Maria Kanellis recently opened up about Vince McMahon’s reaction to her second pregnancy in WWE.
Mike and Maria Kanellis both joined WWE on June 18, 2017 at WWE Money in the Bank, with Maria taking time off from September of the same year due to her pregnancy.
She will return to WWE TV in October 2018.
In July 2019, Maria announced that she and Mike were expecting their second child.
talking to Steve Fall of NBC Sports BostonMaria Kanellis, discussing the contract negotiations and her pregnancy, said:
“While we were getting ready to sign with WWE again, we had a long conversation with WWE, and I told them I wanted to have another baby right away, because I wanted the two kids to be together. give birth to.”
With this in mind, Maria was pragmatic in her approach to contract negotiations, saying:
“And I said to WWE, ‘Hey, it’s okay, I just can’t sign, and we can split. Never mind. Mike can stay, and I’ll go and have another baby.
She wasn’t just thinking about staying home while she was pregnant, however, as Wrestling Inc reports:
“Kanelis revealed that she also struck a pay-per-appearance deal, or shifting to be a backstage producer, which she could have done even if she was pregnant.”
Kanellis would further say that:
“The final answer we got was – it was Mark Carano [who was Head of Talent Relations] At the time – and Mark said, ‘Vince loves kids, so if you get pregnant, it doesn’t matter. No big deal!”
He then went on to sign a WWE deal, although it would not be used much on television.
Both will be released in 2020 as part of “cost-cutting measures”.
transcript from Wrestling Inc.,
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