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WWE Diva: Maria Kanellis
Real Name: Maria Louise Kanellis
Birthday: February 25, 1982
(possibly worked)
Hometown: Ottawa, Illinois
Marital Status: Dating C.M. Punk
Height & Weight: 5'7" - 115 lbs
Trained by: Not Applicable
Debut: 2004 (RAW Interviewer)
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: Not Applicable
Favorite Moves: Not Applicable
Notable Feuds: Sosay (OVW)
Victoria
Edge & Lita


[Maria Kanellis Gallery]


  • Maria Kanellis started modelling when she was 15 and later became a Hawaiin Tropic Girl..
  • Summer 2004: Maria Kanellis participated in the RAW DivaSearch Contest, which was ultimately won by Christy Hemme..
  • Novemebr 1, 2004 - RAW: Maria debuted on RAW as a backstage interviewer..
  • January 10, 2005 - RAW: Christy Hemme defeated Maria Kanellis (Candice Michelle as referee) in a Ligerie Pillow Fight..
  • Marie Kanellis works shows for Jerry Lawler's Memphis Wrestling promotion as well as Ohio Valley Wrestling on her days off..
  • February 7, 2005 - RAW in Japan: Jerry Lawler hosted an American Diva Fasion Show with Maria, Christy Hemme and Victoria..
  • March 14, 2005 - RAW: Maria "asked the wrong question" in an interview and got her ass kicked by Trish Stratus..
  • May 17, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Maria took over the Airhead Interviewer position on Ohio Valley Wrestling Television too..
  • August 12, 2005--OVW Six Flags: Tommy Dreamer & Seth Skyfire & Maria Kanellis beat Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro & Melina)..
  • October 26, 2005--OVW Taping: Maria Kanellis vs Soasay ended in a No Contest (Ken Doane & Bobby Lashley got involved)
  • October 31, 2005 - RAW: Maria Kanellis (dressed as a White Angel) participated in a special Divas Halloween Costume contest..
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Maria Kanellis participated in a Fulfill Your Fantasy Divas Battle Royal..
  • ~~~Fans Chose Outfits for the Divas: 1) Cheerleader (25%), 2) Ligerie (43%), or 3) Leather & Lace (32%)..
  • November 14, 2005 - RAW Eddie Guerrero Tribute: Melina Perez (Latina Heat?) won a Nine-Diva Inter-promotional Battle Royal!
  • ~~~Included: Trish Stratus, Mickie James, Ashley Massaro, Maria, Candice, Christy Hemme, Jillian Hall, Victoria & Melina..
  • November 28, 2005 - RAW: Maria Kanellis was forced into a match with Kurt Angle and got belly-to-belly suplexed by Angle!
  • December 19, 2005 - RAW from Afganistan: Candice Michelle & Maria Kanellis defeated Trish Stratus & Ashley Massaro..
  • December 25, 2005: Maria Kanellis won the "Cutest Female" Award on the 2005 OWW.com Awards..
  • January 2, 2006 - RAW: Maria Kanellis miraculously pinned Victoria (wearing a neck brace from her match with Carlito)..
  • January 8, 2006 - New Years Revolution: Ashley Massaro won a Vince McMahon-booked Bra & Panties Gauntlet Match..
  • ~~~Maria Kanellis stripped Candice Michelle | Maria stripped Torrie Wilson | Victoria stripped Maria | Ashley stripped Victoria..

    In a Maria interview on Sky Sports (On January 26, 2006):

    When asked: Who do you think will win the Royal Rumble? "I'm trying to think who is even in it. There are so many guys. I would have to say John Cena, because he's great."

    Editor's Note: John Cena is not entering the Royal Rumble match, instead will challenge for the WWE title. Maria sure lives the airhead gimmick everywhere doesn't she!

  • February 6, 2006 - RAW: John Cena & Maria Kanellis beat Edge & Lita (Thus Cena chose Mick Foley to ref their match next week)..
  • February 15 , 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Maria Kanellis interviewed the members of the Spirit Squad..
  • February 20, 2006 - RAW: Maria Kanellis participated in a Divas #1 Contenders Battle Royal, won by Candice Michelle..
  • March 6, 2006 - RAW: Lita w/Edge defeated Maria Kanellis.....
  • April 1, 2006: Maria Kanellis attended the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony with her boyfriend C.M. Punk in Chicago, Illonois..
  • April 10, 2006 - RAW: Mickie James defeated Maria Kanellis to retain the WWE Women's title..
  • April 24, 2006 - RAW: Candice Michelle defeated Torrie Wilson and Victoria and Maria in a Bikini Contest hosted by The Coach..
  • May 1, 2006 - RAW: Torrie Wilson & Maria Kanellis defeated Mickie James & Victoria in a Divas Cheerleader match..
  • May 8, 2006 - RAW: Mickie James defeated Maria Kanellis w/Trish Stratus to retain the WWE Women's Championship..
  • June 19, 2006 - RAW: Mickie James & Candice Michelle defeated Torrie Wilson & Maria Kanellis in a Bra & Panties match..
  • July 15, 2006 - SNME: Maria Kanellis participated in a special WWE Divas Mechanical Bull Riding contest (won by Michelle)..
  • September 4, 2006 - RAW: Ric Flair kissed Maria (she really sucked on his face too!) and then started freaking out over how hot it was..
  • October 10, 2006--ECW on Sci Fi: Maria participated in "Extreme Strip Poker" and had a naked catfight with Candice Michelle!
  • October 16, 2006 - RAW: Maria Kanellis defeated Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle and Victoria in a Bra & Panties 4-WAY..
  • October 19, 2006--RAW/ECW House Show: Carlito Cool & Maria defeated Mike Knox & Kelly Kelly in Tokyo, Japan..
  • October 30, 2006 - RAW: Lita defeated Maria Kanellis in the 2nd Round of the Women's Title Tournament..
  • November 6, 2006 - RAW: Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada vs Maria was a No Contest when John Cena showed up!
  • ~~~This match was booked by "One Night Only" General Manager Eric Bischoff to punish Maria for testifying against him..
  • November 27, 2006 - RAW: Maria Kanellis participated in a #1 Contenders Diva Battle Royal (won by Victoria)..
  • December 4, 2006 - RAW: Victoria (who now has a checklist of future victims) defeated Maria Kanellis..
  • December 25, 2006 - WWE Tribute to the Troops (Iraq): Maria Kanellis helped Santa Clause hand out gifts to all the soldiers...
  • Maria Kanellis won the award for Cutest Female in the 2006 Obsessedwithwrestling.com Awards...
  • January 1, 2007 - RAW: Melina Perez defeated Maria Kanellis in a Divas match..
  • January 7, 2007--New Year's Revolution: Maria & Canidice stopped Melina from interfering in Victoria vs Mickie James!
  • January 8, 2007 - RAW: Melina Perez & Victoria defeated Mickie James & Maria Kanellis in a Divas Tag Team match..
  • January 15, 2007 - RAW: Jeff Hardy & Maria Kanellis defeated Johnny Nitro & Melina Perez...
  • January 29, 2007 - RAW: Melina Perez defeated Maria Kanellis to become #1 Contender to the WWE Women's title..
  • February 18, 2007 - No Way Out: Maria Kanellis participated in a Divas Talent Contest hosted by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin..
  • February 26, 2007 - RAW: Melina Perez (WWE Women's Champion) defeated Maria Kanellis in a Non-title match..
  • March 30, 2007 - SmackDown!: Ashley & Mickie & Maria & Candice & Torrie beat Melina & Victoria & Jillian & Kristal & Michelle..