On December 14th Mandy Rose was shockingly released by WWE just 24-hours after she lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez. While the win marked a new career high for the rising Perez, it effectively signalled the end of Rose’s WWE career.
Following her exit it was reported that WWE’s unhappiness came from the kind of content she was posting on her FanTime subscription service. The images, videos and live streams were said to have become more sexual in nature in recent weeks, something WWE were not comfortable with. In the wake of her departure it was noted that WWE felt they had “no choice” but to release the star, as they felt her content had gone “way, way over the line,”
Mandy Rose’s Whirlwind WWE Exit
While there has been no official comment on the release of Mandy Rose by WWE (the norm in more recent times) the star has now been moved to the alumni section on wwe.com. A new report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now attempted to provide some more content to Rose’s surprise exit.
Dave Meltzer noted that Rose was “blindsided” by the decision, while it is believed that she was making more money from her subscription service than on her WWE deal.
“According to those close to the situation, Matt Bloom informed Shawn Michaels about content on Rose’s FanTime subscription service that had gotten more racy of late. While not confirmed, there are those who believe Rose was making more money posting photos and making custom videos for subscribers that contained nudity.
While WWE in the past had marketed its women and was responsible for many posing nude in Playboy, that was in a different era and what they found out about crossed what they considered the allowable line given they had promised television partners and sponsors a family-friendly product.
She was live streaming and getting tipped and at one point, according to someone viewing the video, said if she wasn’t tipped $400 she would end the stream. In another, she told her streamer to message her about what they want her to do in their custom videos. There were also multiple nude shots of her and her fiancé (former WWE wrestler and NFL star Sabby Piscitelli/Tino Sabbatelli, 39) in sexual positions.
When Michaels found out earlier in the week about the new content, the NXT television show was rewritten and Rose was ordered to drop the title to Perez. She was fired the next morning. Supposedly she was blindsided about it.”
Meltzer added that Mandy Rose was fired without being given the option to change her subscription content. Rose was in a unique position in that she was still on a main roster contract while with NXT. Although this meant she was not under the same restrictions as main roster talent with regard to making money outside of WWE using her ring name. NXT talents are allowed to earn extra money outside of the company in ways main roster stars are not, this loophole allowed Rose to set up her subscription service.