Maria Kanellis’ initial run in WWE saw her enter a storyline with Santino Marella for a while, until she eventually worked with other stars such as John Cena. She and her husband Mike Bennett were let go by WWE a couple of years ago as part of the budget cuts. Kanellis will become a free agent next month.

Maria Kanellis revealed during her interview with Fightful that her per-appearance contract with Impact Wrestling expires the next month. IMPACT had her on a per-appearance contract till October 8th. Making decisions in the future is really difficult for her because she sincerely believes in what IMPACT is doing.

Kanellis now wishes to move forward with more responsibility-taking. She speaks with Scott frequently. Kanellis also had talks with Tony Khan and Triple H. She recently spoke with WOW. For her, this is a very interesting period.

I’m on a per-appearance deal with them (IMPACT) until October 8th. It’s so hard to make decisions moving forward because I love what we’re doing in IMPACT and I know the possibilities of where we might go with it and where I might go with it as an individual. Scott D’Amore is a fantastic boss, if I’m not in the Maria Honor No More voice. I absolutely love what we’re doing there. When The Kingdom won the tag titles, that meant something, especially after losing what, to me, was going to be the next ten years of my life, if not longer in Ring of Honor. I was looking at Ring of Honor like, ‘Okay, this is going to be the next ten to fifteen years of my life. I’m going to run this women’s division. I’m going to transition completely to the other side. I’m going to help with production. I want to move forward with taking over more responsibilities.’ Then it ended, and Scott gave us an opportunity. It’s really hard looking ‘where do I go next?’ I talked to Tony Khan, I talked to Triple H, I talk to Scott all the time. Recently, I talked to WOW. It’s a very interesting time for me. For me, it’s about creating opportunities for all of the women I’m working with now.

Not only that but then there is the heart of me that says when Mike, my husband, went to WWE and it was his ultimate dream to be in WWE. That’s all he talked about. He was a WWE person from the moment I met him. We got to WWE, and it was not the way he wanted it to go. I think for him, there is still a part of him that thinks there is unfinished business. For me, I don’t know if you guys could see it, but when they (Bennett and Matt Taven) won the tag team titles (Impact Tag Titles), there were tears. They are my boys. Taven married us. I was literally standing with the both of them at my wedding going, ‘You are my husband’s best friend and my friend, and this is my husband, we are family.’ The idea of the two of them walking out at WrestleMania and me managing them, of course, that thought is in my mind. Then I look at AEW where they have some of the greatest tag teams in the world. Competition-wise, there is that at AEW. The fact that the boys have never gotten in there with FTR. I look at all of these things and go, ‘sh-t.’ Then, where is Ring of Honor going to go? I think it’s an amazing time in wrestling right now.

Maria Kanellis would eventually make her return to WWE in 2017 alongside her husband. Unfortunately for them, their stint in WWE was not memorable at all, and they were let go. Now that Vince McMahon is no longer in charge, perhaps fans might get to see Maria Kanellis return as well. We’ll have to see whether that will happen or not.

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