Cattie’s Catch Up: Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis-Bennett Debut in IMPACT Wrestling (January, 5th 2016)
As Midweek sets in, there has been rumblings in the wrestling world. Sadly months ago IMPACT Wrestling lost two top talents in Mike and Maria Kanellis-Bennett, but as of this week, word is out (though yet to be official) that the couple may be WWE bound in what will be Maria’s second WWE run if cemented. With that in mind, lets be reminded of when Mike and Maria made their first appearance on IMPACT Wrestling.
ROH Alumni Mike Bennett became a hot free agent following his departure from the company, soon signed alongside his wife to IMPACT Wrestling, debuting on the companies return to Television as a part of POP TV on the first week of 2016. The Semi Live show saw Maria grace the audience who were soon in adulation at recognizing the arrivals of herself and Bennett, who sought out to bring a “Miracle” as the quoted “Game Changers” of IMPACT Wrestling. This said declaration lead to Maria becoming one of the Knockouts Divisions tormentors, finding an alignment in new signings Sienna and Allie on her way to an eventual temporary rule over the Division, crushed by Gail Kim after they clashed at Bound for Glory to attempt to close their heated rivalry which had the Knockouts Championships involvement. While Mike (somehow) didn’t become World Champion, he held an X Division Title Reign to his name as well as becoming the one to finish the lengthy legend ending streak of EC3. I Dont know about you guys, but possibly seeing Mike Bennett finally in WWE, and Maria back as a heel for the first time in WWE, has me hyped.