RAW Superstar Mandy Rose has made a shock return to NXT!
Rose appeared on the ramp watching the match between Sarray and Gigi Dolin. After Sarray picked up the win, Rose seemed to signal her approval at the top of the entrance way.
The appearance marked the first time that Mandy Rose has been seen on NXT since 2017. The now RAW Superstar competed on the sixth series of WWE Tough Enough back in 2015. After coming second in the competition, Rose was signed to a WWE developmental contract shortly after.
Rose made her main roster debut in November 2017, as part of Absolution along with Paige and Sonya Deville. After the group disbanded, Rose and Deville continued to team together where they challenged for the Women’s Tag Team Titles. After a brief run as a singles star, Rose is currently teaming with Dana Brooke on RAW where the pair have become engaged in a rivalry with tag champions champions Natalya and Tamina.
Speaking backstage after the surprise appearance, Rose hinted that she has big plans on the black and gold brand.
As a result of her win, the highly rated Sarray notched up her fifth victory without defeat since debuting in April. The match came after the Japanese star accepted a challenge from Dolin.
Sarray had initially called out Toni Storm a couple of weeks ago, but it now appears that Storm is heading to SmackDown.
Elsewhere on the July 13th episode, Karrion Kross retained his NXT Championship by defeating Johnny Gargano. However, that it only part of the story. There has been increasing tension between Kross and the man who served as the special guest referee, Somoa Joe in recent weeks.
After the match, tempers began to flare and Kross trapped Joe in a chokehold, causing the newly returned star to pass out. Kross stood tall, NXT Championship in hand as the show went off the air.