Thursday, April 18, 2024
Mike Bennett

Mike Bennett

Carver, Massachusetts
Michael Bennett
Height & Weight:
200 Ib

Titles Won:

  • WWE 24/7 Championship (2 times)
  • TNA X-Division Championship
  • Impact World Tag Team Championship – with Matt Taven
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – with Matt Taven
  • IWGP Tag Team Championship – with Matt Taven

He is best known for his time in Ring of Honor (ROH) and WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Mike Kanellis. After a few years on the independent circuit, Bennett made his Ring of Honor (ROH) debut in 2008; his character was named The Prodigy.

With his then-girlfriend Maria Kanellis, he worked as part of “The Kingdom” stable, winning the ROH World Tag Team Championship with Matt Taven. ROH’s talent-sharing agreement with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) enabled the tag team to make limited appearances in Japan, where they won NJPW’s IWGP Tag Team Championship. Bennett and Taven also operate a wrestling school in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

Bennett left ROH in late-2015 to sign with rival promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he won the TNA X Division Championship. In 2017, Bennett joined his wife Maria in WWE (whose maiden name was used as his character’s surname), where held the WWE 24/7 Championship twice.

Other Notable Achievements: ROH Top Prospect Tournament (2011), ROH Honor Rumble (2014), NRG Heavyweight Championship, NEWA Heavyweight Championship, NCW Tag Team Championship – with Chris Venom and Johnny Idol, PWE United States Championship, TRP Heavyweight Championship, TRP Tag Team Championship – with Bryce Andrews, Kowalski Cup (2006)