Mandy Rose On Moving Back To NXT, Readjusting To The Brand After Nearly 4 Years On The Main Roster

Mandy Rose reflects on the move back to NXT.

Mandy Rose came into WWE during the 2015 season of Tough Enough. The same season that gave us Sonya Deville. For the majority of her WWE career, she has been on the main roster including being featured in a romance storyline with Otis that culminated at WrestleMania 36 inside the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Nowadays, she is spending a lot of time in Orlando, Florida as she is once again a part of NXT. Capturing her first championship and her WWE career after defeating Raquel Gonzalez at Halloween Havoc 2021, Mandy Rose's now reflecting on the move to NXT and how she feels about the brand's revamp to NXT 2.0.

In an exclusive interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Mandy Rose explains how she found out about her move back to NXT and why the move was easier for her in both a personal and professional sense.

"I got the call and I didn't really get much explanation, which is kind of the usual. I didn't expect anything less. It's one of those things where they want you to help some of the other talent out, need a good heel, and I said, 'Sure, why not.' I live in Florida, it's not that bad of a commute for me. I kinda just went with it and it worked out really well. I am in the process of helping a lot of the other talent and other women. In that process, I think I kind of evolved myself, in the best way possible. I kind of felt like I needed a little bit of a revamp or whatever it may be. I think we all go through those moments where are characters have to evolve and change a little bit or find some other layers to your character, in a sense. I have and I'm really enjoying this ruthless side of me. I knew I always had it, but sometimes you need the time and space for it. You know how it is on TV, it's hard with the women getting...we've come a really long way but it's hard with all of us and sometimes you can get lost in the shuffle."

Furthermore, she would say that she really enjoys competing in Orlando every week because of the easier commute and she enjoys the setup of the new NXT 2.0

"It is done a little differently than when you're in a different arena every week, but I love it because it's easy for me, it's just a drive every week so I can't complain with my commute. Also, it makes everyone feel more comfortable because it's the same spot and the same areas where you reflect before you do your promo. Our fans are amazing in Orlando so that's really nice. They have a cool setup, especially with 2.0. I like it, I think it's awesome."

Fightful has live coverage of WWE NXT 2.0 every Tuesday beginning at 8 p.m. eastern time. You can catch NXT on the USA Network.

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