Mandy Rose has opened up on being fired from WWE, saying that she was both hurt and disappointed after what she had put in to the wrestling business.
It was on 14th December 2022 when Mandy Rose confirmed she had been released from her WWE contract. The move was even more surprising following her run as NXT Champion, which had only come to an end one night before at the hands of Roxanne Perez.
In an interview with Tamron Hall, Mandy Rose admitted that she was very hurt by WWE’s decision to let her go, but did also note that everything happens for a reason.
Honestly, everything happens for a reason. And I can’t even say I was wrong because I am so forever grateful for everything that the WWE has presented me with. So I can’t sit here and say that I was wronged or not, because the overwhelmingly, I’m hurt 100%. I’m very hurt. Nobody, no one wants to get that call that you’re being fired from any job, right? So I was very hurt. I was very disappointed. I was disappointed so much more because of everything that I put into the business.
Mandy Rose went on to discuss some of the virtues of what she did during her time with the NXT brand, whilst also opening up that she had started feel lost with what she was doing.
The last year and a half, I was championed for 413 days. I unified those two titles that we just saw. I was the third longest reigning NXT Women’s champion. I also created this must see faction with two other women that I really brought up. And I got to see so many women develop their characters, and they’re all younger than me and really in the beginning of their careers. And to me, that was so important because it was so rewarding for me. And so losing the title was obviously a gut punch. It was definitely so disappointed.
At the end of the day, my purpose was what was gone. And that’s where I kind of felt lost and I felt confused because of all the hard work that I put into. And driving home from that, a lot of things were going through my mind. You always think there’s a lot of unanswered questions and all that, but at the end of the day, like I said, I love what I’ve done in the WWE and I love that the platform what it presented me with. So I am forever grateful for them.
Mandy Sacs (Mandy Rose) tells Tamron Hall she is forever grateful for WWE – she wasn’t told her dropping the belt was related to her FanTime – she did make over a million already – she’d consider a conversation with WWE about taking it down to return. pic.twitter.com/bJkvk7S5oZ
— Female Locker Room (@femalelroom) January 10, 2023
It has since been confirmed that Mandy Rose has made over $1 million from her exclusive content in the first month since she was released by WWE.
With thanks to NoDQ.com for the transcription.