Carmella has had a great run in WWE for the past several months. “The Princess Of Statin Island” won the SmackDown Live Women’s Title this past April from Charlotte Flair when she cashed-in her Money In The Bank (MITB) briefcase that she had won the year before.
She has successfully defended her title against Flair and Asuka in recent months, and it looks like a feud with Becky Lynch could be on the horizon. At the WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) last week, Carmella successfully defended her title against Asuka for a second time.
During the Extreme Rules post-show, Carmella cut a promo putting herself over after having once again defeating the once unbeaten Asuka. You can check that promo out here:
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WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross recently took to his podcast, The Ross Report, and explained why he wasn’t too much of a fan of the promo. Ross said it was a bit “over the top” and seemed a bit “awkward”:
“I think that Carmella in the post-game show that I watched on Extreme Rules, she inadvertently gathered some go away heat. She was over the top. It was awkward in my view. I understand. I appreciate her enthusiasm; but, she kinda went into business for herself, it seemed like, and I think that kinda turned some people off.
“It didn’t sound really WWE-ish. This young woman has improved a lot. She’s got a great look. She really does. She loves being a heel. That means a lot. This is not a nock on Carmella. It’s just the fact that everybody had these wonderful expectations of Asuka, who just a few months ago at WrestleMania was in one the most desired and eagerly anticipated matches of the night against Charlotte.
“I think the go away heat had an issue there with Asuka and this whole situation being looked at so negatively and there’s a fine line folks between villain heat and go away heat, a fine line, and I think we saw the other side of that line, not the good sign of that line, in the Extreme Rules post-game show. She might have been a little bit over the top.”
H/T WrestleZone for the transcriptions