Maria Kanellis Comments On A Possible AEW/ROH Relationship, Sting/AEW

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During a recent interview with Cageside Seats, Maria Kanellis commented on a potential relationship between AEW and ROH, this being the most fulfilling time of her career, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On the most fulfilling era in her career: “This is it. This is the most fulfilling. There have been several moments, but some of these Tickets to Gold, they didn’t have a clue they were getting the Ticket to Gold or going to be in the tournament. When I jumped up on Willow after her match, she had no clue that this was happening and so just that feeling of like, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is my dream and now someone’s giving me a chance at my dream.’ That’s the most fulfilling thing I can do. That’s something I can be proud of. I think that the women we’ve had in the tournament have been fantastic. The matches are incredible. I can’t wait for everybody to see them.”

On a possible AEW and ROH crossover: “Not at the moment right now. But that’s not to say that it can’t happen. I recently had a conversation with Thunder Rosa. I was trying to bring her in for the tournament. It didn’t work out just because of everything that she’s doing right now. But we have been having conversations with NWA. As soon as we have a champion, I think we’re going to move forward with some stuff there. IMPACT, of course, is an option. Deonna Purrazzo used to be with Ring of Honor. We have Chelsea [Green] now and Chelsea is kind of doing both. So as much as I hate calling it the Forbidden Door — because as a woman this is the wrong name for it [she laughs] — options are open. We’ll put it that way.”

“More opportunities, equal more opportunities. That’s my thought process on it. If we can have wrestlers that not only work for us but work for several other companies, that’s more exposure for Ring of Honor,” Kanellis adds. “For me, that’s across the board with all of our talent. I hope, male or female, they can make as big of a name for themselves as they can, no matter what that show is.”


As many of you know, Sting will be returning to in-ring competition on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite. This will mark the first time he’s wrestled on TNT in 20 years. AEW posted the following video today, showing their “Road To” Dynamite special:


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