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.