The character of SmackDown Live superstar Mandy Rose is what Emmalina should have been, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet's James McKenna.
McKenna reports that Vince McMahon insisted that Rose could play the Emmalina role, with Rose receiving her singles debut this week on SmackDown Live.
The gimmick was originally given to Tenille 'Emma' Dashwood, but was scrapped after months of promotional videos.
fun fact : when they figured out emma wasnt going to fit well for the emmalina bit vince was adamant that mandy rose would be a good fit for the gimmick. damned if that entrance doesnt have a feel like what they were going for with the emmalina character. #SDLive pic.twitter.com/DvTCdJhMZk— james mckenna (@chillhartman) May 16, 2018