Major Update On Two Former Impact And ROH Stars Debuting In WWE, Expected To Be At SmackDown Live

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Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis

Former Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling power couple Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis-Bennett are both expected to debut this weekend at WWE live events, according to PWInsider. The Bennetts have been signed to WWE for months, and were originally slated to debut on the TakeOver: Orlando show. However, there were not concrete storyline plans, and the idea was scrapped.

Now, the two are expected to be on the main roster, and start on the SmackDown Live brand beginning this coming Tuesday. There is also speculation that the couple could be involved in this Sunday’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

This will be the debut of Mike Bennett in the WWE. Maria, however, was with the company from 2004-2010. In 2014, Maria was very vocal that the Bella Twins, namely Nikki – over an incident with Dolph Ziggler at a party, were responsible for her not returning to the company, and “politics” were involved. She added that for a month, she prepared herself and got out of contracts because she thought she was returning. However, Maria has later stated that she has talked to Nikki Bella, and everything is cool now.

Although they are expected to be placed in a storyline upon their debut, there is no word on who they will feud with as of now.

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