Former WWE Star Moving Family Deli to Mahopac With Help From Only Fans
On Monday (9/25/23) TMZ ran a story about Amanda Saccomanno AKA Former WWE Superstar Mandy Rose.
The article touched on Amanda's financial success on Only Fans and a potential change in her family business. Amanda's family business is a deli in Carmel, NY which is in the listening area of my show (The I-95 Morning Show). We wanted to learn more so we reached out to Saccomanno.
We spoke to Amanda "Mandy" on Wednesday (9/27/23) and asked how Only Fans is going and what's next for her family business The Arthur Avenue Deli.
In the TMZ article you spoke about Only Fans, you have an Only Fans and you said financially you've been doing really well on there. What is that a month? Like how much are you actually making? Give us an idea.
Amanda: "Well I don't like to say specific numbers but I will say it's been extremely lucrative. It's amazing, like I said I've built a very big brand so obviously people want to see behind the scenes action. I have a direct relationship with my fans, I'm able to talk with them 24/7 so you know it's a blessing. I've been building this brand for ten years and I've been hustling and I was on the road 300 days out of the year wrestling and really developed an amazing fan base. So, I'm super grateful that I do have this amazing opportunity. You know I also do other things I have a very successful skin care line Amarose, I had a donuts company, I just continue to brand, I'm starting a coffee line that is going to be at the deli. So, it's just so many things that I'm able to do and monetize off my own likeness now and it's just really awesome."
So with Only Fans, what are we talking north of 20K a month? Is it 30, just a ballpark? Put me somewhere in the neighborhood. Are we under 100k? I don't know where to go with this.
Amanda: "Yeah, it's hard but you might be a little off."
I'm aiming too low? I'm a little low, right?
Amanda: "You're a little low, I'm not going to lie."
90K a month? I'm just doing my job here.
Amanda: "Well I'll just tell you because it's public knowledge, when I got released I did make seven figures in two and a half weeks so it's pretty lucrative."
Let's talk about your looks for a second because sometimes I see someone as beautiful as you and I think it's got to be a burden on some level. Do people try and get to know you? Or, do they always lead with the superficial?
Amanda: "You know that was a lot of my reputation even in the WWE. The first second they see me it could be like whoa she's really beautiful and hot but can she work? Is she athletic? That was kind of the stigma that I always had that I tried to overcome. I really think I did overcome it especially the last couple of years being in NXT and becoming the NXT Women's Champion for 413 days and becoming a double champion. You know the whole idea, my motto was put some respect on my name and so I do think I did get to that. It's tough, the world we live in with social media and how people judge a book by it's cover and all that but it is what it is. It comes along with the territory and I think I did a good job kind of showing everyone that I know I'm athletic and can work and I can do all these different things."
What's your defense for that? If someone comes at you with a creepy line do you use humor or move right past it and ignore it?
Amanda: "Yeah, it all depends on the person. You know usually I kind of laugh it off and it is what it is. I kind of got that my first tryout on Tough Enough and really had no idea what I was doing. You know I showed up in my little crop top, I wanted to impress people but then I got in there and I was probably one of the most athletic girls in there. I'm not being cocky but I didn't throw up like most of them, I made it through the whole thing and I think that was a shocker to most people that I do have that side of me. But why can't I have both? That was my constant thing so I usually laugh it off and then I say watch me, you'll see."
The money you're making on Only Fans is allowing you to assist financially with the family business. We understand you're moving your father's deli (Arthur Avenue Deli) from Carmel to Mahopac? Tell us about it.
Amanda: "You know it's been a blessing, everything happens for a reason. It's been kind of a rough year for all of us but I've been very blessed and grateful to be able to help my family. This opportunity came about and we're super excited we're going to be moving locations to Mahopac, NY right off Route 6 next to the Epic Dance Studio, the old Bucci's Deli, a lot of people know that. We're super excited, we're looking for an early November big grand opening and we're excited to be in a little better of a location. We know a lot of the Mahopac people are excited for us. My Dad's been in the business for over 30 years, we have a big name so it's going to be awesome."
You're moving from the Put Plaza in Carmel to the old Bucci's in Mahopac and I'm assuming this is all for growth purposes, right?
Amanda: "Yeah, exactly we want to grow the business, I'm kind of helping out my brothers step up and kind of take the lead. Also, we want to kind of get my Dad out, you know ween him out. We need him for certain things, he's the mozzy man, he makes the fresh mozzarella. My whole goal is for him to come in, make a couple batches of mozzarella and leave by noon so he can go relax, golf or whatever it may be. That's the ultimate goal that my brothers step up and run the place."
If you want to hear more from Amanda "Mandy", you can listen to our entire Wednesday (9/27/23) interview below. You can even hear what Mandy thinks about the possibility of a return to pro wrestling.
This was not the first time Mandy Rose joined us on the I-95 Morning Show. Check out her debut guest appearance here.