Roxanne Perez: Depression And Anxiety NXT Story Was Real, I'm Glad To Help People

Roxanne Perez successfully defended her NXT Women's Championship against Meiko Satomura at NXT Roadblock.

After the bout, Perez collapsed and was attended to by medical officials.

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It was unknown if Perez would be able to defend her title at NXT Stand & Deliver, but she was able to compete at the event in a ladder match. It was later revealed that Perez was battling depression and anxiety coming out of the Satomura match.

Speaking to Adam Silverstein on Getting Over, Perez discussed the real life parallels to her NXT story.

"Yes, so meaningful," she said when asked about bringing anxiety and depression to light on NXT TV. "A lot of people don't know, that was real, it wasn't just a storyline. I do deal with anxiety. I've dealt with depression, and continue to, it's something you try to work around and try to live with and find resources to help you deal with those things. There is still a stigma around it, and I wanted to kind of break that stigma. Whether it was me suddenly talking about it and making it okay and normal to say, 'I'm a WWE Superstar and I deal with anxiety.' My main goal...I knew it was something I needed to watch on TV when I was a kid. I definitely knew that would have helped me. If I could help anyone, whether it be kids or adults, or anyone that needs to hear that someone else is going through that as well, then I'm glad to be the person to do that.

Indi Hartwell ended winning the ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver to capture the NXT Women's Championship.

Perez will face Blair Davenport in a Weapons Wild match at NXT Great American Bash. Fans can check out the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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