Mandy Rose recently spoke to FOX-Wilmington where she revealed why WWE chose not to change her name when she started appearing on television.
Not only did the fans already remember Rose from Tough Enough, but they were able to incorporate her actual name which has a lot of family meaning.
“ My real name is Amanda Rose Saccomanno, so a lot of people don’t know that, but Rose is kind of special in my family as my grandma’s name is Rosemary, my mom’s name is Mary Rose, I’m Amanda Rose, my niece is Demi Rose. So it kind of just keeps going in the family, but I was put on Total Divas right when I got signed, so before I kind of stepped foot in the ring, I was on Total Divas and I went by the name of Mandy, so we didn’t want to change my name after that. It was like everyone knew me as Mandy and even from Tough Enough, so we went with Mandy Rose.”