It is rare that we get to take a peek behind the curtain of WWE. When we do, we are able to see some really emotional moments. Here are some of the most emotional backstage WWE photos that exist.
Backstage WWE Photos That Will Make You Emotional
8) The Future Is Now
Seth Rollins And Triple H Embrace After Wrestlemania 31:
It seems clear that Triple H is very high on Seth Rollins. He crowned him the first-ever NXT Champion and chose him as the one to break-up the Shield. He even wrestled him (and put him over) at Wrestlemania 33.
The biggest moment of Seth’s career came when he cashed in his Money In the Bank contract at Wrestlemania 31 to become the new WWE Champion. Something that shocked the wrestling world and a moment that fans will remember forever.
After the match, WWE’s cameras caught an awesome photo of Triple H and Seth embracing backstage. You can see how proud Triple H is of Seth and how far he has come.
7) “This Is Ours”
Sami Zayn And Kevin Owens Embrace After Owens Wins The WWE Universal Title:
After winning the WWE Universal Championship, Kevin Owens came through the curtain. The first person to meet him there was Sami Zayn, his long-time best friend, and rival.
Those that have followed Owens and Zayn outside WWE, know of their long history and friendship with one another. They have been mostly bitter rivals on-screen, but it is clear that it is a much different case off-camera.
Owens can be heard saying: “This Is Ours” to Sami as they hugged.
6) An Emotional Embrace
Triple H & The Undertaker After Their Match At Wrestlemania 27:
The Undertaker and Triple H put on one heck of a match at Wrestlemania 27. In the backstage area after it was finished, they embraced in an emotional moment.
This was depicted in an episode of Wrestlemania Rewind on the WWE Network. Triple H explained that they both broke down after the match because they were so emotional. They both didn’t know if they could still wrestle on a high level and had some doubts heading into the match.
They both proved themselves wrong.
5) A Heavy Burden
Roman Reigns Backstage After Defeating The Undertaker 33:
After Roman Reigns defeated the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 33, cameras caught him backstage reflecting on the match.
In an interview with ESPN after the match, Reigns spoke about how he was feeling:
“It’s bittersweet. It almost feels like a loss, you know what I mean? Because, I’ve said this for the past three or four weeks, I’ve got nothing but respect for the Undertaker. If you’ve been a part of this business, and you know, everybody’s got respect for that man. But at the end of the day you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. As a young man, as a family man, as a provider, I’ve got to go out there and fight for mine, and that’s what I did tonight”
The photo depicts exactly what Reigns said. He had a job to do and he did it.
The Undertaker didn’t end up officially retiring, so it takes away from the photo a bit. Still, it goes to show you the emotions that some wrestlers go through after big matches.
4) Eddie After His WWE Title Win
Eddie Guerrero And Vince McMahon Backstage After Eddie Won The WWE Title For The First Time:
At No Way Out 2004, Eddie Guerrero shocked the world and defeated Brock Lesnar to become WWE Champion. It was an emotional moment as fans celebrated the first World Title win of his career.
A photo has circulated of Eddie backstage with Vince McMahon after winning the title.
You can see the happiness on Eddie’s face as he clutches the title. Emotional seeing Eddie so happy, considering the demons that he faced in his life.
3) Vince and His Greatest Creation
Vince McMahon And The Undertaker Hug Before The Streak Was Ended:
Before the Undertaker’s legendary streak was ended at Wrestlemania 30, Vince McMahon and the Undertaker hugged backstage.
The Undertaker is by far Vince McMahon’s greatest creation. A character that has remained at the top of the company for over two decades.
Even more emotional to look at now that we know this was moments before the streak ended. Wish we knew what Vince said to ‘Taker at this exact moment.
Daniel Bryan Backstage With Brie Bella Before His Retirement Speech:
This one hits heavy. Just before Daniel Bryan is about to go out to the ring and announce his retirement from WWE, he is photographed breaking down in tears.
If you have listened to Bryan speak about wrestling, you know that he has an incredible passion for it. For him to have wrestling taken away from him, is like somebody losing a limb. A heartbreaking photo where we see somebody about to have their dreams ripped away from them.
The good news is that Bryan is back in the ring. Still, this photo is a great representation of how much Bryan loves wrestling.
1) An Emotional Embrace Between Father And Son
Vince and Shane McMahon Hug After Wrestlemania 32:
If you are a big fan of the McMahon family, you know that Vince and Shane haven’t always seen eye to eye. You have likely heard that on WWE television but that seems to be the case outside the ring as well throughout the years.
After Wrestlemania 32, Shane said that he got one of the first pats on the back of his life from his father. This came after his Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker.
The two embraced in an emotional moment with both of them breaking down. You can see how proud Vince is in this moment and it is really an amazing photo.