January 24th, 2023
 Mandy Rose says she’s made $1 million since WWE release: ‘I’m the only one watching out for myself’
Mandy Rose says she’s made $1 million since WWE release: ‘I’m the only one watching out for myself’

A writer for the New York Times has recently posted an article that features an interview with Mandy Rose that covers her release from WWE. Also included are new images of Mandy from the article taken by Jeffery Salter and scans from Mandy’s spread in the New York Post January 24th issue that are linked below!

Last month in a bout with Roxanne Perez, former WWE wrestler Mandy Rose was drop-kicked in the stomach. Moments later, Perez grabbed hold of Rose, jumped onto her back and flipped her over to the ground using her signature Pop Rocks move. It was a crushing defeat for Rose, which abruptly ended her 413-day reign as NXT Women’s Champion.

Despite the loss, which she said left her tearful, Rose got a standing ovation as shocked fans erupted into chants of “Thank you, Mandy!”

“For me to lose the title on such a whim on a random Tuesday night with zero storytelling and zero promotion leading up to the match was a shocker. I was very caught off guard,” Rose, 32, born Amanda Rose Saccomanno, told The Post exclusively from her home in South Florida of her final match in the WWE.

Rose said she had been expecting the title match to take place sometime in January. On Dec. 13, when she thought she was taping a promo, she was told the match was taking place with “no notice.” Such a move “normally doesn’t happen in our business,” she said.

But the worst was yet to come.

The next day, the WWE released her from her gig, Rose said, claiming she breached her contract for having a subscription-based FanTime account, where she posted sexy, sometimes explicit, photos and videos for a fee.

The firing occurred days after risqué content she had shared with FanTime subscribers started circulating online, including screengrabs from videos Rose had posted swimming nude, as well as more explicit pictures of her in the shower with her fiancé, Tino Sabbatelli.

Rose’s firing from the WWE occurred days after risqué content she had shared with FanTime subscribers started circulating online.

Rose said she had been expecting the title match to take place sometime in January — not on Dec. 13, when she thought she was taping a promo.

“I wasn’t told about racy images,” Rose said, referring to the reasons she was given for being let go. “I wasn’t told about anything else. I was told about the subscription-based platform.”

A self-proclaimed tomboy, Rose preferred riding bikes over Barbies as a kid growing up in Yorktown, NY. She played youth basketball and relished all things sports, particularly the WWE. She would watch matches with her dad and three older brothers, which she said sparked a competitive edge in her. She began training after college, and in 2015, at the age of 25, she landed a spot on WWE’s reality competition series “Tough Enough.” She beat out thousands for one of the coveted 13 spots, placing second, and meeting her future tag team partner, Daria Berenato.

That same year she signed a multi-year deal with the WWE. She would appear on the E! reality show “Total Divas;” compete on WWE’s “Monday Night Raw;” and get drafted to Friday-night “SmackDown!” In 2021, she would return to the developmental roster of “NXT,” where she had had a brief stint, as leader of the Toxic Attraction tag team.

Mandy Rose successfully defended her former WWE title in a November match against NXT competitor Alba Fyre.

During her WWE tenure, Rose became known for her sexy and tough persona — and for badass moves like the Bed of Roses, a double under-hook slam.

Her defeat and unceremonious dumping was a blow to her ego, as well as the decade she had spent perfecting her craft.

“Of course I was disappointed,” Rose told The Post. “But the emotions really set in after the match.”

When the news broke, hashtags like #JusticeForMandyRose and #RehireMandyRose started trending on social media. On his /podcast “Wrestling with Freddie,” Freddie Prinze Jr. called it “the first fumble [WWE executive] Triple H has had.”

“How are you going to fire a woman who carried the entire division for over a year? Mandy Rose deserves better for working so hard,” one fan tweeted.

WWE Hall of Famer Madusa, aka Debrah Ann Miceli, 58, blasted the WWE for having a double standard.

“Guys get warnings in this business and they’re still employed there, which is unfortunate,” she said on the “Wrestling Perspective Podcast.”

Fans also called Rose’s dismissal hypocritical, citing a time when the WWE reposted a photo of Rose posing nude covered only in her championship belts.

“What’s the definition of racy? The photo of me with two titles – I was completely naked underneath, that’s considered a racy photo, right?” Rose said.

Rose began training after college, and in 2015, at the age of 25, she landed a spot on WWE’s reality competition series “Tough Enough.” Rose went on hold the NXT champion title for 413 days after returning to the developmental division in 2021.

The WWE did not return multiple requests for comment. However, in 2020, WWE Superstars, who work as independent contractors, were banned from using Cameo, Twitch and other third-party platforms without receiving WWE permission in writing.

Rose is also not the first to get penalized for having a subscription-based platform. WWE fired Zelina Vega in November 2020 for launching an OnlyFans account, which did not include racy content. Vega was brought back by the company the following summer.

But not everyone has sympathy for Rose, who earned her following via WWE’s massive media platform.

“She’s had the subscription service, and it got popular and lucrative. She went further and further, and the feeling was that she way, way, way crossed the line,” wrote Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Rose takes pride in her side businesses, including her skincare line, Amarose beauty.

On his “Hall of Fame” podcast, Booker T, the primary commentator on NXT, also thinks Rose made a mistake getting on the wrong side of WWE with her subscription-based account.

“The bigger her [Rose’s] star would have risen in the WWE, the more money she would have been able to demand going forward in life. Out of sight, out of mind,” he said.

“Being on TV is so important to being relevant. These days, they say, ‘We don’t need TV, we can do our own thing.’ Of course you can, but your star is not going to shine as bright.”

Rose said if she was given a proper warning she may have considered taking down her FanTime account.

But so far she has no regrets. She told The Post that since her WWE release, she’s earned more than $1 million on FanTime, where she upped her subscription price from $25 to $40.

“I am grateful and very humbled with everything I’ve done and made at the company [WWE], but in today’s day and age, there are so many other avenues and so many other marketing opportunities, it’s like why can’t I do both?”

She added:

“At the end of the day I’m the only one watching out for myself and my career. Everyone’s replaceable in our business – it’s true.”

By Jeanette Settembre

January 23, 2023 | 8:10pm

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Links:
MandyRosePhotos.com > Jeffery Salter Photos
MandyRosePhotos.com > New York Post – January 24, 2023


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January 22nd, 2023
 SiriusXM Busted Open’s “Female Wrestler of the Year” Award

Mandy was recently awarded “Female Wrestler of the Year” by SiriusXM’s Busted Open Podcast. Check out a video below of her accepting the award courtesy of Busted Open’s official Twitter page.


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January 19th, 2023
 New TikTok Video from @mandysacs!
New TikTok Video from @mandysacs!

Mandy has posted a new video to her official TikTok page! Remember her ONLY TikTok is @mandysacs – all others are fake!

Nothing like fresh hair 🥰 @saltylockshairext #wefts #fusions #caramel #saltylocks #hairextensions
♬ Collide (sped up) – Justine Skye

@mandysacs Nothing like fresh hair 🥰 @saltylockshairext #wefts #fusions #caramel #saltylocks #hairextensions ♬ Collide (sped up) – Justine Skye


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January 10th, 2023
 Mandy Saccomanno Breaks Silence After Being Released From WWE
Mandy Saccomanno Breaks Silence After Being Released From WWE

Former WWE star Mandy Rose sits down for a daytime exclusive on “Tamron Hall” just one month after being released from the WWE. Mandy’s shocking firing came after racy images from her FanTime page leaked online. From making $1 million from the risqué content to the possibility of returning to the WWE—Mandy Saccomanno bares all.

Links:
MandyRosePhotos.com > Celebrity Sightings In New York – January 10, 2023
MandyRosePhotos.com > Tamron Hall Show – January 10, 2023


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January 2nd, 2023
 Mandy Rose Made A Staggering $1 Million On FanTime In December
Mandy Rose Made A Staggering $1 Million On FanTime In December

Mandy Rose continues to thrive in life after WWE, and FanTime is celebrating.

According to the popular premium subscription service, Mandy Rose made $1 million in the month of December amid her abrupt and controversial firing from WWE for her racy content on the site.

“Congratulations to @mandysacs for making 1 Million $$$ in a month! Finished 2022 like a champ,”

read a post from the official FanTime account.

Shortly after her firing, TMZ Sports (h/t Forbes) reported Rose made $500,000 within a week of her WWE departure. Rose’s agent Malki Kawa predicted Rose would be a millionaire by Christmas, and that timeline proved to be correct with Mandy Rose clearing the elusive million-dollar mark to close out 2022.

Mandy Rose has since been spotted in public alongside husband and former WWE Superstar Tino Sabbatelli. If the Rolls Royce in these photos is any indication, both stars appear to be doing just fine financially in the immediate future of one of the biggest WWE controversies of 2022.

Due to a combination of her tenure as a top star on WWE programming, and the drama surrounding her release, Mandy Rose has become nothing short of a superstar on FanTime. Of course, the sustainability of such staggering figures will now come into question as Rose continues to develop her FanTime empire. Given how lucrative this venture has proven to be, Rose has certainly set a blueprint that figures to be copied by wrestlers across the industry, especially in promotions where racy third-party content is not frowned upon as much.

AEW President Tony Khan recently addressed premium subscription content among his talent, and AEW seems to have a much softer stance on the matter.

“I try to be flexible with the wrestlers and staff utilizing their personal social media,” Khan told Scott Fishman of TV Insider. “I certainly recognize they are leading their own lives the other five days of the week when they’re not wrestling. They are representing the company as great wrestlers of AEW, but they are also all independent people with separate lives. I try to give people that peace of mind that I’m not trying to be ‘Big Brother’ trying to change everything they do in their life. It’s a balance. We just want people to promote AEW when they can and do their best to help us grow our wrestling business.”

Unlike in WWE, AEW stars—such as Toni Storm and Tay Melo—have been allowed to launch OnlyFans accounts. AEW exists as an alternative to WWE with a less family-friendly approach that is conducive to more sex, blood and guts. Khan’s more relaxed viewpoint on racy third-party content could also give AEW an edge in free agency, particularly when it comes to signing female talent.

Women in wrestling typically do not get as much TV time as the men, and they make far more money on third-party subscription sites like FanTime and OnlyFans. AEW is no stranger to signing former WWE stars. Sasha Banks is the latest rumored signee with reports of Banks’ imminent appearance in New Japan Pro Wrestling. 2024 will see multiple high-profile women in free agency including Alexa Bliss and Dana Brooke. Had it not been for her abrupt departure from the company, that list would have also included Mandy Rose.

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December 13th, 2022
 WWE NXT Results – December 13, 2022
WWE NXT Results – December 13, 2022

Vic Joseph and Booker T welcome us to the show. We then goes to the ring where Roxanne Perez is supposed to talk about her Iron Survivor challenge big win. Unfortunately for her, we see a Hummer arriving in the parking lot, honking the horn. Men’s Iron Survivor Challenge winner Grayson Waller gets out ranting.

Waller enters the arena and says a real Superstar is here now. Fans boo him as he brags about making history at Deadline, speaking from the crowd. Perez keeps trying to yell to interrupt him. She finally tells him to shut his mouth but he acts like he doesn’t see her in the ring. Perez says Waller wasn’t the only Iron Survivor Challenge winner, because she also won and did it before him, and she did it by entering with the #1 spot. Waller calls Perez Booker T’s favorite wrestler and says she’s growing up so fast it’s adorable, but she went first because she had to get home for bed.

Waller talks some more trash and says there’s no way Perez will beat NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose. The music interrupts and out comes NXT Champion Bron Breakker. He says Waller is wrong, Perez is THE Iron Woman of NXT. Breakker is in the ring with Perez now, Waller still in the crowd. Breakker says we don’t give a damn what Waller thinks because Perez is the next NXT Women’s Champion. Fans chant for Perez. Waller says wrong, then asks Breakker how his jaw is feeling due to the post-match attack at Deadline. Waller goes on bragging about his Deadline performance and says he will take the title from Breakker at New Year’s Evil.

Breakker ends up chasing Waller up the stairs in the crowd, but he trips. Breakker keep chasing Waller. Rose suddenly appears behind Perez in the ring, laying her out with a belt shot. Rose says Perez will never be champion. Rose raises the title in the air as she stands over Perez with the music playing.

– We see Roxanne Perez trying to pull herself up while NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose is making her exit. Perez yells at Rose, and asks if she thinks she’s the baddest bitch in the game. Perez doesn’t want to wait until New Year’s Evil for her title shot, she challenges Rose to a title match tonight. Rose laughs and says if that’s what Perez wants, she’ll get it.

– We see NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose backstage warming up for the main event.

– Roxanne Perez and Mandy Rose walk in the back as we go to commercial.

NXT Women’s Title Match: Roxanne Perez vs. Mandy Rose

Back from the break and it’s time for the main event as Roxanne Perez comes out to a pop. NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose is out next by herself. We get formal ring introductions from Alicia Taylor.

They lock up and break. Rose talks some trash. They lock up again and Perez drops Rose with a shoulder. Perez shows Rose up some to cheers from the crowd. Rose goes to work on the leg but breaks away and dropkicks Perez to the mat for a 2 count. They tangle some more and Perez hits two deep arm drags.

Perez grounds Rose by her arm now. They trade more counters and a pin attempt. Rose with a knee to the gut. Rose charges into the corner but hits the ring post when Perez moves. Rose falls out to the floor. Perez runs and leaps out, taking Rose down on the floor to a big pop. Fans chant “NXT!” now. Perez works Rose over at ringside now, then goes for Pop Rocks but Rose blocks it. Rose sends Perez into the steel ring steps as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.

Rose dominates through the break and takes off a piece of Perez’s gear, swings it through the air and tosses it out to Booker T. Perez fights back and tries to turn it around but Rose puts her back down in the corner. Rose grounds Perez in the middle of the ring with a knee to the back now.

Fans do dueling chants as Rose has Perez down by her arm. Perez rolls free but Rose grabs her. Perez with a jawbreaker. Perez runs the ropes and clubs Rose with a double axe handle. Perez has her side Russian leg sweep blocked. They tangle some more and Perez dropkicks Rose into the corner. Perez with a running uppercut into the corner as fans cheer her on. She charges for another uppercut but Rose cuts her off.

Rose goes to the top but Perez rocks her with an uppercut. Perez climbs up and launches Rose to the mat for another close 2 count. Rose blocks a kick and drops Perez on her face for a close 2 count. Perez side-steps Kissed By The Rose and drops Rose but she kicks out. Rose goes right into a Crossface submission. They break for a 2 count. Rose nails Kissed By The Rose but Perez kicks out at 2.

Rose and fans can’t believe it. Rose is pissed now as she has words with the referee. Fans rally for Perez. Fans do dueling chants now as Rose tries to get Perez back to her feet. Perez blocks the double underhook, then cradles Rose for 2. Perez rocks Rose and hits Pop Rocks for the pin to win the title.

Winner and New NXT Women’s Champion: Roxanne Perez

After the bell, the crowd goes wild and Perez begins crying as the referee presents her with the NXT Women’s Title. We go to replays. A disappointed Rose looks on from the ring as an emotional Perez raises the title belt on the entrance-way. NXT goes off the air with Booker T laughing and cheering for his former student.

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MandyRosePhotos.com > WWE.com Photos


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December 6th, 2022
 WWE NXT Results – December 6, 2022
WWE NXT Results – December 6, 2022

We take a look at Roxanne Perez. She says as long as she can remember, this was her dream. It is time to stop dreaming and face reality. She wants another shot at Mandy Rose. She got screwed the last time. She has to face the best. How do you prepare for a match that has never been done before. She says she does not know what to expect. If she is unsure of herself then she should just put herself in the penalty box. She has to stop talking about the match and get in the match. The only person who can stop her is herself.

We are back and we go to MandyVille. Gigi asks if they are going to Deadline. Mandy says they are going because five women are going to fight for a shot at her. Indi says it will be her. Saturday will be her day. Everyone has been wondering who will take the title from Mandy and it will be her. It does not matter where you watch the match, when the clocks runs out on Saturday, the clock for the end of your title reign begins.


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November 29th, 2022
 WWE NXT Results – November 29, 2022
WWE NXT Results – November 29, 2022

Kayden Carter, Katana Chance, and Nikkita Lyons vs. Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne, and Gigi Dolin

Jacy and Chance start things off and Jacy with a knee and forearm. She sends Chance face first to the mat and hits a back senton. Jacy gets Katana up and Katana gets to her feet and leaps over Jacy and hits a drop kick. Kayden gets in the ring and so does Gigi. Nikkita and Mandy don’t want to feel left out so they fight until Nikkita, Kayden and Katana hit triple super kicks. Nikkita with a thrust kick to knock Mandy off the apron. Carter with a cross body to Gigi and Katana with a pescado to Jacy. Jacy with a forearm to Chance. Mandy tags in and Chance with a jaw breaker. Carter tags in and she gives Mandy a drop toe hold. Chance with the Dream Sequence. Carter with a take down and she misses a round kick but hits a thrust kick for a near fall.

Carter holds on to the ropes on an O’Connor Roll attempt. Jacy and Gigi with knees to the head. Gigi tag in and Gigi with a snap mare and kick. Jacy tags in and she hits a running hip into the corner. Mandy tags in and connects with a forearm. Mandy pie faces Kayden. Kayden with a forearm and Mandy with a knee. Mandy with a spinebuster for a near fall. Mandy gets another near fall. Kayden kicks Mandy away and Chance tags in and so does Gigi. Chance with a bulldog to Gigi. Chance with a clothesline into the corner. Chance kicks Mandy from the turnbuckles. Gigi catches Chance off the turnbuckles and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Jacy with a knee to Lyons but Carter with a super kick to Jacy. Gigi with an STO for a near fall. Carter tags in and hits a back heel kick from the apron. Carter sends Chance onto Gigi and Chance gets a near fall. Carter with a super kick to Gigi and Chance tags in. They set for the neck breaker and 450 splash combination but Jacy pulls Carter to the floor. Dolin with a press slam to Chance.

Mandy tags in and she hits a belly-to-back flip suplex. Chance avoids a knee and gets a near fall with a rollup. Chance with a Codebreaker. Jacy tags in and she stops Chance from making the tag. Lyons tags in and Jacy misses a bicycle kick. Lyons with a round kick and a forearm into the corner. Lyons with a knee and a suplex. Lyons with a split leg drop for a near fall. Gigi and Carter fight on the floor and Gigi send Carter into the ring steps. Chance with a cross body to Gigi. Mandy with a running knee to Chance. Mandy stops Lyons from hitting a move on Jayne and Lyons’ knee gives out. Jacy with a boot for the three count.

Winners: Mandy Rose, Jacy Jayne, and Gigi Dolin

Links:
MandyRosePhotos.com > WWE.com Photos
MandyRosePhotos.com > Fan Candids


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November 25th, 2022
 Mandy Rose On Getting Engaged, Being NXT Women’s Champ, Trish Stratus

Mandy Rose (@mandysacs) is a professional wrestler signed to WWE where she is the current NXT Women’s Champion. She joins Chris Van Vliet to talk about winning the NXT Women’s Championship, her thoughts about moving from Raw to NXT, how different things are with Triple H in charge, being a contestant on WWE Tough Enough, her storyline with Otis and Dolph Ziggler, who she thinks is the greatest women’s wrestler of all time, getting engaged to Sabby Piscitelli (Tino Sabbatelli from WWE) and more!


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November 22nd, 2022
 WWE NXT Results – November 22, 2022
WWE NXT Results – November 22, 2022

We are live from the WWE Performance Center, where the three members of Toxic Attraction make their way to the ring.

Mandy says in the immortal words of Queen, another one bites the dust. There is only one queen in the NXT ring. Without her girls and all by herself, she was the last woman standing. I have defended my NXT Women’s Championship for over 400 days. Now NXT has to create a revolutionary new match to find out who her next challenger is. The Iron Survivor Challenge. Mandy says she will be watching Deadline very closely. I can’t wait to see who is willing to go to war just to share the same ring as her. After Deadline, the last woman won’t stand a chance in hell of taking this title from me.

Jacy says now that the fire bat is out of their hair and has something new to deal with. Mandy can sit in her throne while her and Gigi become three time tag team champions. Gigi says the lust to get the titles back has become intolerable. They are a real team and…

Women’s Tag Team Champions Katana Chance and Kayden Carter come out. Kayden says she is tired of hearing the three of them demand whatever they want. Mandy says they can do whatever they want. Katana calls Mandy phony because the only reason she is still champion is Isla Dawn. Katana says Toxic Attraction is the trainwreck waiting to happen. Look in a mirror. You spend all your time protecting Mandy because if she loses, you lose all meaning and equity. Kayden says these titles are finally respected.

Jacy says they made Kayden and Katana relevant. It makes her sick to see them with the titles. When we get the titles back, you will go back to being irrelevant.

Kayden goes after Gigi while Katana goes after Jacy. Gigi and Jacy gain the advantage with help from Mandy. Gigi and Jacy with a double kick combination to Katana.

Links:
MandyRosePhotos.com > WWE.com Photos
MandyRosePhotos.com > Fan Candids


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