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Former WWE Superstar wants AEW in-ring run

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Former WWE star, Maria Kanellis, has not stepped into the ring for a wrestling match in over four years, but could she make a return?

Her last big match was at WrestleMania in the Women’s Battle Royal at Mania 35, where Carmella emerged victorious’‹.

AEW Star’s Transition to Management Role

Since then, Maria has taken up the role of manager for her husband, Mike Bennett, and Matt Taven.

They form the Kingdom in various wrestling promotions such as IMPACT, ROH, and most recently, AEW. This shift marked a new chapter in Maria’s career, a transition from the limelight of wrestling to the strategical duties of management’‹.

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Inspiration to Return: A Family Affair

On a recent episode of AEW Unrestricted, Maria candidly discussed the possibility of returning to the ring.

A significant influence behind this consideration is her children’s curiosity to see her wrestle. “They didn’t see that part of my life, but they want to and they’re interested,” Maria shared’‹.

The Call of the WWE Ring for Maria Kanellis

Maria admitted her initial belief that her wrestling days were over, especially after her last match at WrestleMania 35.

However, her children’s keen interest in her wrestling career has sparked thoughts of a potential “one more run” as a wrestler.

The final decision still hangs in the air, but Maria doesn’t deny the pull towards the ring, primarily driven by her children’s desire to see her wrestle’‹.

Maria Kanellis: Her last WrestleMania match

While Maria’s last official big WWE match was at WrestleMania 35, she was seen in a mixed tag team match alongside her husband Mike against Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch in July of the same year.

However, due to her pregnancy, which she announced on air during the match, she didn’t engage in any physical activity. Despite her non-physical participation, her presence in the match revealed the unwavering spirit of the wrestler within her’‹.

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The Wrestling Spirit Lingers

As Maria Kanellis ponders over her wrestling comeback, her fans, and more importantly, her children, wait in anticipation.

Will Maria answer the call of the ring and give her fans “one more run?” Time will tell, but for now, the wrestling world watches eagerly as the story unfolds.

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