Carmella reflects on watching Money in the Bank from her couch.
Carmella has been a part of every Money in the Bank pay-per-view since she has been a part of the main roster. She was the first female Money in the Bank holder and in fact, she won the contract twice. in addition to that, she is to this day, the only woman to have waited longer than a day to cash it in.
This year, Carmella was not featured on the WWE Money in the Bank card. She was originally slated for the namesake Ladder Match, but when Bayley went down with an ACL injury, she was moved to the July 16 episode of SmackDown where she fought Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Speaking with Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda, Carmella opened up about how difficult it was for her to not be featured on the card and instead, watch the pay-per-view from her couch.
“To me, the Money In The Bank pay-per-view is my favorite PPV of the year. That's where Carmella thrives, you know, Mella is Money, she was the first Miss Money In The Bank, so it was very weird to be watching it from my couch (laughs), very weird although it was nice to have a little glass of wine so that made it a little bit better but it was definitely weird. It was my first time not being a part of the Money In The Bank pay-per-view. The first one I won the briefcase, the second one I had my championship match against Asuka, the following year I was in the ladder match. Last year I got to do the ladder match at [WWE] Headquarters which was wild and insane. So it was very weird not to be a part of it but it is what it is and I tried my best last week, it didn't work and hopefully [this week] I can sing a different tune.”
Furthermore, she commented having held the briefcase during her tenure as Miss Money in the Bank for over 200 days.
"I take pride in carrying that thing around for 287 days and I had to carry that through airports, rental car shuttles, like that thing had been through hell and back with me and I'm so proud of my run as Miss Money In The Bank," Carmella said. "I think that was the time when my character really blossomed and I was able to show what I can do and talk on the microphone and all of that and I think I wouldn't have changed a thing about that."
Tonight, she will face Bianca Belair in a Women's Championship Match live from the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida. Fightful will have live coverage beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern.