Michelle McCool AKA Michelle Leigh Calaway is a former WWE Diva born on January 25, 1980. Though she is already retired from her professional wrestling career, she is remembered for her conquering time on World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where she had turned out to be the two-time WWE Divas Champion. She has also won WWE Women’s Champion twice.
Not from her profession perspective, McCool appears into the limelight through her personal reason as she is the wife of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Mark William Calawa AKA The Undertaker (ring name). The couple married in 2010 and is blessed with a daughter named Kaia Faith Calaway (born on August 29, 2012).
Early Life and Education
The former WWE Diva was born as Michelle Leigh McCool in 1980 which makes Michelle McCool age be 38 years old as of now. Her birthplace is said to be in Palatka, Florida, the United States and therefore is an American by nationality coming from white ethnicity background.
Michelle’s parents come from the education background. As per Michelle McCool bio, her mother named Mary is a professional teacher whereas her father Terry works as a superintendent. She has memorable childhood memories with her siblings which include a brother who used to be a footballer at the University of Cincinnati.
From her young age, McCool was a die-hard wrestling fan. When she was just seven years old, she could perform the figure-four leglock, a signature maneuver by former wrestler Ric Flair. Looking at her social media handles, she describes herself as a sports lover and the supporting reason behind this is she used to play basketball, volleyball and softball during her high school days. Looking at her performances, she has been the athlete for baseball at Pasco-Hernando State College. Not only in sports, she is good at her academic performances where she is a Master’s degree holder from Florida State University majoring in Educational leadership.
Career and Professional Life
Before switching her career to the wrestling world, McCool used to be the teacher of seventh-grade science in Palatka, Florida for four years. After that, she completed attending the National Physique Committee fitness contests which led her to taught gymnastics and kickboxing. She gradually started being a personal trainer by profession.
McCool has an inspiring and struggling career progression report. Her dedication, hard work and determination made her become a WWE Diva from a middle school teacher. She became the part of WWE in 2004 after being discovered the 2004 WWE Diva Search. During her early appearances in WWE, she used to appear in the character of a personal trainer. In 2008, she became able to be the inaugural WWE Divas Champion at The Great American Bash. She successfully retained the title for five months.
In 2009, she got victory over WWE Women’s Championship at The Bash. She also holds the record of being the first WWE Unified Divas Champion which she grabbed in 2010 at Night of Champions. In late 2010, McCool became able to list as number one in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50. In order to give time for family, she retired from the WWE wrestling industry in 2011.
Part-time Appearances after Retirement
In April 2017, McCool appeared in WrestleMania 33 in order to support her husband The Undertaker during which, he was fighting against the Roman Reigns. During the WWE Raw 25 Years special episode, she was honored for her contribution to the company’s success on January 22, 2018. She became the surprise entrant during the 2018’s women’s Royal Rumble match where she became the most eliminator but was eliminated by Nataliya.
Moving to her personal life, McCool is a Christian by religion where she is found incorporating Christian crosses on the dress which she wears during her wrestling life.
Talking about her relationship, she was first married to Jeremy Louis Alexander who was her high school sweetheart. They married in 2001 during which Michelle McCool age was just 21 years old. However, their relationship didn’t last as expected and the couple divorced in 2006.
After the divorce, she fell in love with The Undertaker AKA Mark Calaway. Michelle McCool wedding ceremony with The Undertaker was organized on June 26, 2010. The celebration was in Houston, Texas where very high-profile celebrities joined them to celebrate the couple’s memorable day. From their conjugal life, the couple turned out to the parents of their first child as a daughter named Kaia Faith Calaway. Daughter Kaia Faith is the only child of Michelle McCool whereas The Undertaker is the father of other three children as well from his ex-wives.
No doubt, WWE wrestlers have a well-maintained physique. As per her Wikipedia profile, McCool height is 5 feet and 10 inches and her billed weight is 127 lbs or 58 kg. To stay healthy and active, she practices Krav Maga which is a military self-defense and fighting system. Krav Maga is specially designed for Israeli security forces and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) which combines realistic fight training with Boxing, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and Aikido.
Injuries and Cancer
During her professional wrestling career, McCool has gone through several injuries which include a nose fracture in November 2007. She had two broken ribs and a broken sternum and has been hospitalized twice. During her retirement announcement in 2011, she stated that she got injured for two months because of a broken toe, torn MCL and a torn joint capsules.
Apart from such physical injuries, former WWE Diva McCool was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016. From her Instagram profile, she revealed that she has some holes out of her body because of the skin cancer and suggest everyone use sunscreen. However, she must have been recovered from the disease.
Salary and Net worth
The retired WWE Diva Michelle McCool’s net worth is estimated to be 4 million USD as of 2018. She has garnered an impressive money from her wrestling career as she is known for being the two times WWE Women’s Championship. Most of her accumulated worth is retained from her wrestling incomes and remuneration from her teaching and training career. According to some online sources, McCool’s husband net worth is 17 million USD.
Wiki and Facts
All the matters, either it is her personal or professional, people are curious to know about Michelle McCool’s biography which is also available on Wikipedia. Talking about her social media handles, she is most active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Join the official Facebook fan page for WWE Diva @MichelleMcCool where she has garnered more than 670k followers. Likewise, one can reach her Twitter profile @McCoolMichelleL and Instagram account @mimicalacool which has retained more than 830k and 634k followers respectively as of now. In her Instagram profile, the WWE athlete describes herself being blessed with the best job in the world i.e. being a mother. The account is the place where one can find the realistic world of The Undertaker.
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