Current Impact Wrestling Star and Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo has been a very well travelled professional wrestler having wrestled for some of the world’s biggest promotions. Purrazzo established herself as a household name showing off her skills in the ring wrestling for TNA, Ring of Honor, and WWE NXT, however “The Virtuoso” was never able to capture the prized gold considering her incredible experience having been employed by so many recognizable wrestling brands. A title eluded her until now. All of her hard work and persistence paid off just last year in 2020, Deonna returned to the Impact Zone and she captured a championship that might I add that she very well deserved.
Pro-wrestling is a very unique business as many of you might know. When you’re a pro-wrestler naturally one crosses paths with many other wrestlers trying to accomplish those same goals to help with their career. Purrazzo met and formed a bond with current WWE stars Chelsea Green and Rachel Evers who was formerly of WWE NXT daughter of “Precious Paul Ellering” the famous manager of the iconic tag-team The Road Warriors. The three ladies were all part of a faction called the VXT. Purrazzo has recently been seen teaming up with fellow Impact wrestler Kimber Lee a few times on Impact’s television.
She was asked about if the lack of female factions and tag-teams are a missed opportunity when she joined Love Wrestling. Here’s her answer to that question, “Yeah! I think women’s wrestling is so strong right now, and there’s a plethora of women who just want an opportunity. I think with the creation of the Women’s Tag Team Championships right now, I think bringing those titles back would be an amazing opportunity for us. There’s so many of us that have alliances and have partnerships with other people that it makes sense. If there was ever a time to do it, and there was a time to grow a tag division, now would be the time. There’s so many women that can be brought in to just air any roster right now. I think capitalizing on that would be super cool for Impact. especially, but for any company.”
There’s big news concerning women’s Tag-Team Titles in Impact Wrestling, the company officially announced earlier that they are bringing their Knockouts Tag Team Championship back and made an announcement about whoever wins those belts will be crowned at their Hard To Kill Pay-Per-View on January 16th. Purrazzo even confirmed that she would want Kimber Lee as her very own tag-partner if she were to give chase to those covenant Knockouts Tag-Team golds. When the question came up in the conversation about who her best friend in wrestling is, she said, “Oh, Chelsea G might be! Chelsea Green is my best friend,” said Purrazzo.
It was after she had been released from WWE going back to April of 2020, Purrazzo would then join Impact and in just a short period of time upon her return back with the company, it wasn’t going to take her long to make her presence felt there. She was able to win and capture the Knockouts Championship during that summer of last year and what’s even more impressive with regards to her showing up again for Impact, she was only working under a short-term contract at the time. It was not until October that Purrazzo had signed a long-term deal with the Impact.
She explained her reasons for waiting a while before making a full commitment to the brand. Purrazzo added by making these statements, “I think that, for me, even before WWE and NXT, I was contracting with Ring of Honor. And then I left Ring of Honor and I went to NXT, and there was no breathing room in between that. Now, I just think for me, it was I’ve signed two contracts and I wasn’t ready for what came with those things,” Deonna admitted. “I wasn’t necessarily happy with both of those contracts and the way my time had panned out. So, let’s take a step back and let’s kind of take a breather and see what happens and see the way that creative sees me and the roles that I’m going to be put in and kind of feel this process out a little bit more now that I have some time. More than just personally, I mean, we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, and I think that it’s just a hesitation on my part. It’s also a hesitation on theirs.”
She continued, “Where’s our company stand? Where do we see this person? Are we going to invest in this person in the long term? I don’t know why it’s maybe taken this long, but I think if I had to surmise why, it’s just a mutual understanding of, Let’s see and wait, and then the world’s crazy. So, let’s see and wait for what 2021 brings us, you know?”
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