The Undertaker: Michelle McCool talks about her relationship and marriage to The Phenom. Says people around her changed when they found out about The Undertaker.
Michelle McCool recently spoke with Lilian Garcia on her Chasing Glory Podcast. She opened up on her relationship with The Undertaker and how he courted her before they eventually got married.
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“He kind of courted me for a while and people started noticing,” She said.
“Sharmell, Torrie, Vickie, and a few close friends started noticing. They would say ‘Taker never talks with girls,’ which is true. He will tell you that was always his cardinal rule. I would always get to the building early to work with Fit, Arn, or anyone who would teach me, because I was learning on the road. I guess he took notice, I wasn’t even into a long-haired, tattooed guy, that wasn’t my thing.”
The former Women’s Champion told Lilian that a lot of people treated her differently when they came to know of her relationship.
“I can literally count on one and a half hands how many people in WWE treated me differently pre-Mark and post-Mark. Michelle McCool didn’t change, I’m still me. There were a ton of people that found out I was dating Mark and was like, Oh, I better change my tune and be super nice. I’m not that type. If it happens, I’m going to call you on it. I haven’t changed, I’m not acting any different so don’t treat me any different.”
She acknowledged that no matter what she did, to most people, she would simply be ‘Taker’s wife’. However, she took it in her stride and said that she and her husband had their own ways to deal with it.
“Nine times out of ten people will walk straight up to us, look at him the whole time, have a conversation, can’t tell you how many times people have asked me to take a picture. Thankfully, he said ‘You need to find someone else this is my wife.’ It’s hard because it doesn’t matter what you do, most people still identify me as Undertaker’s wife. I handle it fine, but it’s not the easiest thing to do. I’m not just his wife,” McCool said. “I take pride in being his wife, I love him to death. But I got some talents. I’m not just his shadow, I’m not just his sidekick, I can do a lot of things. It’s hard because I wouldn’t personally treat someone like that. On the bright side, it shows you who your true friends are.”
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