Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently, - Wrestling Forum: WWE, AEW, New Japan, Indy Wrestling, Women of Wrestling Forums

 55Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
RKO
 
Fearless Viper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 1,178
Points: 4,149
                     
Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

On the latest episode of Lillian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former WWE Superstar Michelle McCool discussed how her relationship with her husband, Mark “The Undertaker” Callaway, began. McCool also revealed how it changed the way people backstage at the company dealt with her, and eventually helped her decide to leave pro wrestling all together.

Quote:
“He kind of courted me for awhile, and people started noticing. Sharmell [Booker T’s wife], Torrie [Wilson], Vickie [Guerrero], a few good friends were like, ‘Taker never talks to girls, like ever, that is not something he does’ which is true. He’ll tell you, it was always his cardinal rule. But I always got to the buildings early, I was always working with Arn [Anderson] or Fit [Finlay] or whoever would teach me, because I was basically learning on the road. I guess he took notice, so people started talking. I was like, ‘look, I don’t even like long-haired, tattooed guys, that is not even my thing, no way.’

So he was taking care of me during [an injury and illness on WWE’s 2007 European tour which left her hospitalized for 16 days]. I had no idea. He was calling me in the hospital. He was checking on me. When I finally made it back to TV, we started talking a little bit, and he’ll say he fell in love one day when we were in the arena and I was throwing a football with Chavo [Guerrero] and MVP and look, in the McCool family, you know how to throw a football, you’re gonna throw a spiral. And apparently guys are that simple because he was like, ‘I fell in love.’

So we started dating, and I knew what was gonna come with that. And so it was hard. I hid it for a long time, we hid it for a long time in the work place, for several months. He had a bus at this point, which a lot of the guys do now, I would literally wait until everybody left the building so nobody saw me get on the bus. I would do anything I possibly could to make people still see Michelle for Michelle, not for Undertaker’s, at the time, girlfriend. Which I’ve quickly learned that never goes away because now I’m just Undertaker’s wife. So, it is what it is.

I can literally count, on one, maybe one and a half hands, how many people treated me the same from WWE pre-Mark and post-Mark. And news flash, Michelle McCool didn’t change. I’m still me. So, there were a ton of people that now found out I was dating Mark, ‘Oh, I better change my tune and be super nice.’ And ya know, I’m not that type, I’m gonna call you for it, because I haven’t changed. I’m not acting any different. Like don’t treat me any different... I think it says more about the people that see it that way, just because I personally wouldn’t treat somebody like that. But on the bright side, it also shows you who your true friends are.

Leaving was tough because it got to a point where - I was dealing with so much, mostly being Undertaker’s girlfriend while I was on TV. There was even a writer who threw the papers up one day and said, ‘Why don’t we just call it the Michelle McCool and Undertaker show.’ I went to Vince [McMahon] on numerous occasions and said, ‘I don’t want to hate something that I grew up loving so much. The longer I stay, the more I get this sour taste in my mouth.’”
https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...ge-leaving-wwe

Last edited by Fearless Viper; 06-03-2019 at 07:46 PM.
Fearless Viper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2,196
Points: 8,078
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

didn't mind being one of the most worthless champs in history tho did she

multiple times
Tag89 is offline  
post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 09:14 PM
Legends Only
 
YoUAiNtWoRtHiT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Favourite(s): Lita, Jeff Hardy, Batista, Rey Mysterio, HBK
Posts: 268
Points: 813
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

She always had the title yet I swear never got a reaction ever. An example of being solid in the ring not being worth a damn thing if no one gives a shit about you





LEGENDS ONLY
YoUAiNtWoRtHiT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 09:48 PM
The Empire will Reign again
 
Chris JeriG.O.A.T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 14,707
Points: 43,297
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

I'm struggling with the context, is she saying that people being fake nice made her quit, or being given a push she didn't deserve made her quit, or people being unhappy with her getting a push she didn't deserve made her quit? Are her thoughts just that scattered or are large portions of her comments missing?

If anybody can make heads or tails of this nonsense, please explain it to me.
SMW, floyd2386, ellthom and 7 others like this.

Shilling for Xia Li, Aliyah, Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley



Chris JeriG.O.A.T is offline  
post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:18 PM
 
Seth Grimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: England
Posts: 212
Points: 735
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fearless Viper View Post
there were a ton of people that now found out I was dating Mark, ‘Oh, I better change my tune and be super nice.’ And ya know, I’m not that type, I’m gonna call you for it, because I haven’t changed. I’m not acting any different.
This is a dumbass mentality. Ofc if people either didn't like her or know her, found out she's dating Taker (someone they massively respect) then obviously they'll be nicer to her out of respect for him.
Mugging of Cena and jpickens like this.
Seth Grimes is offline  
post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:25 PM
 
Krin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 2,629
Points: 2,749
                     
It must have been so hard, yet she was wearing Undertaker inspired attire well before it was ever revealed off camera by either of them.

I also feel it for sure elevated her status, granted there were not a huge talent pool of women back then but she was overly pushed in my opinion when I don't think she was ever that interesting of a character or particularly great in any area, ring, looks, mic, etc. Always found her just ok.
jpickens likes this.

Krin is offline  
post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:25 PM
LIVing
 
Ma-Trish Reloaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: On the forums stalking...
Posts: 251
Points: 1,257
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

Hearing how they got together was so cute.
jpickens likes this.

Ma-Trish Reloaded is offline  
post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Buster Cannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 631
Points: 2,769
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

One of the worst female workers of all time. One of the reasons why I stopped watching WWE during that era of mediocrity.

Buster Cannon is offline  
post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 11,845
Points: 20,810
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

and being with Taker is probably a big reason why she was in the first women's Royal Rumble (and managed 3 botches in her first 36 seconds in the ring)
SMW and jpickens like this.
RKing85 is offline  
post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-04-2019, 02:30 AM
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,317
Points: 3,290
                     
Re: Michelle McCool: Relationship with Undertaker led to her being treated differently,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fearless Viper View Post
On the latest episode of Lillian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former WWE Superstar Michelle McCool discussed how her relationship with her husband, Mark “The Undertaker” Callaway, began. McCool also revealed how it changed the way people backstage at the company dealt with her, and eventually helped her decide to leave pro wrestling all together.



https://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/20...ge-leaving-wwe
Kinda hard to take her seriously given the serious advantages afforded to her just because of who she was dating at the time.

The "Why don't we call it the Undertaker and Michelle McCool show" line was pretty funny. I'm actually surprised that the writer didn't lose their job right after.
SMW and jpickens like this.
deadcool is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome