Last December, Mandy Rose was fired from WWE after she posted NSFW content on her FanTime account. She held the NXT Women’s Championship for 413 days before dropping the Title to Roxanne Perez on the December 13th episode of WWE NXT.
The 32-year-old star was supposed to face Roxanne Perez at New Year’s Evil event last month but the WWE management had to take the title off Mandy Rose immediately due to her NSFW content. Mandy Rose’s firing made a huge headline at the time and fans were polarized after WWE’s decision.
During the WWE NXT Vengeance Day press conference, the WWE senior vice president of talent development creative Shawn Michaels said that he didn’t fire Mandy Rose. However, the WWE Hall of Famer added that he did his part as NXT’s Head of Creative.
“Obviously, it’s not the ideal situation, I will say if I’m allowed to say for the record, I didn’t fire her, I can’t fire anybody. The only thing correct about any of that was I handle creative. It was unfortunate, I think Mandy was fantastic for us, I absolutely enjoyed working with her, she was a phenomenal champion. We would have loved things to have gone differently and been able to build our story with Roxanne, but I was put in a position where I was made to make a call creatively.
What I’ve learned doing this job was nothing comes before the brand and we have to put those things forward and that’s what we did. Roxanne was certainly what we were going to go regardless, but we just had to cut a few weeks earlier than we expected to. The great thing is we’re back on course and I will say I think of the world of Mandy Rose, she was nothing but phenomenal with us and we’ll miss her.”
Mandy Rose recently appeared on the “Tamron Hall Show” and said that the company didn’t give any reason for her release. Mandy further said that she is forever grateful for the opportunity that WWE gave her.
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