In a interview with Steven Muehlhausen of, former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis commented on not returning to the WWE in 2013 and why it was a “blessing in disguise” that she didn’t return.

Highlights of the interview are below:

On not returning to the WWE in 2013: “Here’s the thig. I was asked to back last year to WWE, it fell throught and that is all I know. I mean I had heard lots of other things, I had heard other things from different people, but at the end of the day, the fact is I didn’t go back, so no matter what happened and who knows, I mean I don’t know nobody knows what really happened, but I didn’t go back and I’m very happy to be at Ring of Honor, so I apologized to The Bella Twins for everything that happened and that was it. I talked to them and decided, you know what, water under the bridge and that’s it. I guess I could be angry forever, but I’m not going to be because there’s no reason for it. I don’t want to be angry or upset because I don’t know.”

On why it ended up being a “blessing in disguise” that she didn’t return at the time: “It totally was a blessing in disguise. I realized that within a month of it happening, I realized how much of a blessing it was. I don’t know if I want to be on the road 300 days a year, I don’t know if I want that anymore. I really enjoy my time at home and I enjoy going to school and I enjoy seeing my fiancĂ© at work. I don’t know if I want that life anymore, so maybe some part of the universe decided you know what, you don’t really want that life anymore. I loved WrestleMania, loved travelling the globe and it was great, fun and exciting, but I’ve done it, so for me, this is exactly where I should be now. I have no hard feelings whatsoever with anybody, I just want all women in wrestling to succeed now.”

The interview is available in full at this link.