Deonna Purrazzo: Joining IMPACT Wrestling Was The Best Decision I Could Have Made

The Virtuosa has become one of IMPACT’s stand-out performers

After being released by WWE in 2020, Deonna Purrazzo hasn’t looked back, and is currently reigning as the AAA Reina de Reinas Champion, and ROH Women’s World Champion, whilst the featured star of IMPACT’s Knockouts Division.

In conversation with Jim Varsallone, Purrazzo has reflected upon signing with IMPACT, saying it is the best decision she could have made:

“It’s defined my career [coming to IMPACT Wrestling],” started Purrazzo. “The best decision I ever could’ve made and I think I was more hesitant because you know, obviously my time at Ring of Honor and the women’s division there, it wasn’t coming to fruition the way I wanted it to and didn’t want… didn’t want to be giving more of myself than they were willing to give back to me, and then I got the opportunity to go to NXT and it was kind of like I’d worked for this for so long. Gosh, if they’re finally saying ‘yes’, how do I say no? Because then maybe they’ll never say yes again and then I — I don’t know what could’ve been.

“So I was just — when I was released from NXT, I was a little hesitant to right way, dive deep into another contract and from the minute I walked into Skyway Studios in Nashville, May of 2020 for my first set of IMPACT tapings, I felt like this is my home. I felt welcomed and I felt respected and I felt like an immediate part of and you know, part of that is the wrestling aspect, right? But then the other part of that is the office aspect and the locker room aspect and even from the first conversation I had with Scott D’Amore on the phone before those tapings, I felt like this is gonna be a good fit if this is how it goes and yeah, like I said, it’s defined my career. I have reinvigorated myself, I have lived my wildest dreams over the last two years so, I owe IMPACT. I’m so grateful for them.”

Purrazzo has reigned as Knockouts Champion twice since signing with IMPACT, holding the title for a combined 441 days since first winning it in July 2020. However, ‘The Virtuosa’ has other goals as part of the Knockouts division:

“It [goal of mine] was to main event and I got to do that, so now it’s like what else is there to do? And I think that the Tag Team Championships have eluded me thus far and I’d love to reignite VXT [Purrazzo & Chelsea Green], which is the greatest tag team that never actually was and win some tag gold in our Knockouts division.”

H/T: POST Wrestling

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