Over the past several days, TNA has been teasing a newcomer with the term, "Miracle". On the POP TV debut episode of Impact Wrestling this week, rumors about Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis joining the promotion have been confirmed, as the two former ROH star finally made their debut. Bennett informed Total Nonstop Action fans that he was there to pursue the world heavyweight championship.
January 7, 2016
The first lady of ROH might be leaving the company, as Maria Kanellis has teased fans through social media about a potential departure. The gorgeous red head revealed to fans that her contract with the promotion expires at the end of the year. Maria has leverage in negotiations since she has other options for work. New Japan likes having her around, and TNA is said to have shown interest in signing her.
October 19, 2015
ROH has decided to finally get with the times. It has been revealed that the promotion is starting up an actual women's division soon. Taeler Hendrix revealed this through her social media account. The company already has ODB, Maria Kanellis and Veda Scott on the roster, but it is expected that they will be bringing more depth on board.
July 30, 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