A new report suggests WWE believed they had “no choice” but to release Mandy Rose with a feeling in the company that she “crossed the line.”
Mandy Rose was released by WWE just one day after dropping the NXT Women’s Title to Roxanne Perez on the December 13th episode of NXT. Rose held the championship for an incredible 413 days before her surprise loss to the 21-year-old challenger.
Fightful Select reported that WWE felt they needed to release Rose due to the “explicit nature” of content she was posting on her FanTime page. Reportedly, WWE management felt like the content was outside of the parameters of her WWE contract.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has now noted that the decision came after the nature of Mandy Rose’s content was brought to the attention of Shawn Michaels:
They switched the whole show around because they – what happened was, there was a meeting and Matt Bloom brought to Shawn Michaels, told him what some of the stuff that she’s been putting on her subscription service is.”
Meltzer also noted that the feeling in WWE was that Mandy Rose was way over the line in some of the content she was producing:
“She’s had the subscription service, and it got popular and lucrative, and she went further and further, and the feeling was that she way, way, way crossed the line. And they believe that they had absolutely no choice but to get rid of her.”
Other reports on the situation suggest that Mandy Rose was “caught off guard” by her release, suggesting it was a last-minute decision.