Following Asuka’s reported injury scare at a WWE live show, her opponent in that match Mandy Rose made the following comments during an interview with TalkSport:
“I was in my hometown last night, it was really great to be home. I had about 30 people – friends and family – there that were all front row. I had all my nieces and nephews and it was really amazing to have them all there. Of course, not everything always goes according to plan and accidents happen. So, unfortunately, there was a little accident and we took the proper precautions and thankfully, Asuka is fine and she’s doing OK. You know, stuff happens. You can’t dwell on it, you just gotta move on.
Rose also discussed her rise during the last 12 months and who has helped her:
“Everyone kind of has a great camaraderie backstage – I’m sure you guys know that – and everyone helps everyone. Backstage you have producers, you have writers and you have talent and there’s a lot of people who look out for each other. I’d say since I’ve been on SmackDown, Charlotte [Flair] has been a really awesome friend, but also [has] given me a lot of good insight. She’s an amazing performer so I take a lot of advice from her.
“I think, just in general, getting people’s feedback from when you finish a match or finish a promo and kind of just hearing what people have to say about it, but taking everything with a grain a salt as well. Sometimes you can get a lot of opinions and they can overwhelm you and you can over-analyse yourself – it can get a little crazy.