One of the biggest stories at last year’s WrestleMania 36 was the budding romance between Mandy Rose and Otis. The two of them had seemed ready to get together for months but the combined forces of Dolph Ziggler and Sonya Deville kept them apart. It all came together at WrestleMania, but how did the whole thing get started? Now we know the surprising answer.
In an interview with the Wrestling Inc. Daily, Levi Cooper, formerly known as Tucker in WWE and Otis’ former partner, revealed that the Otis and Rose romance storyline began as a rib on Rose’s then boyfriend Tino Sabbatelli. Otis would post jokes on social media, referring to Rose as his future girlfriend in order to mess with Sabbatelli. Rose found it funny and the storyline took place as a result.
The story did work. Check out how it came together: