More Details On Mandy Rose's WWE Release

Backstage update on former NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose's sudden WWE departure.

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WWE bid Mandy Rose a sudden farewell on Wednesday, releasing the former NXT Women's Champion less than 24 hours after losing the belt to Roxanne Perez.

Fightful Select reported that the explicit nature of content Rose had posted to her subscription-based FanTime page left WWE feeling like they had no choice but to release Mandy. Per the original report, the promotion felt they'd been put in a tough position, judging Rose's FanTime work to have fallen "outside the parameters" of her WWE contract.

In an update to the original report, Fightful state that WWE had judged Mandy's content to be inappropriate for one or more of the company's partner relationships. Rose, meanwhile, didn't appear interested in ceasing her FanTime work.


Rose lost the NXT Women's Championship to up-and-comer Perez on Tuesday's episode. Fightful states that this was an abrupt call, reporting similar to Dave Meltzer, who has claimed WWE made the decision knowing that Rose was on the way out:-

Fightful stresses that there is currently no word on whether or not Mandy asked to be let go, if WWE cut her, or if the parting of ways was mutual. In the months prior to her release, Rose had indicated to some people that she felt her content's nature could land her in trouble with WWE brass.

Rose's non-compete period is unclear at the moment. NXT talent would typically be prevented from appearing or signing for another wrestling promotion for 30 days, though Mandy's previous main roster tenure may mean she is bound to 90.

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