Roxanne Perez is truly the shining star of the NXT Women’s division. This has been the case ever since she joined NXT last year. Perez she even won the first-ever Iron Survivor Challenge match at NXT Deadline. Perez made the most of her opportunity as she went on to beat Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Title on NXT last year. Perez is a young champion and it seems she began her WWE journey earlier than most, as Perez was part of Total Divas back in 2015.
Prior to debuting in NXT last year, Roxanne Perez was part of ROH, where she was the ROH Women’s Champion. Clearly, the young WWE Superstar had a knack for the business.
While speaking on The Ringer Wrestling Show, the NXT Women’s Champion talked about a clip that has been making rounds on social media. In the clip, a 13-year-old Roxanne Perez could be seen interacting with many WWE Superstars.
Roxanne Perez then provided more background regarding the aforementioned video clip. Perez revealed how she was offered a deal to appear on the show, which she readily agreed to.
“It’s crazy because when I was a kid, my mom, even if she couldn’t afford to take me to the actual show, she would always take me to the gym to meet the wrestlers. She would take me outside the arena at like two in the afternoon. She would let me out of class to meet the wrestlers. I wanted to meet every single wrestler. Every time I did, I was like, ‘I want to be a wrestler. Do you have any advice for me?’ I picked everybody’s brain as much as I could as a little 13-year old kid.
I remember one of the times that I was doing that, there was a camera crew and they were like, ‘Hey, would you guys be willing to be on Total Divas?’ Mom’s like, ‘Yea, sure.’ ‘Okay, you just got to sign these waivers’, so we did that. I didn’t think anything of it and they came and we started talking to them. They were so sweet. They gave me so much advice that stuck with me my whole career.
I didn’t think anything of it, but a few months later we were all watching Total Divas and I popped up. We were like, oh my God. This is crazy. I remember talking to my mom and being like, ‘One day they’re going to be able to use that when I make it to WWE, and now that I’m here, it’s like a full circle moment and they actually brought that back. I was just in the Royal Rumble with Natalya, someone that I literally asked for advice from in that clip. It’s just crazy the way the world works.”
Roxanne Perez is set to defend her NXT Women’s Championship against Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne at NXT Vengeance Day tonight. We’ll have to see how she will fare in the match.
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