Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is profiled in the latest “Where are they now” column on their website. They focus on her post WWE career and note that she’s been working on the “independent scene.” They don’t mention ROH by name. The article notes that she is one of the first recipients of WWE’s Talent Scholarship and she’s using it to get her degree in sports, event, and entertainment management at Johnson and Wales University.
Maria talked about making no money doing bikini competitions before WWE and it gave her experience in front of a crowd. Then the Diva Search in 2004 changed everything for her.
“I had just finished a reality show called ‘Outback Jack’ and thought maybe I had my one great television experience,” she recalled. “I was never expecting the call from WWE. I didn’t really know that I was making it into the next round until I saw my photo on Raw.”
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