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Roxanne Perez Wins NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament

Roxanne Perez

After weeks of competition, Roxanne Perez earned her way to an NXT Women’s Championship opportunity by winning the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament!

Former ROH Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez hasn’t been in NXT long, making her in-ring debut on the April 15th episode of Level Up before also competing on the April 19th episode of NXT 2.0. However, in her short time with the company, she’s already managed to make a splash, aligning herself with both Wendy Choo and Cora Jade in the past few months while she’s been at odds with Toxic Attraction.

She made her way to the finals of the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament by defeating Kiana James in the quarterfinals and Lash Legend in the semifinals, both time taking on opponents with a tremendous size advantage.

Meanwhile, Daddy’s Little Rich Girl Tiffany Stratton has also made waves since her NXT 2.0 debut, recently aligning herself with Grayson Waller and talking about how she deserves to have the world delivered to her on a silver platter. The former gymnast wasn’t a part of the Breakout Tournament to begin with, but when Nikkita Lyons suffered an injury during training, she talked her way into competition against Fallon Henley in the semifinals and managed to score a victory.

Roxanne and Tiffany squared off on the June 7th episode of NXT 2.0, and in the end, Roxanne was able to pin Daddy’s Little Rich Girl for a tournament victory and a chance at the NXT Women’s Championship, much to Tiffany’s chagrin.

Her friend Cora Jade came out to join her in celebration, but the festivities were soon interrupted by Mandy Rose with her Toxic Attraction teammates in tow. Rose made it clear that it was all downhill from here, and that if Roxanne Perez tried to cash in the contract on her, she had a better chance of going to Raw or SmackDown or leaving the contract hung in her closet. Mandy pointed out that Perez’s friend Cora Jade has faced the champion not once but twice, and has failed both times to capture the gold.

Cora Jade didn’t take well to the reminder of her past failures, and this led to her and Roxanne brawling with the members of Toxic Attraction before Indi Hartwell – who also suffered a recent loss to Mandy Rose – came out to even the score. The six women will face off in trios action on next week’s NXT 2.0.

Later in the episode, an enraged Tiffany Stratton talked to Mackenzie Mitchell backstage, claiming that Roxanne Perez had cheated and that if they were “going to fight unfair,” she’d have beaten Perez in “like 30 seconds.” Wendy Choo was also present for the interview, and threw a drink in Stratton’s face, which only enraged Daddy’s Little Rich Girl further.

Elsewhere on NXT 2.0, Apollo Crews made his surprise return to NXT as he confronted Bron Breakker and later teamed with Solo Sikoa in a winning effort against Grayson Waller and Carmelo Hayes.