How Mandy Rose Reacted Backstage To Losing NXT Women’s Championship

How Mandy Rose Reacted Backstage To Losing NXT Women’s Championship WWE

Mandy Rose shockingly lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez on last week’s (December 13) episode of WWE NXT.

Rose’s sudden title loss came a day before WWE released her from the company due to content on her subscription service.

Perez won the opportunity to face the champion at NXT Deadline, when she became the first ever winner of the Iron Survivor Challenge.

The new NXT Women’s Champion spoke with BT Sport, where she discussed her title win, and how Mandy reacted to it backstage.

Perez put over Rose as a ‘sweetheart’, saying:

“Mandy is so amazing. She honestly is one of the best and sweetest humans I’ve ever met.

“Since the moment I stepped into NXT, it’s nerve-wracking to be surrounded by people that you’ve been inspired by and one of my first few matches was against her for the NXT Women’s Championship. She’s always been so sweet to me, she’s always given me the best advice.

“Before and after the match, she gave me a big hug and we were both crying together. It was cool because she was really happy that she was able to pass it down to me. I’ve gotten so close to her within the last few months. No matter what, she’s going to be amazing, she’s going to do amazing things.” 

Rose’s agent told TMZ earlier this week that Rose had made $500,000 from her exclusive content in just a week since being released, and expected to be a millionaire by Christmas.

Mandy Rose was abruptly released by WWE December 14 as soon as the company found out about the type of content she was posting on her page.

WWE believed they had “absolutely no choice” but to release her and she “way, way, way crossed the line” of what was acceptable.

She dropped the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez on December 13 – after reigning dominantly for 413 days – and was let go by the company the following morning.

As previously reported by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the title change was a rushed decision made by Shawn Michaels as soon as he found out earlier that day about the type of content Mandy Rose had been posting on her exclusive content page.

It’s worth reiterating a misconception – WWE didn’t fire Rose just because of the fact she had a subscription service, but reportedly more so because of the nature of what she was posting on there, which, per Meltzer, the company thought ‘way, way, way crossed the line’.

Fightful Select previously reported that Rose had indicated to people in recent months that she did realize what she was posting could get her in trouble with WWE management.

Rose’s reign with the NXT Women’s Title clocked in at 413 days, so it was just four days off being the second-longest NXT Women’s Title reign of all time behind Asuka’s.

Had the title change taken place on either January 10 or February 4 as originally planned, Rose’s reign would have overtaken Shayna Baszler to hit that second place milestone.

Rose herself has not yet publicly commented since she was released by WWE.

transcription via F4WOnline

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