Mandy Rose Fired Despite Complying With WWE Over Subscription Service

Mandy Rose

After moving to WWE NXT in the summer of 2021, Mandy Rose became dominant over the brand, winning the NXT Women’s Championship at Halloween Havoc and holding the title until losing to Roxanne Perez on December 13th, 2022.

The morning after her 413 day title reign came to an end, the wrestling world was shocked to learn that Rose had been released from her contract.

It was later revealed that Rose was let go after WWE became uncomfortable with the 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 the company did not support. 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.”

Speaking to Renee Paquette on the latest episode of The Sessions, Mandy Rose shed more light on the circumstances surrounding her release, saying that she had no warning about the situation and even complied with WWE’s request to take down a certain link on her subscription website.

“No one brought [the concern of her FanTime content] to my attention besides the night before I lost the title. It was from my lawyer, and it was just saying, ‘take this link down.’ [The request] came from WWE, from legal. It was just saying ‘take the link down.’ So, I complied, obviously, it came from work. Took the link down right away, that night.

“The next day is when I lost the title and got fired the following day. I never had a warning, I know there is a lot of news out there that says I was warned. I never did, but it could have been different, for sure.”

Mandy Rose Opened Up About Receiving The Phone Call From WWE Informing Her That She’d Been Released

Continuing, Rose spoke about the morning after she lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez, noting that she’d even joked about getting fired before receiving the fateful phone call.

“The next day, which I was anticipating with how everything went down, I was making jokes about it actually the night before. It’s the only way [to cope]. The girls were even like, ‘Oh my God, stop, you’re crazy.’ I’m like, ‘No, it’s not crazy.’ I got a call around 11 something, you know that 203 number. When it comes in, it’s going to be really good or really bad.”

The former Toxic Attraction leader says she didn’t get much information from the call, other than that the company had to release her because of the situation surrounding her exclusive content site. She was staying with fellow NXT star Indi Hartwell at the time, and recalled her friend’s reaction to the news.

“She was upstairs getting ready for TV, because we had to do double taping that day, that’s why I stayed. I was like, ‘Indi, I just got fired.’ All the way upstairs, she’s like ‘What? Shut the f*** up. No way.’”

Though her time with WWE has come to an end, Mandy Rose is doing well financially as it was revealed that her FanTime page earned her over $1 million in the month of December alone. She told Renee Paquette:

“When it comes to financially and life-changing money for my future, [FanTime] did become my number one at that point. Not that I would have chose[n] one over the other, just financially wise, that’s what it did become.”

Rose also spoke about keeping focus on other business ventures, such as DaMandyz Donuts that she runs with Sonya Deville as well as her skincare line. When it comes to her WWE exit, she had this to say:

“You couldn’t have scripted a better way to go out.”

h/t WrestleZone