After his title defense against Johnny Gargano, WWE U.K. Champion Pete Dunne receives a tag team challenge from fellow U.K. Superstars Tyler Bate & Trent Seven.11/22/2017 - 12:30
Following his sensational, albeit losing effort against Pete Dunne, Johnny Gargano struggles to find his purpose in NXT.11/22/2017 - 12:15
Two-time Divas Champion Paige is back, and she brought some friends with her to Raw, but not to be outdone, a trio of NXT Superstars made their shocking arrival to SmackDown LIVE.11/22/2017 - 14:45
In celebration of the 22nd anniversary of "Toy Story's" release, Zack Ryder opens up some highly detailed action figures of Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody.11/22/2017 - 11:45
Nikki Bella returns to "Dancing with the Stars" and gets into the holiday spirit with a dance to "Sleigh Ride."11/22/2017 - 12:45
See how The Lady of NXT trains her lats in this intense Performance Center workout.11/22/2017 - 11:30
Michelle McCool update
After spending two weeks laid up in the hospital due to an enlarged kidney, SmackDown Diva Michelle McCool has been discharged and is recovering at home.
Being forced to spend the holidays cooped up in the confines of fluorescent
lights and monitored visiting hours has McCool thankful that her
hospitalization is over.
“I’m home now,” she said. “But two-weeks in a hospital is enough to drive anyone insane. [Thanksgiving dinner] certainly wasn’t the same; it was nothing compared to good old family cooking.”
The affects of the enlarged kidney caused her to have an electrolyte imbalance, a potentially deadly condition if not treated.
“I’d been performing in pain during our overseas trip; that’s when [my back] became an issue. I just couldn’t ignore it any longer,” she said.
Upon returning to the states from WWE’s European tour, she admitted herself for treatment. Tests soon revealed that along with her enlarged kidney, she also had a broken sternum. The combination of the two injuries caused paralyzing pain.
“Fortunately, the shooting pain in my back masked the pain of my broken sternum,” McCool said.
Although she’s now in the comforts of her own home, McCool said there’s nothing comfortable about her status.
“I’m still recovering; I’ve lost a lot of strength and still have trouble sleeping, laughing or even talking.”
Fortunately for her, co-workers and WWE fans have been there to support her during her time of need.
“The people I work with have kept my spirits high,” she said. “Their cards, balloons and voicemails are more than I could ever ask for. WWE fans’ emails and cards have also been very helpful.”
There is no date set for when McCool will be back in action. With the recovery process calling for rest and relaxation, it’s impossible to pinpoint when she’ll be able to rejoin the SmackDown roster.
“I can’t predict a date, but I can’t wait to get back; I’ll be okay once I’m back at WWE.”
McCool's SmackDown profile