Carla Gonzalez is a 20-year-old professional wrestler from Laredo, Texas. Gonzalez is currently signed with WWE and performs on the company’s NXT brand under the ring name, Roxanne Perez. She is also the current NXT Women’s Champion.
Carla Gonzalez began her wrestling training at just 13 years old and later trained under Booker T when she was 16. In 2018, she made her professional wrestling debut under the ring name, Rok-C with Booker T’s promotion, Reality of Wrestling. Rok-C spent the majority of her early years wrestling for promotions across her home state of Texas. Most notably, she wrestled for ROW where she won the women’s title, the ROW Diamonds Division Championship.
Gonzalez Joins Ring of Honor
In April 2021, Gonzalez began working for Ring of Honor under her Rok-C ring name. At her debut, she teamed with Max the Impaler in a time limit draw against Laynie Luck and Hyan. She then competed in the ROH Women’s World Championship tournament. At the tournament she defeated Angelina Love, Sumie Sakai and Quinn McKay.
In the finals at Death Before Dishonor XVIII, she defeated Miranda Alize to become the inaugural ROH Women’s World Champion. This win also made her the youngest female champion in company history at just 19. Her first title defense came on the November 26 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, where she defeated Gia Scott. On October 27, 2021, Rok-C along with all other ROH personnel were released from their contracts as the company would go on hiatus after December’s Final Battle.
At Final Battle, Rok-C successfully retained her championship against Willow Nightengale in what was ROH’s last pay-per-view event before going on hiatus. After the match, she was confronted by former Impact Knockouts Champion and reigning AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo. Deonna proposed a winner take all match at a future Impact Wrestling event. The match took place on the January 13 episode of Impact!, where she lost the ROH Women’s World Championship against Purrazzo, (the AAA Reina de Reinas Champion was also on the line).
Gonzalez Signs with WWE
In March 2022, Gonzalez signed a contract with WWE’s developmental brand, NXT. On her Twitter page, she confirmed in April that she would be performing under the new ring name Roxanne Perez.
As Roxanne Perez, she made her WWE debut on the April 15 episode of NXT Level Up where she defeated Sloane Jacobs. She made her first NXT appearance on April 19 defeating Jacy Jayne. She then teamed with Wendy Choo on the May 10 episode of NXT and challenged NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Toxic Attraction for the titles in a losing effort.
The following week, Perez participated in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament and defeated Kiana James in the first round. She then defeated Lash Legend in the semi-finals on the next episode of NXT. In the finals, Perez defeated Tiffany Stratton to win the tournament and a contract for a championship opportunity for a title of her choosing.
Perez and Cora Jade Win NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship Titles
At The Great American Bash, Perez and Cora Jade defeated Dolin and Jayne to become NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. The following week, Perez cashed in her guaranteed title shot on Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Championship in a title match. Jade, however, turned on her and cost Perez’s championship opportunity. The following episode, Jade threw her championship belt in the garbage. WWE then recognized Perez as continuing to hold the titles by herself.
The following week, Perez relinquished the titles to Alundra Blayze to determine the new NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions in the future. This led to a match between Jade and Perez on August 16 at Heatwave. Jade was victorious after distracting Perez during the match. On the October 4 episode of NXT, a Weapons Wild match was set between Jade and Perez on Halloween Havoc. The two also agreed on pick your poison matches, where both could choose any opponent in WWE for each other. Perez made her first main roster appearance on the October 14 episode of SmackDown. She picked Raquel Rodriguez as Jade’s opponent.
The two later teamed with Shotzi in a losing effort against Damage CTRL (Bayley, and the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky). On the October 18th episode of NXT, Perez lost to Rhea Ripley. Jade later Ripley chose to face against Perez in the pick your poison match. Just four days later, at Halloween Havoc, Perez defeated Jade in a Weapons Wild match.
Roxanne Perez Wins NXT Women’s Championship
At Deadline, Perez won the inaugural Iron Survivor Challenge and 3 days later, defeated Mandy Rose to win the NXT Women’s Championship.SHOW LESS
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Career Championships & Accomplishments
- New Texas Pro Wrestling
- New Texas Pro Women’s Championship (1 time)
- Renegade Wrestling Revolution
- RWR Vixens Champion (1 time)
- Ring of Honor
- ROH Women’s World Championship (1 time)
- Women’s World Championship Tournament (2021)
- ROH Year-End Award (2 times)
- Female Wrestler of the Year (2021
- Best New Star (2021)
- Reality of Wrestling
- ROW Diamonds Division Championship (1 time)
- Sabotage Wrestling
- Sabotage War of the Genders Championship (1 time, current)
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Cora Jade
- NXT Women’s Championship (1 time, current)
- NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament (2022)