WWE had to make a very tough choice when Bayley went out of action with an ACL injury that will keep her out of action for nine months. She had a SmackDown Women’s Title match slated for Money in the Bank that isn’t happening now. WWE’s choice for her replacement was very interesting.

Carmella was chosen to face Bianca Belair for the title instead, but that match was moved to SmackDown. There will not be a SmackDown Women’s Title match at Money in the Bank this year. The fact that Carmella was chosen speaks volumes.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer discussed this situation and how Sasha Banks was not picked. Instead, the company went with Carmella which should be a sign of how much the company values her despite the fact she has only won two matches in 2021.

“Sasha Banks, the fact that they didn’t go with Sasha Banks tells you something, I don’t know what, but to me, Sasha Banks is the obvious pick [to face Bianca Belair] if Bayley’s hurt, you know to fill in. They went with Carmella anyway even though she’s lost her last two matches and that whole bit, so obviously they think very highly of Carmella.”

It was noted that “the positioning is how they feature you” in WWE, and “they don’t care about wins and losses.” Carmella was placed in a top position on SmackDown and now that push will continue with a title match. “Carmella is the one with the big ring entrance and the whole bit.”

In the end, it doesn’t matter how many times Carmella wins, because it’s all about how they are featuring her.

Carmella will face Bianca Belair this Friday, but Sasha Banks is still MIA. It is possible that Banks will make a big return and WWE is saving that pop for a live crowd. If anything Carmella is still in a very good situation with WWE as she proclaims herself the most beautiful woman in the company.

What’s your take on this situation? Sound off in the comments!

Transcription by Ringside News

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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