In a recent interview with Peter Rosenberg, WWE NXT Women’s Champion Roxanne Perez discussed several topics, including WWE reaching out to her during Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s hiatus in 2021, the company wanting to bring her in for a tryout, Ring Of Honor allowing her to partake in the tryout and much more.

“It was just crazy, perfect timing, and at the time, it was still early December, my contract with ROH ended in late December, so Regal was like, you know, we want to bring you in, you know in early December and I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it, because my contract still lasted until the end of December, but I talked to Maria Kanellis-Bennett about it and she was so happy.

It was so nice to see how supportive all of them were, because when I did tell the, it made them so happy, because that’s what Maria was trying to do this whole time, that’s all she was trying to do, create more opportunities for women, she created this Ring Of Honor women’s division, she brought it back to life and she made it awesome, and then, all she wanted was for us to be able to get opportunities out of it, so when I told her about it, she was so excited, she gave me such good advice, she told me, I’m always going to be here, if you ever need someone to talk to, just call me, and so yeah, I ended up talking to her about that.

They ended up just letting me do the tryout while my contract was still in place, they were like yeah, you know, there’s not going to be any opportunities in January with us, so you’re fine, you can go ahead and do that tryout.”

The full interview is available at this link.