• Michelle McCool’s Royal Rumble Appearance Was Made Possible By The Fans
Former WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool was a surprise entrant in the Women’s Royal Rumble 2023 match.
She was watching the show with her daughter from ringside, when her music hit at #25.
McCool lasted 14 minutes in the match and eliminated two women – Nia Jax (along with 10 other women) and Tamina Snuka.
She was eliminated from the match by the eventual winner, Rhea Ripley (who entered at #1).
Michelle revealed on Twitter that the fans made her appearance in the match possible.
Below is what she tweeted:
“Real talk…thank YOU WWE Universe! Y’all legit did this and I love you for it! I’ve never felt so loved 💙
Because of y’alls messages to WWE & Triple H the last 2 weeks, I got the call… 9 days before the Rumble (I wasn’t lying when I told y’all I hadn’t gotten the call yet) 🤣 💙”
Real talk….thank YOU @WWEUniverse !Y’all legit did this and I love you for it!I’ve never felt so loved💙Because of y’alls messages to @wwe & @TripleH the last 2 weeks, I got the call…9 days before the Rumble(I wasn’t lying when I told y’all I hadn’t gotten the call yet)🤣🏽💙 pic.twitter.com/1RGJb00GwQ
— McCool (@McCoolMichelleL) January 30, 2023
McCool also made the following comments on her Instagram stories:
“Can’t tell you how much I loved all the Ugg comments from Pat McAfee.”
“Absolutely adore this one right here (Tamina)!!! I’m sorry about kicking you in the face! You’re the last person I’d wanna do that to! Thanks for always having my back!”
“… and this one too! Was so excited when Nia Jax came in!!!! Love you sis.”
“Zelina Vega – you’re a dream to be in the ring with… and not just because I hit you with my Faith Breaker!!!!”
“This girl!!!! Liv Morgan you are an absolute rockstar!!!!”
“Can’t forget Doudrop…. She’s really a gem to work with!!!!”
The Undertaker tweeted the following about his wife’s return to the ring:
“So proud of Michelle McCool, always great to see her get back in the ring!”
WATCH: Michelle McCool Nip-Slip:
• ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (January 31, 1999) – A Legend Passed Away
On this day in 1999, we lost Old School Wrestling Legend Giant Baba (Real name: Shohei Baba) at the age of 61 due to cancer.
He is still considered one of the most famous & most influential japanese Wrestlers of all time.
Most will also remember Giant Baba as the promoter of All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), as well as a close personal friend of fellow Pro Wrestling Legend André The Giant.
† REST IN PEACE GIANT BABA
January 23, 1938 – January 31, 1999