Former Diva Claims the Bella Twins Cost Her a WWE Return

Sharon GlencrossContributor IJuly 8, 2013

Maria, not too happy with the Bellas (photo from
Maria, not too happy with the Bellas (photo from

Over at her official Twitter account, former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis has spoken out against two current Divas, claiming they sabotaged her potential return to America's No. 1 wrestling company.

As I noted back in March, there were reports that Kanellis, who parted ways with WWE in 2010, was in talks to come back before real-life heat with current women on the roster led to the offer being pulled.

At the time, Kanellis did an interview with Slam Wrestling in which she disputed the claims and insisted she was still on good terms with her former co-workers. She also posted a message on Twitter discussing her respect for Kelly Kelly and the Bella Twins (at the time thought to be the girls who nixed the return).

Several months later, however, and the former Playboy cover girl is apparently willing to finally open up about why her comeback never happened, saying on Twitter Monday night that Nikki and Brie Bella were responsible for her contract offer being pulled.

The two sisters are currently receiving a massive push from WWE, with the company's upcoming E! reality show, Total Divas, being centered mainly around them. 


Assuming she is telling the truth here, it's a shame political problems have gotten in the way of the valet making her grand return.

As anyone who has seen her impressive work in ROH can tell you, she's positively flourished as a manager and personality, turning into a sort of modern-day Miss Elizabeth. She could be a big asset to WWE right now, which needs women with charisma and charm.

But there may also be a lesson here.

Per PWI (via WrestlingInc), the star's heat stemmed from candid remarks she made about the other girls after leaving the company. Kanellis hosted the Afterbuzz TV's Raw talk show and was never shy about her opinions, which added to its appeal.

Certainly, if you're an ex-talent who would potentially like to return one day, it may be shrewd to be more careful about what you say.