More details have been reported about why WWE chose to release former NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose.
It was reported on Wednesday, December 16th that Mandy Rose was released by WWE just one day after dropping the NXT Women’s Title to Roxanne Perez one night earlier. The match was originally scheduled for New Year’s Evil on January 10th, they did an angle on NXT to set up the match. Perez beat Rose clean in the main event to put an end to Rose’s 413-day reign as NXT Women’s Champion.
While WWE has not publicly made a statement about Rose’s release, they did move her to the Alumni page on their website. If you go to WWE.com/superstars and click on WWE Alumni, you can see Rose listed there in alphabetical order.
As for why Mandy Rose was released, it is because she had a FanTime subscription page that is against WWE’s talent policy. In addition to that, Rose was posting some explicit material (including photos and videos where she was nude) that is against WWE’s policies, especially as a PG product with family-friendly sponsors.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer spoke about it on his radio show earlier in the week saying that WWE felt they had no choice, but to fire Rose. Meltzer wrote more about the situation in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
“According to those close to the situation, Matt Bloom informed Shawn Michaels about content on Rose’s FanTime subscription service that had gotten more racy of late. While not confirmed, there are those who believe Rose was making more money posting photos and making custom videos for subscribers that contained nudity.”
“While WWE in the past had marketed its women and was responsible for many posing nude in Playboy, that was in a different era and what they found out about crossed what they considered the allowable line given they had promised television partners and sponsors a family-friendly product.”
Bloom was known as Albert during his WWE in-ring career and is the WWE Performance Center Head Coach. Shawn Michaels is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer that is the WWE Senior Vice President of Talent Development Creative that’s in charge of the NXT roster and the main booker of the NXT product.
The report from Meltzer continued by noting that Mandy Rose was apparently doing live streaming on her fan page which involved getting tips from fans that would pay her more for custom videos that would sometimes including her fiance.
“She was live streaming and getting tipped and at one point, according to someone viewing the video, said if she wasn’t tipped $400 she would end the stream. In another, she told her streamer to message her about what they wanted her to do in their custom videos. There were also multiple nude shots of her and her fiancé (former WWE wrestler and NFL star Sabby Piscitelli/Tino Sabbatelli, 39) in sexual positions.”
“When Michaels found out earlier in the week about the new content, the NXT television show was rewritten and Rose was ordered to drop the title to Perez. She was fired the next morning. Supposedly she was blindsided about it.”
There have been reports that Rose was making significantly more off her FanTime than what she did in WWE under a full-time main roster contract that she signed in 2019. That contract was a five-year deal was going to expire in 2024.
Since Mandy Rose had a main roster contract, she will likely have a 90-day non-compete clause before she can work for another wrestling promotion.