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Westchester's Amanda Saccomanno Determined To Be WWE Diva

Amanda Saccomanno before her debut match on "WWE Tough Enough."
Amanda Saccomanno before her debut match on "WWE Tough Enough." Photo Credit: Courtesy of Amanda Saccomanno

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- We have not heard the last from Yorktown Heights resident Amanda Saccomanno.

Saccomanno finished second on "WWE Tough Enough," losing in the finals which aired Tuesday night. Saccommanno lost to Sara Lee 64 percent to 36 percent. Had Saccomanno won, she would've been awarded a $250,000 contract with WWE.

Saccomanno said she is not giving up on her dream of one day wrestling for WWE.

"I was a little disappointed with the outcome," Saccomanno said. "I was able to show off my personality. I wouldn't change anything."

On the finale, Saccomanno had first ever match, competing against WWE Diva Alicia Fox on live TV in front of her family. Saccomanno was announced as being from Yorktown Heights.

"It was just awesome," Saccomanno said. "My adrenaline was pumping. It felt real to me. I realized this is what I should be doing. It went by so quickly."

Saccomanno said she only had two hours to work out the match Fox. She said her jaw still hurts from a clothesline Fox gave her.

"We are all nervous, we knew we couldn't mess this up," Saccomanno said. "But [Fox] was a professional. She didn't want to make us look bad. She was so understanding and welcomed us with open arms. She was a great opponent."

The Yorktown Heights resident had spent the past weekend back home, attending two WWE events in Brooklyn, including Summerslam, one of WWE's biggest shows.

"I was blown away," Saccomanno said. "I got to see everything I had learned over the last 10 weeks and see it all come together. "

With the show over, Saccomanno said she plans to return to Yorktown Heights to spend time with her family. She then she said she wants to go back to Orlando, where the show was taped, and see about getting a WWE developmental deal.

Saccomanno said she is drawing inspiration from WWE superstars like The Miz and Ryback, who also didn't win "Tough Enough," but still achieved their dreams.

"I'm going to make the best of it," Saccomanno said. "A lot of the winners fall flat on their face. it just depends on who wants to take it to the next level."

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