maria kanellis

Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett were officially released from WWE in 2020, but in the fall of 2019 the wrestling world was talking about the on screen couple.

Mike and Maria were put into a storyline which saw Maria berate her husband, and tell him that he’s not the father of her child. The storyline quickly came to a halt a few weeks later when Mike publicly asked to be released from his WWE contract.

Maria Kanellis recently appeared on the DropKick Podcast, and she explained that the storyline was meant to help Mike get some momentum as a babyface.

“So it was supposed to be this storyline where I was just berating him the whole time. I was still on the road while pregnant, and then it was going to be Mike turning on me. It was supposed to be, ‘I’m sick of your s–t lady, I’m gonna do this on my own.’ Then I was gonna go on maternity leave, and then he was gonna have this singles run and use all the things he had been though. You know, dating an evil woman and having this addiction and all this stuff. He was going to use it as a babyface and to really start getting some wins and get the ball rolling.

“Then of course that ended as well, but you know some of our segments were like the highest rated during RAW, and I don’t think Vince liked it, [and he] didn’t understand Breezango either. You hear all these stories of how he doesn’t get it and I’m sorry you didn’t get it but the fans enjoyed it.”

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