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So, by now, everyone’s heard that after several failed attempts, Ms. Money in the Bank, Carmella, has successfully cashed in her briefcase on Charlotte and is now the SmackDown Women’s Champion. A lot of fans were perplexed by WWE booking Charlotte to beat Asuka’s streak at WrestleMania, only to lose her title to Carmella on SmackDown, even though it took a beatdown by the debuting Iconics to make her success possible.
Carmella’s successful cash-in is important and should be celebrated, even if you’re not a fan of Carmella’s:
- It frees Charlotte to go back to RAW. Charlotte has done very well on SmackDown, but I know a lot of fans are anxious for her to go back to RAW.
- It keeps Carmella on SmackDown. I know some fans want her to go to RAW, but I think keeping her on SmackDown would be a better idea right now.
- It makes the Women’s Money in the Bank Look Legit: After all the BS with how Carmella won the briefcase, WWE needed to have her win or have the Women’s Money in the Bank look like a joke.
- It elevates Carmella. Carmella has really suffered from a lack of direction for a few months now and her failed cash-in were starting to hurt her in the eyes of fans. For her to beat Charlotte and have a successful cash-in really helps her over the long run, plus it gives her a chance to shine and show her skills in the spotlight.
I know Carmella isn’t everyone’s favorite, but her getting the title is a breath of fresh air, a nice surprise, and opens up new feud possibilities for SmackDown going forward. Am I guaranteeing that her first run is going to be great? No, but it is a change and Carmella has come a long way from her days as Enzo Amore’s hairdresser on NXT, watching her grow as a champion will be fun to watch.