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Deonna Purrazzo “Disappointed” More Women Didn’t Go Through Forbidden Door

Deonna Purrazzo

Deonna Purrazzo has admitted that she’s disappointed that she hasn’t had chance to wrestle more women from different promotions.

Throughout 2021 it became clear that someone had left the so called ‘forbidden door’ very much unlocked as numerous stars wandered between promotions.

Kenny Omega and Christian Cage both held the IMPACT World Championship, The Good Brothers made numerous appearances in AEW and New Japan legends Minoru Suzuki, Satoshi Kojima and Yugi Nagata traded chops with AEW’s finest.

However, while NWA EmPowerrrr featured women from numerous promotions and NWA’s women occasionally wrestled in AEW, there was much less movement from female competitors between promotions. This is despite AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker asking IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore for a match with then Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo.

Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp from Fightful, Purrazzo admitted that she was disappointed that some potential dream matches never came her way. Despite that, she said there had been some positives, such as her match with Melina at EmPowerrr.

“Yeah. I think I was a little disappointed because for me there’s a ton of dream matches and people I haven’t been in the ring with for years or have never been in the ring with prior. But, you know what, I think IMPACT was the hub of all of the crossover and we got to do a lot of stuff with NWA. Obviously, my match with Melina was one of the headliners of EmPowerrr. So as disappointing as it is, I have tried to look at the positives now instead of harping on what could have been, let’s look at what was.”

2021 has been something of a banner year for Deonna Purrazzo with the former WWE Superstar enjoying a 343 day reign as IMPACT Knockouts Champion. The Virtuosa won the championship at the tail end of 2020, holding it until Bound For Glory where she was defeated by Mickie James. The star will attempt to win back the title on Hard To Kill on January 8th.

Purrazzo is also the current AAA Reina de Reinas Champion after vanquishing Faby Apache at AAA Triplemania XXIX.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.