Former WWE Diva and current ROH star Maria Kanellis will put her newly won FWE Women’s Title on the line for the first time later this month.
Maria won her first ever championship in professional wrestling on February 25th – her 30th birthday – after competing in a one-night tournament that also featured Tara, Brooke Tessmacher and Winter. She managed to defeat Tara in the first round after Winter distracted her fellow TNA Knockout, and scored the duke over Winter when Tara and Brooke paid her back for her interference earlier in the evening.
Now it’s time for Maria to prove her worth as both champion and wrestler: FWE has announced that the first challenger for her title is yet another TNA Knockout – none other than the feisty Rosita.
The show, to take place on March 24th at the 3 Legged Dog Studios in downtown Manhattan, NY, will also feature an announcement regarding the next challenger for the belt.
Former WWE star Maria Kanellis is officially part of Ring of Honor.
The former Playboy covergirl, who made her debut alongside real-life boyfriend “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett last December, has now been added to the ROH website.
Kanellis joins a select few female names on the roster, including Mia Yim (the first female talent as part of the new ROH under Sinclair Broadcasting), and Veda Scott, who serves as backstage interviewer.
Former WWE Diva and Slammy Award winner, Maria Kanellis, was backstage at last night’s Raw taping in Anaheim, California.
Maria noted on Twitter that she was visiting friends. She wrote: “Backstage seeing some old friends at Monday Night Raw!!”
Kanellis recently returned to wrestling after a two-year absence following her release from WWE in February 2010. She is due to make her in-ring return next month for FWE in New York against TNA’s Tara. The former Playboy covergirl has also joined Ring of Honor as the valet for real life boyfriend Mike Bennett and is being dubbed the ‘First Lady of ROH’.
Former WWE star Maria Kanellis is featured in a new video promo posted by boyfriend ‘The Prodigy’ Mike Bennett on YouTube today.
Maria will make her ROH debut as Bennett’s valet at tomorrow’s Final Battle Internet pay per view.
In the clip, Maria resurrects the ditzy role she once played in WWE. Pretty cool.
Check it out below: