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Former-WWE Diva Maria Kanellis open to return

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The first lady of Ring of Honor, Maria Kanellis has this week shown that she has some interest in rejoining WWE at its development territory, NXT.

The hashtag #GiveDivasAChance has taken over Twitter as of late and Maria even weighed in on it, saying that "women's equality in all fields is a great cause." She called the women in NXT "strong, powerful inspirations to all women."

She also took part in a Twitter Q and A where she was asked if she would ever consider a return to NXT/WWE, and she responded with:

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The former WWE Diva didn't have the best of times whilst she was at The Company, she took part in the 2004 Raw Diva Search and was eventually hired as a backstage interviewer, unless there was a battle royal involving all the divas. 

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Maria did play a main part in a storyline with John Cena as he faced off against Edge and Lita in the build up to the 2006 Royal Rumble, but once again Maria's lack of in-ring skill was one of her biggest downfalls. 

Maria's later years in WWE saw her in-ring ability improve to the extent where the former Diva Search contestant was awarded the Slammy for Diva of the Year in 2009. This didn't keep her with the company though, as three months later, Kanellis was released from her WWE contract. 

Maria went on to join Ring of Honor at the end of 2011 where she became the "First Lady of ROH" and even met her eventual husband, Mike Bennett. 

Lately NXT have been welcoming back former talent either just for one show, or for on-going storylines, Rhyno was the first former WWE superstar to take advantage of this new open-door policy whilst Brian Kendrick also made his re-debut a few weeks ago. 

Given the attention that the NXT women's division has been gaining as of late, it makes sense that any diva would want to be a part of it. It is the most competitive group of women in wrestling and it has some of the most talented women a part of it. 

The Divas Champion even talked about how much she would love to go back down to NXT because the competition and the amount of time the divas are given to tell a story in the ring is much more than the main roster and this seems to be causing problems between both groups of women. 

Maria would be a welcome superstar for a return to the development territory, she left abruptly, so it would be nice to see a return and to see the improvement she has made over the last five years. 

Maria is a former two time Family Wrestling Entertainment women's champion and would be a welcome addition to the NXT roster.

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