Amanda Rose Saccomanno (born July 18, 1990 or 1991) is an American professional wrestler, television personality, and former fitness and figure competitor. She is signed to WWE, where she performs under the ring name Mandy Rose on the company's SmackDown brand.
Rose in April 2018
|Birth name||Amanda Rose Saccomanno|
|Born||July 18, 1990 or 1991 (age 28–29)|
Westchester County, New York, United States
|Residence||Orlando, Florida, United States|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Mandy Rose|
|Billed height||5 ft 4 in (163 cm)|
|Billed weight||120 lb (54 kg)|
|Billed from||Yorktown Heights, New York|
|Trained by||Booker T|
Sara Del Rey
|Debut||August 25, 2015|
Rose began a professional fitness competition career in 2013 and went on to become a bodybuilding competitor the following year. In 2015, she placed second on the WWE competition WWE Tough Enough, after which she signed a contract with WWE and joined the reality television show Total Divas as a main cast member for one season. After a brief stint in WWE's developmental territory NXT, Rose made her main roster debut in 2017. She currently competes alongside Sonya Deville as a tag team, dubbed Fire and Desire.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional wrestling career
- 3 Other media
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Championships and accomplishments
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Amanda Rose Saccomanno was born in the New York City suburb of Westchester County, New York. The youngest of four children, she has Irish and Italian ancestry. Her childhood nickname was "Hamburgers". She attended Yorktown High School, where she participated in dance. She later earned her bachelor's degree at Iona College, majoring in speech pathology. She 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.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
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. She was at risk of elimination on the July 28 episode, but was saved by judge The Miz. 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.
After the Tough Enough season finale, it was revealed that Rose had signed a five-year contract with the company. 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. 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. On the September 28 episode of NXT, Rose lost her first televised singles match to Ember Moon.
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. A week later, the trio's name was revealed as Absolution. 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.
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. 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. In February, Rose took part of the first ever women's Elimination Chamber match where she was defeated by Alexa Bliss. In April, Paige retired from the ring due to neck injuries and became the SmackDown general manager. In her first WrestleMania appearance, at WrestleMania 34, Rose participated in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, which would be won by Naomi.
Both Rose and Deville were drafted to SmackDown during the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, with Paige subsequently declaring that Absolution was over. Despite this, Rose would continue her alliance with Deville throughout the summer, competing in various tag team matches as a duo. Seeds of dissolution between the two were planted when Rose eliminated Deville from a battle royal at the first ever all women's pay-per-view, WWE Evolution. At Survivor Series in November, Rose participated in her first traditional five-on-five elimination match as part of Team SmackDown, where she went on to eliminate Mickie James before being eliminated by Sasha Banks. After Survivor Series, the dissolution between Rose and Deville dissipated as the two continued their alliance, while Rose began a feud with Naomi due to Rose purposefully flirting with Naomi's husband. The rivalry continued as both Rose and Naomi eliminated each other from the women's Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble event, on January 27, 2019, where Rose managed to last 25:50. The feud ended in February after the two exchanged victories over each other.
On February 17, at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Rose and Deville competed in a six-team Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, where they started the match against and were then the final team eliminated by Sasha Banks and Bayley, who won the match in the process. Rose then competed in the second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal during the WrestleMania 35 pre-show in a losing effort. Rose then became the last competitor for the Money in the Bank ladder match at the namesake pay-per-view on May 19. Deville, who was ringside during the match, tried to climb the ladder and help Rose win the match, however, Bayley was able to fight them off and retrieve the briefcase. On the September 3 episode of SmackDown, Rose and Deville, now dubbed as Fire & Desire, defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to earn a Women's Tag Team Championship shot at Clash of Champions. At the event, the two failed to capture the title.
Saccomanno resides in Orlando, Florida. She participates in yoga, pilates, and CrossFit. In April 2018, she revealed that she was dating fellow professional wrestler Sabatino Piscitelli, better known by the ring name Tino Sabbatelli.
|2015||WWE Tough Enough||Herself||Contestant; runner-up (season 6)|
|2016||Total Divas||Main cast (season 5): 10 episodes|
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion
- 2014 WBFF Boston – (first place)
- 2014 WBFF Diva Bikini Pro World Championship – (first place)
- "Mandy Rose". WWE. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
- "Amanda Saccomanno | Tough Enough". WWE Tough Enough. Archived from the original on August 29, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
- "MEET THE COMPETITORS AND CAST OF WWE TOUGH ENOUGH". WWE Tough Enough. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- "Tough Enough competitors join new class of recruits at the WWE Performance Center". WWE. September 29, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
- "Amanda Saccomanno". Internet Wrestling Database (IWD). Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- Those giving 1990 include:
- "Mandy Rose on Instagram: "Cheers to 29 years & many many more!! 🥂🍾🎉🎁🙏🏻👸#BestIsYetToCome #29nevaLookedSoGood 🤑"". Instagram. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
- Barrasso, Justin (September 25, 2019). "The Week in Wrestling: Mandy Rose Takes Unconventional Path to WWE Stardom". Sports Illustrated.
- Those giving 1991 include:
- "WWE Profile - Mandy Rose". ESPN. December 3, 2017. Retrieved July 19, 2019.
- Maglio, Tony (July 23, 2019). "WWE's Mandy Rose Is Building a Brand, and Being 'God's Greatest Creation' Is Just the Start". The Wrap.
- Day, Nate (January 11, 2020). "WWE Superstar Mandy Rose reflects on her journey to wrestling: 'It's kind of crazy'". Fox News.
- "Amanda Saccomanno". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
- Byron, Saxton (October 14, 2016). "Meet Mandy Rose, NXT's "Golden Goddess"". WWE. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
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- "Meet WWE Tough Enough's 13 finalists | Tough Enough". WWE Tough Enough. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
- "Yorktown Heights' Amanda Saccomanno Advances to Final Round of Acclaimed WWE Competition". prweb.com. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- "THE MIZ'S SAVE COSTS MADA: WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, JULY 28, 2015". WWE Tough Enough. July 28, 2015. Archived from the original on October 7, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
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- Currier, Hoseph (January 31, 2018). "Mandy Rose replacng Alicia Fox in WWE Mixed Match Challenge". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
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- Trionfo, Richard (April 17, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: NEW FACES, STYLES AND BRYAN AS A TAG TEAM, CHAMPIONS CHANGE BRANDS, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 1, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: SOMEONE NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE, JOE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON GOLD, TAG MATCH, TRIOS WOMEN'S ACTION, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 29, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WHO IS THE LAST IN MITB?, ASUKA IN ACTION, A DANCE OFF, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (June 12, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A SUMMIT THAT TURNS INTO A MATCH, HARDY VERSUS NAKAMURA, AJ TALKS TO LAWLER, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (August 14, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: PEN PALS WITH SAMOA JOE, A TRILOGY OF VIGNETTES ABOUT MIZ AND BRYAN, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (September 11, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: TELL US A STORY MR. SAMOA JOE, WE HAVE OPPONENTS FOR THE NEW DAY, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (October 23, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WORLD CUP PARTICIPANTS IN ACTION, FOOTAGE FROM THE PERFORMANCE CENTER, MIZTV, AND MORE". PWInsider.
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