Have nude photos of Michelle McCool — real name Michelle Leigh Calaway (née McCool) — leaked online?
After several photos and videos depicting WWE Superstar Paige in highly sexual situations surfaced online due to hackers, rumors began to swirl that this scandal involved other women from the wrestling world.
It all began on March 17, 2017, when explicit photos and videos of Paige leaked online.
Later that day, Paige said private photos belonging to her got stolen and shared without her consent.
“Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent,” she said in a statement on Twitter.
In the days after the leak, explicit material ranging from X-rated videos to topless bathroom selfies featuring other current or former WWE Superstars began to emerge online.
WWE Superstar Summer Rae is one, while nude photos of former WWE Superstars Kaitlyn, Maria Kanellis, Melina Perez, and Victoria, also leaked online — Kanellis returned to WWE in June 2017 while Summer Rae got released the following October.
These leaks are part of a large hacking scandal that has resulted in private photos of celebrities being stolen and distributed online.
A few days earlier, personal photos of actresses Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson began spreading on the dark corners of the internet. The leak — dubbed “The Fappening 2.0” in reference to a similar celebrity hacking scandal from 2014 — has targeted several other famous names.
In the midst of the scandal, rumors spread that hackers had targeted other wrestlers and more material was forthcoming.
“There have been claims that others will follow,” Dave Meltzer said in his report on the scandal in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The claims turned out correct as nude images of WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair leaked online in May 2017.
“Private photos of mine were stolen and shared publicly without my consent,” Flair said in a statement on Twitter. “These images must be removed from the Internet immediately.”
The images show Flair taking several nude selfies in front of a mirror with her cell phone, which got fitted with a WWE-branded case.
Naturally, this has fans wondering if McCool is one of the leak victims.
While it seems possible that naked photos of the former WWE Superstar could leak online since she’s not exactly shy about showing some skin, it hasn’t happened … yet. Now that doesn’t mean there aren’t any nude images of her floating around online.
At Survivor Series 2007, McCool suffered an embarrassing nip slip during a 10 Divas Tag Team Match.
While facing Victoria, McCool’s right breast popped out of her loose-fitting bikini top as she ran the ropes. McCool didn’t immediately notice the wardrobe malfunction as her nipple was still visible when she twisted Victoria’s left arm moments later. McCool rearranged her top after tagging out of the match several seconds later.
According to Meltzer, WWE executives tell female talent to cover their nipples while performing.
“WWE women are told emphatically to make sure when they wrestle or appear to have costumes that are going to cover nipples,” Meltzer said. “Although in doing matches, straps have given way or boobs have escaped from their holsters every now and then.”
Kanellis says the trick to keeping things in place involves double-sided tape.
In a blog post on her wrestling outfits, the one-time Playboy cover girl revealed, “I usually try to wear something practical and cute to wrestle in. But the problem is that most things that are sexy are so small and have a tendency to slip and move so the tigers (a.k.a. boobs) or other places come out to visit. As much as that might be entertaining to some of the studs out there (maybe some of the ladies too hehe), I think I would get thrown off the show. So, all of us girls have a secret that I am about to tell you to keep our clothes in place. It is double-sided tape. Sexy, right? Well at least it keeps the Divas covered so we can come out to play every week without getting thrown off the air for over-exposure.”