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Carmella on The Rock’s Instagram DM to her, making the best out of whatever WWE comes up for her

Carmella recently appeared on Corey Graves “After The Bell” podcast.

Here are some transcribed highlights:

Carmella said The Rock responded to Carmella’s impression that she recently did of him:

“I decided to be The Rock.  I think I nailed it.  The Rock messaged me on Instagram.  He was very complimentary.  I couldn’t even believe it.  My mind was blown.  He said, ‘Oh my God.  That was so funny.’  He was giving me tips.  He said, ‘The cadence on that is not easy.’  He started cutting a promo.  I don’t fangirl that much.  The amount of people we meet in this business is like, ‘Oh yea, it’s just another day.’  But for The Rock to recognize me, I was like, ‘What is happening right now?’”

Carmella explained why she posted the no makeup photo recently on social media:

“I just think it’s so important because right now my whole thing is, ‘I’m the most beautiful woman in WWE.’  You know what?  Sometimes I don’t feel that beautiful, especially with social media and the negativity of the trolls.  Honestly, it’s exhausting.  The hate is just so hard to deal with sometimes.  I felt like if I’m dealing with this, I know there’s someone else out there dealing with this.  Other women are dealing with the pressures of trying to keep up with social media and trying to look a certain way, and trying to photoshop their photos a certain way.  I’m like, no, let’s be real for a second.  I think I got lost for a little bit in this character and kind of really gone above and beyond how beautiful I am.  But it’s like, ok, no, let’s cut the bull crap.  This is who I really am in everyday life.”

Carmella said she has tried to make the best of whatever storyline she has been given:

“I try to always take whatever they give me and turn it into something.  I won Money in the Bank through a guy, so that was a big controversy.  Then I’m paired with James Ellsworth for however long and I made that work.  Then I was one of the most hated people in the business when I was champion.  People hated me.  Three weeks later they paired me with R-Truth and I’m one of the most loved people.  To me, I’m like, ok, you want me to do that?  I’ll do that.  After that you want me to get a new character.  Then you want me to have a sommelier.  You want me to wear a mask.  Whatever it is that I’m given, I take pride in that I’m going to make this work.  There’s no way I’m not going to make it work, that’s what I’ve done my entire career, and I’m very proud of that.”

Carmella explained the process of how the mask she is wearing was made:

“It was the worst thing I’ve ever done.  I never want to do that again.  It was the most uncomfortable situation.  I had to sit in a chair with trash bags taped all over me.  They put this goo all over my face.  The only thing preventing me from suffocating were two tiny, baby, little holes in my nostrils.  I had to sit there for 45 minutes.  I had anxiety.  It was awful.  They said even Triple H couldn’t do it.  They said he had to rip it off when he had to get fitted for something.  They said not many people can go through it.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit After The Bell with Corey Graves with a h/t to for the transcription

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