WWE star Mandy Rose was recently interviewed by The New York Post to promote this weekend’s (Sun. February 17, 2019) Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV). During their conversation, Rose discussed pushing the envelope with her character in a PG world, intergender matches in WWE, and her friendship with Sonya Deville. Here are the highlights:
Pushing the envelope with her character in a PG world: “You know my character, I’m obviously that sexy-hot bombshell that nobody else has,” Rose said. “And I feel like it works with me and I feel like we’re very careful and I don’t want to push that envelope [too far]. Obviously, we’ve [the women] come a long way.
“What we do is entertainment and, you know, I’m really enjoying our story. And I think that it gives me a lot of different opportunities and showcases my character. So, it’s been a lot of fun. I kind of like beating up Naomi. So that’s been a lot of fun, too.”
Intergender matches in WWE: “I think it’s a great time for it,” Rose said. “Women are breaking down those barriers and they’re becoming, you know, they’re main-eventing and it’s just been an amazing time for women in general in sports. I feel like, yeah, why not do inter-gender matches? It brings entertainment. It brings a lot of different viewers and demographics and all that, so why not do it?”
Her friendship with Sonya Deville: “The second she said hello, I was like, ‘Hey, what’s up’ and she’s like, ‘Wow, you’re really cool’ and we just hit it off,” Rose said. “I don’t know if it’s from we’re both from the Northeast and we just had a lot of similarities. But ever since then we have been nonstop, you know, best friends.”