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Maria Kanellis


Also popular mainly because Maria, she actually is a former WWE professional wrestler, model, and singer who’s been a TNA Knockout. She performed volleyball, golf ball, and softball in senior high school. She utilized her WWE achievement to surface in Playboy and to push out a rock and roll recording, Seven Sins, this year 2010. She’s two siblings, Janny Kanellis and Expenses Kanellis. She wedded Mike Bennett in 2014. She distributed the band with Snoop Dogg at WrestleMania XXIV.

Quick Facts

Full Name Maria Kanellis
Date Of Birth February 25, 1982
Place Of Birth Ottawa, IL
Profession Wrestler
Star Sign Pisces

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1After losing the 2004 diva search contest to Christy Hemme, Kanellis returned to WWE television as a backstage interviewer on the Novemebr 1, 2004 edition of "Raw." [November 2004]
2Appeared at the World of Wheels in Birmingham, Alabama, a few days before her release from WWE to sign autographs. [February 2010]
3Maria debuted on RAW as a backstage interviewer [October 2004]
4Posed for Playboy, and will be the March 2008 Playboy Cover girl. [February 2008]
5Her idol in wrestling is Amy "Lita" Dumas.
6Started modeling when she was 15 and later became a Hawaiin Tropic Girl.
7Participated in the RAW DivaSearch Contest, which was ultimately won by Christy Hemme. Maria was later signed by the WWE as well and became a backstage interviewer.
8Attended Northern Illinois University.
9Hometown: Ottawa, Illinois.



The Getter2017post-production
TNA Impact! Wrestling2016-2017TV SeriesMaria Kanellis
Ring of Honor Reloaded Tour: California, PA2015VideoMaria Kanellis
Ring of Honor: Field of Honor '152015VideoMaria Kanellis
ROH/NJPW: Global Wars 2015 - Night 22015VideoMaria Kanellis
ROH/NJPW: Global Wars 2015 - Night 12015VideoMaria Kanellis
Ring of Honor War of the Worlds 20152015VideoMaria Kanellis
ROH Supercard of Honor IX2015TV MovieMaria Kanellis
Fantasy Women Battles2014TV SeriesProserpine The Demon
The Opposite Sex2014Hot Mess
Tom & Gerry2014Video shortAnnabella
Army of the Damned2013
Mother Hen2012ShortKelly
Swallow: The Series2011TV SeriesVicki
Cubed2010TV SeriesMaria Kanellis
WWE Superstars2009-2010TV SeriesMaria
E.C.W.2006-2009TV SeriesMaria
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20102009Video GameMaria (voice)
WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection2009VideoMaria
WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 20092008Video GameMaria (voice)
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieMaria



At What Cost? Anatomy of Professional Wrestling2014Documentary completedHerself
Ring of Honor Wrestling2012-2016TV SeriesMaria Kanellis / Herself
Ballerina I'm Not2016DocumentaryHerself
House of Hardcore 22013Herself
Maria's B-Movie Mayhem2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
The Apprentice2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHerself
WWE Smackdown!2005-2010TV SeriesMaria
Deal or No Deal2010TV SeriesHerself - Model
WWE Raw2004-2009TV SeriesMaria
The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania2009TV SpecialMaria
WWE Hall of Fame 20092009TV SpecialHerself
WWE Tribute for the Troops2008TV SpecialMaria
WWE Armageddon2008TV SpecialMaria
Survivor Series2008TV SpecialMaria
WWE Cyber Sunday2008TV SpecialMaria
Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed2008TV SeriesHerself
Summerslam2008TV SpecialMaria
Sunset Tan2008TV SeriesHerself
WWE Backlash2008TV SpecialMaria
WWE Sunday Night Heat2005-2008TV SeriesMaria
WrestleMania XXIV2008TV SpecialMaria
WWE No Way Out2008TV SpecialMaria
Project Runway2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
WWE Royal Rumble2008TV SpecialMaria
Survivor Series2007TV SpecialMaria
Family Feud2007TV SeriesHerself
WWE Cyber Sunday2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Unforgiven2007TV SpecialMaria
Summerslam2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Vengeance2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2007TV SeriesMaria
WWE Judgment Day2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Backlash2007TV SpecialMaria
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHerself
WWE No Way Out2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE One Night Stand2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE New Year's Revolution2007TV SpecialMaria
WWE Cyber Sunday2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Unforgiven2006TV SpecialMaria
Summerslam2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Great American Bash2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Vengeance2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Backlash2006TV SpecialMaria
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHerself
WWE Divas Do New York2006Video documentaryMaria
WWE Royal Rumble2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE New Year's Revolution2006TV SpecialMaria
WWE Tribute to the Troops2005TV SpecialMaria
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialMaria
WWE Taboo Tuesday2005TV SpecialMaria
WWE A.M. Raw2005TV SeriesHerself (2005-) (as Maria)
WWE Unforgiven2005TV SpecialMaria
Summerslam2005TV SpecialMaria
WWE Backlash2005TV SpecialMaria
WWE Viva Las Divas2005Video documentaryMaria
WrestleMania 212005TV SpecialMaria
WWE Hall of Fame 20052005Video documentaryHerself
WWE $250,000 Raw Diva Search2005VideoHerself - Finalist
WWE New Year's Revolution2005TV SpecialMaria
Survivor Series2004TV SpecialMaria
Summerslam2004TV SpecialMaria
Raw Diva Search Casting Special2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Outback Jack2004TV SeriesHerself

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TNA Impact! Wrestling2016TV SeriesMaria Kanellis
Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart2011VideoMaria
Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon2010VideoMaria
WWE Summerslam: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008Maria
Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection2008VideoMaria
WWE: John Cena - My Life2007VideoMaria
E.C.W.2006TV SeriesMaria

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