NXT 2.0 saw the debut of former ROH Women’s Champion Rok-C, now known as Roxanne Perez!
After it was confirmed that Rok-C had signed a contract with WWE, anticipation began to build for the star to make her debut. She appeared in the ring for the first time on the April 15th episode of NXT: Level Up, where it was revealed that she would be going by the name Roxanne Perez going forward. After defeating Sloane Jacobs on Level Up, the star set her sights on NXT 2.0.
On the April 19th episode, she appeared in a backstage interview segment to announce that she would be debuting on the next week’s episode of NXT 2.0. However, the interview was interrupted by Toxic Attraction, and Jacy Jane said that she believed Perez should make her debut tonight instead.
Later on in the episode, Roxanne Perez and Jacy Jane faced off in singles action. Near the end of the back and forth matchup, Wendy Choo appeared on the screen to taunt Jane and the rest of Toxic Attraction, revealing that she had vandalized their locker room and she also tore up their sign in front of them.
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As Jacy Jane was reeling from this distraction, Roxanne Perez was able to score a pinfall victory, leaving her undefeated so far in NXT competition.
Rok-C’s wrestling career began in earnest when she began training under WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T at the age of just 16. The native Texan competed for Booker’s Reality Of Wrestling promotion before first appearing for Ring Of Honor in the spring of 2021.
The timing couldn’t have been better for Rok-C as she was soon involved in the tournament to crown the first-ever Ring Of Honor Women’s Champion after the demise of the old Women Of Honor Title. The youngster saw off Sumie Sakai, Quinn McKay, and Angelina Love before defeating Miranda Alize in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
Rok-C held the ROH Women’s Championship until the January 13th edition of IMPACT where she lost the title to Deonna Purrazzo in a ‘Winner Take All’ match with Purrazzo’s AAA Reina de Reinas Championship also on the line.
Full results from the April 19th episode of NXT 2.0 can be found here.