Reality came to television in 2019 when WWE used Maria Kanellis' pregnancy for an angle on Raw. Though Maria is married to Mike Kanellis (Mike Bennett) in real life, WWE shot an angle where Mike was allegedly not the father of Maria's baby.
The angle didn't have a conclusion as Mike and Maria were pulled from television around the same time Mike asked for his WWE release in October.
Taking to social media to respond to a fan, Maria revealed where the angle was headed before being dropped.
My husband. He was supposed to turn face. And do a story about recovery from addiction and motivation. But... that’s just too good. Too real. Too honest. And of course I was supposed to remain the bad guy. -- until I came back from maternity leave. Baby face momma!! https://t.co/XAlaxD869x— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) June 28, 2020
Mike Kanellis went public with his addiction to painkillers and recovery in 2017. WWE released a mini-documentary on Mike's recovery in October 2017. Mike & Maria were released by WWE on April 15.
In an interview with Fightful, Mike discussed the idea behind the storyline. You can find his full comments by clicking here.