Carmella recently appeared on WWE’s After The Bell podcast alongside her partner, Corey Graves. She talked about her championship match against Bayley, which takes place tomorrow:
I mean, Bayley and I’ve only had one match against each other. That was in NXT and that was for the [NXT Women’s] title. I had only been wrestling at the time for… It was probably less than two years. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing, not that I know any more now, but to know where we’re at now?
She said how she was excited for the opportunity:
I have been a champion. I’ve been, you know, Miss Money In The Bank. I’ve done so many things in my career. So, I don’t know, I’m just excited for this opportunity and apparently it’s gonna happen on Friday, which I just found out last night! So, I’m ready. I’m excited, and I’m [going to be] ready to go in time for Smackdown.
Graves then revealed that Carmella had legitimately not been told about the match until it was confirmed earlier that week. She confirmed it:
I was like ‘what the hell!?’ I had no idea that was gonna be this soon. I was hopefully waiting for a bigger stage. Maybe a pay per view? Maybe Super Showdown, maybe WrestleMania? I don’t know, and now it’s gonna be this Friday but I’m really ready for it.