You can’t script love, unless you’re the Princess of Staten Island. The origin story of SmackDown’s greatest romance is now starting to see the light of day.
How did the pairing of Carmella and James Ellsworth come to be? Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t Vince McMahon who birthed the duo but Carmella herself who viewed the pair as a win-win scenario for both superstars.
Appearing on Jerry “The King” Lawler’s podcast Dinner With The King, Ellsworth breaks down how Ms. Money in the Bank found her current beau.
"I think it was last year at the European tour in November, she came to me and said, ‘Hey, I have this idea about putting you with me whenever you’re done with the Dean Ambrose and AJ stuff comes to an end, I have this idea to pitch to them. They put you with me, you fall in love with me, and I use that to my advantage to win matches and get me to the women’s title.’
I said yeah, that would be a great idea. I didn’t know her much back then. She went to Vince, and she pitched right to Vince, and Vince loved it. It’s ten, going on eleven months that we’ve been on TV together.
We are good friends. We text all the time. She’s a very, very smart girl, and she’s easy to talk to. We get along great.”
With the Carmella/James Ellsworth relationship evolving to new exciting, interesting, kinky or flat-out BDSM levels, what will be the next idea that the Princess of Staten Island pitches to WWE creative?
(H/T to PWInsider for the transcription)