A WWE champion has opened up about the support and mentorship they receive from a top star in the company.
NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez was speaking on the Under The Ring podcast and was asked who has guided her in her time in WWE.
The Prodigy, who has spoken highly of her first trainer Booker T, would name those who have supported her in WWE, saying:
“There are a couple of people, but one that really sticks out to me is Bayley.
“While she was down in the PC [WWE Performance Center] for rehab, we kind of got close and she took me and Cora (jade), Jacy Jayne, and Indi Hartwell under her wing and gave us so much advice.”
Bayley may have returned to the main roster, but that doesn’t mean that she’s left Perez behind, as she would explain:
“To this day, she’ll text me, ‘Oh my Gosh, that was a great match,’ and give me some critiques.”
“She’s so awesome and always so open to me going up to her and asking wrestling questions or even life questions.
“She’s been like a big sister to me. It’s cool because I’ve looked up to her for so long. I have a picture with her when I like 14. I remember showing it to her when I met her at the PC.
“Her mind was blown. ‘Oh my God, my goal was to always inspire the younger generation, but I didn’t think I was ready to work with them yet.’ [laughs]
“It’s cool. She’s amazing, she’s awesome.”
Booker T would speak openly about getting emotional on air during NXT Deadline in December 2022.
At that show, Perez won the Women’s Iron Survivor Challenge and would go on to face Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship.
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