WWE fans are familiar with Mandy Rose for her exhilarating displays in the ring and her dominant NXT Women’s Champion reign before her exit from the company last month. However, fans may not know about her storied past in the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion competition (WBFF).

She made her debut in the competition in 2013 and it didn’t take her long to reach the top. The former WWE star secured first place the following year as she was crowned the 2014 WBFF Bikini Champion. Mandy used this as a foundation for achieving greater things in the future.



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She signed for WWE in 2015 and spent seven years in the promotion prior to her release. Mandy achieved worldwide fame during her stint in the company with her fan appeal and ability in the ring. Despite stepping away from the ring, the 32-year-old has revealed why she doesn’t want to return to the world of fitness competitions.

Mandy Rose discloses the hilarious reason for not wanting to enter fitness competitions

Mandy Rose initially made her mark in the fitness world through her exploits, but a return to her roots is not on the table for the former WWE star. The former NXT champion revealed that “sometimes she does get the urgeee “but I love ice cream too much”. Millions of her followers will be left disappointed that they can’t witness Mandy’s feats because of her love for ice cream.


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The former ‘Absolution’ member enjoyed a four-year run on the main roster in WWE, although she hit her peak in 2021 when she returned to NXT and established herself as the brand’s most prominent female star. Mandy became only the third woman in the company’s history to hold on to a title for more than a year.

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The 32-year-old relinquished the title in December 2022 to Roxanne Perez, ending her reign at 413 days. The WWE released her from her contract the next day due to her FanTime content.

Will ‘The Golden Goddess’ return to WWE?

Despite her exit, the rumor mill is rife with speculation that Mandy Rose will make her return to the WWE. She did not speak ill of the company in a recent interview, which leads credence to the rumor. Fans will be on their knees praying in hopes of her return to the wrestling promotion, but they needn’t hold their breath in anticipation of her fitness competition career judging by her recent comments.


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Do you want to see Mandy Rose return to WWE? Do you think it’s a possibility? Let us know in the comments below.

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Amal Joyce


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Amal Joyce is currently a UFC writer at Essentially Sports. As an avid UFC and soccer lover, Amal combined his love for sports and his passion for writing to turn his hobby into his livelihood.Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Communication, English and Psychology, Amal has worked as a Sports Writer for SportsCafe and previously wrote for various clients and businesses as a freelance writer.
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