Thursday, April 18, 2024
Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool

Born:
01/25/1980
,
Palatka, Florida
Birthname:
Michelle Leigh McCool
Height & Weight:
5'10"
,
127 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE Divas Championship (2 times)
  • WWE Women’s Championship (2 times)

McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. She joined WWE in 2004 after participating in the WWE Diva Search. In her initial on-screen appearances, she utilized the character of a personal trainer, before changing it to that of a teacher.

At The Great American Bash in 2008, McCool became the inaugural WWE Divas Champion, holding the title for approximately five months. She then won the WWE Women’s Championship at The Bash in 2009, becoming the first female wrestler to have held both titles. At Night of Champions in 2010, she unified both titles becoming the first and only WWE Unified Divas Champion.

McCool held both titles on two occasions, which makes her a four-time champion overall. In November 2010, she was ranked number one in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50, and she retired the following year.

She married fellow wrestler Mark Calaway, known professionally as The Undertaker, on June 26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. Their first child together, their daughter Kaia, was born in August 2012. They also have a younger son.

She has had several wrestling-related injuries; in November 2007, she fractured her nose during an overseas WWE tour after Victoria’s clothesline hit her in the face. She has been hospitalized twice, had two broken ribs, a broken sternum, and a broken xiphoid process.

When she eventually decided to retire from active wrestling competition and thus left the WWE and ended her active career, she mentioned that her foot had been injured for two months prior with a broken toe, torn joint capsules and a torn MCL. In 2016 she was diagnosed with skin cancer, and underwent successful treatment. In April 2019 she publicly disclosed she had struggled with infertility, and had suffered several miscarriages.

Notable Feuds: vs Melina, w/ KC James & Idol Stevens vs. Paul Londom & Brian Kendrick, w/ Layla vs. Mickie James