Roxanne Perez On Signing With WWE: They Contacted Me And Told Me My Work Spoke For Itself

Roxanne Perez talks WWE being interested in her and the process of her tryout with the company.

In March 2022, independent standout Rok-C was signed to a developmental deal with WWE, where she went on to become Roxanne Perez. Throughout her first year with WWE, Perez has already made her mark, as she has held the NXT Women's Championship and had high profile matches with the likes of Mandy Rose, Meiko Satomura, and Cora Jade.

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Before her signing, there were many reports that WWE was interested in Perez, as she was one of the most talked about female performers on the scene. In a new interview with Fightful, Perez talked about how WWE contacted her and wanted her to sign because of her previous work.

"That felt so cool to me. As a kid, my dream was going to WWE and I was like, ‘I don’t know how I’m gonna get there, but I’m gonna do it.’ Then I find out about the indies and I found out how you can just work your way up throughout the indies and one day maybe they’ll call me. That’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a big enough name for myself to where I don’t have to beg. They will contact me and be like, ‘Hey, we want you because your work spoke for yourself.’ When I got there, it was crazy to do my tryout and people were like, ‘Yeah, we know you.’ I would never have expected to come into a WWE tryout and people be like, ‘Yeah, you’re good.’"

Perez also discussed how she prepared for the company's tryout process and the advice she got from Gino Medina.

"I definitely did my homework, especially training at Booker T’s school. He prepared me. My boyfriend, Gino Medina, he’s awesome and he prepared me for that tryout. I was ready. He had me doing some crazy cardio. He’s done a tryout before, so he’s like, ‘Yeah, this is what they do,’ and it was way less than what he had me do. But I was over prepared. So that was good."

Elsewhere in the interview, Perez discussed her appearance in the 2023 Women's Royal Rumble. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

Furthermore, fans can see Fightful's full interview with Roxanne Perez linked above.

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