Leah Van Damme, a former Los Angeles Lakers and New England Patriots cheerleader, currently appears for WWE's
developmental league, NXT, as Carmella. She reported to the sports-entertainment organization's facility
in September 2013.
Van Damme's real name is Leah Vandale.
Phoenix Police news conference on the attempted burglary of Daniel Bryan's home
Last Friday, Daniel Bryan and his wife, Brie Bella, arrived at their home in Phoenix, Arizona, to find two burglars
attempting to break in. The WWE Superstar caught one of the burglars and held him in a rear naked chokehold
until police arrived, but the second burglar managed to escape. Within WWE, there has been some thought given to turning
this real-life incident into a storyline.
Bryan Alvarez of F4WOnline.com revealed on Sunday's Wrestling Observer Live that someone in WWE made a
suggestion for an angle where it comes out that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon sent people to Bryan's house to
It's doubtful that the angle makes it to television and this may not have been an official suggestion but it definitely
came up in WWE.
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