Professional wrestling has been filled with second, third and even fourth generation wrestlers. Some have made it bigger than their family members, while others have flopped badly. We have covered two installments of this in past with volume 1 and volume 2. Some made it, while others faltered. These up and coming generational wrestlers are for the most part lesser known than say the more established ones like Natalya Neidhart, Harry Smith and Curtis Axel. Who will rise and who will fall in the latest list of pro wrestlers with a legacy to uphold?
Brian Pillman Jr. – Son of Brian Pillman
Brian Pillman Jr is a little more known nowadays because he is regularly competing with Major League Wrestling (MLW) which is televised here in the states. Pillman is still pretty new to the business as he just started out his career in 2017.
Jesse Windham – Son of Barry Windham and the grandson of Blackjack Mulligan
Jesse Windham started his career out in 2013 and besides being a third-generation wrestler, he is also cousins with WWE stars Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt.
Hikuleo – Son of Haku/Meng
Hikuleo was trained by the Dudley Boys at their 3-D Academy and is also being trained at the New Japan Dojo. Hikuleo debuted in 2016 and is the brother of New Japan stars Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa.
Amber Young – Daughter of David Young
Amber Young is the daughter of former TNA wrestler David Young. She has worked mainly on the independent scene as both a wrestler and a valet.
Chikara Momota – Son of Mitsuo Momota and grandson of Rikidozan
Chikara Momota is a third-generation wrestler whose father Mitsuo helped establish All Japan in 1972 and the grandson of the “Father of Puroresu” the late great Rikidozan. Chikara made his pro debut in 2013.
Nick Curry – Son of Flyin’ Fred Curry and grandson of ‘Wild’ Bull Curry
Nick Curry is a third-generation talent that is just starting his professional career.
Austin Gunn – Son of Billy Gunn
‘Son of A Gunn’ Austin Gunn is the son of former WWE star ‘Bad Ass’ Billy Gunn. He made his wrestling debut in 2017.
Sefa Fatu – Son of Rikishi
Sefa Fatu is yet another wrestler to emerge out of the highly successful Samoan Dynasty. His father is WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi and is the brother to WWE’s Uso Twins.
Andy Dalton – Son of Frank Dalton
Andy Dalton is the son of the late Frank Dalton who back in his day formed a team called ‘The Dalton Boys’ with Jack Dalton (Don Fargo) Andy has wrestled since 2003 and has wrestled for Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Noah in Japan and various independent promotions.
Daichi Hashimoto – Son of Shinya Hashimoto
Daichi Hashimoto was trained by the likes of Japanese legends like Masahiro Chono, Keiji Mutoh and Shinjiro Otani. He debuted in 2011 and currently wrestles exclusively in Japan.
There are two potential second and third-generation wrestlers currently training with the hopes of making it into the business themselves.
Dominic Gutierrez – Son of Rey Mysterio Jr.
Dominic Gutierrez is currently training with former ECW, WCW and WWE star Lance Storm for possible opportunity to become a professional wrestler.
Simone Johnson – Daughter of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, granddaughter to Rocky Johnson and great-granddaughter of Peter Maivia
Simone Johnson is hoping to become a fourth generation star in pro wrestling. She has been currently attending basic training at WWE’s Performance Center in Florida.