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Corey Graves Talks The Botch Of Michael Cole From WrestleMania 37

Michael Cole made a surprising botch during the WWE SmackDown women’s championship match at WrestleMania 37. The match itself was very good and from every angle, it was a WrestleMania standard match.

Even though, it was expected by most of the fans that Bianca Belair will conquer Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37 to win his first women’s Championship gold. Both women performed really well at the grandest stage of them all.

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Corey Graves Talks The Botch Of Michael Cole From WrestleMania 37

The match between Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks was scheduled as the main event of night of WrestleMania 37, and it was booked for around 18 minutes. When Bianca Pinned Sasha to earn the victory for herself, Michael Cole made a watch by saying that Sasha kicked out of the pin, but in reality, Sasha did not kick out.

Another commentator from WWE Corey Graves recently took on this matter

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after the bell podcast. Graves said;

“If there’s anybody that’s truly unshakable, it’s [Michael] Cole,” Graves said. “Cole felt bad, he felt terrible but I can relate. I almost thought the same thing, from our vantage point, it was not crystal clear. I’m not making excuses cause it was what it is, it didn’t take anything away from the amazing moment, it was reality. It was a very genuine real reaction, take into consideration, yes we have the monitor, yes we have audio in our headphones, but we’re also in a stadium full of 20,000 people.

“Any wrestler’s book that you have ever read says being in a stadium is very different than an arena because it takes a second, the sound has to leave and come back before anybody can truly register. I myself, wasn’t sure. Hey, it’s the main event of WrestleMania, people have kicked out of each others finishers 35 times already tonight, why wouldn’t this be any different? It was a genuine shock after that so everyone, leave Michael Cole alone.”

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Michael Cole. Image Credits: Twitter

Michael Cole was not the only person who came out with a botch at WrestleMania 37. The Women’s Tag Team turmoil match at night one to determine the number one Contenders for the WWE women’s Tag Team Championship on night 2 was full of botches.

Botches are a part of wrestling and it is accidentally done by almost every wrestling personnel ever lived. But such a silly botch from a veteran like Michael Cole is seriously not expected.

H/T to Wrestling Inc

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WWE Star Carmella Unhappy With Boyfriend Corey Graves’ Regularity?

WWE couples like Carmella and Corey Graves get the opportunity to travel together and spend time even in their workplace. This is one of the reasons why most of the new generation superstars tend to date their colleagues. This is a privilege to get their life partner by the side all the time even when they are working.

WWE Superstars also need to travel around the countries as per the company’s given schedule. So boarding making flights are quite regular for them. (WWE isn’t traveling outside Florida since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic) Flying in planes perhaps caused a little issue for Corey Graves and Carmella recently as they took Twitter to share the experience.

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Carmella was the first one to tweet out that her boyfriend has an annoying tendency to show up way before their flight is supposed to take off. Now, this is a habit that most people should appreciate. But the Untouchable One isn’t impressed with it and felt the need to tell the people about it a little bit.

“If there’s one thing I can always count on @WWEGraves for, it’s getting us to the airport with over an hour to spare before we board.”

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Corey Graves didn’t wait longer to reply, either. “As I follow your confident lead to the gate of a flight that we’re not booked on…” replied the SmackDown commentator. He and Carmella reportedly stay together in downtown, Pittsburgh. Nowadays, they mostly have to travel to Florida for WWE TV tapings.

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Carmella was accused of ruining Graves’ previous marriage

The relationship between Corey Graves and Carmella started in early 2019, presumably. It started in a nasty way where Graves’ first wife took to social media sites to blame the WWE female superstar for ruining her married life. The incident garnered a ton of attention and it was also reflected through the Total Divas show.

WWE never directly used the couple on TV for Raw or SmackDown programming. But before Carmella’s return with this new gimmick in late 2020, Paul Heyman once addressed Graves as Carmella’s boyfriend during a furious promo. That was the only time when this relationship was name-dropped proper WWE TV. It’ll be interesting to see whether WWE would like to use the couple on TV, someday.

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Lita: Hall Of Famer Wishes To Make In-ring Return To WWE

WWE Hall Of Famer Lita is one of the pioneers of the Women’s Division of the company who also helped the Women’s Evolution to grow strong by training up the new generation superstars. She has been out of action for quite sometimes now but she doesn’t accept the fact that she’s completely retired from in-ring competition.


It appears that if things go down smoothly then WWE certainly sees her making a return in the near future. Lita was the guest on this week’s WWE After The Bell podcast with Corey Graves. She was asked by the host about a possible return to the ring. She never said no. Rather the legendary superstar said that she’d be down to make the idea happen.

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The four-time Women’s Champion mentioned how she gives a ton of credit to the current women’s roster for breaking barriers. They certainly don’t need her to get helped but if by any means the ‘stars can align’ then she’s not opposed to the idea to wrestle them.

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Here’s Lita’s reply when Graves asked her if she would be coming back to compete in the WWE, again.

“I’m down. I’m down. Like, I can’t say that if I was never in the ring again then something was missing for me, but I think that it would be a fun opportunity and like, a good short-term goal and something to add to the resume, but you guys don’t need me. Like, everybody’s doing awesome there so I can just get by watching how awesome everyone is doing. If the stars aligned I could be down.” (transcription by


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Corey Graves then mentioned how badly he wants those stars to align because he misses having his friend on television. Lita doesn’t appear often on TV but she’s ready to return to the ring if WWE needs her, someday. So it seems it comes down to Vince McMahon who could give her that much-needed call.


Lita competed in one last match in the WWE, on the post Evolution episode in 2018. She teamed up with Trish Stratus, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Natalya to defeat The Riott Squad, Alicia Fox, and Mickie James. The night before she and Trish defeated Alicia Fox and Mickie James at Evolution in a tag team match.

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WWE Star Carmella Compares Her Looks On Latest Hot Instagram Post

It’s unfortunate how a talented star like Carmella has been lost in the shuffle on Smackdown for the past couple of months. Despite there’s been limited competition among the female talents in the absence of bigger star attractions like Becky Lynch or Charlotte Flair, WWE didn’t make efforts to bring back the Princess of Staten Island, at all. As a result, she’s using social media to stay in the conversation.


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In one of the latest posts from the Instagram account of Carmella, she shared two different pictures of herself. Both of them are extremely sensuous although she’s been seen sporting two different looks. In the first one of the pictures, she appeared in blonde avatar whereas, in the second one, she’s portraying her current black hair, throwing the question to her fans which look is better.

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Peyton Royce from WWE Raw gave an interesting answer to the question revealing Carmella herself loves her current black hair, “I love your blonde but I’m always obsessed with your dark hair! On. Another. Level. Hunny.”


For those who have been following Carmella’s career, she debuted with the blonde look that was also with her at NXT. As time progressed, she started donning the black hair that presented her in a totally different look on Smackdown, in recent times.

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There have been some rumors that Carmella perhaps has been dealing with coronavirus situation after getting tested positive with it. However, that was never accepted by her or the WWE. At this point, she is spending time with boyfriend Corey Graves in quarantine who is attending Friday Night Smackdown tapings, regularly.


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Meanwhile, the couple intends to give their fans a deeper look into their relationship with new podcast Bare With Us. The open and honest podcast would see Carmella (Leah Van Dale) and Corey Graves (Matt Polinsky) discussing some relationship issues that most of the couples could find uncomfortable to discuss with. They’d be more of their off-screen WWE characters in on this show.


While speaking with Digital Spy, Graves informed how they came up with the podcast idea.


“We were just bored and we had nothing to do to occupy our time. It kind of came across as a half-joking idea and we started doing the Instagram Lives just as literally something to occupy our time. We had no aspirations or any goals. It was just something for us to do to keep ourselves busy and it kind of evolved over several weeks and months into the podcast.”


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Carmella Posts Thirst Trap Photo Reminding She’s Still With WWE

Unfortunately for Carmella, she’s not been on regular SmackDown TV, as of late. There were some rumors that she might have been detected with the coronavirus that kept her on the shelves.

Later, she clarified the truth saying that she didn’t have any of the symptoms. So the Princess of Staten Island would love to change her career graphic but that’s not in her hands and she can’t do anything about it.


So Carmella took the usual route like most other female superstars of the WWE to go for a thirst trap photo of her own. She just dropped a new photo to social media to let the fans know that she’s still around.

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The former SmackDown Women’s Champion posted a selfie in her underwear and also left an interesting caption alongside it. Apparently, she had a message for the furry ones,

“Tell your dog I said hi.”


Whether or not the four-legged ones received the message or not, the picture left the WWE Universe drooling over it, for real. This photo would certainly force the fans to see more of Carmella on SmackDown TV, really soon.


After all, ‘Mella is Money’ and there’s no denying about it. It’ll be interesting to see when Carmella would show up next. If that’s not the case then she’d be ready to be in front of the camera on short notice.

The former two-time Miss Money In The Bank winner had gone through character changes in the WWE since the very beginning. While speaking with Reddit, Carmella noted on having several character changes that he had over the years.


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She revealed that prior to WWE she had no acting experience in wrestling or acting lessons except for high school musicals. However, she has always enjoyed playing the different roles that the company had to offer her,


“I don’t have an acting background (unless you count the plays and musicals I did as a kid/in high school.) I love being able to show different sides of my character. I never want to be stuck in one particular role. It never gets old and I’m allowed to adapt to whatever situation I find myself in.”


While being away from the WWE, Carmella is spending time in quarantine with boyfriend and WWE Raw commentator Corey Graves. The two sometimes catch up with fans via Instagram live sessions.

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WWE Star Carmella Speaks On Her Personal Life With Boyfriend Corey Graves

The relationship between Carmella and Corey Graves has started in a rocky manner as the latter’s former wife claimed Mella to be a home-wrecker. Fans also got involved in the matter and started shaming on the former SmackDown Women’s Champion that created complete chaos. The incident was also noted in the bygone edition of Total Divas and showed how it led to a miscommunication between the duo.

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Thankfully, Carmella and Graves made their relationship work, and going by their PDA sessions on social media, we can tell they are very happy. Relationships can be hard, especially when the two people involved work in WWE. But it seems this couple is setting an example for others.

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During a recent Reddit Q&A session, Carmella was asked about how she manages balances personal and professional life with Corey Graves. It hasn’t been easy for them due to their busy travel schedules. The COVID-19 situation made things better, however as the two of them had to travel less which has helped things.


“It hasn’t been easy! We’ve been figuring it out as we go. Luckily we moved in together in December and we’ve had a lot of downtime as of late so we’re able to be this normal couple. We have coffee together every morning and are usually in bed by 8 pm! Hahaha, We’re very boring!”

WWE Star Carmella’s Hot Photoshoot Takes Social Media By Storm

We have not seen much of Carmella on SmackDown TV ever since she was rumoredly affected by the Coronavirus. However, that claim appeared to be false. She’s not on the title picture for a long time. At one point, WWE intended to use her in the women’s tag team title picture alongside Naomi which didn’t work out well, too.


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Carmella has been going through a whole lot of different characters during her run in the WWE. She started as the Princess Of Staten Island character that made her the only two-time Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match winner in WWE history. Later, she defeated Charlotte Flair twice during her reign as the SmackDown Women’s Champion.


Speaking about her evolving character in WWE, Carmella said the following,


“I don’t have an acting background (unless you count the plays and musicals I did as a kid/in high school.) I love being able to show different sides of my character. I never want to be stuck in one particular role. It never gets old and I’m allowed to adapt to whatever situation I find myself in.”


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Revealed: Which Three WWE Superstars Detected With Coronavirus?

WWE continued its usual program tapings amid coronavirus pandemic from the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. It was an appreciative move from the company’s prospect who wanted to entertain their fans while they are in a lockdown stage. Meanwhile, the virus has affected in a big way as WWE continued to host Wrestlemania, as per the original schedule.

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Three superstars were said to be affected by the deadly virus that affected WWE programs, to some extent. According to The Dirty Sheets, Bobby Lashley, Corey Graves, and Carmella were confirmed WWE superstars to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.

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Names like Rey Mysterio, Dana Brooke, Murphy, The Miz, Kairi Sane, Roman Reigns and some more chose to stay home in self-isolation to avoid consequences.

Many have wondered why Carmella was not scheduled to work in the Smackdown women’s title match at Wrestlemania 36 where Bayley defend against multiple challengers. Reportedly, Carmella is the one who has been suffering the worst due to coronavirus.

She resides with her boyfriend, Corey Graves leading to his absence, as well. So we have not seen him on the Smackdown commentary table on FOX for the past few weeks.

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Bobby Lashley reportedly beat the coronavirus and worked at last week’s WrestleMania 36 tapings, where he had a match against Aleister Black.

He had to stay in a quarantined state after returning from the WWE promotional tour in South Africa which is why he could not appear on Raw to build up his match against Black. But he showed veteran resiliency by returning to perform at the biggest event of the year.

The source provided a detailed update on the situation stating the following,

“It’s bizarre that they are being banned on their own social media platforms and are instructed to bat away questions from the media.

It’s like Vince thinks it’s personal to him and he’s feuding with an invisible virus – like it’s WWF vs. WCW, but instead, it’s WWE vs. COVID.

It’s especially f*cked for those that are sick, that they must hide it from the world, rather than being role models and encouraging people to adhere to the guidelines.

As an employee, I find WWE’s handling of this entire situation to be both embarrassing and disgraceful. I also guarantee you from speaking to other guys, some superstars are gonna pretend they aren’t sick and work – simply to carry favor with this certified lunatic.”

During a recent interview with Variety, Stephanie McMahon ensured that WWE is taking safety measures for their talents during this coronavirus pandemic.

If someone is having a temperature of 100.4 degrees he is being asked to leave. Plus, each of the employees has to undergo medical screening before entering the Performance Center. The issued guidelines are being strictly maintained eyeing the health and safety of our crew.

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WWE Superstar Mandy Rose Reveals How She Became A Bikini Champion

Mandy Rose is pretty infamous among WWE Universe for showing off her gorgeous body in bikini pieces. This is not something that got into her after starting her WWE career but she’s got training on how to showcase her great physique.

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She used to compete in the bikini contests around the circuit and that is the reason which keeps her on top the fitness, all the time.

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WWE RAW announcer Corey Graves had the pleasure of talking to Mandy Rose on After The Bell podcast where she revealed her struggle to the top. The Golden Goddess even had to impress the judges before finding fame in the squared circle as she was invited to try bikini championships.

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The New Yorker eventually ended up winning the bikini contest as well as coming up first in a bodybuilding event in Boston. As explained by Mandy Rose, getting into the bikini modeling competition circuit was a pretty random one. It happened by accident and she decided to give a tryout for it.

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This appeared to be the rightmost choice that gave her career an unexpected push. Shorty a year after this happened, WWE signed her up in a multi-year deal.

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Check out what Mandy Rose had to say about her experience during the bikini championship days,

“It was really random. It was actually a friend from work that I was waitressing with and she’s like you should start training with my coach and it’s a lot of fun you get to walk on stage. I didn’t know much about it and I was like, ‘I don’t know if that’s something I really wanna do.” I’m kinda like a free bird where I’m like I could try it and see what I really fell in love with was obviously the fitness side of it and like getting my body in shape and I was always athletic growing up, but I never really knew like bodybuilding and strength training.”

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“When I got involved in that my coach right away was like, ‘you need to do a show’ and I’m like, ‘okay what does a show consist of?’ She’d show me these videos and pictures of these girls you know like walking in stripper heels and that’s what it looked like at the time — I was like, ‘I don’t know about this.’ There was a show in Boston which was not far from me in New York and I was like, ‘okay, let’s train for it.’”

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“I ended up doing it, and I place first and like I said I just did my thing and had a good presence on stage and they liked what they saw and I placed first. I mean no big deal or anything.”

The funny thing is that Mandy Rose messed around and still managed to grab the first position. Moving forward, she entered the WWE scene by participating in the Tough Enough show which was the last season ever hosted in 2015.

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She came up short in winning this but got a lucrative deal to feature on WWE TV. Even before joining the main roster, she was offered to be part of the starcast of WWE Total Divas.

It was the only time in the history of reality TV show broadcasted on E Network that a rookie who was not on TV got to hang out with big names of the Women’s Division. Since then, Mandy Rose didn’t have to look back in her career. Perhaps a few know that she tried her luck in bikini contests.

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WWE Star Carmella’s Hot Photoshoot Takes Social Media By Storm

WWE Smackdown superstar Carmella is no stranger when it comes to lighting up social media. While being away from WWE TV, she is up to doing more of reinventing her looks and chose to drop some of those glimpses. The hot snapshots shared on social media were liked by the pro-wrestling fans and it’s now been trending.

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The Princess Of Staten Island recently posted some pictures from her brand new photoshoot on her official Instagram handle. Director and producer Andrea Allison posted more of those from the photo set which also included a video of the shoot.

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Carmella appeared in a never-before-seen avatar which will definitely please her fans while she is no more seen on any of the Smackdown storylines, as of now.

Some of them were have been curious as to why Carmella has been pulled off Smackdown TV. She was also not included in the six-pack challenge at WrestleMania for the SmackDown Women’s Title where names like Lacey Evans, Naomi, Dana Brooke, Tamina Snuka, and Sasha Banks are competing alongside the champion Bayley. There’s a pretty good reason why their favorite Mella is not being seen.

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Ringside News published a report saying that Carmella and her partner Corey Graves have ‘declined to take the risk and make the trip to Orlando.’ The coronavirus pandemic has forced them to go into the self-quarantine mode and they might not get out before spending 14 days.

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These two are reported WWE personalities who refused to go to the Performance Center. Paige is one of them who also denied attending Smackdown and as a result, she was broadcasted live from her home in Los Angeles, California.

Going by the social media account of Carmella, she is enjoying her time with Corey Graves at home. Below-given is a sweet revelation from her on the response received from Corey while saying I Love You,

“This morning I told @wwegraves I loved him and he responded by asking if he could name the pimple on my forehead. It’s a good thing I have these makeshift bangs on account of my hair being super damaged that I can use to cover my blemishes. I also look like I have a mullet. Rock on.”

Carmella managed to get herself a championship shot against Bayley in February. She challenged for the title on an episode of Smackdown after defeating Naomi for the contender’s spot. However, she came up short and failed to make it to Super Showdown. Following this, we have not seen her on Friday nights.

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WWE News: Carmella Comments On Boyfriend Corey Graves’ Addiction To Mandy Rose

The storyline angle between Mandy Rose and Otis continued on Friday Night SmackDown, this week. Sonya Deville competed in a match to come up short against Alexa Bliss where Mandy Rose was saved by Otis before taking a bump outside the ring. Both were seen doing happy pose after the incident occurred hinting they would love to romance each other.

The photo of Otis catching Mandy Rose went viral on social media as the latter one commented saying that she might be falling in love with Otis.

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The Heavy Machinery member mentioned Rose as his ‘beautiful peach’ to showcase her affection towards WWE’s Golden Goddess. This is an indication that the angle will continue in weeks to follow on SmackDown.

While giving an interview with Kyla Braxton, Otis mentioned how the moment was very special to him.

“It felt so nice and warm and I caught her to save her. That was a big fall right there and she landed right on the oversized load.”

He added how his heart is ‘filled with emotion and its ready to explode’. While he is enjoying a hell of a time on SmackDown, this kind of altercation may not be liked by WWE commentator Corey Graves who always seems biased while opining on Mandy Rose. However, it’s a kayfabe storyline since Corey is dating Carmella in real life.

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Corey dropped an emoji comment on the recent tweet made by Mandy Rose as her connection with Otis is not his favorite which led Carmella into the angle. She wishes that Mandy could have just considered Corey in her dating life just to stop him from a heartbreak situation.

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It’s a light-hearted joke from the Princess of Staten Island who does know the boundary between real-life and storyline angles. However, it’ll still be interesting to see Carmella and Mandy Rose going at each other keeping Corey in the middle in a storyline.

Meanwhile, the romantic angle between Otis and Mandy Rose must have been created a wedge between Rose and Sonya Deville. The tag team named Fire n Desire has not been able to achieve big in the women’s division despite having the potential. So, WWE might just intend to give a solo push towards Mandy Rose and Otis since Vince McMahon is high on both of them.

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