According to various WWE sources, Michelle McCool decided to leave WWE at this past Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view in order to spend time with her husband, The Undertaker, at home. McCool’s contract was coming up for renewal and the couple has been wanting to spend more time together since getting married, so she decided not to re-sign.
Going into last week’s SmackDown tapings, McCool was planning on just taking some time off, which is why the match with Layla at Extreme Rules was originally a “Loser Leaves SmackDown” match. After Tuesday’s tapings, McCool decided to retire from in-ring competition so the match was changed to a “Loser Leaves WWE” match. Sources says both McCool and Layla were very emotional before and after the match on Sunday night.