Michelle Leigh Calaway, also known as Michelle McCool, is a retired American professional wrestler who is famous for her time in WWE. She made her debut in 2004 after participating in WWE Diva Search. Though she didn’t win the contest, she was signed to a contract. First few months after mostly competing in beauty contests, she was then sent to WWE Developmental territories, Deep South Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling to know more about this business. Later in 2008, McCool became the first diva to win the WWE Divas Champion. Till now she has won the title of WWE Divas Champion for 2 times, WWE Women’s Champion for 2 times and one-time Diva of the year.
Born on January 25, 1980, McCool was a wrestling fan from her early age. Besides wrestling, she also played softball, basketball and volleyball. She played her first base at Pasco-Hernando State College. She has a master degree in Educational leadership from Florida State University. McCool was a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida before she tried her luck in wrestling. She has also competed in National Physique Committee fitness contests, taught gymnastics and kickboxing and worked as a personal trainer prior involving in professional wrestling.
Moving on to her personal life, the American nationality wrestling diva was married to her long term boyfriend since high school, Jeremy Louis Alexander, in 2001. But unfortunately their marriage turned a fail and this couple got divorced in 2006. In between, the rumors came that she had affairs with her fellow married wrestlers among which Chris Benoit was in the first place. Although, the rumor ended with the murder/suicide case of Benoit family. Later, in 2010, she again got married to the wrestler Mark Calaway, professionally known as Undertaker. On August 29, the couple had their first child, Kaia Faith Calaway. The baby girl is 4th child of Calaway and first child of McCool. This couple is currently settled in Austin, Texas.
The former WWE diva announced her retirement in 2012. When asked her about the reason she mentioned about her foot injuries, broken toe, torn joint capsules and other related health issues which caused her trouble to continue WWE. Similarly, the rumor of her husband’s health was also debunked by her when she announced that he might take a retirement due to his poor health. Despite of their retirement, the couple was spotted at the backstage of 24th RAW Supershow where one of the sources backstage mentioned that the couple was talking to WWE officials about possible scenarios where they could both return to television. The buzz of the returning of the former WWE diva is still being the talk of the town.
McCool has a net worth of $3.5 million with the annual salary in WWE varied between $150,000 and $250,000. This diva, standing 5 ft. 10 in. with the weight of 58 kg, is actively involved in charity works. She took part in various charity events such as Charity Marathon, CC4C “Cheyenna’s Champions for Children” and various donations as well.
For more information about Michelle McCool, she can be followed on different social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Wikipedia. Besides, there are different sites which provide a brief biography on her.
Last modified: July 1, 2015
Published on: July 1, 2015
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