One star who grew up as a fan of wrestling had to hold back tears upon meeting WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels for the first time.
Roxanne Perez hasn’t wasted time in making a splash since her arrival in NXT 2.0, winning the Women’s Breakout Tournament and becoming the youngest woman in history to hold the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship, an honor she won alongside Cora Jade before Jade brutally attacked her the following week.
Speaking to Denise Salcedo during the WrestleMania Launch Party, Roxanne Perez opened up about her experience working in WWE and recalled telling herself not to cry when she met WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels.
“I feel like it’s so surreal, honestly. I still have moments almost every day where I’m like driving to the PC and I’m like, ‘Wait, I’m a WWE superstar. This is crazy.’ But yeah, I still feel like a little kid every single day that I go to work. I feel like everything has been happening so fast, but I feel like everything happens the way it’s meant to happen.
“It’s so cool getting to work with Shawn Michaels. Literally, the first time that I met him, I was like a little kid. I was like, ‘Oh my god, don’t cry, don’t cry.’ But yeah, it’s so cool. He’s awesome, he’s helped me so much, and Matt Bloom, he’s like our head coach there, and he’s been so awesome. Just like the environment there and all the girls that I get to work with. I get to work with some of the girls that I knew from the indies like Indi Hartwell, Cora Jade, so yeah, it’s really cool.”