WWE NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose appeared on Ryan Satin's "Out of Character" podcast this week. Rose said she is not arrogant in real life like the wrestling character she portrays in NXT:
"That's definitely not me. I'm actually very much the most selfless person. I do a lot for others. I'm very humble. I'm very down to earth. I think that's kind of the biggest takeaway with me when people meet me is that sometimes they look at me as a whole and they see this persona, and the way I present myself, and my looks and all that, and, you know, you can't judge a book by its cover."
On what her thoughts were when she was sent from the main roster back to NXT:
"I didn't even know why I was going to NXT. I'm a firm believer at the end of the day, I looked at it as an opportunity as a new way to kind of rebrand myself. I think we all need to change as we develop and grow. I think for me, it was just a huge opportunity to use this as something that could be really cool. I didn't look at any of the negatives. I think that was a big part of it for me. I think a lot of people if they were to get the call to go back to NXT, they would ask a million questions. They'd be like, why, and it's normal, obviously. But I just literally, I took that call, and I said, 'Okay, sure.' I didn't really ask many questions.”
“Then I had this vision and obviously other things started coming about. I'm like, you know, what? I'm going to change up my character a little bit. I want to become a little edgier. It's all about, you know, can you back it up in the ring? I always have that stigma on me, so I'm going to change it up a little bit. Then I had this vision and with the group of a bunch of people, we kind of made it come to life. So I think it was honestly the best move for me. I'm super grateful. I just think a positive mindset going into it was the best aspect for me, because it also showed. if I had a negative mindset, and if I came out there and looked like I don't want to be here, it would just show and it wouldn't work. So I just stayed really positive and I'm really happy that I did.”
Click below for the full interview.