Ever since Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett decided to quit the Impact Wrestling promotion, there have been numerous speculations about what would be the next stop for them. Various rumours suggested that the couple is WWE bound.
The company has contacted them in recent times to take them under their wings. The speculations were even more fired up after WWE wished Maria on her birthday. In case some of you have forgotten, she has been one of the most popular Divas in the WWE locker room during her heydey. She was also the last WWE Diva to pose for the Playboy magazine cover.
The latest updates from Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggests that indeed they are trying to land up on the biggest wrestling promotion in the world i.e. WWE. Officials are kept in touch with them to get the deal finalised. However, they always wanted to be secretive about their upcoming WWE stint.
Going one step further, an update from 434.com suggested that they are mainly considered to be featured on the NXT roster. There are already some big voids on WWE’s developmental territory. Furthermore, some more call-ups are to be made after Wrestlemania. So, the creative wants to utilise both of them at NXT.
Some more hints were received regarding this matter. Mike Bennett has performed under the North-East Wrestling promotion after Impact wrestling. He became one of the champions there only to lose the title to Cody Rhodes after only a few days.
Picking up a title on an indie promotion just to lose it after sometimes was a hint of WWE calling him. It is being said that the initial talk between the two parties is over resulting the title drop, abruptly. He is expected to arrive on the WWE scene, anytime soon.
WWE is looking to bring some former names to the betterment of the Total Divas reality tv show. With a huge fanbase around her, Maria would be a perfect one to star in it. She had lost a WWE contract in 2013 and surely would not want to miss it, this time.