Arguably the most entertaining program on WWE SmackDown in recent times has been the romance angle with Mandy Rose, Dolph Ziggler and Otis.
With Otis and Ziggler reportedly set to come to a head in a match at WrestleMania, Rose recently spoke with Digital Spy, discussing the ongoing saga.
About Otis, she said:
“He’s exactly who he is on TV. He’s always been like that ever since his NXT days. He’d walk around the Performance Center and he’d call me ‘peach’ and ‘Mandy candy’. The whole ‘Mandy candy’ and ‘peach’ thing started in NXT a couple of years ago, it was always really funny, he’d even cut promos on me. It’s like a Beauty and the Beast storyline and it’s awesome. But I don’t think I thought they’d be this much into it and this much behind it and care about it that much. It’s really cool.”
Rose specifically mentioned the spot at the Royal Rumble when Otis rolled out from under the ring to prevent her feet from touching the floor, saying:
“It was kind of nerve-racking but we’re so used to so many spots being like that and you’ve got to really just be on your A-game and really focus when your adrenaline’s pumping and you’re in the moment. It was definitely nerve-racking. But we got it done.”
It’s no secret to anyone who knows anything about me that Otis is my favourite wrestler in the whole wide world, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to cry after his match against Ziggler, either of pure joy, or genuine sadness.