Deonna Purrazzo feels she did all she could in TNA/IMPACT, says Britt Baker connected her to Tony Khan

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Purrazzo is All Elite. 

To start off the new year for All Elite Wrestling, three-time IMPACT/TNA Knockouts World Champion Deonna Purrazzo returned to the company but this go-around, it was as an official member of the AEW talent roster. 

Purrazzo is 1-0 thus far and her next bout will be against Anna Jay on the 1/17 Dynamite. Ahead of that match, Chris Jericho released his sit-down chat with Purrazzo and she touched on how her AEW debut came to be. She felt it was time to depart IMPACT and added that Britt Baker connected her to Tony Khan. 

So, I knew my contract was coming up in IMPACT and I just kind of felt like if it was time to leave, it would be now. If this was the territories, now would be the time to leave, right? And Britt Baker actually connected me with Tony Khan and we just got to talking and I knew the first Dynamite of the new year, it was gonna be in Jersey, that’s where I’m from. So I was like, ‘That would be a dream scenario, dream come true if we could do that’ and it all worked out.

Looking back at her time in IMPACT, Purrazzo feels she did everything she could in the company. 

So I was the champion for a very long time in IMPACT. I got to work with all of the women that were in our locker room and it was just like, what other stories are there to tell? Everyone’s kind of put me over at that point, I’ve beaten everybody. They kind of figured maybe I was on my way out so I got to do the favors and put everyone else over on my way out and so, it was just kind of like, what else is there to do? There’s no one new coming in that I could work with and I don’t know what else there is to tell here.

After the 1/17 Dynamite wraps up, POST Wrestling is going live with a new edition of Rewind-A-Dynamite which will be available to watch at this link

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Talk Is Jericho with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

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