In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, Michelle McCool discussed several topics, including pitching to bring the WWE Divas Championship as a title to the WWE SmackDown brand, how Torrie Wilson helped, and more.

“You get an idea rejected, and another one might go to somebody else and that’s just how it goes, you kind of expected that. When you have that expectation of, not that it’s a great expectation to have, but we’re probably not going to get this, it’s probably not going to happen. Once you have that, you get pleasantly surprised when it does.

I never shied away, I would literally lay out the cities we were going to be in, draw out six-week storylines. We fought so hard to get a Divas Championship belt, a Divas Championship on SmackDown. So many people talk about how ugly the belt was, how it was a disgrace. I wouldn’t have cared if it were a garbage can around my waist, it was something to fight for.

I don’t care if it was a butterfly belt, it never stopped me from fighting, it was discouraging and it was hard, and sometimes you do want to throw in the towel, but what is the point, where would that get you. I pitched it a lot, a whole lot. Torrie Wilson stepped in and helped. I pitched the idea bringing a title to SmackDown and just wouldn’t give up.”

The full interview is available at this link.