Maria Kanellis believes the Divas Championship should be looked back on fondly.
Speaking with DS Shin of Ring The Belle, the former WWE Superstar discussed the Divas era and its now-defunct title. Kanellis had previously expressed her belief that the belt should still exist and took the time here to explain her rationale. She said the following:
"I do think that there should still be a Divas Championship. I think that not having it is an insult, or saying that it's a bad championship to have, I think, it's an insult to the women that were on the road 300-350 days a year. You know, they barely went home to see their families holding this Divas Championship. I feel like in that aspect there should be, it should be looked at fondly, not like it's an insult."
Maria doesn't believe this is a controversial opinion to hold. Just because the women were having short matches on TV, that doesn't mean they couldn't work or go longer as they did on house shows. She believes it's a title worth holding to say that yes I can be sexy, strong, and intelligent all at once.
As for whether or not she wanted to hold the Divas Championship, Kanellis says it would have been nice, but that it wasn't her ultimate goal. She added that performers such as Candice Michelle, Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Beth Phoenix, and Melina were great workers and deserving of the title. For her, the experience of working with so many talented women was the reward.
Kanellis worked for WWE from 2004-2010 and then again from 2017-2020. She signed with ROH in December 2020 and is expecting to be back on TV in the coming weeks with some "very big announcements."
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