The reigning NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose seemingly took note of the bold claims made by the former WWE star Ember Moon. During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet on INSIGHT, the former WWE star claimed that WWE officials held meetings in NXT 2.0 where they asked stars to dress like Rose.
Moon a.k.a Athena recalled how she and other WWE stars had to sit through the aforementioned meetings. The former NXT Women’s Champion concluded by giving props to Rose, labeling her as ‘phenomenal.’ At the same time, the former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion noted how not everyone could replicate Rose’s fashion and style:
“To be told that I’ve done nothing wrong and I was taken off TV for doing nothing wrong, it hurt so bad because I was so happy walking into work. I remember when Shotzi left, I remember going to my makeup artist and saying, ‘I am so unhappy.’ We’d have to sit through stupid meetings about how we’d have to dress sexy. I’m not about to wear fishnet booty buttcheek shorts because we had a two-hour meeting about how to dress like Mandy Rose. That’s not fair. Mandy is absolutely phenomenal and an amazing person, but not everyone is Mandy Rose.”
Mandy Rose reacts
In reaction to Moon’s comments, the former Golden Goddess took to Twitter to share a GIF of herself.
Check out the tweet below:
— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) April 28, 2022
Fightful Select had reported that they have learned about the meetings months ago but could not get anyone to confirm. They reported that the meetings were scheduled under the guise of “fashion consulting.” It was further noted that “the company brought in a consultant named Melanie Pace to conduct the meetings.”
Fightful reported that the talent blamed John Laurinaitis but Fightful can’t confirm he had anything to do with it. One talent said they were encouraged to dress similarly backstage and although “dress sexier” wasn’t said it was implied. It was also noted that numerous women refused to attend the meetings.