Deonna Purrazzo Breaks Silence Following AEW Dynamite Debut

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Following a loss in her debut on AEW Dynamite, Deonna Purrazzo has tweeted her thanks to AEW CEO Tony Khan while reflecting on her career trajectory.

This week’s broadcast of AEW Dynamite saw IMPACT Wrestling’s Deonna Purrazzo make her debut for the Tony Khan-helmed promotion, doing so against Mercedes Martinez. The two were battling to crown an Undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion, following Deonna being the official champion and Mercedes becoming the interim champion in her absence.

Deonna would ultimately drop the official championship to Martinez, thus becoming championship-free for the first time since 14 November 2020. That night, she regained IMPACT’s Knockouts World Championship from Su Yung.

‘The Virtuosa’ has tweeted her thanks to AEW’s boss Tony Khan, stating that she is proud of herself, regardless of the outcome of the match. She did so while tweeting two pictures, one where she was just beginning her career in ROH and the other in a packed arena as the company’s Women’s World Champion:

Released by WWE in April 2020, Deonna Purrazzo quickly found a new home in IMPACT Wrestling, where she captured the Knockouts World Championship just three matches in. She’s since become known as a championship collector, enjoying a second reign with the championship, as well as reigns with the aforementioned ROH championship and AAA’s Reina de Reinas Championship.

Deonna is currently scheduled to face Taya Valkyrie in a Rebellion rematch that will once again see the AAA title defended in IMPACT Wrestling. This goes down at the company’s Under Siege event on Saturday, 7 May.

Dynamite also saw the AEW debut of IMPACT Wrestling’s W. Morrissey, who was MJF’s mystery opponent for Wardlow. WWE officials are said to be “very impressed” by Morrissey following the event, as reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Pro Wrestling Podcast.