Updated: Aug 2
Deonna Purrazzo has become one of the biggest female professional wrestlers, winning the Impact Knockouts Championship twice. She has now opened about her second reign with the title and what the original plans were.
“Bound For Glory (2020), Kylie (Rae) got hurt, my surprise opponent was Su,” Purrazzo told Brian Hebner on Refin’ It Up. “I did lose. They had me win it back three or four weeks later in a No DQ match. There is supposed to be one other time, right before Slammiversary 2021 where I end up wrestling Thunder Rosa, that I was maybe going to lose, but I was doing stuff with AAA and whether it was a miscommunication or what it was, my AAA match for Triplemania became a title vs. title match and then I couldn’t lose because I had said I would put the title on the line. I went to them and was like, ‘I’m down to do whatever you need. If I’m not the champion, that’s fine, but whoever is the champion needs to go to Triplemania and not me.’
That way the Knockouts Championship is still defended, and its still title vs. title, but now there are other implications and things involved that are bigger than one match. I ended up keeping it. They didn’t know what my match at Slammiversary was going to be. I ended up wrestling someone else, and they had to leave, and it was a whole thing. The mystery opponent was, I didn’t know until a couple days before. Then, Mickie is release (from WWE) and it all fell into place, but there were those two times where I was supposed to lose, but things happened and I was maybe going to lose, but maybe not, no one could really figure it out, but there were so many outside forces happening that had me hold onto it way longer.” (h/t Fightful)
After defeating Jordynne Grace at Slammiversary two years earlier, Deonna Purrazzo won the Knockouts Championship again by defeating Su Yung at Turning Point 2020. With VXT teammate Chelsea Green, she was Knockouts Tag Team Champion, AAA Reina De Reinas Champion, and GCW Women’s Champion.