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Carmella talks intergender wrestling in WWE, teaming up with R-Truth for Mixed Match Challenge



WWE star Carmella was recently interviewed by TV Insider to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Carmella offered her thoughts on intergender wrestling in WWE, playing a the role of a heel, partnering with R-Truth for the Mixed Match Challenge, and her "Mella Is Money" catch phrase. Here are the highlights:

Intergender wrestling in WWE:

"The other night Truth had a match with Andrade [Cien Almas], and Zelina [Vega] was out there. I pulled her off the apron, and the crowd went nuts. I think when there is this intergender concept is happening, it's different. You don't know what is happening or what to expect, where if it's just a women's match you know they are going to fight. But when there are men and women involved, you just don't know. I think it's unexpected."

Playing a heel:

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"I know my role as a bad guy is to get everyone to hate me. If I try to act cool and do things that get a positive reaction, then I'm not doing anything for the person I'm in the ring with. I don't want to be somewhat cheered and somewhat hated. I went out there wanting people to hate me, and I'm going to do everything I possibly can to get everyone to do that. I just feel it's important to do what's right and not necessarily what is right for you but right for everybody."

Teaming with R-Truth for the Mixed Match Challenge:

"It's only been a few weeks, so it's crazy it has turned into this. That's the same thing with Big E and New Day. I didn't really know them until we were paired together for the Mixed Match Challenge. We just had this instant connection and great chemistry. It was just fun. I'm game to make a fool of myself. I don't care. I'm game to have a good time and play a character and know my role.

"Whether it was being a manager for Enzo and Big Cass in NXT and then with James Ellsworth and now with R-Truth. It's cool to show different sides of myself and my character. I feel like not that many people get to do that. They sort of stay the same their entire career, but I totally am open to all aspects of Carmella."

"Mella Is Money":

"The 'Mella Is Money' is something I just started saying. And now it's a thing. The laugh to me is kind of my natural laugh. If I really want to go nuts on laughing and think something is hilarious, that's how I laugh. I guess it has become a thing now."