Michelle Leigh Calaway, formerly known as McCool is a very well- known retired professional wrestler acclaimed for her time with WWE’s Smack Down brand. She is also the first, former two- time WWE Divas Champion and a two-time WWE Women’s Champion and a one- time Dive of the Year.
Michelle McCool Biography and Family
Michelle Liegh Calaway was born on 25th Jan, 1980. McCool was a passionate follower of wrestling since a very tender age. Apart from wrestling softball, basketball and volleyball also interested her. At Pasco- Hernando State she played her first base. After having a master degree in Educational leadership from Florida State University McCool worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida before entering the wrestling arena. The very talented McCool has also been engaged in National Physique Committee fitness contests, taught gymnastics and kickboxing and has also worked as a personal trainer before getting engaged in professional wrestling.
In 2001 McCool married her long term boyfriend since high school, Jeremy Louis Alexander, but unfortunately their marriage turned sour and this couple got divorced in 2006. The rumors of McCool having an affair with her fellow married wrestlers kept coming up among which Chris Benoit was in the first place.
Days after the rumor ended with the murder/suicide of Benoit family. In 2010 she again got married to the wrestler Mark Calaway aka Undertaker or the Deadman. The couple had their first kid Kaia Faith Calaway on 29th August. Kaia is the first child of McCool and 4th child of Calaway. The couple is currently settled in Austin, Texas with family.
McCool announced her retirement in 2012 stating injuries the reason. She mentioned that her foot injuries, broken toe, torn joint and other health related issues caused her trouble in continuing WWE. Similarly, the rumors surrounding her husband’s health were also negated by her when she announced that he take a retirement because of his poor health.
Even after the retirement, the couple was seen at the backstage of the 24th RAW Supershow where they were talking to WWE officials about possible comeback on the television, as mentioned by the sources. Her returning to WWE is still a hot topic.
Education: Before and during her high school, McCool engaged herself in softball, basketball and volleyball. At Pasco- Hernando State College she played her first base. After having a master degree in Educational leadership from Florida State University McCool worked as a middle school teacher teaching 7th grade science for four years in Palatka, Florida, her home- town, before entering the wrestling arena. The very talented McCool has also been engaged in National Physique Committee fitness contests, taught gymnastics and kickboxing and has also worked as a personal trainer before getting engaged in professional wrestling.
Michelle McCool Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4 Million US Dollars
Michelle managed to acquire quite a noticeable wealth during her career in WWE which lasted from 2004 to 2011. As of 2017, MCCool’s net worth is approximately $4 million US dollars. Her yearly salary in WWE ranged between $150,000 and $250,000.
Michelle McCool Assets
McCool owns a 1978 Mercedes Benz car. She also owns Angle Bike, Harley Davidson models and Western Club Choppers.
McCool lives in the center of the western Eldfell. The house is small but unique as it is designed from the burial ground. The house is surrounded by cemetery on two sides, on the southern and eastern side.
Michelle appeared on six episodes of ‘Family Feud’ during the week of November 5, 2007, with many other WWE wrestlers and Divas. On the episode of February 6, 2008, she appeared on ‘Project of Runway’ with Maria Kanellis, Candice Michelle, Torrie Wilson, Kristal Marshall, and Layla El. She appeared on ‘The Best Damn Sports Show Period’ with John Cena on June 3, 2008. McCool also appeared in the January 2009 edition of ‘Muscle and Fitness’, with Eve Torres and Maryse. In the special edition of ‘Are You Smarter than Fifth Grader’ Michelle made an appearance. With Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres, McCool appeared on ‘Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition’, in 2010.
In the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Michelle was ranked no. 1 of top 50 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2010 and I the same year she earned the title of Woman of the Year 2010. Also in World Wrestling Championship, she has won WWE Divas Championship twice, inaugural, the WWE Women’s Championship twice, the Slammy Awards twice- Diva of the Year (2010) and Knucklehead Moment of the Year (2010) after losing to Mae Young at Old School Row- with Layla and also won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award of Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic (2009)- Mickie James fat- shaming angle.
Recently, the champion shared a snap on Instagram indicating that the Phenome is an affectionate father as well. He continues to draw her bath even after seven years of their marriage. He randomly leaves love notes for his wife which is delightful for any wife. This sweet gesture is the reason of their successful marriage. This is how much caring and loving Taker is as a husband.
Michelle shattered the kayfabe mode that Undertaker being a WWE Superstar, carriers with him. This side of him would have never been known to us unless Michelle would have shared it with the world. Even after 10 years, the Deadman would be a part of this year’s Royal Rumble event. In 2007, he entered into the prestigious elimination match and won and also the main event Wrestlemania with Batista.
Even this year, he is considered to be the top choice as the Royal Rumble winner to set up a big championship match at Wrestlemania. Initially, he was supposed to pick up his 8th title at Royal Rumble but the plans changed.