Backstage Update On Current Storyline With Mike And Maria Kanellis

The couple is rumored to be involved in a "cucking" angle

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Last night on Raw, Mike and Maria Kanellis made their way over to Monday Night Raw and challenged Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch to a match. Maria did all of the talking and seemingly assumed that her husband would be able to defeat Seth Rollins easily without her having to face Lynch inside the squared circle.

This wasn’t the case and Maria was forcibly tagged in and then forced to announce that she was pregnant to the WWE Universe and Lynch so that she didn’t actually strike her.

The Man then forced Mike to tap to the Dis-Arm-Her before Maria climbed back in the ring and berated her husband by informing him that he wasn’t a man and Becky Lynch was actually the only real man in the ring.

It was a shocking segment but it was reportedly one that Paul Heyman booked himself. According to a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, Maria is legitimately pregnant which is why she wasn’t part of anything physical on last night’s show. That being said, it is unknown if this will lead to more TV time on Raw for the couple since Kanellis walked out of 205 Live last week.

Mike and Maria only recently signed new contracts with WWE which are said to be worth around $500,000 a year over the next five years and this angle was pitched to them when they re-signed so it appears that the couple is happy with their new storyline.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet also stated that there was some kind of angle being pitched that was seen as “cucking” and since Maria referred to Mike as her “b*tch” and then went on to berate him about not being a man after the match, it appears that this could be the heavy part of this storyline moving forward.