Dana Brooke has given her perspective on Mandy Rose’s slip at WrestleMania 37 and revealed the NXT Women’s Champion’s reaction to the incident.
When torrential rain delayed WrestleMania 37 in 2021, someone was always likely to slip on the long walk to the ring. Unfortunately for Mandy Rose, she was the one to fall victim to the slippery ramp on her way to the ring alongside her teammate at the time, Dana Brooke, for a Tag Team Turmoil match.
However, Rose styled it out and professionally went about her business as she got back up and completed the match.
During an appearance on Ring The Belle, Brooke admitted she was oblivious to Rose’s fall and thought the audience was reacting to the pair’s entrance.
“Oh my gosh. That entrance [at WrestleMania 37] was epic. It was the first time that we’ve had [a] live audience in almost two years with WrestleMania (…) I had no idea she [Mandy Rose] fell so I’m telling you from my vision and my perspective, right? So we make our entrance, we come to the top of the ramp, we strike a pose and we start strutting our stuff and all of a sudden, I hear the audience roar and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this is electrifying’ so I’m like oh, go Dana, go Dana and I’m strutting extra hard.”
The current 24/7 Champion says Mandy Rose told her about the slip backstage and the pair decided to turn a negative into a positive by taking the audience’s reaction into the following week’s Raw and SmackDown.
”Post-match happens and we’re backstage and she goes, ‘I fell. Dana, I fell, I slipped.’ I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ She’s like, ‘I fell’ and then it all clicked. I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s why the audience was going crazy.’ (…) I thought they were loving us (…) And we kind of carried it onto Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown (…) we always try to make a negative into a positive.”
While the pair were unsuccessful in the Tag Team Turmoil match at WrestleMania 37, they both went on to have a successful year, winning their first titles for the company. Mandy Rose is the current NXT Women’s Champion, having defeated Raquel Gonzalez at Halloween Havoc in October, while Dana Brooke is a two-time 24/7 Champion.
H/T to Post Wrestling for the above transcription.