In one of the most surprising turn of events of the month, Mandy Rose was released from WWE on December 14th. This came less than 24 hours after she lost the NXT Women’s Championship that she held for 413 days.
The most believed reason at this time for Mandy Rose’s release was that content she posted to her personal FanTime account violated the terms of her WWE contract.
Cornette weighs in on circumstances around Rose’s release
Jim Cornette is one of the most famous wrestling personalities of the past forty years. Though not a wrestler himself, Cornette has been a manager, promoter, booker/matchmaker, and on-screen authority figure. He also ran one of WWE’s development territories, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), before WWE moved on creating NXT.
Cornette’s podcasts, the Jim Cornette Experience and Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru, are among the most popular and highest-rated wrestling podcasts on the internet.
Cornette isn’t shy about giving his takes on various happenings past and present in the wrestling business. And since enough fans asked him about his thoughts on Mandy Rose’s sudden release, Cornette gave a detailed response.
“By the way, I’m completely pro porn. But if they’re supposed to be [PG], they [WWE talent] can’t do Playboy anymore, right? Because they’re a PG company, the sponsors they don’t want it.
So I haven’t seen the material so I don’t know whether it’s mild to wild or anything in between. But if the executives of the company that she works for said ‘well she’s a featured person in NXT and she’s the champion and all this stuff but holy sh*t, if anybody sees and finds out.’
You know, that’s the thing, if they say you can’t have an aunt Fanny out there in front of God and everybody. Whether it’s a private or personal deal or not, or whatever. If it’s going to show up on the internet in some fashion, this is probably something you should have not done while representing us and we’re trying to do deals with Disney, then I understand that.”
Cornette further explained that just the content itself might not be reason alone for Mandy Rose to have been released. He further speculates that Mandy Rose may end up having a (physically) safer and more profitable future doing whatever she’s doing on FanTime than whatever she’s doing in a wrestling ring.
“The question becomes which endeavour was she making a bigger profit at? Was she making more money travelling all over the place getting in a ring with people that are going to land on her and landing on sh*t herself and getting beat?
Or is she gonna make more money in I assume a less violent setting showing off, as aunt Lola would say, what God gave her?
You can listen to Cornette’s segment on Mandy Rose here.