A star who was one of the many released by WWE this past April has spoken about the mistake the company made by not using her to her potential.
It hasn’t taken Deonna Purrazzo long to turn the negative of being released into a positive as she’s already the IMPACT Knockouts Champion after winning the title from Jordynne Grace at Slammiversary.
Purrazzo was recently on Busted Open, and spoke about being let go, saying:
“I had a chip on my shoulder, and the first interviews I did, I was like, ‘screw NXT!’ and that put a target on my back. That put pressure to perform at a new level and to raise to Jordynne’s level, to Taya’s level, raise to Tessa’s level. All the champions that came before me, now I have to be equal with them. If not, better, especially where I was coming from and the success I didn’t see in NXT.
“I had to make this worthwhile, and come in, and be right with the champion, be on the first pay-per-view I can be on as, now, the Knockouts Champion. It’s like, ‘[WWE] messed up! And I hope you regret it and I hope you feel dumb’, because everyone else can see it and I’ve known it my entire life.”
Despite signing with WWE in 2018 and even cancelling her appearance at ALL IN that September in favour of joining NXT, Purrazzo was barely ever featured on TV, even after a match with Charlotte Flair on Raw this past December.
Purrazzo is far from the first to talk about how WWE mishandled her and she won’t be the last. While it’s not exactly nice to see the company releasing such talent, it’s often a relief that they get the opportunity to prove themselves elsewhere.
Quote via Wrestling Inc