Freddie Prinze Jr. Thinks Releasing Mandy Rose Was A Mistake By WWE

Mandy Rose

Triple H releasing Mandy Rose may have had his first big ‘fumble’ as the man in charge in WWE.

Mandy Rose’s release from WWE took many by surprise. She was seen as a big star in the company by virtually every metric. And yet, she lost the NXT Women’s Championship that she held for more than a year and then was gone from the company 24 hours later. All of this came after racier content was found on Mandy Rose’s FanTime account.

The decision to fire Mandy Rose so quickly has left many people scratching their heads. One person in particular, Freddie Prinze Jr. who is a former WWE writer, thinks that Rose’s release was a big mistake on WWE’s part. Prinze spoke about it on his Wrestling With Freddie podcast.

“In what I think might be the first fumble that Triple H has had, they released Mandy Rose, the NXT Champion. And if you aren’t familiar with her, she rules. She’s awesome, she’s been the champ for over a year.

She’s drop-dead gorgeous, she can talk on the mic a bit… and NXT, the crowd there welcomed her with open arms when — I don’t wanna say it’s a demotion to go from the main roster to NXT, because I think most of the time these wrestlers now are trying to help out the NXT roster. Because a lot of them came from the NXT roster.”

Freddie also spoke about the kind of money that Mandy Rose was making on her subscription service.

“It was rumored she was making over $200K a month on that, which is way more than WWE is paying her. So while I’m sure she is disappointed, and was probably — well, maybe shocked, maybe not. Maybe she knew what she was posting could cost her her job.”

“But when the money’s that good, it’s like, ‘What am I gonna do? I mean, I have to have a life after wrestling.’ And fitness is one of her big things. I’m telling y’all, leg day, every day.”

h/t 411Mania for the transcription