On April 5th, during the second evening of WrestleMania 36, Mandy Rose intervened in the match between Otis and Dolph Ziggler, attacking her now ex-friend Sonya Deville and hitting with a low-blow Ziggler, helping Otis to win the victory, then celebrating in the center the ring with a kiss, thus making a turn-face.
Rose began a professional fitness competition career in 2013 and went on to become a bodybuilding competitor the following year. In 2015, she placed second on the WWE competition Tough Enough, after which she signed a contract with WWE and joined the reality television show Total Divas as a main cast member for one season.
After a brief stint in WWE's developmental territory NXT, Rose made her main roster debut in 2017. She then competed alongside Sonya Deville as a tag team, dubbed Fire and Desire. In a recent interview, she commented on what Sonya Deville said: “For those of you who saw what went down tonight on Smackdown, my former best friend Sonya Deville said I was nothing more than a ‘centerfold b****,’ and that really hurts.
It’s still hurting, can’t really explain to you how I feel. Honestly, I’m pretty speechless. Coming from the one person that I thought really knew the real me, and never in a million years did I ever think the things that she said would come out of her mouth.
But I don’t know where I went wrong, I don’t know what happened along the way. I don’t know — I really don’t know why she feels like this, but it’s unfortunate. There’s one thing I just want to say is that everything Sonya said tonight is — there’s nothing I haven’t heard before.
My whole life, I’ve been called ‘Just a pretty face, and you’ll never amount to anything. You don’t really have anything to offer, but your looks.’ And it’s never defined who I am. I mean, I’ve heard it my whole life.
It’s nothing new. There’s just so much more to Mandy Rose than looks, and I hope you guys can all see that. I hope you all do see that. And if not, hopefully you can see that because there’s so much more. And it’s a shame that Sonya Deville feels this way”.