Deonna Purrazzo: WWE Told Chelsea Green & Me 'We Don't Know Why Best Friends Would Be A Tag Team'
Purrazzo and Green were together in WWE NXT
Deonna Purrazzo has revealed WWE's negative reaction to her pitch to team with best-friend Chelsea Green.
Purrazzo and Green were in NXT together and, as great friends away from the ring, found it would be natural to be paired together on WWE television.
However, when the idea was put to WWE, the company could not get around the idea of best friends being paired together on television.
Speaking on the latest Two-Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast, Purrazzo said: "Me and Chelsea pitched being a tag team. Me, Chelsea, and Rachael Ellering pitched being kind like being a female Undisputed Era, Shield type thing. I pitched a ton of ideas. They had me lose a couple of times on TV, I pitched losing and making that a thing until I snapped. 'I don't even need to win, just let me keep the armbar and get disqualified and that can set up with this babyface.' I would do extra promos and film stuff at home. At the end of the day, I put every bit of me into that place to make it work it and it didn't.
"Me and Chelsea were told, 'We just don't know why being best friends would be a tag team. Being best friends doesn't mean you're a tag team.' Um...we have pictures together, we travel the world together, she's legitimately been my best friend for like seven years. We work together and there's a dynamic there because we literally spend every day of our lives together.
"For some people they see it, for others, that's not what they see. I thought it was absurd that I couldn't be a tag team with my best friend because we were best friends."