The Undertaker has named his wife Michelle McCool as one of “the most under-recognised WWE Superstars” of all time, saying her contributions are overlooked.
Michelle McCool starred for WWE full-time beginning in 2004 after being a part of the very first Diva Search competition. McCool was the inaugural WWE Divas Champion and held that belt twice in addition to her holding the WWE Women’s Championship two times as well.
Speaking to Dallas Morning News, McCool’s husband and WWE icon The Undertaker commented on McCool’s contributions to WWE as far as progressing women’s wrestling and takes issue with the fact that McCool’s achievements are overlooked:
“You know what, I can get on a rant there. I think she’s probably one of the most under-recognised WWE superstars for what she did while she was there and the groundwork she fought for, right, to where the women are now. The women are pretty much on the same level now as the men, they’ve headlined WrestleMania.”
“She was one, when she was active with the WWE, was never satisfied with the role that the women were given. She fought. She went back and forth. And to her credit, never asked me once, never asked me once will you go talk to Vince [McMahon] or will you do this. She always wanted to do it herself.”
“I just wish people really understood how much she fought for the women and the opportunities to do the things the women are doing now. … To her credit, she did get – there was a lot of love. Obviously, there wasn’t the big fanfare, but there was a lot of people that recognized her and were very kind to her. That’s always well appreciated.”
Michelle McCool last competed for WWE at the all-female WWE Evolution show where she competed in the 20-women Battle Royal won by Nia Jax.