WWE gave Maria Kanellis quite a spotlight when she announced that she is pregnant with her and Mike Kanellis’ second child. She experienced some issues with her second pregnancy that required her to be hospitalized for a brief time. She is okay and so is their baby.
Maria told Mike that he wasn’t the child’s father and this went for a couple of weeks. Then Rusev was brought in and he destroyed Mike Kanellis. Now it looks like Rusev and Lana were given that angle.
Mike Kanellis asked for his release very publicly, but WWE isn’t in the mood to grant releases. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that WWE pulled Kanellis from the road. This matter is even more complicated for him because he just signed a five year contract for a lot of money.
Since Mike and Maria Kanellis weren’t using the “who’s the father” storyline anymore, that scandalous infidelity angle was tweaked slightly and handed right off to Lana, Rusev, and Bobby Lashley.
But they dropped his storyline and instead moved a different version but moved it to a higher profile with Rusev and Lana.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Mike Kanellis. He is currently at home with his pregnant wife Maria and she probably appreciates that. It is likely not what Mike Kanellis wanted because Mike said in his release statement that he didn’t want to only work one day a week. Now he’s not working at all and watching Rusev and Lana in a storyline that is very similar to the one he just lost.