Carmella: My Looks Make It Harder For Me To Get Respect In WWE
Carmella was told as much in NXT
Carmella has claimed that her looks make it significantly harder for her to get respect as a professional wrestler in WWE.
Carmella recalls a conversation with Bill DeMott in NXT where the trainer told her she would need to work even harder because she was attractive, something that the former SmackDown Women's Champion initially thought was 'crazy'.
Speaking on After The Bell, Carmella said: "When I got signed in NXT, I remember Bill DeMott said, ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard as everyone else because you’re pretty … I remember being like, ‘What? That’s crazy.’ ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard because people aren’t going to respect you because of how you look’. And it just blew my mind, and I remember thinking, ‘Okay, noted and challenge accepted’. That’s what I did.
"No matter what, I’m never going to get the respect that I deserve because of how I look and that’s just how it is. If I didn’t look like this and I had the same matches and same career, people would be like ‘Carmella is amazing, we love her.’
"Because I look how I do, I’m not going to get the respect that I deserve."