The Undertaker has claimed that Michelle McCool deserves a spot alongside him in the WWE Hall of Fame.
On February 18th it was announced that The Undertaker would be taking his place in the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022. The Deadman hasn’t wrestled since defeating AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36.
At Survivor Series in 2020 the legendary Superstar had what was promoted as his ‘Final Farewell’ where he appeared to call him on his in-ring career. The star famously made his debut at the 1990 edition of the event, three decades previously.
It has since been confirmed that ‘Taker will be joined in the Class of 2022 by Vader and Sharmell.
Following the news that Sharmell would be inducted, The Undertaker made the case that his wife, Michelle McCool should also be in line for a spot.
Speaking with the Dallas Morning News, ‘Taker pointed to McCool’s work backstage in trying to get women’s matches more spotlight and attention.
“There’s several, off the top of my head, this is going to sound super political,” he prefaced. “But I believe my wife should be in, she was one working in an era where the women didn’t get nearly the opportunities that they do now. She fought so hard for the women to get more of a spotlight put on them.”
He even revealed that McCool was once told off for having a match with Melina which was deemed “too good.”
“She was actually reprimanded once for having too good of a match with Melina, that’s a true story. But for her work ethic and what she did in the time period where they weren’t giving a lot of opportunities, I think she deserves a nod.”
Michelle McCool signed with WWE in late 2004 after competing in the second Diva Search. Although McCool was beaten to top prize in the competition by Christy Hemme, she penned a multi-year deal with the company.
After a brief foray onto the main roster, McCool then spent time in OVW before arriving on the main roster as a singles performer in the summer of 2006. Initially appearing as a “sexy teacher,” McCool mainly appeared on SmackDown.
By the time that McCool hung up her boots in 2011, she was a two-time Women’s Champion as well as a two-time Divas Champion. She has since returned to the ring three time, once at WWE Evolution in a Battle Royal and in the 2018 and 2022 Women’s Royal Rumble matches.