Mike and Maria Kanellis joined the WWE two years ago, following impressive and well-documented runs with the rival Impact Wrestling promotion.
There were high hopes that both of them would receive main event pushes, given their popularity and Mike's excellent in-ring skills. But the creative team has done very little with the Kanellis power couple, and it's led to some unfair criticism towards the two.
Reports have also suggested that Mike and Maria are unhappy in the WWE and are looking for a way out. Amid the rumors and the ongoing criticism from disgruntled fans, Mike took to Twitter and posted an epic response to the haters.
"Today I want to talk about something that is extremely important and extremely important to overcome if you wanna be successful in any avenue of your life," Bennett said, via Ringside News. "You genuinely have to not care what people think about you. You genuinely have to not give a crap what people think about you."
You can watch the full video below:
“You genuinely have to not care what people think about you” #vlog #processoveroutcome #motivation #motivational #inspirational #inspire #fit #fitfam #fitness #fitnessmotivation #gym #gymmotivation #gymlife #gymtime #wwe @wwe @MariaLKanellis— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) February 9, 2019
Hoodie: @chowdaheadz pic.twitter.com/6Q5Z5qNWi5
The Kanellis' have excelled at silencing the trolls time and time again on social media. You often see Mike and Maria responding to haters on Instagram, and they do so in such professional matters. You have to admire it.
Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet was the first to report on Mike and Maria being unhappy in the WWE, and that the duo had asked to be released. Neither of them have confirmed it, though.
After long hiatuses on television, the two have began appearing more frequently on the 205 Live brand. Mike has lost the bulk of his matches, however, a further sign that WWE isn't interested in giving him a deserving main event push.
So for now, it seems like the Kanellis couple is here to stay. But if they truly did request their releases, you really can't blame them. They're on the long list of great talents that WWE has simply underused, and Mike and Maria would be far more successful in another promotion.
What This Means
The Revival also reportedly asked to be release, while Rusev and Lana have also voiced their displeasure in WWE. Other superstars like AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura and Gallows & Anderson have contracts expiring soon, so it's safe to say the roster will look a lot different soon - thanks to WWE refusing to push some of its top stars accordingly.