Former WWE star Maria Kanellis was lately interviewed by the Dropkick podcast.
Kanellis talked about being a part of the Diva Search, working with Paul Heyman in OVW, a doable return to WWE, what the plans have been for her storyline with Ricochet, AEW’s Girls’s division, and extra.
Listed here are some highlights:
Maria Kanellis on what the plans have been for Mike Bennett and herself after they signed with WWE:
“We got here in realizing we have been combating an uphill battle. Anyone actually needed us, after which, for no matter motive, issues acquired put the kabash to. We got here in and we thought Mike was going to have this actually good run with me simply managing him and him having these unimaginable wrestling matches with guys that he’s labored with a thousand instances earlier than. Zami Zayn. He labored with Bobby Impolite and Bobby Lashley and Drew and all of those guys. Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy. We had already labored with them. Kevin, we had labored with. Kevin was combating for us to come back into WWE and he nonetheless apologizes. The plan was to construct Mike as a singles wrestler and someplace alongside the best way, and I’ve a sense it has rather a lot to do with him popping out along with his dependancy after which me asserting that I used to be pregnant, I feel they took a step again from us and all the pieces they needed to do with us. However, I say this to Mike all time, that second week, we have been lifeless within the water. I may inform. Earlier than I introduced that I used to be pregnant. Earlier than Mike got here out he had an dependancy. We had this huge debut and the subsequent week we put it on-line. I don’t know who didn’t like us. On the finish of the day, I don’t care…I understand how Vince McMahon thinks with regards to, if he’s going to push you, the ball’s going to roll regardless of how horrible you do. If Vince desires you to succeed, he’ll push you there. If you’re on-line the second week, we have been lifeless, earlier than the being pregnant, earlier than something What number of guys have come as much as the primary roster after which nothing. You have a look at a few of these extremely proficient guys they usually don’t fade. WWE makes them fade.”
Maria talks in regards to the angle that was purported to occur between Mike and herself:
“It was purported to be this storyline the place I used to be simply berating him (Mike) the entire time I used to be nonetheless on the highway whereas pregnant. Then it was going to be Mike would activate me. It was purported to be, ‘I’m sick of your s**t woman. I’m going to do that by myself.’ Then, I used to be going to go on maternity go away. He was going to have this singles run and use all of the issues he had been by means of with courting an evil girl and having this dependancy and use it as a babyface to essentially begin getting some wins and get the ball rolling and that, in fact, ended as nicely. A few of our segments have been the best rated throughout Uncooked. I simply don’t assume Vince appreciated it.”
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