Mandy Rose is stepping up as a locker room leader.
In November 2017, Mandy Rose joined Paige and Sonya Deville on WWE's main roster, forming a new stable called Absolution. Nearly four years later, in July 2021, Rose returned to NXT and has become one of the faces of the brand, starting a group of her own with Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin, Toxic Attraction.
Appearing on the most recent episode of The Bump, Rose commented on the parallels between her start on the main roster and what she's doing now in NXT, saying that she's trying to help the women in NXT in whichever way she can. Here are her full remarks:
"Yeah, it does and you know, some people out there have made that comparison. Paige was always an amazing leader for Sonya and I, especially being so early in our career. She always kind of guided us and just gave us some little tips that maybe you don't think that they're going to help you in your career whether it's not relating to wrestling, too. That's what I feel like I'm doing right now. I have to say, you learn from the best and Paige is one of the best. I'm doing that not just with Toxic Attraction but with the other women as well. I think when you're developing and when you're in NXT, sometimes it could be a little overwhelming and it can be stressful because you have a lot of cooks in the kitchen. You're trying to develop your character and who you are, and it's really stressful and that's what I've noticed since I've been down there is trying to help the girls and just really be in the moment and enjoy the moment. Also, you know, be who you want to be because there's a lot of people out there that think they know who you are, but you know who you are the most and you know the best. I know that the guys [Happy Corbin and Madcap Moss] can relate too because they went through it and we all have we all been through it, but it's one of those things where I'm very motivated by helping them. Also, it's really rewarding for me because I see some of the girls and I was there at that moment and it's really sometimes hard and you feel like giving up sometimes because you don't know what to do. But having someone like me there, who has been in the business for, I don't know, five, six years, not a long time, but just having some of that experience goes a long way."
At NXT Halloween Havoc on October 26, Mandy Rose defeated Raquel Gonzalez to become the new NXT Women's Champion. On that same night, Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin won a triple threat ladder match to win the NXT Women's Tag Team Titles.
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