Mandy Rose joined INSIGHT with Chris Van Vliet this week to talk about her current run, moving back to NXT from the main roster, her character change, how different things are with Triple H and several other topics.
Rose talked about the initial plans when she won the NXT Women’s Championship:
“I didn’t know exactly when I first won, but when I started getting in the groove with this whole character change and stuff, I felt like this is going to be a good run and a long run because I think we’re going to really make it mean something. I think it’s a good story, me coming back here and helping some of the younger girls, even the whole transition of NXT to NXT 2.0. There’s so many young people and young, great talent that is up and coming. I feel like it just made the most sense, and now, I mean, over a year now. I didn’t know it would be this long, but hey, I ain’t complaining.”
On the change in character when she went back to NXT:
“I would just say it’s still me. I didn’t change that much. It’s still me. I think it’s more just like adding a little edge to Mandy Rose. I think it’s more about, yea, I can still look good, beat b*tches up, but also, I have this edge to me. I think the whole idea was, as well as with Gigi and Jacy when he all teamed up, like, I think everyone kind of thought I was going to make them be more like Mandy, but instead, we’ve all taken a little bit from each other. So I feel like I have learned from them a lot.”
On possibly having a match with Nikki Bella:
“We have a little bit of similar backgrounds in the sense because she obviously had paved the way for us, definitely during the Divas time, the Women’s Revolution, and all that. So, I feel like there’s some kind of similarity with the both of us because she wants to have people respect her more and she did gain that respect over the years, but in the beginning, it wasn’t maybe so much like that. So, there is a little story there.”