The dominant storyline in WWE in 2020 has been the love story between Otis and Mandy Rose. What started as a friendship blossomed into a love that included some speed bumps and backstabbing.
The story peaked at WrestleMania 36 when a scorned Rose officially chose Otis as her man after been deceived by Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville.
“I don’t think we thought it was going to be such a big story,” Mandy Rose told Scott Fishman of TV Insider. “We never anticipated it being this big. But once we started, I remember the segment before Christmas with Otis and I backstage with the whole ham as a gift. I remember giving him the kiss on the cheek, and everyone on social media were like, ‘Oh my God!’ The crowd. I could hear them. We had a feeling then we had something good. I’m really grateful for it all.”
On the subject of Sonya's recent on-screen comments where she cut a scathing promo on Mandy, Rose said, "I would literally do everything with Sonya. We travel. We used to live together. We were best friends inside and outside the ring. It’s a pivotal and crazy moment in our careers. I think after SmackDown and having such a good promo segment, it makes it so much better because there is so much realness to it. People actually feel it. I think that the best segments are the ones fans can really feel the emotions. We’re the closest duo I feel like in WWE and shown that since Tough Enough. I think it’s going to be really good going forward.”
In a previous interview, Rose revealed that she pitched the Otis storyline to Vince McMahon. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
Rose is set to compete in a Money in the Bank qualifying match against Carmella on Friday's WWE SmackDown.