Santino Marella’s daughter Bianca Carelli heaped much praise on former WWE Superstar Maria Kanellis in her latest conversation with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda Wrestling.
Carelli recently spoke about meeting several WWE Superstars backstage when Marella was an active wrestler. She spoke specifically about Kanelis, saying it was incredibly good for her back. Check out her full comments below:
“I would often go down the street with my dad, and you know, everyone’s backstage. You know, when you’re a kid, I’m just sitting around catering while my dad probably does some movie. or maybe in this office room, or over here. So, you’re just sitting there, bored, waiting for your dad to come back. All the wrestlers he worked with were great coming with me, asking me, ‘Oh, you need something?’ Just giving me some company because they’re there for long, long hours.”
“They’re on the show sometimes for 10 hours? So, it’s a long day. You have a lot of interactions with people. You get to meet a lot of people. Everyone I’ve met , He’s been a nice, awesome person my dad works with. I don’t think I’ve had a bad experience with any one person. Mariah, she’s so sweet and so nice and obviously she’s my dad did a lot together.Same with Beth [Phoenix],” said Bianca Carelli.
Maria Kanellis and Santino Marella were involved in a short-lived romantic angle
In June 2007, Maria Kanellis began an on-screen romantic angle with Santino Marella. The pair were part of a memorable segment with WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin later that year. The Rattlesnakes were not happy with Marella’s criticism of their film “The Condemned” and decided to take matters into their own hands that night.
The segment ends with Austin hitting a stunner on Santino Marella and giving him and Maria Kanellis a beer bath.
Maria Kanellis moves on Wrestling In early 2008, Santino Marella on an episode of WWE Raw and later won the match by surprise after pinning. He had another run with WWE in late 2010 that ended the previous year when he was let down from the promotion.