She also resumed competing in the ring occasionally, often jobbing, or losing quickly, in short matches.On the November 5 episode of Raw, Marella was confronted by the returning Stone Cold Steve Austin for criticizing his movie, The Condemned.Throughout June, Maria served as the special guest referee in Diva matches.
On the January 1, 2007 episode of Raw, Maria attempted to interview Kevin Federline, but was instead slapped by Melina and called a "bitch".This led to a match between the two later that night, which Melina won.She made her debut on the August 1 episode of Smack Down by defeating Victoria. , Maria got an upset victory over the Divas Champion Michelle Mc Cool, but she was defeated by Maryse in a number one contender's match for the title two weeks later.At the Armageddon pay-per-view on December 14, Maria teamed up with Kelly Kelly, Mickie James and Mc Cool defeating Maryse, Jillian Hall, Victoria and Natalya in an Eight-Diva Santa's Little Helper tag team match. , she served as a special guest referee in the Divas Championship match between Maryse and Mc Cool, where Maryse became the new champion.After the match, Mc Cool turned heel and attacked Maria, injuring her shoulder.
Maria returned and attacked Mc Cool during a match, on the January 23, 2009, episode of Smack Down.On the April 10 episode of Raw, Maria received a shot at the WWE Women's Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion Mickie James.On October 16, Maria won a Fatal Four-Way Bra and Panties match against Victoria, Candice Michelle, and Torrie Wilson to advance to the semi-finals in a Women's Championship Tournament.As a part of the storyline, the argument ended as Marella received a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, who then went backstage, only to return with a Budweiser beer truck to hose down Marella and Maria with beer.After former Playboy cover-girl Ashley Massaro's return in early 2008, Kanellis engaged in backstage segments where Massaro suggested Maria should be on the cover of Playboy, including at the Royal Rumble, to the disdain of Marella. Seven other women ganged up on him, and held his legs apart for Maria to headbutt his testicles and pin him. As part of the 2008 WWE supplemental draft, Maria was drafted to the Smack Down brand.Maria confirmed on her Twitter account that she would be appearing at Ring of Honor's Final Battle pay-per-view on December 23, 2011.