Full NameLeah Van Dale

BornOctober 23, 1987

Height5 ft 5 in

NationalityMassachusetts,United States

Relation(s)Paul Van Dale (father)


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.

  1. Carmella Professional Career
  2. Carmella Filmography
  3. Carmella Championship and Accomplishments

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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.

Carmella Filmography

2015–18Total DivasHerself
2019Total BellasHerself
2019The Beach BumSamantha

Carmella Championship and Accomplishments

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Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. Ranked No. 7 of the top 100 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2018


  1. Mixed Match Challenge (Season 2) – with R-Truth
  2. Money in the Bank (Women's 2017)
  3. WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (1 time)
  4. WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal (2019)

Theme Music

  1. Fabulous by CFO$

Carmella Signature Moves

  1. Atomic drop
  2. Backslide
  3. Big boots
  4. Bodyscissors
  5. Bronco Buster
  6. Crucifix pin
  7. Diving crossbody
  8. Forearm smash
  9. Guillotine Choke
  10. Monkey Flip
  11. Oklahoma roll
  12. Reverse STO
  13. Rope aided hurricanrana
  14. Schoolgirl
  15. Sit-out rear mat slam
  16. Single leg dropkick
  17. Small Package
  18. Suicide dive
  19. Super frankensteiner
  20. Threz press
  21. Tilt a whirl headscissors takedown
  22. Turnbuckle handstand into Frankensteiner
  23. Vertical suplex
  24. Wheelbarrow snapmare

Finishing Moves

  1. Code of Silence (Modified figure-four headscissors)
  2. Mella Buster (Sitout facebuster) – 2016; parodied from Nikki Bella
  3. 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.

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