Rising wrestling star Roxanne Perez recently opened up about her journey to signing with WWE in an interview with Fightful. The 21-year-old talent shared her experiences, revealing how her hard work and dedication on the indie scene ultimately led to her achieving her dream of joining the WWE.
Perez expressed her excitement about being recognized by WWE higher-ups for her skills even before her tryout. "That felt so cool to me," she said. "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 learned about the Indies and how you can work your way up throughout the Indies, and maybe they'll call me one day. That's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a big enough name for myself so I don't have to beg. They will contact me and say, 'Hey, we want you because your work spoke for yourself.'
Perez's Pre-Tryout Recognition
Perez's commitment to her craft paid off when she arrived at her WWE tryout and discovered that people were already familiar with her work. She recalled the surreal feeling of having WWE insiders tell her she was already "good" before the tryout.
"I would never have expected to come into a WWE tryout and people be like, 'Yeah, you're good,'" she said. The former NXT women's champion also talked about her time training at Booker T's school and how it played a pivotal role in preparing her for the WWE tryout.
"I did my homework, especially training at Booker T's school. He prepared me," Perez explained. She credited her boyfriend, Gino Medina, for his unwavering support and guidance, which helped her feel ready for the tryout. "My boyfriend, Gino Medina, is fantastic and prepared me for that tryout.
I was ready," she said. Medina, who has also had a WWE tryout, was instrumental in helping Perez build her stamina and endurance by putting her through rigorous cardio workouts. According to Perez, the actual tryout was less intense than Medina had prepared her for, leaving her feeling "over-prepared." Nonetheless, she appreciated the extra preparation, saying, "That was good." Roxanne Perez's story is a powerful reminder of the value of perseverance, dedication, and the importance of having a solid support system in one's corner.
With a bright future ahead of her in WWE, Perez's hard work on the indie scene has undoubtedly paid off, and her journey to the top inspires aspiring wrestlers everywhere. As she continues to make her mark in professional wrestling, Perez's passion for the sport and unwavering determination will propel her to even greater heights in her career.