Maria Kanellis explains her decision to re-sign with WWE.
Fans were stunned last week when it was reported that Maria and Mike Kanellis had re-signed with WWE. The couple reportedly asked for their release from the company earlier this year and many figured they would leave when their contracts expired. Instead, the Kanellis' decided to stay with WWE, signing five-year deals to extend the partnership.
Taking to social media, Maria explained her decision to stay with WWE.
Fans circa 2009: I can’t believe they treat ditzy Maria so bad. Why are the matches so short? Why can’t a Diva be older than 35? Where are women’s rights? Fans circa 2019: I can’t believe Maria got pregnant again! How dare she have a family? She can’t work and have a family! pic.twitter.com/ZcmWBV7WLT— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) July 5, 2019
At the end of the day, WWE was where I started and it’s where I wanted to complete my career. And when they came to the table with the opportunity to have a family and a career it sealed the deal. People think they know everything but it’s all in the details. https://t.co/ad4ldTFbnm— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) July 6, 2019
I’ll still “complain” I have freedom of speech. I also have the ability to change things by using my voice. I.e. first woman to sign a contract with ROH, first woman to work long term with New Japan, etc... you may not like it. But I don’t do it for you. https://t.co/cxpxim5FSs— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) July 6, 2019
Talking to the company and stirring the pot on Twitter are not mutually exclusive. I can do both. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes. Twitter is just one tool in the toolbox. Plus, people like you that don’t get it, never will. https://t.co/JscRFZoEB9— MariaKanellisBennett (@MariaLKanellis) July 7, 2019
Maria has had a busy week as, along with signing a new deal with WWE, she announced that she and Mike are pregnant with their second child.