Roxanne Perez was a huge fan of the Sasha Banks vs. Bayley match from WWE NXT TakeOver: Respect, calling it one of her favorite NXT matches of all-time.
Speaking on a recent edition of “Busted Open Radio,” the former NXT Women’s Champion revealed that the 30-minute Iron Woman match “opened her eyes” to women’s wrestling on the NXT brand. She said,
“So one of my favorites is, [and] I think this kind of really started the revolution in NXT, at least in NXT for the women, and it was Sasha [Banks] vs. Bayley at TakeOver. I think I was probably 14, 15 watching that match. It really opened my eyes. Because when I first started watching NXT, the girls were trying to guess the wrestlers’ theme songs and doing obstacle courses. That’s when I started watching it.”
She continued, “So to watch them have a 30-minute match and convey all these emotions — I remember this little girl Izzy. She was in the crowd, and Sasha made her cry. Everything about that match was just like, ‘Wow. This is awesome. That’s what I wanna do.’”
Roxanne Perez vs. Blair Davenport in a “Weapons Wild” match will be taking place at this Sunday’s WWE NXT Great American Bash pay-per-view event.