Mandy Rose

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Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg
Mandy Rose appearing at an NXT event in 2016.
Birth nameAmanda Rose Saccomanno[1][2]
Born (1991-07-18) July 18, 1991 (age 27)
Westchester County, New York, United States[3]
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States[4]
Alma materIona College
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mandy Rose[5]
Billed height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[6][5]
Billed weight120 lb (54 kg)[6]
Billed fromYorktown Heights, New York[5]
Trained byBooker T[7]
Billy Gunn[7]
Lita[7]
Sara Del Rey[4]
DebutAugust 25, 2015[8]

Amanda Rose Saccomanno (born July 18, 1991) is an American professional wrestler, television personality and former fitness and figure competitor. She signed to WWE under the ring name Mandy Rose and performs on the SmackDown brand.

In 2015, she placed second on the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough. That same year, she signed a contract with WWE and joined the reality television show Total Divas, which is produced by WWE and E!.

Early life and fitness career[edit]

Amanda Saccomanno was born and raised in an Italian-American family in Westchester County, New York, and is the youngest of four children.[9] She is of Italian and Irish heritage.[9] She attended Yorktown High School, where she participated in dance. She later earned her bachelor's degree at Iona College, majoring in speech pathology.[9][10]

Saccomanno entered her first fitness competition in 2013, and took first place in the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Boston Show. She was also crowned the 2014 World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini Champion.[10]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Tough Enough and NXT (2015–2017)[edit]

Saccomanno was a contestant in the sixth season of the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough, which began airing in June 2015.[6][11][12] She was at risk of elimination on the July 28 episode, but was saved by judge The Miz.[13] During the season finale, she adopted the ring name Mandy Rose, lost a match against Alicia Fox, and placed second overall, after winners Sara Lee and Josh Bredl.[14][15]

Rose during an NXT event in April 2016

After the Tough Enough season finale, it was revealed that Rose had signed a five-year contract with the company.[16][17] Rose made her in-ring debut for WWE's developmental territory, NXT, during a six-woman tag team match at a live event in Venice, Florida on January 30, 2016.[18] On the August 17 episode of NXT, Rose debuted in a six-woman tag team match along with Daria Berenato and Alexa Bliss, in which they were defeated by Carmella, Liv Morgan, and Nikki Glencross.[19] On the September 28 episode of NXT, Rose lost her first televised singles match to Ember Moon.[20]

Absolution and alliance with Sonya Deville (2017–present)[edit]

On the November 20, 2017, episode of Raw, Rose joined Sonya Deville and Paige as they attacked Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, and Alexa Bliss.[21] A week later, the trio's name was revealed as Absolution.[22] Rose had her first televised match on the main roster at Tribute to the Troops on December 19, where Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James and Sasha Banks.[23]

On January 28, 2018 at the Royal Rumble, Rose entered the first women's Royal Rumble match at number 4, and she was the first woman eliminated from the match by Lita.[24] In parallel to her activities on Raw, Rose also replaced the injured Alicia Fox in the Mixed Match Challenge where she was paired with Goldust and the duo lost in the first round to Jimmy Uso and Naomi.[25][26] In February, Rose took part of the first ever women's Elimination Chamber match where she was defeated by Alexa Bliss.[27] In April, Paige retired from the ring due to neck injuries and became the SmackDown general manager.[28] In her first Wrestlemania appearance, at WrestleMania 34, Rose participated in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, which would be won by Naomi.[29]

During the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, both Rose and Deville were drafted to SmackDown, but Paige declared they would not receive special treatment and that Absolution is over.[30][31] Throughout the summer, Rose would continue her alliance with Deville as the two remained a tag team and competed in various singles and tag team matches.[32][33][34][35][36][37] Seeds of dissolution were planted throughout the rest of the year as Rose was the one to eliminate Deville from a battle royal match at the first ever all women's pay–per–view, WWE Evolution.[38] The storyline continued as Rose showed her "happy" intentions for Deville, after the latter was chosen to take part of Team Smackdown for the upcoming traditional five–on–five elimination match over her.[39] Rose was eventually announced as the final participant of the team and in her first appearance at the event, after blind tagging herself from Deville, she went on to eliminate Mickie James before being eliminated by Sasha Banks.[40]

Other media[edit]

Rose has been featured in multiple fitness publications including Fitness Gurls, Fit & Firm, and FitFemme.[10]

Rose appeared as part of the main cast for the fifth season of the WWE reality television series Total Divas, which began airing in January 2016.[41][42][43]

Rose made her WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19.[44]

Personal life[edit]

She participates in yoga, pilates, and CrossFit.[5][45] Her childhood nickname was "Hamburgers".[45]

In April 2018, during an interview with former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia, Saccomanno revealed that she was dating fellow wrestler Sabatino Piscitelli (Tino Sabbatelli).[46]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 WWE Tough Enough Herself Contestant; runner-up (season 6)
2016 Total Divas Main cast (season 5): 10 episodes

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Fitness modeling[edit]

  • World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion
    • 2014 WBFF Boston – (first place)
    • 2014 WBFF Diva Bikini Pro World Championship – (first place)

Professional wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

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