In a recent interview with Alex Marvez, Maria Kanellis revealed new details on her departure from the WWE.
Maria made note of WWE wanting more control over her projects, which was a key part in her release when she wasn’t exactly open to that kind of control. In addition, Maria expressed unhappiness when WWE posted the news of her release before she could inform her family and friends. “People are saying it was about money or this and that,” Kanellis told Marvez. “It wasn’t. It had to do with my other passions and things I wanted to do alongside WWE. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for them.”
Maria is now working as the backstage interview for King of the Cage, which airs live on HDNet. Despite having a role in the MMA promotion, Maria did not rule out a possible move to TNA, or even Ring of Honor. “I didn’t want to leave when I did,” Kanellis said. “Who knows where the road is going to lead me? Maybe a good cause will come up for me to go to TNA or even visit with Ring of Honor. I’ve always said some of the great talent is on the independent (circuit).”