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#IMPACTRecap: Year-End Awards Part One: The Year of The Virtuosa

As the year comes to an end, Josh Matthews and Impact Wrestling EVP, Scott D’Amore, led us down memory lane of some of the best moments of Impact Wrestling in 2021. Three awards were handed out, including Knockouts Match of the Year and Knockout of the Year.

Knockouts Match of the Year went to Deonna Purrazzo and Mickie James for their match at Bound for Glory. This match set the tone for their feud moving forward and displays the dominance these Knockouts have over the division. Purrazzo led the category with a total of three matches nominated. From the return of Mickie James to the domination of The Virtuosa, her story continues to be made as we make our way to Hard to Kill.

Before the award was announced, Purrazzo left a message to James, reminding her and everyone else of her will to adapt to any situation. Purrazzo has made it clear all year this is the Age of The Virtuosa. She went on to win Knockout of the year. She gave yet another message after the win and had quite to say in her acceptance speech.

“When I get my hands on you at #HardToKill its going to make ending your reign that much sweeter!” @DeonnaPurrazzo @DramaKingMatt #IMPACTonAXSTV — IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 24, 2021

“Well, honestly. I mean, are we all surprised? Is anyone surprised that I’m Knockout of the Year for the second year in a row? I mean, I held the championship for nearly the entire 2021. I waved our Impact Wrestling banner all over the professional wrestling community. In NWA, in Ring of Honor, I am the current and defending AAA Reina de Reinas Champion. So, Impact Knockouts World Champion or not, I am the greatest, and we are forever in the Age of The Virtuosa.”

Hard to Kill takes place on January 8th, and we will be there for all the action! Be sure to follow us on social media.

Here at Women’s Wrestling Talk, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday season!

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