During a recent appearance on the Under the Ring podcast, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Booker T discussed how his former protégé Roxanne Perez has developed in the ring both since joining NXT and prior to joining WWE.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Roxanne being a standout from a young age: “Even though she was only 16 years old, she was leaps and bounds ahead of the 20-year-olds or the 25-year-olds. She was just a student of the game. Roxanne learned all the itty-bitty things about the wrestling business, not just the moves and like that. She knows how to take the engine apart and put it back together the exact same way.”
On how Perez has progressed in the ring: “I don’t think you get to that position without wanting it more than the next person. I think that’s what’s enabled her to be so great so soon… [it’s] just the tip of the iceberg. I’m proud. I’m really proud of her.”
On his reaction to Perez winning the NXT Women’s Championship: “It was a surreal moment. Somebody had to give me the buzz to go up and give her a hug.”