Money in the Bank briefcase in hand, Carmella will thrive, becoming one of the most compelling heels on the WWE SmackDown brand.
The Princess of Staten Island claimed the contract-filled prize on Tuesday’s SmackDown, winning her second Money in the Bank ladder match days after winning the first in WWE history. She was able to push aside Becky Lynch, knock down Charlotte Flair and outlast Natalya and Tamina in order to become Ms. Money in the Bank once more.
It’s a role that fits her perfectly.
Carmella is an entitled, petulant princess. She has no issues with bending, breaking or ignoring the rules to get what she wants. And she’s crafty enough to make the most out of the SmackDown Women’s Championship match the Money in the Bank briefcase guarantees her.
She’s set to be a roaming, grinning scavenger along the SmackDown plains, waiting for someone else to wound her prey for her first.
Tuesday’s rematch came about thanks to the controversy over the Money in the Bank match on the pay-per-view of the same name. Carmella’s manservant, James Ellsworth, retrieved the briefcase for her to end that bout. A backlash for the ages followed, with many fans seething over the fact that a man essentially won a historic women’s match.
SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan stripped Carmella of her victory and booked a redo for Tuesday night.
Carmella emerged the winner once more. And from the flashes we’ve seen from her as Ms. Money in the Bank, she’s poised for big things ahead.