The following week, LayCool gave one belt back and played a tug-of-war with the one belt, only for it to break in the middle and the two began to carry half of the belt each, circumventing Long's orders. At she was on the winning team in a 10-Diva tag team match. I just got tired of the travel part. She appeared as a guest judge on an episode of alongside Alicia Fox. During the , McCool cost Layla a match against.
Continuing to with Kristal, Layla had her debut on the 1 December episode of SmackDown! The following week, however, Layla chose to align herself with Regal, after he defeated Noble in a rematch. At the pay-per-view, McCool defended her Women's Championship against Phoenix in an Extreme Makeover match, where cosmetics products were legal as weapons. The following night on Raw, she successfully defended the championship against both Nikki and Brie in a , and retained twice against Beth Phoenix at the and pay-per-views in May and June respectively. The following week, Layla made her in-ring debut in a Diva's Trick-or-Treat. The following week, Phoenix defeated Layla, but afterwards LayCool assaulted her together until James saved Phoenix.
She turned her victory in that into a solid nine-year run with the company and can ride off into the sunset with her head held high. In Ring Segment An emotional Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring where his new wife Brie Bella is waiting, and together they join the crowd in Yes chants. When Layla lost a singles match against Kelly despite McCool's attempts to help her, McCool told Layla she was sick of doing all her work for her, and shoved her over. Around this time, asked to join the ranks of LayCool, but LayCool mocked and insulted her instead. She returned at a on 14 March 2014, and made her television return the following week on an episode of , where she and lost to and. On the following episode of Raw, Layla reinforced her decision, telling Noble that she had finally found a worthy man in Regal.
In May 2011, after nearly two years together, the team disbanded following several disagreements, at which point Layla defeated McCool in a match. On 28 July 2015, El announced her engagement to , and the two were married on 27 November. After Torres defeated Layla again on on 18 June, the two shook hands. We became very good friends and we had so much fun together. LayCool interfered in a match between James and and attacked James after; Phoenix responded by chasing away LayCool but giving the to James as well. The match ended in when she was pulled from the by The Miz, allowing Kristal to win.
In April 2008, she was also a featured trainer on Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp. On the April 29 episode of SmackDown, Layla and McCool fought to a no contest. Rae returned on 19 May, attacking Layla. Word is that Layla was removed from the road due to some unknown medical issues she had to deal with. After the match, Layla challenged McCool to a no countout, no disqualification match at. Not long after, Layla wrestled in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational at WrestleMania 30, but failed to dethrone Lee for the butterfly-emblazoned title.
Guerrero then began managing LayCool, accompanying them to the ring and regularly interfering in their matches. LayCool continued to pick up victories against Kelly and Tiffany. LayCool's beating of Phoenix was given as the reason Phoenix had to take time off for an injury she was suffering from. On 30 July, SmackDown General Manager informed LayCool there was only one Women's Champion, and they had a week to decide who it would be. Here's hoping Layla can rebound from whatever health issues she has and return to the roster, preferably to pick up her angle with Lee again. Following the match, SmackDown's General Manager, , informed LayCool that there was only one Women's Championship and they had to decide between them and relinquish one belt. The match would consist of Divas champion Kaitlyn teaming In an interview with her official fansite MichelleMcCool.
Subsequently at the following pay-per-view, , McCool led a team of five Divas, including Layla, against James' team, James' team won with two surviving members: James and Raw's. At the event, LayCool and Ziggler lost, and tension arose again between McCool and Layla. The women worked for and were featured primarily on the brand but appeared on the brand on some occasions, while they were champions and were also part of the second season of , mentoring the male wrestler , who won the competition. A big thanks to the trainers Chris and Larry. Anyone remember her wonderful work in the wickedly entertaining heel stable LayCool? The group did court some controversy, however, receiving criticism from the for what it considered the regarding a storyline in which they bullied for her supposed weight issues. I spend more time with crew and Superstars and Divas on the roster than I did with anybody else. The Slayers won their first match as a team on Main Event on 2 September, where they defeated and Natalya.
During the contest, she won a week's worth of immunity from elimination on the 14 July episode of by winning 's Diva Boot Camp obstacle course. As a result, the pair faced each other in a , , match at on 1 May, which Layla won. Will Layla ever get a Divas Championship run again? They were the first females and tag team to mentor a wrestler on the show. Following Survivor Series, Beth Phoenix returned and formed an alliance with Natalya. The following year she returned to SmackDown and formed an alliance with known as. LayCool continued to deride James, with Layla dressing up in a with a pig mask and losing to McCool in a faux match for the Women's Championship as Piggie James.
In 2006, she was a contestant in the , which she won to earn a contract with the company. LayCool's boasting would be their downfall at the , however, when Layla came out in the Piggie James outfit. In January 2015, El underwent surgery for unknown reasons. She is the first British woman and the first Diva Search winner to hold the championship, and was the final champion as the title was retired in 2010. Tension arose when McCool blamed Layla for the loss, but LayCool smoothed things out.