Mandy Rose had a career-defining run in NXT as the brand’s Women’s Champion, where she was the champion for 413 days before dropping it to Roxanne Perez. Rose was then subsequently fired by WWE under controversial circumstances, drawing the ire of many fans. That being said, Shawn Michaels wasn’t the one who fired Mandy Rose.
Mandy Rose was released from her WWE contract due to content she posted behind her premium content paywall. It was reported that Mandy Rose was not even given an opportunity to take down her premium content before her WWE release.
Mandy Rose ended up making $1 million from FanTime last year. In fact, Mandy Rose was even warned by WWE regarding her Premium Service Content and what it entailed in the company.
While speaking during the NXT Vengeance Day media call, WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels talked about Mandy Rose getting fired. Michaels revealed that he didn’t fire Mandy Rose.
Obviously it’s not the ideal situation, I will say if I’m allowed to say for the record, I didn’t fire her, I can’t fire anybody. The only thing correct about any of that was I handle creative. It was unfortunate, I think Mandy was fantastic for us, I absolutely enjoyed working with her, she was a phenomenal champion. We would have loved things to have gone differently and been able to build our story with Roxanne, but I was put in a position where I was made to make a call creatively.
What I’ve learned doing this job was nothing comes before the brand and we have to put those things forward and that’s what we did. Roxanne was certainly what we were going to go regardless, but we just had to cut a few weeks earlier than we expected to. The great thing is we’re back on course and I will say I think of the world of Mandy Rose, she was nothing but phenomenal with us and we’ll miss her.
Mandy Rose also believes that she did nothing wrong by posting her premium content. Rose also believes her current transition from pro wrestling to Premium Content Service has been awesome.
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