Maria Kanellis started out in WWE as the most innocent character seen in the locker room during the Ruthless Attack era. I saw you doing eye candy. This was a completely different trait from her actual character as she is an outspoken person who loves to stand up when it matters.
Due to the release of budget cuts, Maria Kanellis and husband Mike Bennett were let go by WWE a few years ago. Although let go, she has no regrets about it.
Maria Kanellis received death threats from WWE fans while pregnant in 2019
Maria Kanellis, the current AEW superstar who worked for WWE, ROH, and Impact Wrestling, was fired by host Donald Trump on Season 3 of the Celebrity Appearance reality game show. This is because the First Lady complained about a fellow contestant using the team’s bathroom.
Maria Kanellis was contacted by WWE before joining AEW in October
Maria Kanellis didn’t want to apologize for her comments
Speaking about the experience on NBC’s “Ten Count” podcast, Maria Kanellis revealed she regretted being forced to apologize under extreme pressure from management.
“I thought it was funny and I don’t regret it wasn’t received that way. But why, as a woman, am I not allowed to talk like that? I regret it.” is just to apologize after the fact, they asked me for an apology in the finale and I was pressured to apologize, so I did, but since then why am I? Why did I apologize? I didn’t do anything wrong.” (Courtesy of Wrestling INC)
A few weeks ago, Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett and Matt Taven appeared on AEW Dynamite, and Fightful Select reported that members of Kingdom have indeed signed a multi-year deal with the company and will remain there for the foreseeable future. Wrestling INC also said the three former Ring of Honor stars will have to sign contracts as their obligations with Impact Wrestling have ended.