Maria Kanellis is denying she and her husband Mike ever asked for their WWE release.
On Jan. 16 Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Maria and Mike Kanellis had asked for their release from WWE as they are unhappy with their current position in the company. Fightful later confirmed the report. Yesterday, Maria took to Twitter to post "facts" regarding the reports, but in the series of tweets, never denied requesting her release.
Today, Maria returned to social media to flat out deny the report. "I DID NOT ask for my release. Speculation and rumors are running rampant. Someone is playing all the wrestling news sites. It’s a game," she wrote.
I was not going to address this but I am getting phone calls and emails about it. I DID NOT ask for my release. Speculation and rumors are running rampant. Someone is playing all the wrestling news sites. It’s a game. I’ve been in professional wrestling for 15 years and what I do in front of the camera will only be a small part of the full story. I have relationships with fans, talent, producers, and their families. I have been in the hospital when people have been injured and backstage to hug someone that just had a great match. I don’t need to stir up shit. I don’t need to put others down. I am an imperfect human that has learned from past mistakes. Whoever is leaking rumors I pity you. And your desperate attempt for attention while disparaging my husband and I. I’m gonna take the weekend off of social media to hang out with my beautiful family and I suggest whoever it is does the same. Social media is not fact. It is fantasy, a nightmare, or a place for bullies. I want to use this for motivation to be positive everyday. I am still learning how to be a mom. I still fight postpartum depression. And I still try and become a better person everyday. I don’t need this made up extra stress. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you for your support!!
Fightful has been told by numerous WWE sources that the release request was made, and went as far as to say Mike Kanellis told several members of the roster so.