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  2018/06/20
Smackdown Live Results-June 19th,2018
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Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella makes her way to the ring.

Carmella says she wants to be real for a second. She says when she was younger, she dealt with a lot of self confidence issues. She never felt that she would be good enough. She says she worked harder than anyone else. She found something good in herself and she became a champion. She tells every kid who has issues to look in a mirror and say “Mella is Money”. She never had any confidence issues. She tells everyone to just give up.

You can work twice as hard as her and you will be half as good. She won the Money in the Bank contract and cashed it in to become Smackdown Women’s Champion. She beat Charlotte Flair twice. Then she beat Asuka. Carmella says this is the best part. She did it all by herself. She made the Empress of Tomorrow bow down to the Princess of Staten Island.

Asuka’s music plays and it looks like Asuka is making her way to the ring, but it is James Ellsworth in his Asuka cosplay gear.

Carmella hugs Ellsworth and then she gives him the mic.

James says nobody was ready for Ellsworth, especially Asuka. He says he has something special to say to his princess. When you love someone let them leave and . . . the rest is not important. What is important is that he is back. He says he is back to serve the greatest woman in history. He says that Carmella is better than everyone. She is better than Charlotte Flair, Lita, Trish Stratus, Mother Teresa, Beyonce, and Ronda Rousey. Last and certainly least, you are better than Asuka.

Asuka’s music plays again and the real Asuka makes her way to the ring and she is not in a good mood.

Ellsworth gets in Asuka’s face and she connects with a back heel kick. Carmella with a thrust kick and she picks up Ellsworth and they leave the ring.

 
  2018/06/19
Is another Mellabration in the works?
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Carmella pulled off what many in the WWE Universe thought was impossible at WWE Money in the Bank, defeating Asuka to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Princess of Staten Island had a shocking assist from the returning James Ellsworth, who helped her pick up the victory.
How will the champion follow up her big win? Is another Mellabration in the cards? Will Carmella have to deal with Asuka, who will surely be out for retribution? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

 
  2018/06/13
Smackdown Live Results-June 12th,2018
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Carmella is getting ready for her match in the make up area.

Renee asks Carmella about possibly facing Asuka during tonight’s match and if she is concerned.

Carmella says Renee does not remember seeing her leaving Asuka laying in the ring. She is not concerned about Asuka. Charlotte beat Asuka and she beat Charlotte twice. She is not concerned. She is not concerned about anyone. Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Lana, and Asuka should be concerned. Asuka should be scared.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Renee Young is in the back with Big Cass. Cass tells the WWE Universe about his day. He appeared at the Memphis County Fair for the opening of their new roller coaster. He pretended to smile and took some pictures. Then he took his money as well as a souvenir. It is a height chart for a roller coaster. Cass says one person does not meet the height requirement for the ride and that person is Daniel Bryan. Cass said a good big man will always beat a good little man. That is what will happen at Money in the Bank. It will not be a roller coaster or the bumper cars. It will be a freefall drop. If Daniel Bryan tries to come up to his level, he will come crashing right back down.

Match Number Four: Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Billie Kay, and Peyton Royce versus Asuka, Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Lana, and Becky Lynch

Sonya and Naomi start things off and Sonya with a kick. Naomi with a head scissors and Lana tags in. Lana with a running elbow into the corner followed by a kick and neck breaker. Lana gets a near fall. Lana with a front face lock and Sonya runs her into the corner. Carmella tags in and kicks Lana. Carmella moonwalks and misses a bronco buster. Lana kicks Carmella away and Becky tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a drop kick. Becky with a back heel kick and uppercut followed by a clothesline. Becky with an exploder and she gets a near fall.

Becky kicks Sonya when she tries to interfere. Peyton tags in and she hits a spinning heel kick after Becky deals with Billie on the apron. Billie tags in and they hit a series of double kicks and Billie gets a near fall. Sonya tags in and he punches Becky.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Billie kicks Becky. Peyton tags in and kicks Becky. Sonya tags in and Becky with an inside cradle for a near fall. Sonya with a spear for a near fall. Billie tags in and applies a cravate. Billie sends Becky to the mat and returns to the cravate. Becky gets to her feet and she punches Billie but Billie with a knee. Billie taunts Becky but Becky escapes a slam and hits an enzuigiri. Charlotte and Peyton tag in and Charlotte with a clothesline and she knocks everyone off the apron. Charlotte with chops and she struts. Charlotte kicks Billie and hits a fallaway slam.

Peyton with a kick to Charlotte but Charlotte with a spear. Charlotte goes up top and she kicks Carmella off the apron. That delay allows Peyton to get her knees up. Sonya tags in and then she tags in Mandy. Mandy with a kick and Sonya with a sliding kick. Charlotte avoids a double suplex and she tags in Asuka who hits a missile drop kick on Mandy. Mandy blocks a German suplex and Mandy with an elbow. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and it is broken up. Everyone gets in the ring and Carmella tags in. Asuka with a hip attack and then she sends Mandy to the floor. Charlotte goes up top and hits a moonsault on Billie and Peyton. Sonya and Mandy send Becky into the ringside barrier. Naomi with a splash onto Sonya on the floor. Asuka with a round kick to Mandy but Carmella with a thrust kick to Asuka and Lana makes the save.

Carmella sends Lana to the floor. Asuka misses a round kick but she applies the Asuka Lock and Carmella taps out.

Winners: Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Lana

After the match, Becky, Charlotte, Naomi, and Lana surround Asuka as they look up to the briefcase.

We go to credits.

 
  2018/06/06
Smackdown Live Results-June 5th,2018
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Carmella makes her way to the ring and she has something to say.

She tells everyone to get on their feet and shower her with the praise she deserves as the Smackdown Women’s Champion.

They boo her and she says tonight is not about her. It is about her opponent at Money in the Bank, Asuka. She says she felt like everyone deserves to know the truth. Asuka is not who you think she is.

We have a video package for Asuka.

Carmella says that Asuka was incredible. She was poised and dangerous. Remove the mask and let’s reveal this truth together. This is the real Asuka.

We take a look at Asuka’s match against Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania. Then we see Asuka’s debut on Smackdown and her loss in a tag match.

Carmella says that was painful to watch. The truth is that Asuka’s loss at Wrestlemania shattered her and she has not been the same since. Carmella says she has no fear. Asuka is no longer undefefeated. She is defeated. It used to be Nobody was ready for Asuka, but now everyone is ready for Asuka.

Asuka’s music plays and it shuts up the champion. Asuka makes her way to the ring.

Before Asuka can say or do anything after posing in the ring, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville make their way to the stage.

Mandy says Carmella didn’t have to go through all of that, she could have asked her. Asuka is a shell of herself. Asuka did beat her and she is dangerous, but Mandy says she was a second away from beating Asuka. Mandy says she knows she can beat Asuka tonight.

Sonya says that Mandy did what she was supposed to do, she left just enough of Asuka for her. Tonight, it is her turn.

Carmella says it is Sonya’s turn but who will Asuka face tonight?

Before Asuka can choose her opponent, Paige makes her way to the stage.

Paige says no one speaks for her. As far as she remembers, she makes the matches around here. Asuka has unfinished business with both ladies so Asuka gets to choose.

Asuka takes the mic and she wants both.

Paige makes the match official.

Match Number One: Asuka versus Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose

Sonya starts things off for her team. Sonya has a kick blocked and Asuka with a kick to the leg. They lock up and Mandy makes the tag. Mandy with a kick and Asuka escapes trouble. Sonya tags back in. They lock up and Asuka with an arm bar and wrist lock. Sonya with a reversal and Asuka with a reversal. Sonya with a take down and she goes for a knee bar but Asuka gets to the ropes. Asuka with a single leg take down. Sonya with a hip toss but she misses the sliding knee and Asuka with a drop kick. Sonya with a forearm.

Sonya with punches to the midsection and then Mandy tags in and kicks Asuka. Sonya tags back in and she sends Asuka into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders until Mandy comes in and connects with shoulders and punches. Mandy with a reverse chin lock. Mandy gets a near fall and returns to the reverse chin lock. Mandy with a shoulder tackle but Asuka stays on her feet. Asuka with a running hip attack. Asuka with a running hip strike into the corner and then she goes up top and hits a missile drop kick.

Carmella gets up from the announce table and she distracts Asuka as Sonya tags in and hits Asuka from behind.

Sonya with a snap mare and body scissors. Sonya with a reverse chin lock. Asuka bridges back to get a near fall. Sonya with a spinebuster for a near fall. Mandy tags in and she chokes Asuka. Mandy punches Asuka and then applies a modified abdominal stretch with a chin lock. Asuka with punches and Mandy blocks a kick and hits a reverse suplex for a near fall. Mandy chokes Asuka in the ropes. Sonya tags in and she kicks Asuka.

Mandy tags back in and she sets for the butterfly suplex but Asuka blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Asuka knocks Sonya off the apron and she connects with a running kick to Mandy. Both women are down in the ring. Asuka with forearms and Mandy fires back. Mandy misses a clothesline and Asuka with a drop kick. Asuka blocks a kick and hits a German suplex. Mandy with an elbow and Sonya makes the tag. Asuka kicks Mandy and then she hits the pop up knee followed by a hip attack for a near fall that is broken up by Mandy.

Mandy is sent to the floor and Sonya with a rollup for a naer fall. Sonya and Asuka have kicks blocked and then both with round kicks and both are down. Asuka with a round kick to Sonya but Sonya with a spear for a near fall. Sonya with knees to Asuka. Asuka catches Sonya on a Superman punch attempt. Asuka with the Asuka Lock and body scissors. Sonya taps out.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Carmella goes into the ring and she shows Asuka her title belt. Mandy tries to attack Asuka but Asuka with a spinning back fist. Carmella hits Asuka from behind with the title belt and then Carmella hits a thrust kick.

 
  2018/06/05
Carmella promises to “unmask” Asuka on SmackDown LIV...
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SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella caught the WWE Universe off-guard on Monday when she promised to expose her challenger at WWE Money in the Bank, Asuka.

What kind of dirt does The Princess of Staten Island have on her opponent? Could Carmella turn the tides of this rivalry before their huge title match in Chicago? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!

 
  2018/05/30
Smackdown Live Results–May 29th,2018
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We are back and Carmella makes her way to the ring to join the announcers on commentary for the next match.

Match Number Three: Mandy Rose versus Asuka

Sonya Deville attacks Asuka on her way to the ring.

Asuka makes her way to the ring and she wants the referee to ring the bell to start the match.

Mandy runs Asuka into the turnbuckles and punches her. Mandy with kicks in the corner. Asuka misses a punch and Mandy grabs Asuka by the hair. Asuka with kicks but Mandy with a reverse exploder for a near fall. Mandy gets another near fall. Mandy with a Japanese stranglehold. Mandy with a drop kick. Mandy with a knee for a near fall.

Asuka with a forearm but Mandy with forearms to stop Asuka. Mandy with a cravate on Asuka and she adds a modified abdominal stretch. Asuka with elbows to escape and she gets a near fall with a back slide. Mandy with a sit out gourdbuster for a near fall. Mandy goes for the butterfly buster but Asuka escapes. Asuka avoids a knee and hits a thrust kick. Asuka and Mandy exchange forearms. Asuka with strikes and kicks to the chest. Asuka with a pop up knee and she hits a sliding kick to the head.

Asuka with a hip attack into the corner and she goes up top. Asuka with a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall. Asuka misses a hip attack and gets caught in the ropes. Mandy with a clothesline. Asuka with a victory roll for a near fall. Mandy with elbows to block the Asuka Lock and she leans back to get a near fall with a bridge. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock and Mandy taps out.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Carmella goes into the ring to show Asuka her title belt.

 
  2018/05/23
Smackdown Live Results-May 22nd,2018
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Carmella has an Asuka mask on and she is asked about facing Asuka. Carmella acts concerned that there is an expiration date on her title, and she laughs. She says everyone is waiting for her to slip and fall. She says she is not afraid of Asuka. Charlotte destroyed the myth of Asuka and Carmella reminds everyone that she beat Charlotte twice. That makes her twice as good as Asuka. Asuka can use all of the smoke and mirrors because Asuka should be afraid of her.

 
  2018/05/16
SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella vs. Asuka
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What can ruin any good Mellabration? Well, The Empress of Tomorrow coming for your title is a solid start.

At WWE Money in the Bank, Asuka aims to unseat SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella at the same pay-per-view where the current titleholder’s march to championship glory began one year ago.

Carmella has always been about opportunity, something that served her well when she won the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year and secured a Women’s Championship opportunity whenever she wanted. After the IIconics assaulted Charlotte Flair on the April 10 edition of SmackDown, she cashed in her coveted contract and pinned The Queen for the gold following a wicked kick to the face. Her success was further amplified by her victory over The Queen in their rematch at WWE Backlash. The Staten Island Princess may scream at a fever pitch, and she may be outspoken, but she is undoubtedly armed with the ability to remain on top for many Mellabrations to come. It remains to be seen, however, if she is ready for Asuka.

Prior to WrestleMania, The Empress of Tomorrow stood undefeated for well over 900 days. She won the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble and the groundbreaking WWE Mixed Match Challenge Tournament alongside The Miz. She still stands as the longest-reigning NXT Women’s Champion in history. On The Grandest Stage of Them All, Asuka fell to Charlotte in an extremely hard-fought title bout, but she remains as dangerous as ever. And now that she has come to SmackDown LIVE, she is ready to claim the blue throne as any cost. The dynamic Superstar possesses an arsenal like few others, and if Carmella is not careful, she will possess her title as well.

Will Mella be Money? Or will the co-branded pay-per-view be all about Asuka? Find out at WWE Money in the Bank, Sunday, June 17, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on WWE Network!

 
  2018/05/16
Smackdown Live Results–May 15th,2018
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We see Carmella’s dressing room door, and we’ll get her royal Mellabration…NEXT!

An old dude in colonial-era attire comes out to introduce the woman who beat Charlotte Flair twice, the Smackdown champion of all women, god save CARMELLA! A trio of royal guards with the big furry hats come out, with one of them holding the Women’s Title belt on a pillow, then Carmella comes out, grabs her belt, and skips down to the ring to address her public. She wanted to give the fans the opportunity to show her how much they love her, so for the next ten seconds or so, they can feel free to shower her with as much love as she deserves for being the first Ms Money In The Bank and Women’s Champion. The fans boo her (I just noticed she has a tiara hair clip, which is a nice touch), and she asks what’s wrong with them for mobbing outside a hospital to catch a glimpse of a baby and they don’t show the Princess of Staten Island the respect she deserves.

She orders them to bow down before her, and a few do. She says the people remind her of the women on the Smackdown roster because none of them think she’s good enough or deserve to be Women’s Champion, but guess what, not-so-great Britain? Mella is money, and Mella is champion, and that makes her better than each and every one of the fans in the audience. She’s better than Charlotte, Sasha, Becky, Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss, and even Ronda Rousey! She’s even better than Trish Stratus and Lita combined! Oh wait, here comes Paige, and Carmella assumes she’s out here to show her people how to properly treat a princess. Paige says it’s great to be home, but she does have something to say to Carmella, and that’s that she has a royal proclamation of her own: her opponent at Money In The Bank. Carmella says she isn’t putting her title on the line at MITB, but Paige says she is, and it’s going to be against THIS WOMAN! She motions to the entryway, and out comes Asuka! Asuka takes the mask off and smiles at Carmella, who grabs her belt, yells at Paige, and heads for the hills.

 
  2018/05/11
Exclusive: Carmella reflects on her controversial Money in the B...
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Carmella’s Money in the Bank contract cash-in on Charlotte Flair on the SmackDown LIVE following WrestleMania 34 was the culmination of four challenging years for The Princess of Staten Island. Starting out in NXT as a manager, many doubted she would reach such heights after her associates were called up two years earlier.

As you’ll see in this exclusive Q&A with Princess Mella, the doubters only fueled her desire to accomplish everything she wanted – by any means necessary.

WWE.COM: After WrestleMania 32, you were on your own in NXT for the first time. What was that like?

CARMELLA: To be honest, I was super devastated. I didn’t know what was going to happen with my career now that I was separated from Cass & Enzo. They were on Raw, and all I ever knew in NXT was being with them. Triple H told me it was because he saw me on my own and I could be fine and successful on my own, but honestly, I was a little scared. I wasn’t sure what the next step would be for me, but I knew no matter what, I had to be successful and put in as much work as I possibly could to improve and get better and make it on my own, to prove to everyone that I was more than just a manager, that they made the right decision keeping me on my own.

WWE.COM: Let’s fast-forward a little bit to the 2016 Brand Extension and the WWE Draft. What was it like on that night?

CARMELLA: Watching the Draft, we were all at the Performance Center. I had no idea what was going to happen. You see all of your colleagues getting called up and we’re watching it happen on this big screen. All you can do is hope that you’re going to be one of them. And then it came down to the very last pick, and I thought “Oh God, I can’t believe I’m not going. This is devastating.” And then it was me!

WWE.COM: How did you feel after that?

CARMELLA: Immediately, I thought it was so exciting. I get to go to the WWE roster and be on SmackDown LIVE. And, it was only about three months after the boys had gotten called up on the night after WrestleMania. To me, it was so exciting that after just a short time of being on my own in NXT, I proved that I could do this on my own, and I got drafted to SmackDown LIVE.

WWE.COM: Did being the last pick in the Draft motivate you at all? Did you want to prove that you should have been taken higher?

CARMELLA: Absolutely! I love that I was the very last draft pick. A lot of fans and other people looked at it like “You’re excited? You’re the last draft pick, almost an afterthought.” In my mind, I was like “OK, I’ll show you who the afterthought is.” It lit a flame under me, just like when I didn’t go up with the boys. It was another motivating factor for me to do my very best and prove to everybody that I was going to do big things, become champion and do all the things they said I can’t do.

big things, become champion and do all the things they said I can’t do.

WWE.COM: How did you feel about your early days on Team Blue? What was adjusting to life on the WWE roster like?

CARMELLA: When I was in NXT, I never wrestled on a TakeOver. I didn’t have too many high-profile matches, I probably wrestled about 10 matches in total on NXT TV, including the one championship match against Bayley, which was so much fun and my favorite match in NXT.

But, aside from that, I didn’t have much experience. I spent most of my time being a manager. To get up to SmackDown LIVE and have my first match on live TV, I was so nervous. I think the way my first year on SmackDown went was perfect for me. I eased my way into things slowly. I didn’t get these crazy opportunities right away. I wanted to continue to work and improve on live events and figure myself out. I had to make some changes when I split from the boys, but I didn’t let it get me down. I used it as fuel for the fire to get better and reinvent myself, which is how I got to be the moonwalkin’, trash-talking Carmella you see on SmackDown LIVE every week.

WWE.COM: Your first major rivalry on SmackDown LIVE was with Nikki Bella. Did that give you a taste of what it takes to make it on the main roster?

CARMELLA: I was nervous, but I knew I had to take the opportunity and run with it. The fans loved her, so it was easy for me to get the WWE Universe to hate me. I learned a lot, but I wouldn’t have changed anything about it. We had a great rivalry, and it gave me the opportunity to get on the microphone, which was so much fun. It was awesome to be able to work with her.

WWE.COM: After that, you took one step closer to the SmackDown Women’s Title, albeit in an unusual way. What did you see in James Ellsworth that made him useful to you?

CARMELLA: He was in the main event picture, wrestling AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose. I knew no one would ever see that coming, me using him to get where I wanted to be. That made it fun because no one expected it, and because none of the women have a male manager. It presented a lot of cool opportunities, like wrestling John Cena & Nikki Bella, and my victory in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which had everyone up in arms.

WWE.COM: Let’s talk more about the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match. What did it mean for you to be a part of that match?

CARMELLA: It means everything, we made history. To be able to be a part of it was an honor. I’m not going to lie: I was really scared and a little nervous when they told us it was going to happen. They pulled us into a room and told us, but said, “We need to make sure you’re all on board and willing to do it because it’s going to be dangerous and tough.” Everyone was nodding their head yes, including me, but inside, I’m thinking, “Oh my gosh, I’m the smallest girl in the match, I’ve never done anything like this, I don’t do any high-flying moves or jump off the top rope,” so I was so nervous. We all knew we had to make something epic so there was another one next year. Not only was there one the next year; there was one the next week.

WWE.COM: You may not be a high-flyer, but you had James Ellsworth in your back pocket. Were you thinking about his involvement as you planned a strategy for the match?

CARMELLA: Absolutely, I had an insurance policy in James Ellsworth. Everyone else was out there by themselves. They could jump off the ladders all they want, do all the flips and dives, but while they were doing that, I had James. Obviously, he worked in my favor.

WWE.COM: After your victory, you faced quite a bit of backlash. How did you deal with all of that coming your way, whether it was on social media or from your fellow Superstars?

CARMELLA: I pay it no mind. Everything I do is over the top. When I do something, I want everyone to be talking about it. And that’s what happened – I was trending on Twitter for like three days. I think my strategy worked just fine.

I pay no mind to the haters and everyone that doubts me, everyone that was upset about it. I thrive off it. They’re still talking about me, whether they love me, hate me or love to hate me. I don’t care. I’m Carmella — the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match winner.

WWE.COM: …and also the second…

CARMELLA: Oh, that’s right! I did win the second! [laughs]

WWE.COM: Did you revel in sticking it to your haters even more?

CARMELLA: That’s exactly what I did. Everyone said I couldn’t do it, that I had to have a man win the first match for me. It doesn’t matter because I won the second one. They said it was because of James Ellsworth, but I didn’t see him on top of the ladder grabbing the briefcase. I grabbed it and I won. I proved everyone wrong, and I shut them all up. I was the first Ms. Money in the Bank, and the second.

WWE.COM: Once you had the Money in the Bank contract, why did you wait so long to cash it in? Did you enjoy lording it over the division?

CARMELLA: It was great! People said Charlotte or Tamina or Natalya, whoever, was the most dangerous woman in the division, but having that briefcase and contract made me the most dangerous. I didn’t even have to be on TV; I could just sit in the locker room and wait for the perfect opportunity to cash it in. I loved it. I got in Naomi’s head, I got in Natalya’s head, but Charlotte was the perfect choice [to cash in on]. She broke Asuka’s streak; she did the impossible. That means she’s better than Asuka. I cashed in on Charlotte, so that means I’m better than her and I’m better than Asuka.

WWE.COM: What about the detractors who think you held onto the briefcase for too long?

CARMELLA: I do things on my time. A lot of people were giving me backlash for bragging about being the longest Money in the Bank holder, but my name goes down in the history books. Not only am I the first and second Ms. Money in the Bank, but I’m the longest Money in the Bank holder in history; I beat Edge’s record. The more history we can make — not only me, but the women in general — to hold records is super important. I’m proud of it.

WWE.COM: The SmackDown LIVE after WrestleMania, you cashed in on Charlotte Flair. What made that the right moment?

CARMELLA: At WrestleMania, there’s so many big moments, and I didn’t want it to get lost. I wanted everyone to be talking about it. The SmackDown after was the perfect opportunity. Charlotte did the impossible and broke Asuka’s streak. The WrestleMania Week crowd is such a special vibe. Plus, my parents and family were there. I wanted them to see it. It was perfect.

WWE.COM: Once the referee counts three and you have the SmackDown Women’s Championship in your hands, what’s going through your mind?

CARMELLA: All of the hard work that I’ve put in over the last few years. Everything came full circle. I thought about being the last draft pick, not debuting with Cass & Enzo on the Raw after WrestleMania. I thought about everyone doubting me, telling me I’ll never be champion, that I’m just a hype girl. I thought about all of that and … the feeling I had was indescribable.

I love proving people wrong. I love doing things that people say I can’t do. I started my journey in NXT four years ago, and now I’m champion. People can complain and say whatever they want, but I’m still the champion. I did it. I’ll never forget that feeling.

WWE.COM: You’ve still been dealing with your fair share of detractors on social media lately, including those who think your title win is tainted because of The IIconics’ attack on Charlotte. Ultimately, what do you have to say to those who think you don’t deserve to be where you are today?

CARMELLA: At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks I deserve. I don’t deserve anything; I earn it. I worked hard and put in the effort. People say that I went off what The IIconics did, but that’s what every single Money in the Bank holder did — wait for the perfect opportunity. You don’t just wait for the champion to be up and then have a normal title opportunity. You have to be sneaky. You have to do it in the way that guarantees a title win. I didn’t want to cash in and lose it.

At the end of the day, I don’t care what anyone says because I did everything the way I wanted to do it, and I won.