Okay, so I needed a reason to get back into blogging… and I’m using Michelle McCool as that portal between you and me. So, sue me. Original I am not. But it just goes to show that our dear ladies, Melanie and Erin, pour their heart and soul (hell, why not just add faith in there for good measure) into this website, so by the time I find something news-worthy, low and behold… it’s already up. I’m cool with being the special-Olympic member on the roster. It just makes me all that much more special. Durr…
So, back to what counts: the news. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, ya’ll. A certain country bumpkin’ decided to sound off via her WWE: Fan Nation account.
Of course, I’m referring to Michelle McCool.
Now, I know there are a whole lot of us that bitch, piss and moan about the Divas and Knockouts who blog about the same exact thing. I mean, seriously? They usually sound like poor little Meredith Grey from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. “Pick me. Choose me. Love me.”
Now, you know as well as I do, we’re partial to our favorites. And let’s face it, it’s no secret: Michelle is to me, as Melina and Torrie are to the other troublesome duo. But ‘McCruel’ (as I like to refer to her these days, lovin’ the heel turn, thank you very much), does bring up a whole bunch of valid points.
Let me break two ‘Hot Topics’ down for you, mmkay? Just because we know a good majority of you will slam her with a quick-wit reply, just to find purpose in your lives – but I still love a good portion of you anyway:
– McCool talks about ‘fans’ complaining about her move set and finishers; she’s unoriginal and a ‘thief.’ To which she responds: “Just think about the following moves, who “created” them and who has used them and who might use them now. Then, take a sec and determine who you choose to get mad at for using them and who you choose to love for using them? (Oh the decisions you have to make…. – insert sarcasm here)”
– McCool also goes into a tangent about having been dubbed “A Diva Search Reject” and now “McCool Is Uncool”: “If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it ten more. Yes, yes, yes – I am a diva search reject. I’m a diva search reject who has TRUE passion for this business and, on a whim, (somewhat of a dare) decided to chase her dream.”
Attached are the two blogs in which Michelle made last night. Call her delirious or unworthy of her position on the roster, it’s quite evident the women doesn’t give a flyin’ duck anymore.
But we still do, don’t we??!
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
“If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory!”
“If fear is cultivated, it will become stronger. If faith is cultivated, it will become mastery!”
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season…I know I did! I wanted to start with one of my newest “all-time favorite” pictures. The picture taken with the legendary Mae Young was taken just a few weeks ago. Not only was I blessed to have her on my side that night, but was able to spend some extra time with her in the airport and on the flight out to tv. Mae has not lost one ounce of her fire and passion for this business and boy is that refreshing?!! It gives me chills just thinking about it. I’m going to start my blog now, but will get back to Mae in a bit…..
Let me start by saying that YES, I do read all the comments (good, bad & ugly) that you guys send. Just the way all of you have/voice your opinions (which I do respect), I’ve decided to do the same. I may offend some, make some laugh, make some smile, make some cry, but….this blog is all about you guys. You ask, you demand, you demean and I am going to respond. So, from here on out in this blog, I’m going to continue as “Michelle McCool outside the ropes” & “Michelle McCool inside the ropes!” I think you can determine the difference!
McCool outside the ropes….
Thanks, as always, for all of the kind comments that you guys have sent. Losing my championship has been bitter sweet for me and your encouraging words keep me going. I haven’t changed (for those of you who have been so concerned) and will never compromise my morals, beliefs and/or values. My motto remains the same: faith to fight the good fight, heart to believe and soul to search within! Losing the title just means that I have to fight that much harder and keep my eye on the prize. As the new year begins, remember to dream big! Don’t let anyone discourage you to not follow your heart. Go after your goals….follow your dreams and LIVE your passion!
McCool inside the ropes (warning – attitude changes here :) )….
I’ve gotten lots of questions/comments/concerns and most of them seem to revolve around the same few things, so I’ll try to take care of them all. One of my favorite era’s of wrestling was the ‘Attitude Era!’ This new year has brought out a new attitude for me, and for those of you that don’t like it, I’m sorry.
Maria: Yes, I beat the heck out of her and, in my mind, deservingly so. I don’t get why everyone likes her so much. She tries to play the innocent card and is constantly getting distracted and screwing things up. That’s exactly what she did to cost me the title. Did you see her taking that long to count for Maryse? No, didn’t think so. It was that one split second when I had enough, that Maryse capitalized and caught me with a mean kick to the head. I give Maryse credit…I’d of done the exact same thing and taken advantage of the opportunity. Had Maria been counting like any normal ref, I would still be Divas Champion and she might not be hurting so bad! Next topic of concern….
Moveset: For those of you who love to hate me (which I now embrace, so thank you), I’m sorry if this is going to sound blunt. I truly find if humorous how many of you are so mad about my new finish, using the chick kick, etc… You must not be true wrestling fans or else you would be complaining in cyber space about every single move out there. At some point in time, someone used and/or created everything you currently see. Let me just mention a few moves that have been “stolen” by current divas that you guys conveniently seem to forget.
Mae Young: elbow drop, first lady to drop kick, bronco buster
Gory Guerrero: camel clutch
Too many superstars past and present to name: DDT
Brisco Brothers: Sunset flip out of corner
Molly Holly: springboard elbow
Torrie Wilson: face buster
Lou Thez: Lou Thez press
The list goes on and on and on….So, for those of you who are apparently so knowledgable about my move set and want to whine and complain about who may have used them in the past, why don’t you do just a little bit of research. You might find that there are many divas, and other superstars for that matter, who are using/utilizing moves that you may have seen before. Before you know it, I’m sure you’ll be complaining about using a headlock. But hey, whatever makes you happy……
Wow, didn’t realize that would be so long. For those of you who have made it this far in the blog, I’m going to save the rest for a later date. I’m going to finish with “Michelle McCool outside the ropes!” (I kind of like being able to give you both sides….kind of like the best of both worlds – you can pick and choose which parts, if not all, of the blog you want to read! :)
I hope you all have a great night and wake up with a smile on your face. Remember to cherish each day as if it were your last. You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to. Stay positive and stay true to yourself. Make it a point to make someone else smile each day….you’ll be amazed at just how good it makes you feel! Keepin’ the faith!
Love you all! MM
Just joking…as the title reads, I’m not addicted. I just can’t fall asleep now and thought what’s better than one blog a day – TWO! Sooooo…..after a few seconds of thinking about it, I decided to continue part 2 of my last blog.
Once again, let’s start with “Michelle McCool outside the ropes!” – as seen above – (have you figured out the difference yet…a small town all-american girl does still exist! I like to read a devotional and/or inspirational quotes before I fall asleep. Here are some to think about.
“Too often we quit when victory is only seconds away. Success is ours when we hold on just a little longer than the competition!”
“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death!”
“No champion is embarassed by his scars!”
That, for me, is a great quote to end on. Dwell on them for a minute and then self reflect…you might find something you like!
I forgot that a lot of you were asking what happened to the heel hook…absolutely nothing! It’s still up my sleeve; just haven’t pulled it out lately! Speaking of my heel hook and new finishing move, I’d like your help. I’ve got a few names I’ve been thinking about….Let me know if you have any suggestions for either!!
Ok…here we go again. As promised, I’ll finish a few other worries/concerns/questions (however you want to phrase them) as the new & improved “McCool inside the ropes!” – as seen below
Back to the move set: Just a few more moves to add fuel to the fire. It’s always fun and exciting to come up with a move that you can say is “original” that you created. That’s obviously tougher than it sounds….especially when you aren’t allowed to do some because they might be too devastating. That’s a whole other issue.
Back to the point…just think about the following moves, who “created” them and who has used them and who might use them now. Then, take a sec and determine who you choose to get mad at for using them and who you choose to love for using them? (Oh the decisions you have to make…. – insert sarcasm here)
*Spinning heel kicks
*Sit out slam
Ok, I am officially leaving that topic alone. So, consider your future comments completely out of my mind and most likely deleted….if read at all!
The infamous “diva search girl” /”McCool is Uncool” comments:
The last is very creative I must add. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it ten more. Yes, yes, yes – I am a diva search reject. I’m a diva search reject who has TRUE passion for this business and, on a whim, (somewhat of a dare) decided to chase her dream.
And, against all odds, I (along with, if I count correctly, 6 other diva search girls) made it! If I’m the only one you hate, I feel kind of sorry for you. I truly believe you should dream big and chase those dreams. Like me or not for doing it, I am living proof that dreams come true….! No matter how you get there, as long as you stay true to yourself, you should do it! Then once you do get there, try your best everyday, count your blessings and believe…
Til’ next time…..”Michelle McCool outside the ropes” reminds you to dream big!
Faith to fight the good fight…heart to believe and soul to search within!