In episode 64 of The Wives of Wrestling Podcast, Michelle McCool, the wife of The Undertaker, joined the podcast to share a story about how her phobia of cucumbers came about. It’s been documented that her husband is afraid of cucumbers and this story gives us an inside look into how the fear began.
“We can’t even have one in the room,” McCool said. “Every birthday, [daughter] Kaia gets cucumbers. She’ll like put them under his pillow, she’ll put them in his car. Cucumbers, he can’t even smell them … can’t even be around it.”
“He ate so many cucumbers one day that he got sick,” she explains. “And ever since then, it was just game over.”
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The Deadman has had quite the career going on for so many years as a mysterious character. This means that he has to learn how to interact with emotions in order to stay healthy even at home with Michelle. Couples go through this period of learning, just like any couple would do.
“We both hold everything in, for one,” McCool said. “We’re both very stubborn, but as far as the two of us, I know how he feels, he knows how I feel. I would say I’m a little more ‘wear my heart on my sleeve’ than he is. He’s had thirty years of protecting his whole outer shell, so I think it kind of carries over a little bit.”
And what about the culinary skills of the WWE Hall of Famer?
“He’s a grillmaster … He is a really good cook.”
The Undertaker was the headlining inductee for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class. At the ceremony, the former 7-time world champion reflected on his incomparable career while also teasing that fans should “never say never” about one last match.