Eric Bugenhagen made his WWE debut in October 2017 in an episode of NXT Live under the ring name Rick Boogs.

He is a two-time WWE 24×7 Champion who made his main roster debut on SmackDown in May 2021. 

Apart from being a WWE wrestler, Bugenhagen is also a YouTuber. He currently has over 240,000 subscribers and uploads funny and goofy videos. But he mostly posts videos of himself working out in his garage gym and sometimes gives practical advice.

In those videos, he excites himself before he lifts at outrageous intensity. 

With all the fame and success, fans cannot help but wonder about the WWE star's wife, who prefers to stay away from his very public career. 

Eric Bugenhagen's Wife Changed His Life

Occasionally, Bugenhagen's spouse is featured in his Instagram posts and his workout videos helping him out with his lifting.

In one of his uploads, he recounted how he met his spouse and how they initiated their relationship.

Eric Bugenhagen and his wife.

An old picture of Eric Bugenhagen and his wife. (Photo: Instagram)

On February 25, Bugenhagen uploaded a video titled 'Relationship Breakup?' He started the video by reading a 21-year-old viewer, Micheal's question, who wanted some life advice from the wrestler.

Micheal asked him if he should end his new relationship because he's not sure if it's what he's looking for.

Apparently, Micheal felt Bugenhagen was the right person to pose the question to because of how happy Bugenhagen looked with his spouse. So Bugenhagen responded by giving a back story of when he was 20 years old.

He revealed he partied and got into a lot of trouble, and wrestling was the last thing on his mind.

He tried to get better but failed until he got kicked out of his apartment one day. Long story short, while trying to find a new place, he met his wife.

And that was when Bugenhagen's life changed. He got into a relationship with her and admitted that she helped him get his life on the right track.

After recounting his story, Bugenhagen advised the fan. "If you feel like you are missing out on your youth or partying with your lads or anything like that, I would say to reevaluate your priorities...," he stated.

He explained that being in a relationship with his spouse helped him transform from backup on the college wrestling team to student-athlete of the month. 

Eric Bugenhagen and Wife Have a Daughter

In the same video, the powerlifter also recounted the hardships he and his other half went through. 

He revealed they were poor for many years and had to rely on his parents for groceries. They didn't have their own home and lived with his wife's mom. 

The WWE star then explained that he would probably have become more self-destructive and toxic if he did not have his spouse by his side.

She admittedly became his backbone during the struggling period. He also mentioned he was glad he stuck by his spouse's side.

While it is not sure when Bugenhagen and his wife married, it is public knowledge that the pair are parents to at least one daughter. They welcomed their daughter in December 2015.