The life of a professional wrestler is certainly a unique one. There are numerous stories from life on the road that are arguably crazier than the soap opera storylines we see play out on television.
With lines often blurred between the performers and their on-screen characters, wrestlers are regularly thrust into bizarre situations in their everyday lives.
One such incident involved former WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool being accused by police of murdering her husband, The Undertaker, with a sledgehammer.
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Michelle McCool and The Undertaker met while working for WWE and have been married since June 2010.
Appearing on an episode of ‘The Wives of Wrestling Podcast’, McCool revealed that shortly after her husband had faced Triple H at a WrestleMania, the police received a 911 call claiming that she had used a sledgehammer to kill The Undertaker.
“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.”
McCool described how the events unfolded:
“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 shower, the furthest 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,”
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.