Michelle McCool has revealed that she was once questioned by police after someone claimed that she had killed The Undertaker.
Professional wrestling is no stranger to pranks and practical jokes, but sometimes things get really out of hand. With the rise of social media, it has become a strange kind of normal to see celebrities have to deny that they’ve died as another hoax sweeps the internet.
Although not born on social media, Michelle McCool has revealed that she and her husband, The Undertaker, were once unfortunate victims of a similar prank.
Speaking on the Wives of Wrestling podcast, McCool recalled being questioned by police after someone claimed that she had murdered the WWE Hall of Famer with a sledgehammer. Perhaps somewhat ironically, the incident took place after ‘Taker had squared off against Triple H at WrestleMania.
“I had three cops follow me in the neighbourhood once because a 911 call said that I killed my husband with a sledgehammer. Ironically, it was the WrestleMania after he wrestled Triple H. I’m one of those people where, if I’m telling the truth, I feel guilty. I feel like I’m lying if I’m in a pressure situation. I’m coming through the neighbourhood, guarded gates, talking to a girlfriend and I’m like, ‘Dang, there’s a cop behind me,’ but I wasn’t speeding.
I pull into the house, ‘Crap, there’s three cops, what is going on?’ They’re like, ‘Ma’am, is your husband home?’ ‘Yeah, can you tell me what’s going on?’ ‘No, we just need to make sure your husband is home.’ ‘What is going on?’ We’re walking to the garage, I’m thinking the worst.
I go into the garage, into the kitchen, he’s coming out of the show, the further place in the house. I’m yelling, ‘Babe, babe, babe.’ We finally get to the back of the house, he walks out in his towel, there are three cops behind me and he’s like, ‘What is going on?’ They finally told me. Someone called 911 saying I had killed him with a sledgehammer. They let us listen to the call,”
Very much still alive, The Undertaker’s most recent WWE involvement saw him inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania 38. During an emotional speech as part of his induction, The Deadman paid tribute to his wife for helping him become the man he is today.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.