WWE SmackDown Superstar Mandy Rose recently spoke with Pro Wrestling Sheet to promote Money In the Bank and tonight’s show. Rose will face Carmella in the final Money In the Bank qualifier tonight. Below are highlights from the Q&A:
What are your thoughts on Money in the Bank this year taking place at WWE Headquarters and how badly do you want to be in the match?
Obviously, with times like this, we have to get creative and try to think of some innovative ways. I’m really excited to have a qualifying match, obviously, [tonight] on SmackDown against Carmella. I look to go forward with that and hopefully win and go on to the Money in the Bank ladder match because I think it’s going to be a lot of fun. I don’t even know how it’s setup or anything. I just think it’s going to be creative and definitely entertaining.
Because it’s been the longest thing that you’ve been involved in a storyline, and the most that the audience has been invested in something that you’ve been doing, I’m sure it was a huge bummer that your big moment with Otis at WrestleMania happened without a crowd. What was the reaction like backstage when you finished that? Who was the first person to say something to you guys and give you some feedback?
I feel like everyone was super happy about it. Of course, the producers and writers that were involved and Vince himself, of course. Everyone was really happy with how it played out. We had to do what we had to do. The reaction that we got from social media and YouTube and all of the things afterward when it was aired and everything, it was a great reaction from everyone. I’m happy the way it turned out, even though it was unfortunate that we couldn’t do it in front of a huge stadium.
You mentioned Vince McMahon was one of the people who talked to you backstage after the WrestleMania moment and you’ve said in multiple interviews you pitched the Otis storyline to him as well. Do you find him to be pretty approachable from your standpoint?
Yeah, from my standpoint, for sure. He’s always been pretty approachable ever since the first time I was able to get a little meeting with him a couple years ago. He’s super sweet and obviously he’s Vince McMahon, so everyone is a little bit scared in the beginning. He’s a little intimidating, of course. But he’s so easy to talk to and he was so happy with everything, the way it all came about. He knows how to handle these types of stories, obviously. He’s so good at what he does. But he was really appreciative that I had this idea and I’m really appreciative that we actually followed through and went with it and that it was such a success.
(H/T to Pro Wrestling Sheet)