Maria Kanellis Reveals She Has Held Talks With WWE, AEW & WOW

Marie Kanellis is assessing what to do once her IMPACT contract expires

Current IMPACT Wrestling star Maria Kanellis is assessing her options and weighing up her wrestling future. 

With her per-appearance IMPACT contract set to expire soon, she is considering where to go next and recently told Grapsody that she's held talks with several companies. 

"It's really hard looking 'where do I go next?'. I talked to Tony Khan, I talked to Triple H, I talk to Scott [D'Amore] all the time. Recently, I talked to WOW [Women of Wrestling]. It's a very interesting time for me. For me, it's about creating opportunities for all of the women I'm working with now. Where does that make sense?".

Continuing, the former WWE star noted how her heart may also influence her decision. 

"Not only that but then there is the heart of me that says when Mike, my husband, went to WWE and it was his ultimate dream to be in WWE. That's all he talked about. He was a WWE person from the moment I met him. We got to WWE, and it was not the way he wanted it to go. I think, for him, there is still a part of him that thinks there is unfinished business. 

"For me, I don't know if you guys could see it, but when [The Kingdom] won the tag team titles (in IMPACT), there were tears. They are my boys. Taven married us. I was literally standing with the both of them at my wedding going, 'You are my husband's best friend and my friend, and this is my husband, we are family.' The idea of the two of them walking out at WrestleMania and me managing them. Of course, that thought is in my mind. 

"Then I look at AEW where they have some of the greatest tag teams in the world. Competition-wise, there is that at AEW. The fact that the boys have never gotten in there with FTR. I look at all of these things and go 'sh*t'. Then, where is Ring of Honor going to go? I think it's an amazing time in wrestling right now".

Maria returned to IMPACT at Hard to Kill on January 8, following her release from Ring of Honor.

H/T Fightful

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