MAJOR UPDATE: WWE Lovely Couple Finally Released from The Company — See Where they’re Now Moving To…

BRIE BELLA has spoken of her pride after husband Daniel Bryan cheated to become WWE Champion. Daniel Bryan shocked the world with his actions on SmackDown.

Elsewhere, Mike and Maria Kanellis have asked to be released from their WWE contracts, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.

Per the write-up, the 205 Live couple have been upset with the way they’ve been pushed and promoted by the company since signing (or in Maria’s case, re-signing) in June 2017, and finally decided to ask the company to let them go a few weeks ago.

The Kanellises have struggled to make any kind of impact in the company. They barely make television, and while switching to 205 Live should have improved their fortunes, it isn’t working out. Mike hasn’t wrestled a single bout (televised or otherwise) since the Cruiserweight show’s 5 December episode, so his and Maria’s frustration is understandable.

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Whether or not WWE actually granted the duo’s release is another matter entirely. Vince McMahon could do as he did with Neville and hold Maria and Mike to their contracts, forcing them to sit on the sidelines for an indefinite period of time.

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This is even likelier now that All Elite Wrestling is around, and with the labour market more intense than it has been in decades, WWE could retain the Kanellises so that the competition can’t sign them.

FYI — WWE doesn’t always grant release requests, so it’s possible nothing comes of this and the couple are simply paid to sit at home until the deal expires.