During Monday Night Raw, there was a segment where the divas begged for an opportunity from Kane. He delivered it by announcing that there will be a bit divas battle royal to determine a number contender on the next episode, which will air from London. WWE wanted to do this as a promotional tool, as the plan has already been put in place for Naomi to challenge Nikki Bella. That is why she has been getting pins on the champion.
April 7, 2015
Despite already having a good amount of experience wrestling on the main roster in WWE, Maria Kanellis recently revealed that she would more be more than enthusiastic to sign a deal and work in NXT. The brand is receiving universal praise for allow the female performers the opportunity to showcase their skills, something that AJ Lee has publicly complained about. Maria is currently with ROH, but the promotion cannot afford a long term contract.
March 8, 2015
Officials in Lucha Underground know that they need to pick up some recognizable faces if they want to reach the numbers that they were shooting for. Their latest target appears to be Maria Kanellis, who would also bring along her husband Mike Bennett. The couple recently worked for ROH but are said to be free agents right now because management is having some financial issues. They are also being heavily recruited by other wrestling promotions.
February 8, 2015
Since there are financial restrictions being placed on ROH, Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett are both working without a contract at the moment. Other promotions have taken notice and are targeting them for deals. Their popularity has risen enough that New Japan has expressed interest in signing them. The belief is that the real life couple is interested in the deal on a short term basis, as they have other options available in the United States.
February 5, 2015