Fresh off of becoming the latest IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Deonna Purrazzo sat down with SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, where she discussed the win and why she doesn’t care much about WWE letting her go earlier this year.
“The person that I’ve been able to, like, put on the screen is the person i believe in, is the truest form of me, you know, elevated,” she said. “At NXT, it was very much a runaround, it was like, ‘You need a character. Ok. Well that’s too much character. You have to be the real you, but the real you isn’t believable.’ And I just got into a point of like, ‘There’s nothing I can do right, and now I feel defeated in me.’ And coming here and just being like, ‘Screw what everyone else has said, screw the connotations that came with me, screw the opinions and screw the negativity that I’ve been through, I’m going to bring out the person that loved professional wrestling, that wanted to be a professional wrestler since I was nine-years old, and I’m going to make that girl proud.’”
Purrazzo went on to say that she doesn’t care if WWE didn’t think she was good enough or that they might not have wanted her, because she believed in herself. “I think I’m good enough. And if Impact believes I’m good enough and if Ring of Honor believed I’m good enough, if Japan thought i was good enough, I’m good enough.”
You can see the full interview with Purrazzo below:
"I just needed to get back to believing in me and believing in the little girl that wanted to be a champion her entire life."@DeonnaPurrazzo discusses with @davidlagreca1 & @bullyray5150 why success may very well be "the sweetest revenge" 👊@IMPACTWRESTLING #Slammiversary pic.twitter.com/ulOrdieILT
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) July 20, 2020