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Mike Kanellis shows off incredible physique

Mike Bennett joined the WWE back in 2017, as he and his wife debuted at Money in the Bank as Maria and Mike Kanellis. The couple worked to spread a message of love across Smackdown Live, but their storyline would effectively be put on the shelves after Maria had to take time off due to her pregnancy.

Without his partner, Kanellis would show up every now and then on Smackdown or in various battle royals in losing efforts. It was announced that he was drafted to Raw during the Superstar Shakeup but hasn’t been seen since his appearance at the Greatest Royal Rumble, where he was eliminated in under three seconds by Mark Henry.

Kanellis recently posted a picture on Instagram of his increasingly impressive physique. He went on to state that he was 182lbs at the Greatest Royal Rumble, but has since risen up to 200lbs.

Mike Kanellis’ career in the WWE has been disappointing, to say the least, but maybe an improved physical appearance is just what he needs to get creative’s attention. With that weight, maybe he could find his way onto 205 Live? After all, it did wonders for Buddy Murphy.

Could 2018 be the year of Kanellis? Where do you see him going this year? Are the WWE just waiting on Maria to come back before they push him again? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


  • CC

    The problems he had were it was a horrible gimmick and his substance abuse issues as well.
    He needs a complete overhaul as a character, and much like the whole deal with Rusev and Lana, he needs to be the focal point of the pairing with his wife, not come across as second fiddle to someone who in essence was his manager/valet.
    Lana was able to take a prominent position and still look strong while she was introducing him etc, but the pairing was always more about Rusev.
    In Mikes case, he comes across as being Maria’s lovesick puppy who is totally under the thumb, which in the eyes of most fans, including women, is never a particularly strong look.