Name: Leah Van Dale
Born: October 23, 1987
Occupation: Professional wrestler, dancer and fitness instructor
Carmella was born on October 23, 1987 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Paul Van Dale, a former professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Carmella attended the University of Rhode Island, but later transferred to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She graded with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Carmella also became a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer.
She is reportedly in a relationship with fellow WWE talent Big Cass. Carmella currently resides in Orlando, Florida.
Carmella started her career in dancing by cheerleading for the New England Patriots from 2007 and 2010. She continued her cheerleading success when she auditioned for the Los Angeles Lakers dance team and was selected to be a Laker Girl from 2010 to 2011. In her rookie year, she graced the cover of the 2011 Laker Girl Calendar.
Two years later, she received a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was sent to NXT, the company’s developmental system. In September 2014, Carmella made her NXT debut by portraying as a hairdresser for Big Cass and Enzo Amore. A month later, Carmella made her in-ring debut, and eventually partnered with Enzo and Cass, appearing ringside to cheer the duo on. She was never able to win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Carmella was sent to the main roster in July 2016, being drafted to SmackDown Live! Despite being a babyface upon her debut, she quickly morphed into a heel and collaborated with James Ellsworth. This turned out to be a successful move for Carmella as she won the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank briefcase ladder match.
Reports suggest that Carmella is a Triple H project, and many in the back believe that Carmella is adept and is a quick learner.
We estimate that Carmella’s net worth is $800,000 (2017).
So how much is $800,000 really?
$800,000 can help you learn how to be a dancer. $800,000 can also help you start a high-quality independent professional wrestling promotion.