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WWE News: Hall of Famer accuses Carmella of stealing his gimmick

Gary Cassidy
14.98K   //    22 Feb 2018, 13:34 IST

The Princess of Staten Island is being accused of gimmick infringement

What’s the story?

After being asked about her entrance on Twitter, Carmella had an interaction with WWE Hall of Famer Michael PS Hayes, who accused Ms Money In The Bank of stealing his gimmick.

In case you didn’t know…

Carmella has been moonwalking during her entrances for a while now, and the Princess of Staten Island has even used the move as an in-ring taunt.

Michael PS Hayes, however, has been moonwalking and strutting throughout his illustrious career. Hayes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Fabulous Freebirds in 2016, being inducted by The New Day who have used the Freebird rule in tag team action during their Tag Team Championship reigns.

In recent years, Michael Hayes has been best known for working backstage in WWE and has previously managed the Hardy Boyz onscreen as well as being involved in an altercation with Edge.

Michael PS
Michael PS Hayes with the Hardy Boyz

The heart of the matter

After being asked the question of where she came up with the idea of the moonwalk on Twitter, Carmella was accused of "copying everything" Michael PS Hayes ever did by the man himself - starting with the moonwalk.

In fact, Hayes also added that Carmella even stole the name "Fabulous" from his Fabulous Freebirds!

Michael Ha
Michael Hayes was an instrumental part of the Fabulous Freebirds

You can see the exchange below.

What's next?

Well, I guess we wait and see if Carmella wears a fanny pack!

It might be a bit easier to carry around that Money In The Bank contract in than the briefcase...

Carmella is currently Ms Money In The Bank

Author’s take

I think it's pretty obvious this was all in good jest. Hayes was tagged in the original tweet and obviously thought it would be pretty funny to jump in and reply. I'd never even made the connection of Hayes and Carmella both doing the moonwalk - but it is an interesting comparison.

Regardless, it's always cool to see current talent interact with WWE legends!

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Gary Cassidy
Gary Cassidy is a freelance journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in professional wrestling with Sportskeeda. Gary has ten years' writing experience and a 2:1 Honours degree, and is also a subtitler working on both live and prerecorded broadcast for television channels across the UK, USA and Australia.
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