Unless WWE decides to shock the world, Carmella is on the verge of winning the first championship of her short career. The Princess of Staten Island currently holds the women’s Money in the Bank briefcase, and all has been quiet on the cash-in front recently. The trials and tribulations of the now-released James Ellsworth have taken centre-stage, and Charlotte Flair’s emotional title win has seen Carmella slink into the background somewhat.
That briefcase is still there however, and it is only a matter of time before she cashes it in. If Baron Corbin had been successful with his cash-in then there would have been a chance that Carmella may have failed, but it is unlikely that WWE will book both ladder matches winners to fall short. Carmella will cash in early in 2018 and win the title, only to drop it back to Charlotte ahead of WrestleMania 34.
That might be a little frustrating for Carmella fans to accept, but it somewhat mirrors the beginning of Edge’s main event run. The initial SmackDown Women’s Championship win should be a trial run for Carmella, before she heads back to working with more experienced heads in the middle of the card. She could be a truly special superstar for WWE down the line - the slow game must be played.
She will win her first championship in 2018 though, don’t you worry about that.