The Wrestling world was shocked when the news of Mandy Rose getting released from WWE broke. Such an uneventful end to her long run with WWE was probably not expected by most fans. However, statements following her release quickly cleared out most fan queries.
Followers who keep up with the released wrestler’s daily life are probably aware of her tendency of posting spicy photos. As if that wasn’t enough, she opened a page in FanTime (Onlyfans type service) where for $40 a month, fans got access to her borderline erotic pictures. This move didn’t sit well with WWE.
Wrestlers working with the WWE have a certain set of rules they must abide by. A 2020 declaration ordered fighters to consult the promotion before they appear on any third-party platforms.
WWE cleared its stance by saying, “Much like Disney and Warner Bros., WWE creates, promotes and invests in its intellectual property, i.e. the stage names of performers like the Fiend Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Big E and Braun Strowman.”
“It is the control and exploration of these characters that allows WWE to drive revenue, which in turn enables the company to compensate performers at the highest levels in the sports entertainment industry.”
What did Rose have to say?
Rose first broke her silence after she addressed her fans on Twitter by thanking them for all the support and attaching a link to her Fantime account. Now Mandy spoke about the situation while talking with TPS,
“I can’t sit here and say that I was wronged or not… but I’m very hurt,” Rose said Tuesday on the Tamron Hall Show (h/t Sean Rueter of Cageside Seats). “Nobody wants to get that call that they’re being fired from any job, right? So I was very hurt. I was very disappointed.”
It was alleged that Shawn Michaels’ was the one who pulled the trigger as Rose’s photos got more obscene. But the former WWE star seems to be doing just fine as she managed to earn nearly half a million dollars since her release from WWE. Mandy may never step back in the ring if she can make so much money posting pictures of herself online.