Mandy Rose did an interview with Comic Book Movie to talk about her storyline with Sonya Deville, her dream match, goals, and more. Check out the highlights below.
On whether she would consider an acting career down the road:
I’ve always had those kind of aspirations, but right now I’m very busy with so many different things outside of WWE. I’m building a brand, and I want to build a global brand with different products, so there’s always room for more, and you never know what the future brings. Movies and television are things I’d definitely look into in the future, for sure.
On her hopes as a singles star:
I’ve always seen myself as a singles Superstar. Of course, you can get into a tag team and be both, but I can hold my own, I’ve had that “X” factor from the very beginning and, you know, to be honest, now that Sonya is out of the picture, I see that SmackDown Women’s Championship in my reach and I’m going straight for that.
On never winning the Women’s Tag Team titles with Sonya:
I think we’d always hoped to have a run, of course. You always do, but maybe it just wasn’t in our cards and wasn’t meant to be. As you can see, Sonya and I aren’t in a tag team for a reason. She clearly couldn’t take the idea of being in my shadow. We were best friends, so I don’t know what she’s mad at, but the fact that maybe some people saw more of a star in me, that’s not my problem. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. You just never know. Championships really aren’t everything. A title around your waist doesn’t make you… of course, it’s nice to have, and it’s something we all want to have, but it really doesn’t have much to do with the success of your career.
On having to prove herself because she was a model:
That was always a thing in the beginning when I first started. Trish had the same tribulations to get through as well. We’re both from the fitness world and were models, and people have this idea that ‘You’re just a model,’ but have you ever seen a model and an athlete at the same time? That’s possible. It’s just ignorance, to be honest. People just assume that you can’t do both, but I’ve proven myself up until this point and I’ve proven myself that you can have both and you don’t just have to be a pretty face. Why can’t you have both?
On who she would like to face when the crowds return:
Definitely myself versus Sonya Deville because I’m not finished with her. She thinks she got the best of me, but this is definitely not over and that’s exactly the first match I want in front of a crowd. With or without a crowd, to be honest!
On her dream WrestleMania match:
I would say myself versus Trish Stratus. She’s always been a huge inspiration for me, and like I said earlier, we’ve had very similar paths in this business, and she’s always been so sweet to me every time I see her, and she is just an amazing woman who has created so many amazing moments in her career, and coming from a fitness background, she was able to really prove to people that she had what it takes, so that’s a similar story for me. So, I would definitely say that would be a hot match up for sure!