Michelle Leigh Calaway is an American retired professional wrestler. She is a former WWE Divas Champion and a two-time WWE Women’s Champion. McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. She joined WWE in 2004 after participating in the WWE Diva Search.
About Michelle McCool in brief
Michelle Leigh Calaway is an American retired professional wrestler. She is a former WWE Divas Champion and a two-time WWE Women’s Champion. McCool originally worked as a middle school teacher in Palatka, Florida. She joined WWE in 2004 after participating in the WWE Diva Search. In November 2010, she was ranked number one in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Female 50, and she retired the following year. In her initial on-screen appearances, she utilized the character of a personal trainer, before changing it to that of a teacher. Growing up, McCool was an avid wrestling fan, going as far as knowing how to do Ric Flair’s signature maneuver, the figure-four leglock, by age seven. She later received her Master’s degree in Educational leadership from Florida State University, and taught seventh grade science for four years in her hometown ofPalatka. She also competed in National Physique Committee fitness contests, taught gymnastics and kickboxing, and worked as an personal trainer. She has an older brother who played football at the University of Cincinnati, and a father who is a superintendent. She was released from the hospital on December 2, 2011, after suffering an enlarged kidney, a broken sternum, and an electrolyte imbalance.
She became a fan favorite again when she came to aid of Ashley Hall after she was attacked by Jillian Hall and Kenny Dykstra on March 30, 2007, on SmackDown! McCool returned on the March 30 episode of Smack down! where she participated in a 10-Diva tag team match with Victoria and Victoria Dykkstra. On the April 13 episode ofSmackDown!, McCool took part in a mixed team match where she and Victoria were tag team partners against Victoria and Kenny Krystkowiak. On April 30, she took place in a Mixed Tag Team Match where she was tag team team partner with Victoria. On June 2, 2006, this time as a heel with a ‘sexy teacher’ gimmick, playing on her real life experiences as a teacher, she aligned with Kristal Marshall to feud with JillianHall and Ashley Massaro. This feud led to a Fatal Four-Way Bra and Panties match at The Great American Bash, which Massaro won. On July 28, she won her first singles match by illegally using the ropes as leverage. A few months later, she became a part of the feud between MNM and Heidenreich when she defended him against MNM’s manager Melina’s verbal attacks.