In recent months, we have seen several very important athletes on the main roster return to the rings of the third roster of the federation, namely those of NXT. Among the many names that have only gone down for a few weeks or months, we have in fact found Natalya, AJ Styles, Finn Balor, Dolph Ziggler (also the winner of the NXT title) or Mandy Rose, the current champion of the color roster, who is now stable in the third WWE brand for some time.
Mandy Rose, in addition to having created a collaboration with the athletes Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne, the NXT tag team champions, is still the current champion of the NXT roster, with her reign having been born after the victory several months ago against Raquel Gonzalez (now Raquel Rodriguez in the rings of the main roster) came in the special episode of Halloween Havoc, on 26 October 2021.
The latest news on Mandy Rose
After overcoming months and months of reign, Mandy Rose has reached 200 days as a world champion, with her reign that is about to equal that of the athlete who preceded her, namely Rodriguez herself, who stopped at 201 days.
At the moment, Mandy is in fact settling at number 8 in the global ranking of NXT champions (with the combined days of all their kingdoms), with just one day separating her from the kingdom of Rodriguez. The next opponent to beat in the NXT title reigns record is Bayley, who has been stuck for a few years at 223 days, with her move to the main roster which has obviously now excluded her from the title race.
It will be a bit difficult instead to surpass the absolute record of the belt, held by Shayna Baszler, which stopped at 548 days (combined and divided into two kingdoms). We will see if Mandy Rose can keep the title for that long or if some newcomer to the WWE rings, precisely at NXT, will be able to snatch the title from her hands before she manages to climb the ranking of the most dominant NXT champions, even further.
During an interview with Chris Van Vliet on INSIGHT, Moon claimed that WWE officials held meetings on NXT where they asked superstars to dress like Rose. "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 s*xy. I'm not about to wear fishnet booty buttcheek shorts because we had a two-hour meeting about how to dress like Mandy Rose."