Source: Channel Guide Mag
ROH's Maria Kanellis was recently interviewed by Channel Guide Magazine about her time in ROH and WWE, as well as working alongside Donald Trump. You can see highlights below, and read the full interview at this link.
Working with Donald Trump:
"He was a funny man and had a lot more humor than what I expected him to have. At the same time, it was a working relationship. Yes, he gave me an incredible opportunity being on Celebrity Apprentice. No, I don't agree with a lot of his beliefs and comments he has made in the news. I am excited to see how this presidential election plays out. I hope we continue to move in the direction that we are moving in this country. We've had so many exciting things happen, even in the last week. I'm hoping that whoever our next president is will hold those same values as I believe most of this country now has."
ROH getting bigger:
"I think we are going in the right direction, We still have a long way to go. We have to be very careful right now, because we can't become complacent that we are getting a few more nuggets of hope with time on television. It's not enough. You look at women as a whole. Yes, there are more females that are going be on the cover of Fortune 500. You are going to see more females take bigger roles in these sitcoms and television shows. That doesn't mean it is equal. Just because the girls get one main event every six months at NXT, that's not equal. Yes, we are moving in the right direction. No, it's not enough."
A women's division in ROH:
"Currently, we only have a one-hour show, so it's really difficult to highlight female wrestlers the way Ring of Honor would want to do it. Ring of Honor never does things half-speed. Whenever Ring of Honor decides to do something, it's always going to be full-force. When we start that division, it will be when we can give adequate time to female wrestling because what we don't want is to diminish how great these women truly are."