Amanda Rose Saccomano (July 18, 1991) is an American model and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Mandy Rose, performing on their developmental territory NXT. She is a former contestant on WWE Tough Enough.
Early life and modelling career
Saccomanno was born and raised in Westchester County, New York and is the youngest of four children. She is of Italian and Irish heritage. Saccomanno 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 career
Tough Enough (2015)
Saccomanno was a contestant WWE Tough Enough VI 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, Saccomanno adopted the ring name Mandy Rose and had a match with Alicia Fox. She placed second overall, after winners Sara Lee and Joshua Bredl.
Total Divas (2015–present)
In September 2015, it was announced that Naomi had been taken off the main cast of the WWE reality television series Total Divas, and had been replaced by Saccomanno. On October 6, Saccomanno's ring name was changed to Mandy.
After Tough Enough, Saccomanno signed a five-year contract with the company. Rose made her in-ring debut for WWE's developmental territory, WWE NXT, during a six-Diva tag team match at a live event in Venice, Florida on January 30, 2016. On the August 17 episode of NXT, Rose made her first televised appearance and in–ring debut where she competed 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 competed on her first singles televised match, where she was defeated by Ember Moon.
Saccomanno has been featured in multiple fitness publications including Fitness Gurls Magazine, Fit & Firm Magazine and FitFemme Magazine.
Saccomanno resides in Yorktown Heights, New York. She is a supporter of animal rights and adoption. Saccomanno participates in yoga, pilates and CrossFit.
- Finishing moves
- Golden's Wings (Lifting double underhook sitout facebuster)
- Signature moves
- Modified octopus hold
- Running bicycle knee
- Springboard bulldog
- Thesz press, followed by multiple mat slams
- Tilt-a-whirl headscissors takedown
- "The Golden Goddess"
- Entrance themes
- "A Little Bit of Bad" by Marc Ferrari and Michael McGregor (NXT; August 17, 2016 – September 28, 2016)
Championships and accomplishments
- World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion
- 2014 WBFF Boston – (first place)
- 2014 WBFF Diva Bikini Pro World Championship – (first place)