Leah Van Dale a.k.a Carmella is an American professional wrestler, dancer, and model, currently signed to WWE and performs on the SmackDown brand. She was born on October 23, 1987, at Spencer, Massachusetts, United States. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her father, Paul Van Dale is former WWF and WWF Superstar. Carmella currently resides in Tampa, Florida.
- Carmella Professional Career
- Carmella Filmography
- Carmella Championship and Accomplishments
Carmella Professional Career
Van Dale joined WWE in 2013 when she signed a contract with WWE with their developmental brand NXT in Orlando, Florida. She was initially a manager for Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady in 2014. Carmella made her wrestling debut In July 2016 on SmackDown. In June 2017, Carmella won the inaugural women's Money in the Bank ladder match, and then in 2018, she became the first woman in WWE to successfully cash-in her Money in the Bank opportunity. At the championship title match, Carmella defeated Charlotte Flair and became SmackDown Women's Champion.
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Carmella Championship and Accomplishments
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 7 of the top 100 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2018
- Mixed Match Challenge (Season 2) – with R-Truth
- Money in the Bank (Women's 2017)
- WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (1 time)
- WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal (2019)
- Fabulous by CFO$
Carmella Signature Moves
- Atomic drop
- Big boots
- Bronco Buster
- Crucifix pin
- Diving crossbody
- Forearm smash
- Guillotine Choke
- Monkey Flip
- Oklahoma roll
- Reverse STO
- Rope aided hurricanrana
- Sit-out rear mat slam
- Single leg dropkick
- Small Package
- Suicide dive
- Super frankensteiner
- Threz press
- Tilt a whirl headscissors takedown
- Turnbuckle handstand into Frankensteiner
- Vertical suplex
- Wheelbarrow snapmare
- Code of Silence (Modified figure-four headscissors)
- Mella Buster (Sitout facebuster) – 2016; parodied from Nikki Bella
- Princess Kick (Superkick) – 2016-present
People also ask
Was Carmella's father also a wrestler?
A: Carmella's father is Paul Van Dale. He is a former WWF and WWF Superstar.
Are Carmella and John Cena dating?
A: Carmella has publicly denied rumors about dating WWE Superstar John Cena.
Who trained Carmella?
A: Carmella has been trained by Sara Amato.