Carmella is a red hot wrestler with a whole lot of attitude. She currently competes on WWE SmackDown Live as the reigning and defending Women’s Champion of the brand. When she’s not talking trash on the mic, she’s kicking butt in the ring on Tuesday (and occasionally Sunday) nights.
“The Princess of Staten Island” Carmella originally caught the eye of the WWE Universe as the manager of Enzo and Cass over on NXT. ‘Mella stayed with this team from 2013 until 2015. She left the group because of a desire to achieve success as a singles competitor. And while Enzo and Big Cass made they way over to Monday Night Raw in April 2016, Carmella honed her skills in NXT before moving onto SmackDown Live during the 2016 WWE Draft.
The charismatic Carmella found plenty of success over on the blue brand. She aligned herself with the chinless James Ellsworth, who greatly assisted “The Princess” in winning the first-ever women’s Money In The Bank match in 2017. She later dumped Ellsworth, but held onto the MITB briefcase much longer (287 days to be exact). She eventually cashed-in her championship opportunity on April 10, 2018, against a visibly hurt Charlotte Flair.
At WWE Backlash 2018, “The Queen” Charlotte Flair will have an opportunity to reclaim the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. Can “The Princess” conquer “The Queen”? If Carmella loses this Sunday, her reign would become one of the shortest in the title’s history. Hopefully, that won’t be the case.
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Carmella’s real name is Leah Van Dale. She’s a 30-year-old gorgeously talented performer both in the ring and on the microphone. She is also a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer, which shows in her physique.
“The Princess of Staten Island” formerly dated wrestler Big Cass from 2014 to 2017.
She is a second-generation wrestler. Her father was a WWE jobber during the ’90s under the ring name of Paul Van Dale.
Carmella received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was formerly employed as a cheerleader for the New England Patriots for three seasons (until 2010). She also performed as a Los Angeles Lakers Girl from 2010 to 2011.