Mike Bennet and Maria Kannelis were guests on the ROH Strong Podcast. The discussed where they would like to wind up and there release from WWE.
Maria had this to say about the release:
“I was all ready to come back at WrestleMania. I had been getting back in shape. I had already lost 35 pounds. So when they started calling around, I thought that they were going to fire Mike because Mike had asked for his release. I didn’t think they were going to fire the both of us. I was on my way back from my two-month appointment with Carver at the doctor when I got the call from Mark Carrano. I was fine on the phone, but at the same time I realized that we were going to be in a world of hurt. And they knew that. It’s just really hard for me to talk about because that was just such an emotional day. … To be fired in a pandemic, it was just sad to me. From this company that prides itself on being this family-based company, to be fired. I didn’t receive a phone call after I had Carver to ask if I was OK, if the labor went OK. I didn’t receive a phone call seeing how my recovery was going with either of my children. But I received a phone call to be fired in a pandemic.”
Maria hasn’t been shy about commenting on her feelings being hurt and being upset about the release. Mike Bennett wasn’t shy about his feelings on returning to ROH either:
“I would absolutely love to. I’m not going to sugarcoat anything. I would love to. I know the roster, I know how good it is. I’ve worked for the company before. … I’m not pretending I’m going to one place and this and that. I love Ring of Honor. I would love to end up there.”
Bennett is really good friends with Matt Taven and had an incredible run in ROH previously as part of the Kingdom. Would you like to see Bennett back in ROH?