEW/WWE Superstars who are real life brothers
Wrestling has become a family business in recent years, with many second and third-generation superstars currently populating both WWE and AEW.
There are several famous wrestling families in the business with the Anoa’i family currently dominating WWE and the Rhodes family at the helm of AEW.
This means that several pairs of siblings have been able to work together in the business. At present, there are a number of pairs of brothers both working together and split between promotions.
The following list looks at just five sets of brothers that are currently active superstars in WWE and AEW.
#10/9. AEW’s Matt Hardy and WWE’s Jeff Hardy
Matt and Jeff Hardy are legends in WWE’s Tag Team Division, whilst Jeff has gone on to be seen as a legitimate contender for the company’s main championships.
In recent years, The Hardys have been split between WWE and AEW since Matt opted against renewing his contract so he could make the move over to All Elite Wrestling last year.
Jeff Hardy remains in WWE and has recently become a hot topic of conversation since the former WWE Champion was seen chasing the 24/7 Championship this past week on RAW.
Hardy was recently pushed as part of a feud with Karrion Kross, but that has now come to an end and The Charismatic Enigma has been relegated to chasing Reggie for the 24/7 title.
His brother Matt, on the other hand, has become one of AEW’s biggest stars and appears to have much more creative freedom since his surprise move to Tony Khan’s company in 2020.
It is believed that when Jeff’s contract does finally come to an end, he will join his older brother in AEW so that the legendary Hardy Boyz can reunite. According to recent reports, Hardy’s contract expires towards the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.
As seen with several other stars in the past, if the former champion suffers an injury between now and then the company could add time to the end of his deal.
#8/7. WWE Superstars The Usos
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 22, 2021
The Usos have been part of WWE for more than a decade and have finally been pushed into the spotlight alongside their cousin Roman Reigns. The Bloodline has dominated SmackDown over the past year and has allowed both of The Uso brothers to show that they can be used as much more than just a tag team.
It’s interesting to note that the term “Uso” means “Brother” in Samoan, which is where Jimmy and Jey obviously got their ring names from. They are also not the only sons of WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi who are currently on the company’s payroll either since their younger brother Joshua was recently signed by WWE.
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— RIKISHI (@TheREALRIKISHI) August 31, 2021
The Anoa’i family has dominated WWE for a number of years and at present, there are several members of the family who are part of the company including Tamina, Nia Jax, Roman Reigns, and The Usos.
#6/5. Current AEW Superstars Nick and Matt Jackson aka The Young Bucks
Just on another dang level. pic.twitter.com/WOMKChfvar
— Young Bucks® (@youngbucks) August 26, 2021
Nick and Matt Jackson are former AEW Tag Team Champions and have dominated the company’s Tag Team Division for more than a year.
Matthew is the older brother at 36 whilst Nick is four years younger at 32 years old. The siblings made their debut in the wrestling world back in 2004 and have since become one of the best tag teams in the world.
Interestingly, despite being seen as stars in AEW at present, The Young Bucks actually appeared several times for WWE in 2008 and 2011 but didn’t officially sign for the company at that time.
Not only are The Bucks the longest-reigning AEW Tag Team Champions in the short history of the company, but they are also Executive Vice Presidents for the company. When AEW was still a concept, Matt and Nick were a huge part of getting the company off the ground alongside Tony Khan, Chris Jericho, and the rest of The Elite.
#4/3. Current AEW Superstars Cody Rhodes and Dustin Rhodes
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) September 3, 2018
Cody Rhodes and his older brother Dustin have become household names as part of AEW. But the sons of The American Dream Dusty Rhodes actually started their careers in WWE.
Dustin was known as Goldust for more than two decades, whilst his brother Cody was with WWE for several years before requesting his release in 2016. Goldust remained with WWE whilst his brother pursued a career on the independent circuit before AEW became a reality.
Dustin Rhodes has been given a new lease on life in AEW and has become “The Natural” alongside his brother. Cody Rhodes’ wife Brandi has also become one of the company’s best-known stars but is currently on maternity leave after welcoming the couple’s daughter earlier in the year.
Rhodes and Dustin are actually half-brothers since the two stars only share the same father and also have two sisters. Dustin is the older of the two brothers at 52 whilst Cody is 36.
#2/1. Current AEW Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 6, 2021
The Lucha Bros are the current AEW World Tag Team Champions after defeating The Young Bucks at All Out last weekend. The real-life brothers are contracted to both AEW and AAA but are best-known for their time at IMPACT Wrestling, where they are former World Tag Team Champions.
Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix have kept their real names a secret from the public in order to maintain Mexican tradition, but it is known that the duo are related in real life.
The Lucha Brothers were one of the first tag teams to be announced as part of AEW when the company became a reality back in 2019 and have since been one of their most entertaining signings.
Very little is known about the duo, but their father and brother are also part of the wrestling industry, which is how it’s known that Fenix and Pentagon are brothers.