IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo has revealed that she, and AEW Women’s Champion Britt Baker, pitched the idea of teaming together to AEW and IMPACT officials.
The two stars have teased an inter-promotional encounter multiple times this year alone. In August, Purrazzo stated that she’d like to win the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship with Baker, rather than wrestling the AEW talent in a champion vs champion contest.
Speaking with Fightful, Purrazzo noted that her and Baker have pitched the potential team to AEW President Tony Khan, and IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore.
Discussing her real-life friendships with Baker and Chelsea Green, Purrazzo said:
“I know that Britt and I have both (pitched to work together as a team). We went to Scott and to Tony and said, ‘When can we make this happen? I think it was a matter of time and when it would be right. That’s why I started saying, ‘We should just be a tag team’, because one of us has to lose a championship if we wrestle each other, but if we wrestle with each other against two other people, maybe at IMPACT Wrestling where there’s Knockouts Tag Team Champions, we can wrestle the champions and become tag team champions together.”
“I just feel like (Baker and Green) are legit my two real-life best friends. They’re the people I talk to all day, every single day, so I just think that that works. Those are the two people that I travelled the country with, that I shared hotel rooms with, and I shared cars with them. Chelsea lived with me at one point and was training to get back in the ring after she had an injury.
“So, those are people that I’ve lived this whole life with, and I don’t think that there’s any better person I can have a better relationship with than those two. So, I know that’s what doesn’t make a tag team, but I think that having that dynamic, being able to finish each other’s sentences, and being able to know what each other are thinking, or things like that, really benefits having a tag team partner that can do that, and then going for the gold because you can anticipate everyone’s movements.”
The Knockouts Tag Team Championship is currently held by Havoc & Rosemary of Decay. The IInspiration (formerly WWE’s The IIconics) will challenge for the title at Bound for Glory on Saturday.
Purrazzo is set to defend her Knockout Women’s Title against Mickie James at the IMPACT pay-per-view.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.Co.