At just 19 years old, Rok-C already has the accolades of a twenty-year veteran. The brand-new Ring of Honor Women’s Champion first stepped inside the squared circle at just thirteen years old, and since then, has captured championships in nearly every promotion she’s wrestled for.
However, even before she began her training at Reality of Wrestling, wrestling fans caught their first glimpse of Rok-C in a brief cameo on WWE’s Total Divas. When we recently chatted for Love Wrestling, I had to ask the champ about not only that appearance but on her progression as a professional wrestler in the six years since then.
“It’s been about three years since you first posted the picture where you were telling Natalya on Total Divas that you were going to be a professional wrestler. You looked back then but look back three years later: how cool is it for you to be able to look back six years into your pro wrestling career and say, ‘I’ve come a long way. I’ve done great things. I’m the Ring of Honor effing Women’s Champion, and there’s still so much great stuff to come?”
“Like I said, it is wild,” she began, laughing. “That is so crazy. I remember watching that on TV and we didn’t even know when it was gonna come out. I think it was like a few months after that they actually recorded that it came out. They were like ‘this might be on, it might not,’ but I remember we were watching TV and it said ‘Baltimore, Maryland.’ Now I was like, ‘oh, whatever. I’m from Laredo, Texas.’ That’s where it was. That’s where it was recorded. Then I pop up, and I was like, ‘what?!’ But it’s so weird, because Baltimore, Maryland is wearing Ring of Honor primarily based [for] the tapings. So I’m like ‘huh. That’s weird!'”
“It’s almost simpatico, yeah!” I replied.
“Right? But yeah, that moment – and it’s crazy to see how I said I want to be a diva because that’s what it was at the time. Now, women’s wrestling is on fire, and they’re not divas anymore. They’re wrestlers.”
“It’s kind of cool to just see how much has changed since then see how much I’ve accomplished,” she concluded. “Like you said, I am so ready for so much more.”
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