Maria Kanellis-Bennett On Her Inspiration For First Girl Moniker


Over the course of wrestling historical past, there have been three girls who’ve passed by the moniker “The First Girl of Wrestling.” Probably the most distinguished to hold the identify was WWE Corridor of Famer Miss Elizabeth. Moreover, former WCW and ECW valet Missy Hyatt additionally used the label – even adopting it for the title of her guide. Most just lately although, it has been related to AEW and ROH valet Maria Kanellis-Bennett as she corners for The Kingdom.

In an interview on the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, Kanellis defined what impressed her want to make use of the phrase whereas additionally sharing essentially the most random second such an thought was even hatched. 

“We have been really simply sitting in my husband’s guardian’s basement,” Kanellis stated. “And his buddy on the time stated ‘What about being the First Girl?’ And I used to be like ‘Oh, I type of like that.’ And it’s kind of of an homage to Miss Elizabeth as a result of she was referred to as the First Girl as nicely. She was such an integral a part of the matches, though she wasn’t wrestling.”

“And I feel that that is vital to be an actual supervisor, not only for present … Once you’re on the market, you wish to be part of it,” she added. “You wish to do one thing for these matches. It was a little bit of that. And on the time, once I got here into Ring of Honor for the primary time,” she continued, “there weren’t an entire lot of ladies that have been a part of the corporate. So it was additionally taking part in off of that.”

For those who use any quotes from this text, please credit score “AEW Unrestricted” with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription


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