Maria Kanellis has somehow been in wrestling for 13 years. She was able to get her start through the WWE Diva Search and quickly became a massive fan favorite. Kanellis’ character of a ditzy backstage interview resonated with the fans and eventually Kanellis would become involved in the storylines. She “dated” Santino Marella, wound up making out with John Cena, and would later challenge for the Divas Championship.
Kanellis’ popularity led to her appearing on the cover of Playboy and competing on the “Celebrity Apprentice”. Kanellis finished fifth on the show, but showed how different her true personality was from her character’s.
After leaving WWE, Kanellis worked for Ring Of Honor and now appears as one of the stars of the Knockouts division for Impact Wrestling. Kanellis is a former Knockouts champion, as well as “head of the Knockouts”. Although it’s fun to hate her, it’s hard to root against her. Mainly because she’s well, a knockout.
It’s the last Friday of January which means this is the way you should start your weekend. With the cold coming, here are some pictures of Maria to warm you up!