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Purrazzo On If She Talked With AEW Following NXT Departure

Newly signed IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Star Deonna Purrazzo, who was recently released by the WWE as part of the company-wide cuts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, spoke to Chris Van Vliet a little while back and shared that she would have loved to sign with AEW, but IMPACT Wrestling gave her security.

Purrazzo first talked about some people in AEW reaching out, but it was something that was fleeting and already knowing people in IMPACT, so it was more of a secure thing and it was something that was right away.

This is what Deonna Purrazzo said:

“I mean like, some people had reached out, but it was all kind of like fleeting.” “There was no like, ‘You’re gonna have a meeting’ or, ‘We’re gonna sit down and do this.’ Luckily, I had been to Impact before, I know the people there and it was right away like, ‘We’d like to have you, let’s talk about it when we can.’ It was just more of a secure thing.”

“But I also think too for me, I don’t want to… and it’s funny now that we’ve seen my debut so this is kind of like contradictory to what I’ve done, but I want to get back to the wrestler I was before NXT, and I want to find myself again and find happiness and all of the things that as a performer I lacked when I was competing in NXT. I want to do that before I go somewhere that’s as mainstream as AEW that has the critics of AEW. I don’t want to go there and be exploring myself and kind of fall into the same role that I fell in NXT. And luckily Impact is a place that understands who I am, is totally on board with what they think I can do and are willing to give me the time to the character development that I need.”

Deonna Purrazzo then talked about possibly going to AEW sometime in the future, but noting that IMPACT Wrestling is what she needed right now as a person and as a wrestler.

This is what Deonna Purrazzo said:

“So I think all things considering, it just really worked out well there.” “But who knows, you know? I would love to go to AEW. There’s so many girls that I haven’t gotten to work with, friends that are there and I love what they’re doing with their women’s division. It was just like a timing thing and I think what I need more as a person and a wrestler right now.”

You can check out Deonna Purrazzo’s full comments in the video below:

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