Mike Kanellis made his WWE debut back at Money In The Bank 2017 alongside his wife Maria Kanellis and it was thought that the duo would become SmackDown’s answer to The IT Couple, Miz and Maryse but it hasn’t worked out that way for Mike and Maria.
There were reports about Mike a few months ago that suggested that Vince McMahon wasn’t happy about the fact that Mike hadn’t been in a gym for a number of months and wasn’t in the shape that WWE expected.
Kanellis was then seemingly dropped from the SmackDown roster for a while and then worked on his physique so that he could be taken seriously by the company again.
Mike’s wife Maria recently gave birth to the couple’s first child and that has kept her off WWE TV for the best part of the year, which could be why the couple hasn’t been given a lot of TV time as of late, but Maria has been very vocal about her husband’s commitment to the company and the business as a whole.
Mike is willing to work his way up from the bottom if he has to and since he has been in WWE now for over a year and is yet to be made part of a meaningful storyline, he could have his work cut out.
Despite the fact that Mike has been missing from WWE TV over the past few months, he is still remaining optimistic that WWE will give him the chance to redeem himself because he has worked so hard to be where he is and as the following tweet shows, he remembers a time when he was fighting for this and will not continue to fight.
Sometimes I get really frustrated about where I’m at. Then I remember all the nights I went to bed hungry. #perspective
— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) August 29, 2018