WWE's Maryse On Whether She'll Return To The Ring
"I never say never."
The "It Couple" of WWE, Maryse and The Miz, have both spent over a decade working for the wrestling promotion. In addition to appearing on Raw and Smackdown, they star on the USA reality TV series, Miz and Mrs., which follows their day-to-day life as they work at WWE, raise a child, and go on wacky adventures with Maryse's mom.
While Miz is currently performing at WWE shows and PPVs, Maryse is pregnant with the couple's second child. After briefly returning to the ring for WWE after the birth of the couple's first child, Monroe Sky, Maryse spoke to GameSpot about her possible future in the WWE.
"I never say never," Marsye told us. "When I had Monroe, I was back in the ring four months after giving birth. Five months after giving birth, I was main eventing Smackdown Live in a singles match, which has never really been done before, ever. So, if you were to ask me that when I was pregnant with Monroe, I would of laughed. I would have said, 'No, come on. Let's not get crazy here.' And that happened. So, this second time around, I really don't know what to expect because you never really know what to expect with WWE. That's the beauty of WWE is that you just never know. And it just surprised us also because I been with this company for almost thirteen years and I still get surprised, so, never say never. You never know."
Because she's been with the company for 13 years, Maryse has seen the the full evolution of women in the WWE. "I think Evolution was a big moment where we really recognized women in this industry," the former Divas Champion explained. "To me that's when I really felt in my heart, 'Wow, this is happening.' And I was there with Monroe because that was a very important moment for me and for every other woman. We had women from every generation, also, that showed up because that really was a big moment."
The biggest moment to Maryse, however, was this past year's Wrestlemania, where Ronda Rousey, Charlotte, and Beck Lynch headlined the event. "It's just to show you that there is no limits to all of this," she continued. "And I know it might sound cheesy, but it's true. The sky's the limit. And for me, having a daughter, it just made me really happy. Women made it. It's becoming the norm. Women are going to be in the room running stuff. It's going to be the norm. It's going to be the normality. So I think that the next goal is just that. It's just to have men and women. You're qualified, you're good, then just go rock it, you know? It's just a crazy time for the women in this industry. It's just really insane to watch."
While Maryse may not be involved in this Sunday's Money in the Bank PPV, you can see The Miz take on Shane McMahon in a cage match, which Miz discussed with GameSpot recently. The season finale of Miz and Mrs. will be on USA Network on Tuesday, May 21. And make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, May 19 for live coverage and a review of MITB.