Former WWE star Maria Kanellis thinks that recent NXT signing Roxanne Perez has the same natural talent in the ring as Becky Lynch.
Speaking to the Bleav in Pro Wrestling Podcast Maria Kanellis discussed recent NXT debutant Roxanne Perez, who was formerly known in Ring Of Honor as Rok-C. Kanellis says she sees Perez as having the same raw ability as Becky Lynch and thinks the future could be as bight for the former ROH Women’s Champion:
“I hesitate to say this because I don’t like anybody comparing anybody to anyone else, but the ability that you have in Becky Lynch, you have in Roxanne. I think that is only going to continue to grow. Of course, she’s still got things she has to work on but I think at some point, Roxanne will be on the same level as Becky.”
“She has the technique down. She has the story, she has the heart. She used to ride the bus to go to wrestling training before she could drive a car or anything like that. She rode a bus so she could go to training.”
Maria Kanellis was a key person behind the scenes in Ring Of Honor when Perez became ROH Women’s Champion and she says the variety of opponents she faced in that company stands her in good stead for the future:
“She has the ability to work with anybody. I mean, everyone that she worked with in Ring of Honor from Miranda Alize, who’s a Luchador, to working with someone like Sumie (Sakai) or Angelina Love. She went down the list of veterans and she held up with all of them, but then she also went against all these different styles of wrestlers and she was able to compete and defeat all of them.”
“I mean, she was in there with Willow (Nightingale) as her very last match in Ring of Honor. So, I mean, she really is a prodigy and her future is very shiny and bright.”