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Maria Kanellis on Why The Kingdom Signed With AEW

November 26, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
The Kingdom The OGK AEW Rampage 10-14-22, Maria Kanellis Image Credit: AEW

– During a recent interview with Just Alyx, AEW talent Maria Kanellis discussed discussed The Kingdom signing with AEW over WWE. Below are some highlights below, per Fightful:

Maria Kanellis on why they signed with AEW: “I think it always has to be shaken up. I think if you do things a certain way for a certain number of years, then things do need to change. So shaking things up is always a great thing. I’ve always had a fantastic relationship with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. They wished me luck and congratulations after both of my children were born and sent us gifts. Giant gifts! Like I’m talking baskets that were humongous. It had rockers and other stuff. My daughter loves her rocker. It’s a coyote hollowing at the moon. My daughter’s middle name is Moon. They sent all of these gifts for both of the kids. They gave my husband some great advice about parenting. So, on a personal level, we’ve always liked Stephanie and Triple H. We definitely communicated with Triple H as our contract was coming up with Impact Wrestling. You know, we did that courtesy conversation. It went really well. At the end of the day, I think AEW is the place where we belonged. So we’re really happy about the different relationships we have now in so many different companies.”

On working with Tony Khan: “I’ve been talking to Tony Khan since May because of Ring of Honor. I’ve had a really great time conversing back and forth with him about the Ring of Honor Women’s division and Women’s Wrestling Army. I’m not going to give details on everything, but I will say that we’ve really enjoyed our time at AEW and we can’t wait to do more.”