Mandy Rose Recalls Nearly Winning Title On WWE Main Roster

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Mandy Rose has addressed the rumor that she nearly had a reign as a champion on the WWE main roster.

It was in December 2022 when former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose was released by WWE just one day after dropping the NXT Women’s Title to Roxanne Perez on NXT television.

That release shocked a lot of people at the time because because Rose had been the NXT Women’s Champion for 413 days and one day after losing the title, she was gone.

Rose worked for WWE for about seven years after being discovered on the Tough Enough show. Rose had runs on Raw and Smackdown before being moved to NXT in 2021 where she would go on to have her only title reign in the company.

Since departing WWE, Mandy Rose (real name Amanda Saccomanno – she also goes by Mandy Sacs) has made “life-changing” money post WWE on a subscription-based website where she’s often featured in less clothing than what she wore during her WWE job. Mandy hasn’t made any wrestling appearances elsewhere since leaving WWE since she’s doing just fine without the pro wrestling business.

When Was Mandy Rose Rumored To Win WWE Gold?

During her seven-year run in WWE, Mandy Rose didn’t win a championship on the main roster. However, there was a rumor that around WrestleMania 35 in 2019, the plan was for Mandy to beat Asuka to become the Smackdown Women’s Champion. Mandy talked about it when she was a guest on Threads with McKenzie Mitchell, who is a former NXT announcer.

“Vividly, it’s hard to remember. But I do remember moments of what happened and I don’t think I’ve ever shared this anywhere either. But it was very upsetting because it was one of those moments that could be really cool for me, but then it was just, ‘Welp, maybe next time.’ But yeah, I do remember.”

“We were in a storyline; it was Sonya Deville and Asuka and myself. Sonya and myself, we had some conflict created, it was the beginning of it, where we cost each other matches and we weren’t getting on the same page with things.”

“I was told from somebody [that] it would potentially be me versus Asuka for the Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. Which I was like, ‘Whoa!’ But I don’t know if I really believed it, to be honest.

“It was. It’s a super big moment. I was taking it with a grain of salt. Anything can happen, anything can change. And so it did, but it was one of those moments where it was just sh**ty and you had to get back to the drawing board. I remember venting to a few people about it, but it was a little disappointing, but it was one of those things that happens.”

It was confirmed by former WWE writer Dave Schilling that WWE did plan to do Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Deville vs. Rose at WrestleMania 35 in 2019. Instead, WWE had Charlotte Flair beat Asuka for the SD Women’s Title a few weeks before WrestleMania 35 and take the title into the triple threat main event.

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