Rok-C could be the new ROH Women’s World Champion by the end of this weekend as she faces Miranda Alize in the Quest for Gold Tournament finals at Death Before Dishonor on Sunday, Sept. 12. Just before this huge match of Rok-C’s young career, she officially signed with ROH along with Alize and Max the Impaler.
While speaking with POST Wrestling, the 19-yo had the following to say about her time so far with ROH.
“The atmosphere is so great there. It never feels like you’re walking on eggshells and the first time that I went to Ring of Honor, that’s pretty scary. You’re going into a major company not really knowing what to expect, not really knowing anyone.
The first time I went and I met Maria [Kanellis-Bennett], she was, oh my God, she’s amazing. I remember the first thing she told me was like, ‘Don’t be nervous. Treat this like this is your home. Everybody’s very welcoming here’ and that made me feel so much better, especially because it was like all those things combined and then also like, just being so nervous just by being at Ring of Honor.
So yeah, she made it so welcoming and so did everybody else and I love being there. Every time I’ve gone there, same thing I said about Reality of Wrestling, everybody’s just so supportive and everybody’s so awesome and it’s just great there.”
On her decision to sign with ROH:
“So honestly, when I first realized I wanted to be a wrestler, I didn’t think that I would do as much as I did before. How do I say it? WWE was kind of like my dream, you know? I mean it kind of still — I feel like everybody that’s wrestling was like, ‘Oh! WWE,’ but then I kind of, as I was going, I fell in love with the craft and I saw Ring of Honor and I saw Japan, I saw STARDOM. I saw all these different places and I was like, ‘I wanna do everything…’ I can do that, and Ring of Honor, like I said, they were so welcoming and just being there, I just knew that I was happy there and I knew that I’d be happy in the long run as well and I feel like right now, I just — I wanna do so much in Ring of Honor before I do anything else and so, yeah. I can’t wait. I can’t wait.”
Rok-C is a product of Booker T’s wrestling school/promotion Reality of Wrestling based out of Houston, Texas. She is a former Diamonds Division Champion where she joins the ranks of prior champions such as Kylie Rae, Hyan, Zayda Ramier (AQA), and Alex Gracia.
On her time in Reality of Wrestling:
“Yeah, 100 percent. Honestly, I strongly feel that Reality of Wrestling is the best school in Texas and I actually wanted to train there since I was like ten years old. I knew I was going to train there. I told my parents that once I turn 18, I would move out and go to train at Reality of Wrestling but it ended up happening earlier than expected and I started taking greyhounds over there when I was 16. But the thing is, their training will level you up in so many aspects just because it’s — at Reality of Wrestling, obviously you have Booker [T] there. So it’s not just about wrestling-wrestling but it’s about the cameras and being on TV and all these things that you wouldn’t necessarily learn on the indies if that makes sense. So I feel like if I hadn’t learned everything I did learn from Reality of Wrestling and from Booker before going to Ring of Honor, I probably would’ve been a little lost.”
Rok-C defeated two prior champions on her way to the finals of this tournament. She has defeated Sumie Sakai, Angelina Love, as well as Quinn McKay in order to face Miranda Alize. Alize went through the likes of Alex Gracia, Nicole Savoy, and Trish Adora to earn her spot.
Check back with Diva Dirt later today for a Death Before Dishonor Discussion Post as we find out who wins the new ROH Women’s World Championship.