Mandy Rose has broken her silence following her shock WWE exit back in December.
The former NXT Women’s Champion was released on December 14th after WWE become uncomfortable with the content she was posting on her FanTime subscription service. At the time it was noted that WWE had discovered that her content had become increasingly risqué, something they felt was inappropriate. In the wake of her departure, it emerged that WWE fired her after feeling they had no other choice.
Mandy Rose Admits She Was “Hurt” By WWE Release
Mandy Rose had largely steered away from comment on her release aside from thanking fans for their support on her subscription page. However the star has now appeared on the “Tamron Hall” talk show where she discussed leaving the company and what the future holds.
With regard to being fired, Rose, real name Amanda Saccomanno said that she was “very hurt” and “very disappointed” by the decision. She added that she feels blessed for everything that has happened to her in recent months.
24-hours before Rose was released she lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Roxanne Perez. While Perez was going to win the title eventually, the match was moved forward so that WWE could get the title off the champion. The long-reigning champion said that while she was shocked by the decision, she also had “some inclination” that it was coming.
Interestingly, the former member of Toxic Attraction stated that she was never told that her FanTime page was the reason for her release. The star revealed that she was previously given one warning about it and complied.
Looking ahead to the future, Rose said that it’s a case of “never say never” about a WWE return, although she doesn’t know what the future holds.
“I would say, obviously, never say never. I’m not moving on and looking back and being like — yes, that is my past. Never say never. I don’t know what the future holds,”
When asked whether she would take down her FanTime page to facilitate a return she said there would need to be a “conversation” about that. The star again expressed her thanks to fans for their support, and explained that learning how valuable her image, name and likeness were was a moment of empowerment.
FanTime recently announced that Mandy Rose had earned $1 million through her page just in December.
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