Mandy Rose’s recent release from WWE is something that took fans by surprise considering the success she was having in NXT beforehand. Most fans were presuming that she would be making a return to the main roster rather than leaving the company completely, but she has left behind a strong legacy for herself.
Rose has been able to achieve a lot throughout her career in wrestling, and fans have been able to see her complete development from being very green to becoming a top star. Along the way Rose was able to achieve plenty in the business, putting together some memorable situations for fans to enjoy.
10/10 Television Debut
Mandy Rose was first shown to the wrestling world via the latest season of Tough Enough, which was won by Sara Lee on the women’s side. However, Rose still earned a contract from this, and eventually debuted on NXT television alongside Sonya Deville and Alexa Bliss in a six-woman tag team match.
This was a huge moment for her, simply because it was achieving her dream of becoming a professional wrestler who has had a televised match. Her first NXT run was brief and forgettable, but this was an important step in her career.
9/10 Storyline With Naomi
One of the most memorable storylines that Mandy Rose had during her time on the main roster was against Naomi, which highlighted her ability to tell stories and play a character. This saw her flirting with Jey Uso to try and play mind games against her rival, with the two even brawling in a hotel room.
It was an over-the-top angle that was focused on story, segments, and acting more so than in-ring masterclasses. However, there is a room for all of that in wrestling, and this was a strong suit for Rose as a talent.
8/10 Stepping Into WarGames
Another big achievement for Mandy Rose was when she stepped inside WarGames, which is something that only a few wrestlers have been able to achieve. While brawling inside the destructive structure can cause a lot of pain, there’s no doubt that it is a highlight moment for those that do.
Rose got to compete alongside her Toxic Attraction stablemates and Dakota Kai, and even though they came up short in this encounter, it was still a great experience for her to be part of it in the first place.
7/10 Challenging For The NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships
Mandy Rose spent a large chunk of her WWE career working alongside Sonya Deville, and that was a partnership that fans enjoyed watching, even when they were heels. It was something that worked out well for them with their real-life friendship making them believable.
WWE should have put the Women’s Tag Team Championships on them at some point, but the company never did. However, they did get a shot at them on a live PPV at the 2019 Clash Of The Champions event, which was a big spot for them.
6/10 Toxic Attraction Debuts
The Toxic Attraction faction ended up being a big part of Mandy Rose’s career in NXT, with this period being her most successful in the business. That is why the moment that they first came together was such a defining situation for Rose even though WWE didn’t make a huge deal of it on camera.
She simply began working alongside Jacey Jane and Gigi Dolin, with the three of them coming alongside each other in a surprising moment. It was perfect for Rose as the tag team fit her character perfectly, which is why the group worked so well.
5/10 A Kiss From Otis
Mandy Rose being in a romantic storyline wasn’t a surprise, however seeing, her end up in a relationship with Otis is something that nobody expected. It pushed Otis as the everyman who proved anything is possible for people, and it helped establish Rose as a top babyface.
Everything was built for the WrestleMania 36 match between Otis and Dolph Ziggler, who was Rose’s other admirer at the time. Following that match, they got to share a kiss, which was a feel-good moment for everyone, especially during the pandemic era.
4/10 SummerSlam 2020 Victory
One of the biggest storylines Mandy Rose was given on the main roster was against her legitimate best friend, Sonya Deville. Things built up over time and eventually led to a match at SummerSlam in 2020 which was a No Disqualification bout that forced the loser to leave town.
It was a high-profile moment for Rose to be able to compete in one of the biggest shows of the year. The two women had a great match that showcased their in-ring abilities, and ultimately it was Rose who got the win that helped to make this moment even more impressive.
3/10 Unifying The NXT Women’s Titles
Another landmark moment in Mandy Rose’s WWE career took place at the Worlds Collide event where she got to compete against two of the top wrestlers in the world in a match to unify the NXT and NXT UK Women’s Championships. The odds were stacked against Rose here, but the fact she came out on top proved she was a top talent in the company.
Rose defeated Blair Devenport and the legendary Meiko Satomura in this moment, which is something that nobody will ever be able to take away from her. It etched Rose’s name in the history books, with this being something that WWE can never take away from her.
2/10 Main Roster Debut
Anytime a wrestler gets to debut on the main roster it is always a big deal, and that was no different for Mandy Rose when she made her first appearance in 2017. Rose debuted on Raw alongside Sonya Deville and Paige by attacking Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James to make a major splash.
The trio formed Absolution, which was a faction that didn’t quite live up to the potential that fans initially had due to Paige’s unfortunate injury. Despite the fact it didn’t go to plan in the long term, the debut was still a major moment in her career.
1/10 Winning The NXT Women’s Championship
Out of everything Mandy Rose achieved throughout her WWE career, winning the NXT Women’s Championship was the biggest moment that helped prove what a star she is. Rose dethroned Raquel Gonzalez at Halloween Havoc, albeit with the help of Dakota Kai, and it helped to showcase the quality that she had.
Rose proved that her personality and in-ring qualities were up to the level required to carry gold in the company, and the fact that WWE management backed that up by booking that way helped. Rose went on to have an amazing run with even better matches, but it was the first one that people will never forget.