MIKE & MARIA IN WONDERLAND
Mike and Maria in Wonderland is a Podcast about everything that happens in Wonderland. This wrestling power couple has been together for two and a half years and have been engaged for over a year. Mike and Maria are getting married in October. But for now, they are in a long distance relationship while Maria finishes her associates degree in art. Mike is in Carver, MA and Maria is in Ottawa, IL and they come from very different backgrounds. But together they love to cook, go to the gym, play with their dogs, go on adventures, learn new things, and work together. They will be discussing all the things they love to do, then sprinkle in some news and gossip, add a dash of political madness, a sugar cube of relationship advice, some famous frosting, a spoonful of wedding planning, a ring full of wrestling, and of course a heathy heaping of laughter to give you Mike and Maria in Wonderland.
Mike has been an independent wrestler for 12 years and has been working for Ring of Honor Wrestling for almost 4 years. Mike has an associates in criminal justice from Dean College and is also currently working in a gym. Mike has wrestled some of the biggest stars in wrestling; Lance Storm, Goldust, Matt Hardy, Hurricane, Kevin Steen, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Steve Corino, Adam Cole, Fandango, Jerry Lynn, Scotty 2 Hottie, and Jay Lethal. Mike’s star is only beginning to rise in wrestling but make no mistake wrestling is not his only interest. Mike will be bringing in influential personalities from wrestling to politics, from sportscasters to activist, from teachers to celebrities. Mike has made friends in many different fields and he holds these rewarding friendships in high regard so he wants to share their knowledge with all the mike and maria listeners. Mike is an activist for equality in marriage for all people and believes in order to change the world you have to speak up.
Maria is a former WWE Diva and Current First Lady of Ring of Honor. She has been a singer, producer, actress, model, host, diva, writer, reality star, and now she is a student at a community college while working as Mike Bennett’s manager in Ring of Honor. Maria gained worldwide fame while working for WWE for 5 and a half years. Maria worked with top WWE stars; HHH, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Trish Stratus, Lita, Matt Hardy, Edge, Santino Marella, Beth Phoenix, John Cena, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Mic Foley, Vince McMahon, Batista, Umaga, Carlito, Eugene, Jeff Hardy, and many many more. Maria’s career was far from over after WWE. Maria was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice and placed 5th over all and made 20,000 for her charity and over a million for other charities in the group projects she worked on. After Apprentice, Maria worked for Mark Cuban on Mark Burnett’s show King of the Cage as a host. Maria also hosted for Code Red DVD in role similar to Elvira for Horror films http://www.codereddvd.com. She has also been a host on Maria Menounos’s popular podcast network, Afterbuzztv.com. Maria acted in two films in the past year, Army of the Damned and A Bet’s a Bet. Maria has gotten herself in a lot of trouble because she isn’t afraid to speak the truth and will defend women’s rights even if it isn’t the popular view. Maria has made it her life’s goal to be honest and to change people’s opinions of Women in Wrestling.
Mike and Maria are a positive and fun loving couple and can’t wait to have fun with their fans on this podcast. So, let the religious, political, and activist conversations begin as Mike and Maria take you down the forbidden rabbit hole and into #mikeandmariainwonderland
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Make an island of yourself,
make yourself your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Make truth your island, make truth your refuge;
there is no other refuge.
Digha Nikaya, 16