Kanellis discusses debuting in the WWE:
Oh, my gosh. It was a mix of everything. I was 22-years-old, I never experienced anything like that in my entire life. The first time I was on live television, was the first time I’d ever been in front of a live crowd that size. Just getting over that in itself was insane. I didn’t come from the independents, so wrestling was all new to me. I was training down in Ohio Valley Wrestling at the same time I was on the road. I was training with Fit Finley.