In the SmackDown episode of February 28th, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are backstage as they watch Dolph Ziggler on television who accompanied Robert Roode in his match against Kofi Kingston, in which Ziggler helps his partner to win after a distraction, while Deville refers to him with Mandy calling him "her man"; in the meantime, Otis is heartbroken by this approach and is joined by his partner Tucker, who advises him to forget the Rose and who will find someone else.
In the SmackDown episode of March 6th, Fire & Desire defeated Carmella and Dana Brooke, thanks to a distraction by Dolph Ziggler, which allowed Mandy to pin Brooke back. In May, Deville and Rose were given the opportunity to choose between each other who would be the last competitor for the Money in the Bank ladder match at the namesake pay–per–view on May 19.
Deville, who insisted on Rose getting the spot, tried to climb the ladder and help Rose win the match, however, Bayley was able to fight them off and retrieve the briefcase. Speaking with with Spandex and Elle Collins, she explained how she thinks it could ideally play out: “I think that’s what’s cool is it doesn’t have to be a long drawn out storyline about two girls or two guys being gay.
I think it can just be natural inclusion in the product. Just like you knew Rusev and Lana were dating for years and years and years. Maybe you can know two girls are dating or two guys are dating, but it’s not part of the storyline.
"You know what I mean? It’s unique in that it’s not a television show, but it kind of is, and it’s not real life, but it kind of is. So it’s trying to find that happy medium of where to go with stuff like that.
And it’s a work in progress. We’re all trying to figure it out at the same time. And I certainly don’t have all the answers and I know they don’t. So I think it’s just a cooperative effort over the next few years of hopefully getting more of that content in there”.