More often than ever before, long-standing relationships amongst professional wrestlers are becoming more commonplace.
Whether it's Candice LeRae and Johnny Gargano, Keith Lee and Mia Yim, or Shawn Spears and Cassie Lee, there are many examples of professional wrestlers finding their life partners while finding their place in the industry.
One more such example is evident in Wesley Blake and his wife, Sara Lee from Tough Enough. Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Blake recalls how he met his wife at the WWE Performance Center and how their relationship grew.
"We met at the Performance Center. When Tough Enough was coming out I used to go to a friend's apartment and we used to watch it. I will never forget when they announced the 11 Tough Enough people. When Sarah came across the screen, I said to the guys, 'I don't know what it is, but I think she is the most beautiful woman I have ever laid my eyes on.' It was crazy, this was before the show was even a thing. Just by fate, she ends up winning it. I was super proud of her. When you are that beautiful inside and out, it shows through the camera. I think that was what helped her win. We started talking at the NXT Combine. We were doing some weight room testing. We did the rower and I did so much where I threw up. I was in the weight room, head over a trash can as the girls were about to start, great first impression [laughs]. She was so sweet that later on that night she messaged me on Twitter saying 'Hey I hope you feel better.' And from there it just took off."
Also, he explains the origin of the new name you will use in going forward, Westin Blake
"I'm going by Westin Blake. When I was in NXT the first time, I pitched a bunch on names. I was always told it's best if you can have a name that you can connect with. I have an older brother named Blake, so that was a big driving factor. Most of my life I have been called Weston, because that's my last name. When I gave them the list of NXT names, Wesley Blake was the winner. They had 3 or 4 on there, I can't remember them but they were not that good."
You can check out the full interview embedded above. Also, Blake spoke with our own Sean Ross Sapp here you can check out that interview at this link.