Former WWE Diva Claims She Wants to Return, Discusses Potential WM 29 Match

Sharon GlencrossContributor IApril 6, 2013

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Well, one former WWE Diva has made it clear she's eager to return to the company.

Talking to VOC Nation Radio Network (via PWTorch), Maria Kanellis, who was released in 2010, noted that she was keen to return to the company that made her a star, preferably with real-life boyfriend Mike Bennett: "I want to go back to WWE, and maybe Mike will come with me."

The pair currently work for Ring of Honor, although the Diva was non-committal about her future there, saying she expected to "eventually part ways" with America's No. 3 promotion.

Notably, Bennett attended a WWE tryout camp in early February. Thanks to his good looks, decent size and smooth mic skills, Bennett has always seemed like one of the best prospects for a WWE contract out of the current Ring of Honor roster.

Maria also addressed reports that she was originally scheduled to appear at Sunday's WrestleMania 29 show, as part of an eight-woman tag-team match. She acknowledged she had been in talks to appear, but that the plans ultimately never came to fruition.

I was one of the girls that they called. We were fine on all the details. I’ve owned my name since I was a little girl, so that wasn’t a problem for me. WWE was totally cool with everything, but the storyline just fell through; I was excited about it.

Ultimately, no all-women's match at WrestleMania 29 was booked. The closest we're getting to it is the eight-person mixed tag-team bout, which sees the Bella Twins and Team Rhodes Scholars take on the Funkadactyls and Tensai and Brodus.

So, will Kanellis, who won the Diva of the Year Slammy in 2009, ever return to the company?

It's difficult to say.

Certainly, if Bennett is signed to a WWE deal, it makes sense for Kanellis to come too. She's an integral part of his act, as anyone who has seen Ring of Honor can tell you.