Mandy Rose was released from WWE this week, and this news shocked her fans. The content the former NXT Women’s Champion posted to her premium content paywall account led to her release. However, Booker T recently commented on the WWE’s decision to fire Rose and explained that it was a corporate thing.
Mandy Rose was fired by WWE on Wednesday, one day after her 400-day NXT Women’s Championship run ended at the hands of Roxanne Perez. NXT announcer Booker T, however, recently discussed Rose’s termination on his Hall of Fame podcast.
“It’s a bad situation, the company being put in a situation where they had to do something about it, Mandy Rose putting herself in a situation. ‘Put yourself in a situation,’ I say that all the time. That’s real. You put yourself in a situation and something happens. That’s exactly what happened here.
I’ve been around Mandy Rose since the beginning, since Tough Enough. I watched her work so hard to win, she didn’t win, but she impressed me to the point where I was like, ‘Give her a contract, put her in the game.’ Things didn’t work out on the main roster, she went back to NXT and has been banging for the past 413 days as champion and created one of the most awesome runs for a female that we’ve seen in decades.”
It was mentioned to Booker T that Mandy Rose’s sex appeal would be featured by WWE as a part of her character, and that Booker frequently commented on her appearance on commentary. To which Booker replied with an analogy.
“I’ve been around a long time. I’m going to throw an analogy out there that is the stupidest analogy in the world right now. I used to love Gilligan’s Island just so I could watch Ginger Grant. She was the hottest, biscottiest you’ve ever seen back in the day and as sexual as you wanted to see a woman.
If she was doing porn or exposing herself, do you think they would have had her on Gilligan’s Island playing that role? It’s a corporate thing. It has nothing to do with anything other than that. It’s a corporate thing.
Hopefully, Mandy Rose can find her way back to WWE. Something like this can blow over, it’s up to Mandy in order to make something like this right, more than anything. She’s very sexual, but working for WWE, they go together in aspects, but in certain aspects, certain things you’re not going to get away with.”
Before discussing how WWE will be using sex appeal in the Attitude Era, Booker said he had not seen the NSFW posts Mandy dropped. As a concluding statement, Booker wished her luck and said that she may get in touch with him any time. Stay tuned to Ringside News to get the latest updates.
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