Maria Kanellis

American professional wrestler, manager, actress, model and singer

Mary Louis "Maria" Kanellis-Bennett[6][7][8] (born February 25, 1982)[1] is an American professional wrestler, manager, promoter, actress and model. She is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Ring of Honor (ROH), and is the co-owner and founder of the independent promotion Women's Wrestling Army (WWA).[9] Kanellis is best known for her time with WWE from 2004 to 2010 and worked for them again from 2017 to 2020 with her real-life husband, Mike Kanellis.[4] She has also wrestled for TNA/Impact Wrestling.

Maria Kanellis
Kanellis in 2016
Birth nameMary Louis Kanellis
Born (1982-02-25) February 25, 1982 (age 42)[1]
Ottawa, Illinois, U.S.[2]
Alma materNorthern Illinois University
Johnson & Wales University
Spouse(s)
Mike Bennett (m. 2014)
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Maria[3]
Maria Kanellis[4]
Maria Kanellis-Bennett
Billed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Billed weight120 lb (54 kg)[1]
Billed fromChicago, Illinois[3]
Trained byOhio Valley Wrestling[5]
Fit Finlay
Debut2004[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Maria Kanellis". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  2. Fishman, Scott (April 17, 2008). "Good times for diva Maria". The Miami Herald.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Maria". WWE. Archived from the original on November 12, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Maria Kanellis returns to WWE with her husband Mike Kanellis". WWE. Archived from the original on June 19, 2017. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  5. Gargiulo, Eric (March 17, 2008). "WWE Diva & Playboy cover girl, Maria speaks to phillyBurbs.com". PhillyBurbs.com. Archived from the original on January 28, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
  6. "Instagram post by Maria Kanellis-Bennett • May 22, 2017 at 11:29am UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on December 26, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  7. "Maria Kanellis: "This is Me" – Diva Dirt". August 6, 2013. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  8. "Mary Kanellis-Bennett". Facebook. Archived from the original on January 17, 2023. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  9. Carey, Ian (April 14, 2022). "Maria Kanellis launching 'Women's Wrestling Army' project". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on November 11, 2022. Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  10. "FWE Women's Championship". Family Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  11. "The PWI Female 50 Rankings: Who Is The Top Women's Wrestler In The World??". PWPix.net. September 18, 2008. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2008.
  12. "24/7 Champion". WWE.com. Archived from the original on June 23, 2022. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  13. Plummer, Dale (December 14, 2009). "RAW: Dennis Miller, Slammys can't save three-hour show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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