Kanellis in 2011.
The Pink Ranger
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Billed weight||123 lb (56 kg)|
February 25, 1982 |
|Resides||Los Angeles, California|
|Billed from||Chicago, Illinois|
|Trained by||Ohio Valley Wrestling
Florida Championship Wrestling
|Debut||November 1, 2004|
Maria Louise Kanellis (born February 25, 1982) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, model, and professional wrestler, also known simply as Maria. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment, and is working for Ring of Honor as the valet of Mike Bennett. Kanellis is of Greek descent.
Kanellis's career began as a contestant on the reality show Outback Jack in 2004. In the same year, she placed fifth in the Raw Diva Search, but was later hired by WWE as a backstage interviewer. Kanellis began competing in the ring as a wrestler in 2005. She also posed for the April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine, which was incorporated into a storyline on Raw. She released her debut album Sevin Sins on April 13, 2010 on iTunes.
Early life 
Kanellis was born in Ottawa, Illinois. She has two younger siblings; a brother named Bill and a sister named Janny. Kanellis grew up with an interest in playing sports, particularly volleyball, basketball, and softball and graduated from Ottawa Township High School in 2000, before spending some time as a student at Northern Illinois University. Before her career in wrestling began, Kanellis regularly competed in beauty pageants.
Professional wrestling career 
World Wrestling Entertainment 
Diva Search and debut (2004–2005) 
She competed in the Raw Diva Search in 2004 , deciding to enter the contest after seeing an advertisement while watching Raw. Even though she only placed fifth in the contest, she was hired by the company. She stood out in the contest by giving fellow contestant Carmella DeCesare the finger after being eliminated from the contest. Maria began making appearances at the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) training facility under head trainer Paul Heyman and her work at OVW earned her a spot on the Raw brand roster. Maria was brought on to Raw as a ditzy backstage interviewer and the host of WWE KissCam in November 2004. Maria was given the dumb blonde gimmick despite having brown hair. She quickly earned a reputation as the oblivious backstage reporter—Maria seemed to ask the wrong questions, irritating and amusing WWE Superstars and Divas.
In 2007, Maria began to get very physical—in and out of the ring. She was defeated in her first official match on the January 10, 2005 episode of Raw by Christy Hemme in a Lingerie Pillow Fight. She also competed in a Fulfill Your Fantasy Diva Battle Royal at Taboo Tuesday for the WWE Women's Championship but was the first to be eliminated by Trish Stratus and Mickie James. In another physical moment, Trish slapped Maria so hard that one of her fillings legitimately fell out. On November 14, Maria competed in a non-title Diva Battle Royal at the Eddie Guerrero tribute Raw show. Maria stood by herself for most of the match, only getting involved when she saw the opportunity to eliminate a competitor, a strategy that proved effective as she eliminated both Jillian Hall and Victoria. She was one of the last three women left in the match but was eliminated by both Melina and Trish Stratus.
On the November 28 episode of Raw, Maria interviewed then-Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff and asked him whether or not he thought he was going to be fired. He then booked her in a match with Kurt Angle out of spite, and Maria was laid out with the Angle Slam. As a result, one week later, Maria testified in the trial against Bischoff, who was being fired because of his controversial actions as General Manager. As Mick Foley questioned her, she answered, "Last week Bischoff abused his power in a way that was both malicious and capricious, and it's this rash of discourse that ultimately led to a locker room of disdain and mutiny, and it should be grounds for his immediate dismissal."
Various Feuds; relationship with Santino Marella (2006–2008) 
In early 2006, Maria defeated Victoria in a match. Afterward, she was attacked by Vince's Devils (Victoria, Torrie Wilson, and Candice Michelle), but she was saved by Ashley Massaro. During a commercial break that night, Vince McMahon announced a Gauntlet Bra & Panties Match for New Year's Revolution between all five girls that had previously been in the ring. At New Year's Revolution, Maria was the first to enter the Gauntlet match and eliminated Candice Michelle and Torrie Wilson before being eliminated by Victoria. The match was ultimately won by Massaro. On April 10, episode of Raw, Maria received a shot at the WWE Women's Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion Mickie James.
Maria teamed with John Cena (who kissed her in the backstage) to take on Edge and Lita in the main event on the February 6 episode of Raw. Maria scored the victory after a spear meant for Cena hit Lita. One month later, Maria lost a singles match to Lita after missing a clothesline and falling prey to Lita's DDT. After the match, Edge was preparing to spear Maria, but Mick Foley ran in to help her. On October 16, Maria won a Fatal Four Way Bra and Panties match against Victoria, Candice Michelle, and Torrie Wilson to advance to the semi-finals in a Women's Championship Tournament. Maria, however, lost in the semi-finals of the tournament to Lita.
On the January 1, 2007 episode of Raw, Maria attempted to interview Kevin Federline but was instead slapped by Melina and called a "bitch". This led to a match between the two later that night, with Melina winning with a roll-up following a failed attempt at a dropkick. At New Year's Revolution, Maria and Candice Michelle ran to the ring during the Women's Championship match between Victoria and Mickie James to stop Melina from interfering, helping their friend Mickie to retain the championship. For two consecutive weeks afterward, Maria had two tag team partners—Mickie James and Jeff Hardy, respectively—to take on Melina and a partner. She lost the match with James, but won the other with Hardy. As a part of her entrance when teaming with Hardy, she mimicked the dance he performs at the top of the entrance ramp, a moment she later claimed as a favorite in her career.
Maria began an on-screen romance with Santino Marella in June 2007. She also resumed competing in the ring occasionally, often jobbing, or losing quickly, in short matches. On the November 5 episode of Raw, Marella was confronted by the returning Stone Cold Steve Austin for criticizing his movie, The Condemned. As a part of the storyline, the argument ended as Marella received a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, who then went backstage, only to return with a Budweiser beer truck to hose down Marella and Maria with beer.
After former Playboy cover-girl Ashley Massaro's return in early 2008, Kanellis engaged in backstage segments where Ashley suggested Maria should be on the cover of Playboy, including at the Royal Rumble, to the disdain of Marella. As a part of the Playboy storyline, Maria defeated Beth Phoenix on February 18, to "earn the right" to be on the cover of the magazine. During her Playboy cover unveiling, Maria's cover was plastered over with images of Marella. After Marella offered an ultimatum of posing for the magazine or staying with him as a couple, she stated, "No man and no one is going to make this decision for me" and broke up with her on-screen boyfriend. Maria, along with Ashley, (who replaced Candice Michelle) were defeated by Phoenix and Melina at WrestleMania XXIV in a Playboy BunnyMania Lumberjack match. After the match, Maria passionately kissed the Master of Ceremonies, Snoop Dogg.
SmackDown! (2008–2010) 
As part of the 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft, Maria was drafted to the SmackDown brand. She made her debut on the August 1 episode of SmackDown by defeating Victoria. For weeks, Maria teamed up with Michelle McCool against Maryse and Natalya, losing to them on several occasions.On the September 5 episode of SmackDown!, Maria lost to Maryse in a #1 contender's match. On the October 17 episode of SmackDown!, Maria won a "Las Vegas Dice on a Pole" match to become the number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship. Maria lost a subsequent match for the title against then-champion McCool. She participated in the Raw Divas vs. Smackdown Divas match at Survivor Series where she eliminated Jillian Hall, but still her team lost.
On the December 19 episode of SmackDown! she got an upset victory over McCool. But was defeated by Maryse in a number one contenders match for the title. On the December 26 episode of SmackDown!, she served as a guest referee in the Divas Championship match between Maryse and McCool where Maryse became the new champion. After the match McCool turned heel and attacked Maria injuring her shoulder. Maria returned and attacked McCool during a match, On the January 21 episode of SmackDown.On the February 10 episode of SmackDown, Maria defeated McCool following interference from Eve Torres. She also competed at WrestleMania XXV for the "Miss Wrestlemania" crown, but was eliminated by Victoria.
She made her in ring return on the July 3 episode of SmackDown teaming with Melina to defeat McCool and Layla.Soon after, she entered into an on-screen relationship with Dolph Ziggler, despite her being a fan favorite and him being a villainous character. At Night of Champions, Maria accompanied Ziggler to his match with Rey Mysterio. In the following weeks, Melina implied that Ziggler was cheating on Maria, which Maria did not believe. Maria and Dolph Ziggler later broke up on the October 10 episode of SmackDown in a backstage segment, after she cost him his match.
Maria then took a brief hiatus from the ring to film the Celebrity Apprentice but returned on the December 4 episode of SmackDown by helping Mickie James fend off an attack by Michelle McCool and Layla. She made her in-ring return the following week, teaming up with James to defeat McCool and Layla.On December 14, Maria won the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year, which was voted for by WWE fans. On the February 12, 2010, episode of SmackDown, Maria began an onscreen relationship with Matt Hardy. On February 19 episode of SmackDown, Maria along with Matt Hardy and The Great Khali started a short feud with the Hart Dynasty after losing to them.Her last match in WWE was a six-person tag team match on the February 25 episode of WWE Superstars, where she, Hardy, and The Great Khali lost to The Hart Dynasty and Natalya Neidhart. She was released from her WWE contract on February 26.
In March 2013, it was reported that Kanellis, along with several other former divas, had been contacted about returning to WWE. In April 2013, Kanellis confirmed the reports that she and others had been contacted to return to the company for a match at Wrestlemania. She also confirmed that the match had been cancelled.  She also stated several times on Twitter that she had interest and plans on returning to the WWE. She also confirmed that she was excited to return, indicating she wanted to re-sign with the company.
Ring of Honor (2011–present) 
Maria confirmed via her Twitter account that she would be appearing at Ring of Honor's Final Battle pay-per-view on December 23, 2011. She accompanied her real-life boyfriend Mike Bennett, in a three-way elimination match against Jay Lethal and El Generico for the ROH World Television Championship. At the event, Bennett was unsuccessful in winning the title. Kanellis continued accompanying Bennett at the January 7, 2012, tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, where she was dubbed the "First Lady of ROH".
On June 21 tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Kanellis accompied Bennett and Bob to ring where they lost to Edwards and Cole. After the match, Kanellis along with Mike Bennett, Brutal Bob attacking Adam Cole and Eddie Edwards but was stopped by “The Queen of Wrestling” Sara Del Rey hit the ring to stop it and attempted to put an ankle lock on Kanellis. On July 28 tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, it was later announced Kanellis would be teaming with Bennett to face Sara Del Rey and Eddie Edwards in a mixed tag team match at Boiling Point pay-per-view. However at the Boiling Point pay-per-view on August 11, Maria teamed up with Mike Bennett in losing effort to Del Rey and Edwards in an intergender-mixed-tag-team match after Edwards forced Bennett to submitt. Kanellis' storyline with Del Ray ended abruptly the following month, when it was reported that Del Ray had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
In September 2012, Kanellis and Bennett would be involved in a storyline with Mike Mondo after kissed Kanellis during one of Bennett's match distracting him and costing him his match. Over the weeks, Mondo would contiune to cost Bennetts match. At the ROH Glory by Honor pay-per-view on October 13, Maria accompied Bennett to ring where he defeated him to end the feud. Kanellis accompied Bennett where competed in the Survival of the Fittest 2012 tournament, where was eliminated in the first round by the returning Davey Richards. On the November 3 tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Maria accompied Bennett to the ring where he unsuccessfully challenged Kevin Steen for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship.
On December 16 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday pay-per-view, Kanellis along with Bob accompied Bennett to the ring where he defeated Jerry Lynn in his final ROH match before retirement. At the Border Wars pay-per-view, Kanellis accompied Bennett to the ring where he was defeated by Roderick Strong following Chesseburger kissing Kanellis after she had interfered on Bennett's behalf.
Family Wrestling Entertainment / FWE (2012–present) 
On February 25, 2012, Maria wrestled her first match since being released by WWE defeating Tara in the first round of the tournament to determine the inaugural FWE Women's Champion after an interference from Winter whom defeated Brooke Tessmacher early the night. Later that night, Maria defeated Winter in finals of the FWE Women's Championship tournament to determine the inaugural Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) Women's Champion after the interference from Brooke Tessmacher and Tara. She held the championship until March 24, when she lost it to Winter in a match also involving Rosita.
On July 28, 2012, Maria defeated Winter to regain the FWE Women's Championship. On September 6, at the FWE Dysfunctional Family pay-per-view, Maria was defeated by Jillian Hall with Katrina Lea as the special guest referee. Following the match, Maria teamed up with Rosita in a winning effort defeating Hall and Lea in a tag-team match. On October 4 at the Back 2 Brooklyn pay-per-view, Maria teamed up with Katrina Lea (formerly Winter) in losing effort to The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky) in a tag-team match. On February 16, 2013 at FWE's No Limits pay-per-view, Maria successfully defended her FWE Women's Championship against Angelina Love after Mike Bennett distracted the refferee and allowed Maria get advantage over Love. 
Other promotions (2012–present) 
Maria made her debut for Pro Wrestling Syndicate (PWS) at the PWS Refuse To Lose event on April 5, where she teamed up with Brittney Savage in a losing effort to the team of Jillian Hall and Reby Sky in a divas-tag-team match. In September, Kanellis made her debut for Chikara, managing Mike Bennett and The Young Bucks to the finals of the 2012 King of Trios tournament. On February 16, 2013, Kanellis retained the FWE Womens Championship against Angelina Love at FWE No Limits.
In 2012, Kanellis has took part of Crossfire Wrestling as their Creative Director. In a wrestling interview Kanellis stated on the recent actions of Jessicka Havok,
|“||We all need moments where we’re knocked off our pedestals, it makes us better." This is a high-profile match (with Jillian Hall) for her and she can think I have something against her or she can think of it as an opportunity to showcase her skills. For me, I think it’s going to showcase her skills and I only want to put on the best women’s wrestling possible. That’s why I became the Creative Director, so I can do just that. She has an attitude and I try to control that attitude, a lot of people in the past have had attitudes, but they can be the best workers in the world. I’ve heard stories about Shawn Michaels, back in the day, or I’ve heard stories about CM Punk and their horrible attitudes, but they’re some of the greatest workers in the world and you can’t deny talent and I won’t deny talent just because personally a person gets under my skin.||”|
On the March 17, 2012 tapings of Crossfire Wrestling, Kanellis appeared in a backstage segment talking about the event and Jessicka Havok. On the May 19 tapings of Crossfire Wrestling, Kanellis stated in a backstage segment she has suspended Jessicka Havok and hired Reby Sky. On the August 14 tapings of Crossfire Wrestling, Kanellis that she signed a triple-treat match putting Havoka against Reby Sky and Allison Kay in that match with Maria as the special guest referee. Kanellis made an appearance at Crossfire Wrestling, with Reby Sky and Jillian Hall on November 2, 2012. Kanellis made an appearance at Crossfire Wrestling, in support for the Make a Wish foundation on November 3, 2012. On January 9, 2013 at a Crossfire event, Kanellis served a special guest referee for the triple-treat match between Reby Sky, Allysin Kay and Jessicka Havok.
Kanellis made her debut for Premiere Wrestling Xperience (PWX) at the PWX Rise Of A Champion VIII pay-per-view, where she teamed up with Mike Bennett in a losing effort to the team of Amber O'Neal and Zane Riley in a mixed-tag-team match. Kanellis made her debut for Northeast Wrestling (NEW) on May 3, where she defeated TNA Knockout Mickie James in a singles match following a interference from Bennett. Later in that event, Kanellis accompied Bennett to the ring where he lost to Goldust whom was accompied by James
- 2010: Sevin Sins
Other media 
During the week of November 5, 2007, she appeared on five episodes of Family Feud with several other WWE superstars. She also appeared on the February 6, 2008 episode of Project Runway with some of the other WWE Divas. On August 17, 2008, Maria, Candice Michelle, and Eve Torres were on an episode of Sunset Tan. That same year, FHM named her 53rd of 100 on their "The Sexiest Women 2008" list. Kanellis later appeared on VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown, along with John Cena.
Kanellis was first asked to pose for Playboy when she was nineteen years old, but she turned down the offer in fear of embarrassing her sister. She eventually posed for the cover of the April 2008 issue, with an accompanying nude pictorial. For the pictorial, she chose her own wardrobe and made the black hooded jacket she wore in one of the photos.
On December 17, 2009 she was a guest host on G4's Attack of the Show. Kanellis began a new career as a mixed martial arts announcer for HDNet on March 26, 2010 at the King of the Cage event in Reno, Nevada. Kanellis was also a contestant on the Celebrity Apprentice, which premiered in March 2010. She was eliminated on the May 16th episode. She placed fifth out of fourteen contestants.
Kanellis also began a singing career and released her debut album Sevin Sins on April 13, 2010, with "Fantasy" as the first single.
In early 2011, Kanellis starred in online comedy webshow Funny or Die, and in March 2011 she launched her own perfume line called Signature. In September 2011, Maria will launch her DVD line in conjunction with Code Red DVD called Maria's B Movie Mayhem.
Personal life 
Kanellis started dating fellow wrestler CM Punk in late 2005. They met during their tenures at OVW. In June 2007 it was reported that they had broken up. In a December 2011 interview, Kanellis confirmed she was dating Mike Bennett, she accompanied him to Chikara King Of Trios tournament in Easton, PA.
In wrestling 
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Abdominal stretch transitioned into an chin lock
- Bronco buster
- Drop toe-hold
- Headscissors takedown
- Leaping clothesline, to upcoming opponent
- Low dropkick
- Monkey flip, sometimes out of a corner
- Seeing Stars (Handstand calf kick)
- Schoolgirl roll-up
- Spilt-legged fist drop
- Lifting gutbuster
- Wrestlers managed
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments 
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- "Maria". WWE. Retrieved March 19, 2012.
- "PWE « Events Database « CAGEMATCH". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- Kanellis, Maria (April 10, 2007). "Love Notes from Maria, No. 6". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 15, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2007.
- "Maria Kanellis". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
- Fishman, Scott (2008-04-17). "Good times for diva Maria". The Miami Herald.
- Gargiulo, Eric (March 17, 2008). "WWE Diva & Playboy cover girl, Maria speaks to phillyBurbs.com". PhillyBurbs.com. Archived from the original on January 28, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
- Lawson, Amy (November 3, 2006). "Maria aspires for a lot more". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved January 15, 2007.
- "Maria's Love Notes". World Wrestling Entertainment. July 24, 2008. Archived from the original on July 28, 2008.
- Murphy, Mike (February 13, 2008). "Ottawa native makes cover of Playboy, Kanellis also pictorial subject in April issue". The Times. Retrieved February 14, 2008.
- Steven Wilson. "Maria interview on Playboy, Mania, Umaga, more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- Tim Baines (November 6, 2006). "Maria's a red-hot Diva with dreams". Ottawa Sun. Retrieved 2007-05-23.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts". "Wrestling’s historical cards" (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 119.
- "RAW – November 14, 2005 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW but later saved by John Cena – November 28, 2005 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- Barnwell, Bill (2008-06-16). "Maria Kanellis Interview". IGN. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- "Trial of Eric Bischoff Video". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2007.
- "RAW – January 2, 2006 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – February 6, 2006 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – March 6, 2006 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – October 16, 2006 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – October 30, 2006 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "New Year's Revolution 2007 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – January 8, 2007 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "RAW – January 15, 2007 Results". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- Kapurc, Bob (2008-02-11). "Maria loving every minute of it". Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- Fritz, Brian (February 16, 2008). "JBL swaps microphone for another run in ring". Orlando Sentinel. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
- Fowler, Matt (2008-04-11). "WWE's Candice and Maria Get RAW". IGN. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
- "Tables, ladders and uncharitable acts". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- "SmackDown Results - 9/5/08". Wrestleview. Retrieved 9/5/08.
- Tedesco, Mike. "Smackdown Results - 2/13/09". Wrestleview. Retrieved February 14, 2009.
- Plummer, Dale (December 14, 2009). "RAW: Dennis Miller, Slammys can't save three-hour show". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- Goodridge, Jeff (February 14, 2010). "Smackdown Report for Feb 12". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- Johnson, Matt (February 25, 2010). "Superstars: Hart Dynasty, Gallows, Ryder featured on Thursday night". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- Oliver, Jon; Waldman, Jon (February 26, 2010). "WWE releases two wrestlers, a diva and a ref". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
- Namako, Jason (December 24, 2011). "ROH Final Battle iPPV Results – 12/23/11". WrestleView. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
- Caldwell, James (January 8, 2012). "Former WWE Diva gets title in ROH, added to Mania weekend". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- Namako, Jason (2012-06-30). "Spoilers: 6/29 ROH Sinclair TV tapings in Baltimore". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-07-10.
- "Mixed Tag Match Set For Boiling Point 2012!!!". Ring of Honor. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- Hernandez, Sergio. "Ring of Honor (ROH) announces mixed tag team match for Boiling Point iPPV". CageSidSeats. Retrieved July, 25, 2012.
- Radican, Sean (2012-08-11). "Radican's ROH Boiling Point iPPV report 8/11: Live report from Providence - Steen vs. Kingston title main event, Steen punches fans after main event". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
- "Mike Bennett: Profile & Match Listing". ProFight. Retrieved 2009-2012.
- Martin, Adam. "Ring of Honor Newswires for October 16 & 18, 2012". Wrestleview. Retrieved October 2012.
- Namako, Jason (December 16, 2012). "ROH Final Battle Results - 12/16/12". WrestleView. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
- Turner, Harry (May 05, 2013). "Border Wars 2013 Results". WrestlingInc.
- "Maria Kanellis’ First FWE Women’s Title Defense Will Be Against…". Diva Dirt. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "FWE Women's Championship". Family Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "She’s got gold! Maria is once again the FWE Woman’s Champion". MariaKanellis.org. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "FWE X". Cagematch. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
- "FWE Dysfunctional Family = Events Database = CAGEMATCH". Cagematch. Retrieved 2001-2013.
- "Back 2 Brooklyn". PWinsider. Retrieved 10/4/12.
- "FWE 'No Limits' iPPV 02/16/13 results". Pro Wrestling Insider. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
- "PWS Refuse To Lose 2012 - Events Database - CAGEMATCH". Cagematch. Retrieved 2001-2012.
- Namako, Jason (2012-09-15). "9/14 Chikara "King of Trios: Night 1" Results: Easton, PA". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Namako, Jason (2012-09-15). "9/15 Chikara "King of Trios: Night 2" Results: Easton, PA". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Namako, Jason (2012-09-16). "9/16 Chikara King of Trios Night 3" Results: Easton, PA". WrestleView. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Johnson, Mike. "DREAMER VS. CARLITO VS. HARDY TLC AND MORE: COMPLETE FWE 'NO LIMITS' iPPV COVERAGE". PWInsider. Retrieved February 27, 2113.
- Wojcik, Alan Wojcik. "Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis discusses working with Crossfire Wrestling, ROH, her "tough love" with Jessicka Havok, resuming her wrestling career and more". ProWrestling. Retrieved Jun 20, 2012.
- Boone, Matt. "Crossfire Entertainment Live Results - March 17, 2012". Wrestlezone. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
- "Maria Kanellis suspends Jessicka Havok & hires Reby Sky!". Crossfire. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- "Maria signs 3 way ladies match for September 1st Crossfire event (video)". Crossfire. MariaKanellis.org. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
- "Crossfire - Ladies of Crossfire". Twitter.
- "Crossfire - Make a Wish". Twitter.
- "CFW = Events Database = CAGEMATCH". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 2001-2013.
- "PWX Rise Of A Champion VIII = Events Database = CAGEMATCH". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 2001-2013.
- "North East Wrestling = Events Database = CAGEMATCH". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 2001-2013.
- "Outback Jack Contestant – Maria". TBS. Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- "Outback Jack – Episode 7". TBS. Retrieved June 15, 2007.
- Medalis, Kara A. (October 30, 2007). "Tune in to WWE week on 'Family Feud'". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved November 4, 2007.
- "#84: Maria Kanellis". FHM Online. Retrieved June 14, 2008.
- Childress, Ahmad T. (2009-12-18). "WWE Diva Maria Kanellis on G4". CraveOnline. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
- "Former WWE diva gets a new gig lineup". WrestleView.com.
- "NBC announces new 'Celebrity Apprentice' lineup". USA Today. 2010-01-04. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
- "CODE RED DVD: Maria Mania!!!!!". codereddvdblog.blogspot.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Valley Lodge Presents: "MANOS: The Search For Valley Lodge"". TorgoLives.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011.
- The Lilsboys (June 26, 2006). "Maria: I'm just one big fan". The Sun. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
- McNichol, Rob (December 3, 2007). "Maria: I've split from CM Punk". The Sun. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
- Martin, Adam (December 15, 2011). "Maria on unhappiness in WWE's locker room". WrestleView. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
- Sarah Preston (March 2008). "The Dirty Dozen: WWE Diva Maria". Playboy. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
- "Maria - Lethal". Lethelwow.
- "Maria Kanellis - Wrestlers Database - CAGEMATCH". CAGEMATCH. Retrieved 2001-2012.
- Haslett, Cassidy. "WWE SmackDown August 1, 2008 Results". Wrestling101. Retrieved 1 August 2008.
- Tedesco, Mike. "Smackdown Results - 10/31/08". Wrestleview. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
- Lau, Brandon. "WWE Tribute To The Troops Results - December 24, 2007". EWrestlingNews.
- "SmackDown Redux (February 20th, 2010): A Bit of This, A Bit of That". Diva-Dirt.
- "SmackDown Redux (September 4th, 2009) – Maria’s Got 99 Problems But We Care About None". Diva-Dirt. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
- WWE Magazine, April 2008, page 18, 2008
- "The PWI Female 50 Rankings: Who Is The Top Women's Wrestler In The World??". PWPix.net. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Maria Kanellis|
- Official website
- Maria Kanellis on Twitter
- Maria Kanellis's profile on WWE.com
- Maria Kanellis at the Internet Movie Database
- Ring of Honor Profile