Mandy Rose, whose real name is Amanda Saccomanno, is an American professional wrestler, television personality, and fitness model. She was born on July 18, 1990, in Westchester County, New York. Rose rose to prominence as a contestant on the sixth season of WWE's reality television show, "Tough Enough," which aired in 2015.
Prior to joining WWE, Mandy Rose had a successful career as a fitness model and competed in several fitness competitions. Her dedication to fitness and her stunning looks caught the attention of WWE officials, leading to her participation in "Tough Enough." Although she didn't win the competition, her charisma and potential were evident, and she was subsequently signed by WWE.
In 2017, Mandy Rose made her main roster debut on the SmackDown brand as a member of the group "Absolution," alongside Paige and Sonya Deville. The trio made an immediate impact by asserting their dominance in the women's division. Rose's athletic ability, combined with her striking beauty, made her stand out among her peers.
Over the years, Mandy Rose has competed in numerous high-profile matches and storylines. She has shared the ring with notable WWE Superstars and has proven herself as a formidable competitor. Rose has participated in multiple Money in the Bank ladder matches and has challenged for various championships.
On November 20, 2017, during an episode of Raw, Mandy Rose aligned herself with Sonya Deville and Paige as they launched an attack on Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, and Alexa Bliss. The trio was later unveiled as Absolution. Rose's involvement in the group marked a significant turning point in her WWE career.
In January 2018, at the Royal Rumble, Rose entered the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match at number 4. However, she was the first competitor to be eliminated from the match by Lita. The following month, she participated in the inaugural women's Elimination Chamber match, which was ultimately won by Alexa Bliss. At WrestleMania 34, Rose took part in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, but she did not emerge as the victor, as the honor went to Naomi.
During the 2018 WWE Superstar Shake-up, both Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville were drafted to the SmackDown brand. This move also marked the end of Absolution, as Paige, who had retired from in-ring competition and become the SmackDown General Manager, declared the group disbanded. Rose then began competing in various tag team matches alongside Deville.
In October, Rose participated in the inaugural all-women's pay-per-view, Evolution, where she eliminated Deville from a battle royal before being eliminated herself by Carmella. Later in November, at Survivor Series, Rose had her first taste of a traditional five-on-five elimination match as part of Team SmackDown, but they ended up on the losing side.
A notable storyline for Rose was her feud with Naomi. This rivalry began when Rose flirted with Naomi's husband, Jimmy Uso, with the intention of causing turmoil in Naomi's life. The feud escalated, with Rose even hinting at kissing Uso and Naomi attacking Rose in a hotel room after accepting her invitation. Their rivalry extended to the women's Royal Rumble match in January 2019, where they eliminated each other. The two competitors traded victories over each other in February.
In February 2019, at Elimination Chamber, Rose and Deville took part in a six-team Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. Although they started the match, they were the final team eliminated by Sasha Banks and Bayley, who ultimately won the titles. Rose also participated in the second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35 but did not emerge as the winner.
In a surprising turn of events, Rose's story took a romantic twist when she became involved in a storyline with Otis. This relationship garnered significant attention, with Otis often providing assistance to Rose during her matches. However, their romance took a complicated turn when Dolph Ziggler appeared during their Valentine's Day date, leading to a romance between Rose and Ziggler. The love triangle between Otis, Ziggler, and Rose became a focal point of their storyline.
At WrestleMania 36, Rose interfered in a match between Otis and Ziggler, attacking Deville and Ziggler, which helped Otis secure the victory. Following the match, Rose and Otis shared a kiss. Their rivalry with Deville and Ziggler continued, with Rose and Otis ultimately losing a tag team match against them on the May 22 episode of SmackDown.
In July, Rose fell victim to an attack by Deville backstage, resulting in her hair being cut. However, she returned with a new look, sporting shorter hair. In a Loser Leaves WWE match at SummerSlam, Rose emerged victorious, defeating Deville.
In September, Rose was traded to the Raw brand, where she formed a tag team with Dana Brooke. The duo competed in a tag team turmoil match during the first night of WrestleMania 37 but was eliminated by the Riott Squad.
In July 2021, Rose returned to the NXT brand and formed an alliance with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne, collectively known as Toxic Attraction. As part of the group, Rose abandoned her blonde hair and dyed it brown. She achieved a significant milestone in her career at Halloween Havoc by defeating Raquel González in a Chucky's choice Trick or Street Fight match, capturing the NXT Women's Championship.
During her championship reign, Rose successfully defended her title against several challengers, including Roxanne Perez, Wendy Choo, and Zoey Stark. At Worlds Collide, Rose unified the NXT UK Women's Championship with the NXT Women's Championship, defeating Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport in a triple threat match.
Rose's reign as champion reached the 365-day mark in October. However, on December 13, she lost the NXT Women's Championship to Roxanne Perez in a rematch, concluding her reign after 413 days. The following day, Rose was released from her WWE contract due to her FanTime content.
In January 2023, Rose addressed her release in an episode of The Tamron Hall Show, discussing her departure from WWE.