WWE Star Cleared After Concerning Issue
After Roxanne Perez Perez retained her title against former NXT UK Women’s Champion Meiko Satomura recently she collapsed in the ring and was eventually placed on a stretcher before being taken away in an ambulance.
The collapse was part of an ongoing storyline that has long-time fans reminded of a similar situation Shawn Michaels went through in the mid-nineties. However, there was real concern about Perez within WWE as although not believed to be injured, she was dealing with an issue that could have seen her miss time from the ring.
As a result of the uncertainty, NXT has seen a ladder match announced for Stand & Deliver for the NXT Women’s Championship although Roxanne Perez has not been stripped of that title.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Perez is now cleared to compete again so she could be factored back into television:
“The reason it’s so vague is because the actual (real-life) situation really is so vague, they actually don’t know what exactly is going on. She didn’t faint after the match, that was a cover story for the fact that something may or may not be going on, and they don’t know exactly, so therefore they did the Shawn Michaels angle.
“So she is okay, cleared, and will be worked back into storylines as soon as… probably starting on (tonight’s) show. Somehow they’re gonna get her back in the mix.
“Whatever the issue was, they got a good report. It’s not an injury, but it’s just a situation that could have kept her out and that’s why they did the (ambulance) thing as kind of like a backup thing, and everything’s cool, and from what I was told, they’re gonna start working her back in.”
Zoey Stark and Gigi Dolin have already qualified for the ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver and there are still spots available so it looks like Perez will be filling one of those.