• “I’m never going to get the respect that I deserve because of how I look” – Carmella
During a recent episode of WWE’s After The Bell podcast, Corey Graves mentioned how Mandy Rose said that she wants to be respected for what she does in the ring and not just being a pretty face.
Former SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella (Corey’s girlfriend and guest on the podcast) then said the following:
“Good luck, because when you’re pretty, that doesn’t happen. That fires me up, it really does. I get so upset when I hear something like that because [Mandy] is pretty, and she’s a babe, and she has a great body then she can’t be good in the ring. She just can’t.
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 see all these girls from the past that were gorgeous and these models and all of that, so I was like, that’s crazy to hear from a coach.
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. I was the last draft pick when I came to SmackDown and I busted my butt and made history left and right. I’ve done amazing things in this business and I’m not sorry for them, I’m not apologizing for that and I’m proud of myself for that.
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.”
WATCH: Lana Spanks Carmella In A Bikini:
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 22, 1983) – WWF Championship Wrestling
On this day in 1983, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments involving the 1983 WWF Superstars.
Here’s the card:
Rocky Johnson vs. Butcher Vachon
Tito Santana vs. Tony Colon
Ivan Putski vs. Bill Dixon
The Masked Superstar vs. Steve King
Sgt. Slaughter vs. Rocco Verona
The Invaders vs. Isreal Matia & Bill Berger