Maria Kanellis Fires Back Against Reports Of Her WWE Release Request

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Earlier this week, via Pro Wrestling Sheet, we reported that real-life married couple Mike and Maria Kanellis had asked for their releases from WWE.

PWInsider then reported that Mike Kanellis requested his release several weeks ago but WWE officials denied the request. As for Maria, the report could not substantiate any claims that she had asked for her release.

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Maria Kanellis took to her Instagram account today to dispute the reports that she asked for her release, and further criticized social media as a place for “bullies” and incorrect fantasies.

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“I was not going to address this but I am getting phone calls and emails about it. I DID NOT ask for my release,” reads Kanellis’s statement. “Speculation and rumors are running rampant. Someone is playing all the wrestling news sites. It’s a game. I’ve been in professional wrestling for 15 years and what I do in front of the camera will only be a small part of the full story. I have relationships with fans, talent, producers, and their families. I have been in the hospital when people have been injured and backstage to hug someone that just had a great match. I don’t need to stir up shit. I don’t need to put others down. I am an imperfect human that has learned from past mistakes. Whoever is leaking rumors I pity you. And your desperate attempt for attention while disparaging my husband and I. I’m gonna take the weekend off of social media to hang out with my beautiful family and I suggest whoever it is does the same. Social media is not fact. It is fantasy, a nightmare, or a place for bullies. I want to use this for motivation to be positive everyday. I am still learning how to be a mom. I still fight postpartum depression. And I still try and become a better person everyday. I don’t need this made up extra stress. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and thank you for your support!!”

As we noted in our report earlier this week, numerous talents, including Dolph Ziggler, The Revival, Goldust and The Kanellis’s have been rumored to be leaving WWE, however, as of this writing, no talent departures have been announced by the company.

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