World Wrestling Entertainment – Maria Kanellis and Dolph Ziggler: July 3, 2009 – SmackDown: Maria Kanellis introduced herself to Dolph Ziggler and they began flirting. ~~~Melina Perez and Maria Kanellis defeated Michelle McCool (Women’s champion) and Layla El in a Divas Tag Team match.
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Maria Louise Bennett (née Kanellis) (February 25, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, valet, actress and singer previously signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She is known for her time with WWE from 2004-2010, her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Maria, where she is a former TNA Knockouts Champion, and her time in Ring of Honor as manager …
Maria Kanellis, Actress: The Opposite Sex. Maria Kanellis is an actress, singer, TV hostess/personality, former WWE Diva and aspiring fashion designer. She is currently appearing on "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC. She is releasing her first music album, a 4 song EP, on April 13th, 2010. She is most well-known as a former professional wrestler and personality within World Wrestling ...Occupation: Actress
Kanellis also owns and operates an event design company called Wonderland Event Productions. Chicago, Illinois . Retrieved May 23, FHM Online. The best part is being in front of 20, or 70, people, or millions of fans watching. But of course, you'll always need the girls with the boobies. As a part of the storyline, the argument ended as Marella received a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, who then went backstage, only to return with a Budweiser beer truck to hose down Marella and Maria with beer. Kanellis began competing in the ring as a wrestler in Personal Quote: Passion is my motivation. Retrieved May 3, Known For. After former Playboy cover-girl Ashley Massaro 's return in early , Kanellis engaged in backstage segments where Massaro suggested Maria should be on the cover of Playboy. See the entire gallery. Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on January 28, Retrieved April 12, Kanellis was born in Ottawa, Illinois. Show all 36 episodes. Pro Wrestling Torch. Ring of Honor. October 30, She is also the first ever pregnant champion in WWE history. She was one of the last three women left in the match but was eliminated by both Melina and Trish Stratus. Sign In. Archived from the original on April 16, That chaos of the fans cheering or booing, that atmosphere, it's like when a super hero gathers to confront a villain or something and everyone is watching, waiting on the outcome. Official Sites: Cameo Facebook See more ». She has two younger siblings; a brother and sister named Bill and Janny, respectively. I love working with Beth Phoenix because she's extremely challenging and strong. She is also known for her Playboy magazine pictorial and appearances on the Celebrity Apprentice television series. Archived from the original on April 15, Edit Did You Know? During her Playboy cover unveiling, Maria's cover was plastered over with images of Marella. Retrieved January 15, She stood out in the contest by giving fellow contestant Carmella DeCesare the finger after being eliminated from the contest. The Getter post-production. Archived from the original on December 17, Ring of Honor personnel. Show all 8 episodes. In the Marvel Universe there are villains like Mystique and Dr. There's a lot of up-and-coming talent right now that hasn't been showcased, and it's going to get more serious. Maria competed in the Diva Search in ,  deciding to enter the contest after seeing an advertisement while watching Raw. Mike Bennett. Jump to: Actress Self Archive footage. Bennett and Kanellis left ROH after the December 19, , Ring of Honor Wrestling taping, after failing to come to terms on a new contract with the promotion. Show all 17 episodes. May 31, Add it to your IMDbPage.
Kanellis was a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in Kanellis began competing in the ring as a wrestler in It was not until , however, that she received her major push in the company, as the on-screen love interest of Santino Marella. As a result, she received more air time and began winning more matches than she had previously. She also posed for the April cover of Playboy magazine, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw. Kanellis was born in Ottawa, Illinois. Kanellis grew up with an interest in playing sports, particularly volleyball, basketball, and softball and graduated from Ottawa Township High School in , before spending some time as a student at Northern Illinois University. Kanellis competed in the Raw Diva Search in , deciding to enter the contest after seeing an advertisement while watching Raw. Even though she only placed fifth in the contest, she was hired by the company. She stood out in the contest by giving fellow contestant Carmella DeCesare the finger after being eliminated from the contest. She contributed booking ideas, and her work at OVW earned her a spot on the Raw brand roster. Maria was brought on to Raw as a backstage interviewer in November She quickly earned a reputation as the oblivious backstage reporter — Maria seemed to ask the wrong questions, irritating and amusing WWE Superstars and Divas. In , Maria began to get very physical—in and out of the ring. In another physical moment, Stratus slapped Maria so hard that one of her fillings legitimately fell out. Maria stood by herself for most of the match, only getting involved when she saw the opportunity to eliminate a competitor, a strategy that proved effective as she eliminated both Jillian Hall and Victoria. She was one of the last three women left in the match but was eliminated by both Melina and Trish Stratus. On the November 28 edition of Raw, Maria interviewed then-Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff and asked him whether or not he thought he was going to be fired. As a result, one week later, Maria testified in the trial against Bischoff, who was being fired because of his controversial actions as General Manager. In early , Maria defeated Victoria in a match. The match was ultimately won by Massaro. Maria teamed with John Cena who, earlier that evening, had kissed her to calm her nerves to take on Edge and Lita in the main event on the February 6 edition of Raw. Maria scored the victory after a spear meant for Cena hit Lita. After the match, Edge was preparing to spear Maria, but Mick Foley ran in to help her. Maria, however, lost in the semi-finals of the Tournament against Lita. On the January 1 , edition of Raw, Maria attempted to interview Kevin Federline but was instead slapped by Melina and called a "bitch". This led to a match between the two later that night, with Melina winning with a Roll-up following a failed attempt at a dropkick. For two consecutive weeks afterwards, Maria had two tag team partners—Mickie James and Jeff Hardy , respectively—to take on Melina and a partner. She lost the match with James, but won the other with Jeff. As a part of her entrance when teaming with Hardy, she mimicked the dance he performs at the top of the entrance ramp, a moment she later claimed as a favorite in her career. Maria began an on-screen romance with Santino Marella in June She also resumed competing in the ring occasionally, often jobbing, or losing quickly, in short matches. As a part of the storyline, the argument ended as Marella received a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, who then went backstage, only to return with a Budweiser beer truck to hose down Marella and Maria with beer. After former Playboy cover-girl Ashley Massaro's return in early , Kanellis engaged in backstage segments where Ashley suggested Maria should be on the cover of Playboy, including at the Royal Rumble, to the disdain of Marella. As a part of the Playboy storyline, Maria defeated Beth Phoenix on February 18, to "earn the right" to be on the cover of the magazine. During her Playboy cover unveiling, Maria's cover was plastered over with images of Marella. After Marella offered an ultimatum of posing for the magazine or staying with him as a couple, she stated, "No man and no one is going to make this decision for me" and broke up with her on-screen boyfriend. Maria made her debut on the August 1 edition of SmackDown by defeating Victoria. Maria participated in a five-on-five Raw vs Smackdown Divas Elimination match at Survivor Series and unintentionally got Michelle eliminated. Maria would eventually be eliminated by Candice Michelle. On the December 5 edition of SmackDown , Maria defeated Michelle in a non-title match, After the match ended, Michelle began turning villainous by attacking Maria in a backstage segment. On the December 26 edition of SmackDown , Maria served as the special guest referee for the Divas Championship match between Michelle and Maryse, which saw Maryse emerge victorious and win the title. After the match ended, Michelle turned into a villainess and attacked Maria, blaming her for the loss. Maria made her in ring return on the July 3 edition of SmackDown! Soon after, she entered into an on-screen relationship with Dolph Ziggler , despite her being a fan favorite and him being a villainous character. In the following weeks, Melina implied that Ziggler was cheating on Maria, which Maria did not believe. Maria then took a brief hiatus from the ring to film the Celebrity Apprentice but returned on the December 4 episode of SmackDown!
Retrieved October 2, Show all Hide all Show by According to her, the storyline would end with Mike being the father and overcoming his addiction. Kim was therefore added to the Knockouts Championship match, making it a triple threat match. Alternate Names: Maria. Family Wrestling Entertainment. She has two younger siblings; a brother and sister named Bill and Janny, respectively. Download as PDF Printable version. Maria was brought on to Raw as a backstage interviewer in November Kanellis also owns and operates an event design company called Wonderland Event Productions. After former Playboy cover-girl Ashley Massaro 's return in early , Kanellis engaged in backstage segments where Massaro suggested Maria should be on the cover of Playboy. Self as Maria. Maria competed in the Diva Search in ,  deciding to enter the contest after seeing an advertisement while watching Raw. She then became the focal point of a story on TV, where she would say that Mike was not the father of her child, resulting in her husband losing matches in a humiliating manner. Hide Show Archive footage 10 credits. Kanellis was a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in Smackdown Divas match at Survivor Series , where she eliminated Jillian Hall before her team lost the match. Hide Show Actress 60 credits. Retrieved January 8, The Times. Maria Kanellis-Bennett. Retrieved October 23, Maria would eventually be eliminated by Candice Michelle. May 31, How Much Have You Seen? She'd be a great tag-team partner. Mary Louis Kanellis-Bennett    born February 25,  is an American professional wrestler , professional wrestling manager , actress, model and singer who is currently working with Ring of Honor ROH. Retrieved January 5, Retrieved March 19, At the event, Bennett was unsuccessful in winning the title. In the following weeks, Melina implied that Ziggler was cheating on Maria, which Maria did not believe. The match was ultimately won by Massaro. Watch the video. Chicago, Illinois . Putting smiles on little girl's faces inspired by the Divas. At the Border Wars Border Wars pay-per-view on May 4, , Kanellis accompanied Bennett to the ring where he was defeated by Roderick Strong , despite Kanellis attempting to interfere on Bennett's behalf. Archived from the original on April 6, Sometimes when those opportunities arise you got to take them, and I did. She made her debut on the August 1 episode of SmackDown by defeating Victoria. Around The Web Provided by Taboola. Nine months later, on the October 10 episode of Live , Maria officially made her television return as she interrupted a match between Lince Dorado and Lio Rush , allowing her husband who debuted on the show to attack Dorado. He was supposed to turn Clear your history. Register Don't have an account? Show all 36 episodes. On December 17, , she was a guest host on G4's Attack of the Show. Ohio Valley Wrestling  Fit Finlay.
See the entire gallery. If you need a break from the spooks and scares of October, we've filled your Watchlist with titles you won't want to miss. Watch the video. Sign In. Maria Kanellis Actress. Down 5, this week. View rank on IMDbPro ». She is releasing her first music album, a 4 song EP, on April 13th, She is most well-known as a former professional wrestler and personality within World Wrestling See full bio ». Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples. Share this page:. What to Watch in October. Around The Web Provided by Taboola. Create a list ». The Best Wrestling Divas. Latin Fire beautiful sexy females. My Favourite Celebrities. Sexy female wrestling. See all related lists ». Do you have a demo reel? Add it to your IMDbPage. Find out more at IMDb Pro ». How Much Have You Seen? How much of Maria Kanellis's work have you seen? Known For. WWE Smackdown! The Opposite Sex Hot Mess. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW Maria. Wrestling Maria Kanellis. Show all Hide all Show by Jump to: Actress Self Archive footage. Hide Show Actress 60 credits. Alastor pre-production Lilith. The Getter post-production. Maria Bennett. Maria Kanellis. Show all episodes. Show all 36 episodes. Show all 55 episodes. Maria Kanellis-Bennett. Show all 8 episodes. Hide Show Self 74 credits. Maria Kanellis Bennett. Show all 61 episodes. Self - Host. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf Show all 17 episodes. Anatomy of Professional Wrestling Documentary Self. Self - Contestant.