Roxanne Perez says everything was worth it.
The December 13 episode of NXT saw Roxanne Perez defeat Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship. Perez spoke about what the title win meant to her shortly after the match concluded.
“About 2016, I have it right here on my wrist, is the year I started wrestling. I was 14 years old, and that was the day I just said, ‘I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure that I get to the WWE. No matter what it takes, I’m gonna get there. My whole life revolved around wrestling, up until now. Everything I did, literally every single I did, was to be here and was for this championship.
“I’m sure you saw, I just broke down into years out there. Everything was worth it. All the trials, the tribulations, the ups and the downs, every single thing was so worth it. This is proof to every little girl out there, that no matter what you tell yourself, no matter what doubts there are in your mind, it can happen. You can become the NXT Women’s Champion.”
Mandy Rose’s title reign ended at 413 days, as she won the title at NXT Halloween Havoc in October 2021. Per the stipulation of Roxanne Perez winning the Iron Survivor Challenge at Deadline, this week’s title match was originally supposed to take place at NXT New Year’s Evil. Tuesday’s show saw Mandy attack Perez, and the match was made official for the same show.
Roxanne Perez, formerly known as Rok-C, is also a former ROH Women’s World Champion and a former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion with Cora Jade.
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"Everything was worth it." ?
.@roxanne_wwe reflects on her journey to becoming #WWENXT Women’s Champion after a stunning win over @WWE_MandyRose pic.twitter.com/eX6PB7Q76U
— WWE (@WWE) December 14, 2022