On Wednesday former WWE Diva, Playboy Cover Girl and first lady of ROH, Maria Kanellis joined VOC Wrestling Nation for an in-depth interview. Here are a few highlights from the appearance.
On her gimmick as the first lady of ROH: Its great since its only me and Mia over there. All of the attention is on us two girls.
On ROH’s status: We have already surpassed TNA. We are brining in new stars and making celebrities out of them. We have the top stars in the world.
On the “YES” chant: That was started over 2 months ago at ROH; we were surprised that it took that long to catch on there.
On why she came back to wrestling: I took a year off and got the itch. I have always had passion for wrestling; I watched when I was a kid.
On working with Jim Cornette: It’s a lot of fun, I’m learning so much. He’s one of the greatest heel managers of all time.
On working with Donald Trump during the Celebrity Apprentice: He is very funny compared to what you see on TV. He knows how bad his hair is too.
On getting released by the WWE: John Laurinitis called and released me the day after my birthday. I was starting to do more mainstream things and they didn’t want to give me a pay raise. There were tons of opportunities elsewhere. They didn’t want to give me the opportunity to do other things.
On doing Playboy: I turned Playboy down when I was 19, but I was ready when I was 25. It is great to be a part of that, and forever etched into history.
On Twitter: I want to come through the screen and strangle Michael Cole. He is not the person that should be talking about trends. ROH is more concerned with who is seeing the show than who is talking about it on Twitter.