Roxanne Perez is on top of the NXT women's division as the reigning NXT Women's Champion. Roxanne has already made a significant impact in her young career and she started her journey early, joining Booker T's reality of wrestling as a teenager.
Booker had faith in Roxanne during in her at Reality of Wrestling, putting the Diamonds Division Title on her. However, there was a moment where Booker was frustrated with his prized pupil.
"When I started at Reality of Wrestling, I was 16, Booker and Sharmell [Booker T's wife] were like parents to me and always looking out for me," Roxanne recalled on Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg. "Sharmell is amazing. One time, we had a show, and we were at a different venue. Usually, our locker rooms are towards the back, but it's sort of an open space that you can hear the matches going on. In this venue, the locker rooms are completely closed doors, so you didn't know what was going on unless you went out there and checked things out. We're in the back and putting our match together and I was like, 'Can you check what match is on?' I'm putting on one boot, I haven't put on the other, and she storms in and is like, 'Your music is playing.' 'You're lying. You're just kidding.' 'No, your music is playing right now.' 'Oh my God.' I don't have my boot on. This is a wrestling nightmare. I'm freaking out and trying to tie my boot as fast as I could. I hear Booker across the hallway, 'what the hell?' 'Please don't come in here.' He opens the door and is like, 'What the hell is going on?' 'My boot, I don't know.' I'm freaking out and can't get a word out. He was pissed and just walked out. 'This is what happens when you think you're over.' It really humbled me. Sharmell came in the room after and was like, 'don't let him talk to you like that.' She was hugging me and was like, 'Don't cry. You put your boots on, you go out there and you kick butt.' After the match, I come to the back and he's like, 'Okay, kid, that was a good match. You redeemed yourself. Don't ever do that again.'"
Booker T was present for Roxanne's NXT Women's Title victory, celebrating with her after she defeated Mandy Rose on the December 13 episode of NXT.
Perez will defend her NXT Women's Championship against Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin at NXT Vengeance Day. Fans can check out the lineup for the event by clicking here.
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