Carmella Doesn't Think She Was Originally Scheduled To Win WWE's Second Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match
James Ellsworth won the first Women's Money In The Bank on Carmella's behalf
Carmella has admitted she doesn't believe she was originally scheduled to be the actual winner of the Women's Money In The Bank briefcase in 2017.
WWE held their first-ever Women's Money In The Bank Ladder Match in 2017 but the bout was marred in controversy as James Ellsworth climbed the ladder for Carmella, handing her the briefcase.
A large number of fans believed the incident marred what was supposed to be a historical moment for female superstars but Carmella herself enjoyed the drama of the situation.
WWE reran the Money In The Bank Ladder match two weeks later and Carmella doesn't believe she was going to win the briefcase again, but thinks a promo she cut on SmackDown may have convinced Vince McMahon.
Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out Of Character Podcast, she said: "I was super excited. At that point in my career, I had never won a title and thought it was something that would solidify me as making history.
"Even though I wasn't the one grabbing the briefcase and I knew that would be very controversial, but I thought it's even better that it's controversial because people would be talking about it. It was trending on Twitter for a few days because people were so upset. To me, I loved the drama and controversy.
"With that, we ended up having it again a week later and I was able to grab it myself that time. I remember thinking, 'this is big. I'm doing something big'. And I had been waiting for that opportunity and I wanted to prove myself and prove myself on the mic.
"I don't know if I was necessarily going to win the second match. I knew the first one was going to be controversial, but I don't think I was originally supposed to win it again. The SmackDown after winning, I cut a promo and I remember thinking, 'this is my opportunity to kill it.'
"I came back through the curtain and Vince was so complimentary to me about my promo and was like, 'some of my top guys can't cut a promo like that.' I was so excited and it ended up winning it again. It really propelled my career."