TNA News: Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis Debut With TNA as 'The Miracle'

Former Ring of Honor (ROH) superstars and real-life married couple Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis debuted on the company's premiere on PopTV last night.

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It was originally reported that Bennett and Kanellis were TNA-bound after Bennett and his tag team partner Matt Taven (The Kingdom) dropped the ROH Tag Team Championships at ROH Final Battle, per Wrestling Inc. After working the ROH tapings the following night, Bennett and Kanellis officially concluded their stint with the company.

TNA began airing vignettes of "The Miracle" which proves to be Bennett's new monicker.

Bennett, 30, made his professional wrestling debut in 2002. He was a mainstay on the independent circuit for years before officially signing with ROH in 2010 (Bennett debuted with ROH in 2008).

Although he never won any singles championships with ROH, Bennett did wrestle against some of ROH's top talents, including Jay Lethal, Kevin Steen (Owens), Tommaso Ciampa, and more.

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Throughout his time with ROH, the WWE reportedly had an interest in signing Bennett, but the two sides never came to terms on a deal.

The Kingdom tag team was formed in 2014 and engaged in matches with several tag teams, including The Addiction (Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels), The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), The Briscoes (Mark and Jay Briscoe), and more.

While The Kingdom did not win TNA Tag Team gold until September 2015, the duo did capture New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP Tag Team Championships in April 2015, defeating The Bullet Club (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson).

Mark Suleymanov

Sports Journalist.