During this last Friday on SmackDown, it seemed that Mandy Rose and Otis took a step forward in their “flirting” , when the blonde presented him with a cake with a legend of “Apology”, which was accepted and “devoured” by Heavy Machinery.
During the fight between Mandy Rose and Alexa Bliss, Otis appeared in the ring, we suppose to thank him for the gift, but that situation ended up distracting Alexa, which Mandy would take advantage of to achieve the count of three and win victory to everyone’s surprise . In short, both came out winning this Friday.
► Mandy Rose reveals the origin of her name
Mandy Rose spoke to FOX-Wilmington about becoming a WWE Superstar , as well as the origin of her character’s name.
After earning her bachelor’s degree, Rose made her way in bodybuilding and fitness competitions and became the WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) Bikini World Champion in 2014. Thanks to her exposure in that world, the WWE brought her to her Tough Enough contest in 2015 .
«I was studying speech and language pathology at Iona College and I got my degree there. Then a friend came up to me and said, ‘You know, you should participate in bodybuilding and fitness competitions.’ And I really didn’t know anything about that industry, but it kind of intrigued me, so I thought and said, ‘I’ll try.’
“I was always in shape and I loved exercising and playing sports, but I really didn’t know anything about physical competition . So I was training to do a show in Boston with WBFF and I participated in it. I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I came out on top, which is really cool, and ever since, I became the WBFF Bikini World Champion in 2014, which then took me to WWE . So it’s crazy. “
The SmackDown superstar, while at Tough Enough, was known as “Mandy,” so the company didn’t want to shy away from that as that’s how fans knew her. Rose is actually her middle name, which has special meaning within her family.
«About Mandy Rose: Well, my real name is Amanda Rose Saccomanno, so many people don’t know it, but Rose is something special in my family since my grandmother’s name is Rosemary, my mother’s name is Mary Rose, I’m Amanda Rose, my niece is Demi Rose , so she’s still in the family.
“But they put Total Divas on me right when I signed with WWE, so before I stepped into the ring, I was at Total Divas and they called me Mandy,… we really didn’t want to change my name after that. It was as if everyone knew me as Mandy and even from Tough Enough, so we went with Mandy Rose . “