Maria Kanellis and her husband Mike Bennett were released by WWE couple of years ago as part of the budget cuts and they would go on to work in AEW and ROH. She recently got involved in a major online drama featuring Mark Briscoe and now she seems to have deleted her Twitter account following backlash over her views.
AEW star Mark Briscoe made headlines recently when he publicly called out the “WWE on FOX” social media account for appropriating The Briscoes’ iconic “DEM BOYZ” term to describe Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits. He even tagged Triple H to fix the matter.
Maria Kanellis decided to share her own thoughts on the matter, as she explained just how important ‘DEM BOYZ’ was to Mark Briscoe, adding that the ‘WWE on FOX’ account made the comment coinciding with the 1st anniversary since his brother Jay Briscoe’s last match.
Unsurprisingly, this led to a lot of backlash as Kanellis was unprepared for what her words would entail. This ultimately led to he announcing her exit from Twitter and subsequently deleting her account.
‘‘I think I’m about done on this particular platform. It’s too crazy. Disagreeing is one thing. Threatening my family, name calling, agism, racism, family planning shaming, religious prejudice, and sexism is all too much. I will keep my Instagram. But it’s about time to move on from the negativity.”
For what it’s worth, Mark Briscoe unveiled the motivation behind his outburst, stating that he was still mourning the death of his brother. Regardless, Kanellis felt it was best for her mental health she exited Twitter and fans respect her choice.
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