Cora Jade turns on Roxanne Perez

Jul 12, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

It looks like the WWE NXT Tag Team Champions will be breaking up soon.

Tonight’s NXT 2.0 episode opened up with NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion Roxanne Perez laid out in the parking lot. She could not identify her attacker, and partner Cora Jade wasn’t there to see who it was either. Perez had been announced to challenge NXT Women’s Champion Mandy Rose in the main event, by cashing in her Breakout Tournament contract, and the rest of the show was spent wondering who attacked Perez, and if she’d be able to face Rose.

Rose ended up coming out for the main event title defense and cutting a promo on how no one can take the title from her. Jade interrupted and said if Perez is unable to go, then she will face Rose instead. Before Jade vs. Rose could begin, the music hit and out came Perez with her ribs taped up, while she was trying to convince Jade and the referee that she was good to compete.

Rose dominated most of the match with Perez, but they ended up on the floor and Perez hit a Pop Rocks Destroyer in front of the announce table. Jade came over to offer words of encouragement to Perez, and to help her back in the ring, while Rose and Jacy Jayne distracted the referee on the other side of the ring. Jade then turned heel as she hit Perez with her title belt. Rose immediately followed up with the running knee for the pin to retain.

After the match, Toxic Attraction left as Jade entered the ring and insulted Perez while she was down. Jade ranted about how she brought Perez to NXT, but Perez is just selfish. Jade then went to hit Perez with her skateboard, but it broke in her hands and the pieces fell to the mat. Jade picked up the larger piece and went to work on Perez while she was down. NXT 2.0 went off the air with Jade beating on Perez with her skateboard.

There’s no word yet on what will happen to the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles, but we should know more after next week’s show.

Perez and Jade won the titles at the Great American Bash last week by defeating Jayne and Gigi Dolin.

5 Responses

  1. art123guy says:

    Such poor booking having Jade turn on Perez A WEEK after winning the tag belts. Better (logical) booking would have had Perez promise Jade that she (Perez) would cash in her Breakout Tournament contract with Jade for the tag belts. During a backstage interview in which Perez is expected to announce her plans to challenge the tag champs, all 3 members of Toxic Attraction would interrupt. Mandy would disrespect/talk down to Perez, and in the heat of the moment, Perez would change her mind and cash in against Mandy, thus giving Jade an ACTUAL REASON to turn on Perez during the title match.

  2. Brian says:

    The best part was when she lifted the skateboard and it broke as she raised it. Next time, maybe they should leave some of it attached so it does not break as soon as she moves her hand that is hiding the cut

  3. art123guy says:

    @Brian–She held it like a newborn baby when she entered the ring so you could tell something was off about it.

  4. Mike says:

    @art123guy That would have been so much better and made so much more sense!

    @Brian That was sooooo cringe. I can understand things being gimmicked so they’re sure to break and the risk of injury to the talent is minimized, but it’s things like that which make me embarrassed to be a wrestling fan at times.

  5. Kyle Christie says:

    Just caught up with NXT and I agree with the other comments. Jade just became champion with Perez last week and now she wants to turn her back on her? They seemed like a good team for the division. It would have made sense had they lost last week and having Jade blame her for the loss. Just dumb booking. Wonder if they will have a “tournament” for the titles but then they just vanish and are never heard about again?

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