Maria Kanellis Talks About Goals For Ring Of Honor’s Women’s Division & More

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Ring of Honor Superstar Maria Kanellis was a recent guest on the Oral Sessions podcast with Renee Paquette and spoke about her goals for ROH’s Women’s Division, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

Maria Kanellis on her talks with ROH: “The time came where they called me and were like, ‘We have this idea for you’ and I was like, ‘Okay, I have an idea too. You guys don’t have a women’s division.’ They said, ‘that’s our idea.’ They had the idea of me coming in and producing a women’s division and I wanted to come in and produce a women’s division. Then, it was just timing. Once I knew that was happening, I was like, ‘Okay, this is what I’m going to focus on.’”

Her goals for the ROH women’s division: “I would really just like for it to not be like a special event every time women have matches, I would just like it to be part of the show. I would really like whole characters. We get into these boxes of ‘women can only be strong or only weak.’ I want to get out of that habit and really try to tell my girls to ‘tell me more of your story, let’s get it out there and more of the person you are because the person you are is amazing, it’s just a matter of letting everyone know.’ That’s another piece of it. Right now, we just have the Women’s World Championship. I would like to get a (Women’s) Tag Championship out there. I’d also like to have a (Women’s) Pure Division because pure wrestling is becoming such a huge thing as far as the men are concerned. I’d like to bring more of that with the women’s division, we have a lot of good women for that. I would like to have an all women’s show at some point that is a pay-per-view. We do have an all women’s right now with Women’s Division Wednesday, I want to keep that going. I’d like to have two or three matches a week rather than one match a week. There’s a lot of different things out there. The biggest thing, to me, is to make the women’s characters more whole and more well-rounded.”

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