Carmella WWE

Carmella Claims Her Good Looks Have Made It Harder To Become A Respected Wrestler


During a recent appearance on the “After the Bell With Corey Graves” podcast, Carmella commented on her looks making it harder to be respected as a pro wrestler, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On Mandy Rose recently saying she wanted more respect for her work over her looks: “Good luck, because when you’re pretty, that doesn’t happen.”


On being told that her looks would be an obstacle to getting respect: “When I got signed in NXT, I remember Bill DeMott said, ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard as everyone else because you’re pretty … I remember being like, ‘What? That’s crazy.’ ‘You’re going to have to work twice as hard because people aren’t going to respect you because of how you look’. And it just blew my mind, and I remembered thinking, ‘Okay, noted and challenge accepted’. That’s what I did.”

On her own difficulty in getting people to respect her in-ring work: “No matter what, I’m never going to get the respect that I deserve because of how I look and that’s just how it is. If I didn’t look like this and I had the same matches and same career, people would be like ‘Carmella is amazing, we love her.’ Because I look how I do, I’m not going to get the respect that I deserve.”

Trending Stories

You can keep up with all your wrestling news right here on Or, you can follow us over on our Twitter and Facebook pages.