Maria Kanellis: The Briscoe Brothers Welcomed Me Into Ring Of Honor, They Made The Second Portion Of My Career

Maria Kanellis-Bennett is holding the Reach For The Sky Ladder Match close and personal to her heart.

At the ROH Supercard Of Honor pay-per-view on Friday, March 31, a new pair of ROH World Tag Team Champions will be crowned in the Reach For The Sky ladder match. The previous champions were Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe, but the latter unfortunately passed away back in January in a tragic car accident.

One of the teams involved in the Reach For The Sky ladder match is The Kingdom (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven), who have had quite a few matches with The Briscoes over the years.

In a new interview with WrestleZone, Bennett talked about how the match is personal for The Kingdom and even went into specifics on how The Briscoes really helped her in the transition from WWE to Ring Of Honor.

“It’s personal. This one is personal. We were some of the last people in the ring with The Briscoes. I can’t believe he [Jay Briscoe] is gone. So, for me personally, the Reach For The Sky ladder match just because it’s about The Briscoe Brothers that night. It’s about the locker room leaders. It’s about their presence still being felt, Mark is going to be there, it’s gonna be a huge night for Mark. As far as The Kingdom goes, just being involved with the Reach For The Sky ladder match is a huge honor because of our history. I haven’t talked about it too much, but the Briscoe Brothers really made the second portion of my career. They welcomed me into the Ring Of Honor locker room after being a diva in WWE and being looked at like this ditzy, this throwaway character. The way that The Briscoes treated me, the way that Jay was able to be vulnerable in a match with me, it made me more believable. It made my promos better, it made my work better. It made me as a manager and I based my entire career now off of what was built during that feud with the Briscoe Brothers and OBD versus The Kingdom and me. So, it’s personal. It’s gonna be an emotional night.”

h/t from Fightful.

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