WWE listed 5 Superstars expected to break out in 2020 and Fire & Desire was on that list for a reason. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have received quite a spotlight in the past few months.

The Tough Enough alumni entered WWE through NXT. After honing their craft at the WWE Performance Center they were ready, but WWE didn’t change Rose’s name like they often do with new Superstars.

Mandy Rose recently spoke to FOX-Wilmington where she explained why WWE decided not to change her name when she started appearing on television. Not only did the fans already remember Rose from Tough Enough, but they were able to incorporate her actual name which has a lot of family meaning.

“Mandy Rose: My real name is Amanda Rose Saccomanno, so a lot of people don’t know that, but Rose is kind of special in my family as my grandma’s name is Rosemary, my mom’s name is Mary Rose, I’m Amanda Rose, my niece is Demi Rose. So it kind of just keeps going in the family.”


“But I was put on Total Divas right when I got signed, so before I kind of stepped foot in the ring, I was on Total Divas and I went by the name of Mandy, so … we didn’t really want to change my name after that. It was like everyone knew me as Mandy and even from Tough Enough, so we went with Mandy Rose.”

Mandy Rose and Otis seem to have something going on the blue brand. We’ll have to see where this leads, but Mandy Rose doesn’t seem to be stepping out of the spotlight anytime soon.

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