Ten days ago, during what is now being referred to as ‘Black Wednesday’ WWE decided to release several wrestlers including Rusev, Drake Maverick, Zack Ryder and Mike Kanellis as part of a cost-cutting measure brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The releases also applied to the NXT roster with stars unfortunately being let go by the company. One of those stars was Deonna Purrazzo.
Prior to joining WWE in 2018, Purrazzo wrestled for the likes of ROH and Impact. However, in a brilliant interview with Gary Cassidy of SportsKeeda, Purrazzo revealed that she has her sights set on AEW.
“I guess, ideally, like, I haven’t been to AEW yet, so… Britt Baker is my best friend, she works there, they have a kick ass women’s division now. It’s a lot of people I’ve never worked with, and it’s a brand-new product – so I would love to experience that and be part of it.”
For those that don’t know, Purrazzo was backstage at AEW’s pay per view All In and actually signed for WWE the same month as the show. It is believed that she turned down a chance to wrestle at the historic event in favour of a WWE move.
Purrazzo would be a great addition to AEW’s women’s division that is severely lacking in star power. The addition of Purrazzo could do wonders for the division, but with so many high class athletes released from WWE, AEW will have to be careful who their priority signings will be if any.