Deonna Purrazzo Says She Would Love Go To AEW, Why She Signed With IMPACT Over AEW

Jun 25, 2020 - by staff

Deonna Purrazzo recently sat down with Chris Van Vliet and talked about whether she was in talks with AEW after leaving NXT.

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 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.

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 watch the interview here:

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