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Maria Kanellis Wants To Make An Appearance At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom

May 7, 2021 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Maria Kanellis said that she is looking to make an appearance at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 in January. Here are highlights:

On her and Mike Bennett reuniting with Matt Taven: “It’s like the three stooges all over again. It’s both ridiculous and amazing. I’m hoping that next year, and I’m putting in this into the universe, that we go over Wrestle Kingdom, because that [event] is named after us. I know it’s been around for a while, but they knew that there would be a Kingdom that would make the Wrestle Kingdom. So, I’m hoping to be there in January. Also, I think The Kingdom coming together again will be something special. I don’t think it will be a full-time thing, though. I’m very invested with ROH’s women’s division, and Mike is very invested in moving his singles career forward, and possibly going after the Pure Championship. And, of course, Taven is always gunning for the World Championship. So, we all have our own things happening, but there will be a time when Wrestle Kingdom will be invaded by The Kingdom.”

On if the relationship between ROH and NJPW will continue: “I feel like we saw a little bit of that at the 500th episode of ROH. And I’m hoping we see more of that in the future. However, it’s tough right now because of COVID-19 restrictions and not being able to go over there [to Japan]. I’m hoping that all that starts coming back as the world opens up.”

On Jonathan Gresham: “I met him years ago, when he had a tag match versus Mike and Matt. And I was like, ‘holy cow, this guy is really talented.’ And then, to see him now with this whole change is so impressive. Pure Wrestling is his style, and he is, if not the best, close to the very best at it.”

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