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5 Reasons why Mandy Rose is "God's greatest creation"

We take a look at how Mandy Rose lives up to her nickname of
We take a look at how Mandy Rose lives up to her nickname of "God's Greatest Creation"
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Mandy Rose is one of the most polarizing WWE Superstars on the company's roster today, as the SmackDown Live Superstar is an absolute heat-magnet when it comes to criticism regarding her wrestling skills.

In fact, on an episode of "My Daughter is a WWE Superstar", Rose's father, Rich Saccomanno, noted that her "haters" would often chime in with their negative comments about "The Golden Goddess".

However, it's a fact that Rose has gained a considerable amount of fan-following since her move from RAW to the SmackDown brand during the WWE Superstar Shake-Up, which took place earlier this year on the 16th and 17th of April.

Considering the rise in her popularity among professional wrestling fans, it's no surprise that the business is now rife with talk regarding Rose potentially getting a huge push on SmackDown in the days to come.

Today, we take a special look at some of the overlooked and underappreciated aspects of Rose -- both inside and outside the ring -- looking at the biggest reasons why Mandy Rose is indeed "God's greatest creation" (*read in Corey Graves' voice)...


#5 Mandy Rose didn't lose hope despite being rejected by Paige on WWE Tough Enough

Paige (left) and Mandy Rose (right) started off their relationship with several disagreements
Paige (left) and Mandy Rose (right) started off their relationship with several disagreements

Two words: Mental fortitude.

Mandy Rose is not only one of the most powerful weight-lifters in the Women's Division today, but also has an incredibly strong mind to go with her physical strength!

Back in 2015, when Rose participated in WWE's Tough Enough reality show, former Divas' Champion Paige was one of the judges on the show and in Rose's own words, Paige "hated" her and "was rough" with her.

Rose spoke in detail with veteran WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia about how her relationship with Paige has improved in 2018, and that they're quite friendly now.

The most interesting part of Rose's conversation with Garcia was when Rose told her that most of the people on Tough Enough, including Paige, perhaps wanted to test The Golden Goddess mentally and check whether she's cut out for this industry.

Needless to say, Rose proved her mental toughness, and persevered -- eventually becoming a main cast member in the Total Divas reality series, besides also working in NXT (2015-17), working on RAW and now on SmackDown...

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#4 Mandy Rose has won multiple championships outside the world of WWE and professional wrestling

Mandy Rose had tremendous success in the world of modeling and fitness, before joining the WWE
Mandy Rose had tremendous success in the world of modeling and fitness, before joining the WWE

Amanda Rose Saccomanno is the youngest of Rich and Mary Saccomanno's 4 children -- as the couple have 3 sons and 1 daughter, the daughter being WWE Superstar Mandy Rose. The SmackDown Live Superstar was well-known for her dancing skills during her time in Yorktown High School (Yorktown Heights, New York).

Rose then majored in speech pathology in Iona College (New Rochelle, New York), earning her bachelor's degree. It was around the age of 22 that Rose got her first big break in the fitness industry, as she participated in multiple fitness competitions.

Rose never really competed in professional wrestling outside the WWE, however, she solidified herself as a legitimate fitness professional -- earning multiple championships and accolades in the industry, including placing first in the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Boston Show.

Besides, one year before she started off with the WWE, Rose became the 2014 World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini Champion.

With a list of accomplishments like that, even some of Rose's biggest "haters" cannot deny how genetically-blessed and physically-gifted The Golden Goddess truly is. No wonder the WWE signed her almost immediately...

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#3 Mandy Rose comes from a working-class family and has that undeniable, blue-collared work ethic

Mandy Rose was given a strict upbringing in her Italian-American household, giving her the qualities of discipline and hard work
Mandy Rose was given a strict upbringing in her Italian-American household, giving her the qualities of discipline and hard work

The Saccomanno family operates the Arthur Avenue Deli in Carmel, New York, and it's Amanda's father who's well-known for using his old-school work ethic and discipline in the administration of the Deli.

During her younger days, Rose helped her family out at the beautiful shop (which I strongly suggest you should visit if you're in New York!). In fact, despite portraying the over-the-top "Golden Goddess" character on-screen in the WWE, Rose is widely-respected for being a hard-working girl in real life -- something that she credits to being raised in a strict Italian-American household, under the guidance of her father who she says is an old-school strict Italian dad.

One of the most important aspects of Rose's greatness outside the ring is how kind she is outside the ring. She may be a villain on our TV screens, but in reality, Rose absolutely loves her nieces and nephews, and is know for being extremely kind to fans at meet-and-greets and events of the sort.

In fact, the word in professional wrestling circles is that Rose is one of the rare public personalities who genuinely cares about helping people through her social welfare work, especially her work with several charitable organizations with the WWE...

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#2 Mandy Rose surprised everyone at the WWE Performance Center with her otherworldly stamina and God-given power

Mandy Rose surprised everyone at the WWE PC with her marvelous athleticism
Mandy Rose surprised everyone at the WWE PC with her marvelous athleticism

Alright, if we're speaking numbers here, then the 5'4" Mandy Rose who weighs in at about 120 pounds, doesn't really seem to be all that powerful, right? Wrong!

Out of all the women on the WWE roster today, including the likes of Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, Shayna Baszler, Asuka, Ember Moon, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Naomi, Rose is perhaps the most powerful in the weight-room.

In fact, I'd like to add that alongside Nia Jax and Dana Brooke -- who are known for their power and weight-lifting in the gym -- Rose has the best squats and dead-lifts in the Women's Division today.

Jax and Brooke may have a size advantage on The Golden Goddess, but Rose's technique is said to be so great that most performers as well as trainers at the WWE Performance Center have praised her for her weight-lifting skills in the past.

A very important thing to note here is that when Rose came in to the WWE training facilities during her Tough Enough days, most performers and trainers thought she was nothing more than a model...Well, they were dead wrong! Rose slowly gained a reputation for being one of the hardest working people at the WWE PC...

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#1 Mandy Rose has charisma, the look of a true star, and is gifted with that "X factor"

Mandy Rose has that X factor which slowly but surely is propelling her toward the upper echelons of the WWE food chain
Mandy Rose has that X factor which slowly but surely is propelling her toward the upper echelons of the WWE food chain

Upon hearing WWE color commentator Corey Graves screaming at the top of his lungs and shouting off the rooftops, heaping loads of praises on Mandy Rose as "God's greatest creation", at first, I viewed it as nothing more than a hilarious nickname accorded to Rose.

In fact, most of my friends, who also happen to be fellow WWE fans, often criticized Rose for being little more than a pretty face, and not knowing how to wrestle. Regardless, many people, myself included, eventually studied Rose's history after she was drafted to SmackDown Live in April of this year...Needless to say, we were thoroughly convinced that Rose is much more than just a pretty face!

I truly believe that the biggest reason why it took most of us fans such a long time to recognize Rose's talent is because she didn't really wrestle much when she was with Absolution (Sonya Deville and Paige) on the RAW brand.

Nevertheless, after watching Rose wrestle different kind of matches against various opponents at WWE house shows as well as SmackDown Live episodes, its hard to deny that she can wrestle -- Amanda Saccomanno is indeed more than capable of wrestling a good match.

Furthermore, Rose is charismatic and has the look of a true star. There's something truly inexplicable which attracts you to this wonderful Superstar -- perhaps it's her kindness outside the ring; maybe her genuine desire to help people with her philanthropic work; or it could simply be because she knows how to "sports-entertain" the WWE Universe.

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Who would you like to see "God's greatest creation" Mandy Rose face next? Please give us your thoughts in the comments section below!

Edited by Gabby Duran
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