Mandy Rose: Why I'm Back In WWE NXT 2.0
Mandy last wrestled in NXT in 2017
After four years on WWE’s main roster, Mandy Rose has returned to NXT, teaming with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne as The Toxic Attraction.
Now, in an interview with DAZN, Mandy has revealed why she has gone back to NXT:
"Sometimes switching it up is always good,” said Mandy “NXT needed a woman like me. Like I said in my promo last week, they needed a mainstream superstar to be able to help some of the women evolve. I don't have the most experience in wrestling compared to some of the women and a lot of the women in all of WWE. But when it comes to mainstream qualities, I have a lot of those. So I feel like why not come and help some of these women, whether it's anything related to WWE, or whether it's the way they dress, the way they look, the way they present themselves, the way they are perceived, the way they speak in interviews, and the list goes on and on. It’s rebranding my character a little bit. I always think it's great to evolve. I think change is always good as well. So I wanted to switch things up a little bit. So I'm having a lot of fun in NXT. It's been a great experience so far. I have a little bit more creative say as well, which is really cool. The whole new brand of NXT 2.0 and Mandy 2.0, it all coincides. It's just the beginning.
Rose continued, "Sometimes we evolve in different ways. But sometimes finding new avenues and new ways to present yourself is because I've always been known as the “Golden Goddess and God's Greatest Creation”, and if you think about it, those names are based off of my looks. That's fine. I get it. Coming off Tough Enough, it was all about my looks, but I don't want it to just always be about my looks. I'm tired of that. I'm tired of everyone saying she's just a hot blonde. She's just this and that. I want people to recognise and respect the work I've put in inside and outside the ring. I want it to be made clearer to people and let them show them that, and it sounds kind of silly because it's like, ‘Oh, it's just a hair colour change,’ which I'm still beautiful, and I still look hot. I'm not going to lie. I’m actually loving the dark hair, and I think I even look hotter."