What’s a wrestler to do when in possession of two championship belts? If you’re Mandy Rose the answer is go full Shawn Michaels and pose nude with them.
At NXT Worlds Collide Mandy Rose became the Unified NXT Women’s Champion, defeating Blair Davenport and NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura.
The victory solidified Rose at the top of NXT’s women’s division, with the star now holding championship gold for 316 days.
To celebrate her continued success, the leader of Toxic Attraction had the night off from the September 6th edition of NXT 2.0, instead lounging by the pool. Rose also decided to put her own spin on a classic Shawn Michaels photo from 1996, setting pulses racing by posing nude with her hard-won championship belts.
Despite her absence, Rose vowed to return on September 13th for NXT 2.0’s one year anniversary show.
My girls have it covered tonight, while I enjoy a well deserved vacation with my Titles. See you next week at the one year anniversary show! @WWENXT#UNIFIEDCHAMP#Mandyrose#WWENXTpic.twitter.com/L3KD7RFWqr
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) September 6, 2022
Shawn Michaels famously posed for Playgirl magazine back in 1996 when the Showstopper was the WWF Champion. With the ‘Winged Eagle’ strategically placed, Michaels left little to the imagination and gave perennial rival Bret Hart a trove of ammunition to launch at HBK in their increasingly heated promo battles.
With Mandy Rose watching on from elsewhere, her partners in Toxic Attraction Gigi Dolin and Jacey Jane were in tag team action against Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. Doudrop ended up scoring the win for her team with a Michinoku Driver followed up by a running splash.
In the show’s main event Tyler Bate teamed with Bron Breakker to defeat Gallus.