Booker T has claimed that Roxanne Perez is a star that WWE “need to not mess up.”
When Roxanne Perez won the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, there was immediately a lot of hype surrounding her. The Texan native trained in Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling promotion and later competed in ROH under the ring name ROK-C.
After signing with WWE earlier this year, Perez challenged for the NXT Tag Team Championships along with Wendy Choo. A couple of months later, she went on to win the gold with a different partner in Cora Jade.
In his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed the hype surrounding Perez when she first signed with WWE, and even compared her to WWE Hall of Famer Lita.
“I remember when Roxanne was, you know, talking about getting into WWE. I was like, ‘This is one we really don’t want to mess up because we’re watching, you know, like, Lita go into the Hall of Fame 20 years after her career. This is Lita’,” Booker said. “[Roxanne] is Lita 20 years from now, going into the Hall of Fame, and I say, ‘We cannot mess this one up.’
Booker T said that all Perez needs is to be mentored by the right people at the right time.
“It’s got to be right, and I appreciate everything WWE is doing with Roxanne because she’s a diamond, man. She’s a diamond. All she needs is to be in the right place working with the right people and the fans are going to gravitate to her because she has what we call in the business that it factor.”
As for Perez, she now has to deal with her partner Cora Jade after she’d cost her a match for the Women’s NXT Championship. Perez and Jade are still the tag champions, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens next on NXT 2.0.
H/t – Wrestling Inc.