Carmella looks set to become the WWE symbol in the coming years. In July 2016, she made her main roster debut on SmackDown. In June 2017, Carmella became the winner of the inaugural women's Money in the Bank ladder match.
In April 2018, she also became the first woman in WWE to successfully cash-in her Money in the Bank opportunity, when she defeated Charlotte Flair to win the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship. During a long interview with Hollywood Life, Carmella discussed her involvement in the women’s Money in the Bank match: “I am used to having a target on my back.
I have always had a target on my back, ever since I started with the WWE. I have been doubted since day one. I was the very last draft pick to come to Smackdown Live. I was the last one picked so everyone can relate to being the last one picked in gym class but you know what? I have something to prove.
That is what I have done my entire career. I was never the chosen one. I was never on the independents. I never did anything prior to being with the WWE. So, I feel like the people who doubt me, I want to prove them wrong. I want to be a Capo Cagna!”