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“Invest in talent:” Maria Kanellis lashes out at WWE for not supporting rising wrestlers

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Former WWE superstar Maria Kanellis believes that WWE does not want to build new stars. She took to Twitter on Monday to convey her opinion to the social media world.


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Interestingly, her comments came at a moment when Monday Night Raw took significant creative liberties including a shoot-style segment named ‘Raw Underground’ hosted by Shane McMahon and a stable named ‘Retribution’ putting things on fire. Maria believes that these are momentary shocks and hype created to spike ratings for a week or two, which will keep the investors satisfied.

“WWE doesnt want to build new stars, they want to spike the ratings for a couple weeks to keep the investors/networks happy. What WWE doesn’t seem to get, is ratings improve when people care about the story/stars. Invest in talent, spend the time building stars, stop the laziness,” she tweeted.

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Maria Believes WWE Writers are Talented

There were both positive and negative reactions to the tweet, and Maria replied to a few of the comments. When one fan went on to term the recently released superstar “stupid” because of the entire first hour of that week’s Raw being used to  build stars, Maria replied: “Hahahaha… one night is not building stars. One night pops the ratings. One night uses talented individuals as cannon fodder. Talk to me about the same people in a year and I will eat my words. Key word, people not person.”

Several fans wondered the possibility of Maria joining the creative, to which she revealed that she did try for such a work, but WWE intended to retain her as a talent. “I tried to because I thought it would be better while pregnant but they wanted to keep me as talent. Maybe someday if the right opportunity came along. It could work.”

She also believes that WWE writers are talented, but never gets the opportunity to show off their talents and are forced to mould themselves to the WWE style. “Hahaha… no. They have fantastic writers there but they are not given anyway to showcase what they can do. Great scripts are torn up moments before the show.”

The husband and wife duo of Mike and Maria were disenchanted by the cancellation of their final storyline, and were released during the 2020 edition of WWE mass release. Both have opened their voices against WWE since their release.

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