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WWE News:  Mike Kanellis (Bennett) reveals the hard work he's put into getting in shape on Instagram

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Mike Kanellis made his WWE debut at Money In The Bank last July...

What's the story?

On Tuesday, WWE Superstar Mike Kanellis posted a side-by-side comparison photo of himself on Instagram. The 16-year pro wrestling veteran would show off how he has transformed his body during his hiatus in the WWE.

In case you didn't know...

Known by his real name in the indies, Mike Bennett began his professional wrestling career in 2002. His biggest success came as part of The Kingdom where he and Matt Taven captured the Ring Of Honor World Tag Team Championships in September of 2015.

The heart of the matter...

#motivationmonday Put in the work when no one is watching #processoveroutcome #wwe #sdlive @wwe

A post shared by Mike Kanellis (@therealmichaelbennett) on

The photo on the left was definitely in the WWE as you can tell from the hexagon LED ring post; while the photo on the right is from a Road To WrestleMania branded WWE Live event that has recently taken place.

Over the course of roughly seven months, Mike has transformed his body and has proven that he's willing to put in the hard work and get serious with the WWE. There were rumors that the WWE had issues with Mike's weight and work ethic, which lead to the WWE basically putting him on the bench.

Another man who put in tremendous work to get in shape was Jinder Mahal, and in 2017 he had a career renaissance that led to a WWE Championship run.

What's next?

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further updates on the potential return of Mike Kanellis to television. Since he is appearing on the Road To WrestleMania WWE Live events, his return may not be that far off.

Author's take...

That is definitely good news to see that Mike has transformed his body and is in tremendous shape now. I was a fan of his when he was a part of The Kingdom with his wife Maria, Adam Cole and Matt Taven in Ring Of Honor, and I am hoping he can reach a level of success within the WWE.

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I've been a passionate wrestling fan since I was a Little Stinger watching the NWA at my Grandma's house on Saturday nights in the 1980's. Since the start of 2015, I have hosted a pro wrestling podcast called Lost In The Midcard with my good friend Matt Black where we cover all wrestling promotions. My favorite wrestler of all-time is Ric Flair; while my favorite wrestlers today include Dean Ambrose, Kenny Omega, and Kevin Owens.
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