WWE signed a ton of people to contracts last year. They also re-signed a lot of Superstars to inflated deals to make sure they didn’t leave. When COVID-19 hit, the company went through widespread cuts and a lot of people lost their positions with the company including Deonna Purrazzo.
While speaking with Wrestling Inc, Purrazzo was asked if she felt WWE signed her because she was announced for All Out. She felt that way and continued discussing how she suffered because WWE kept signing so many talented wrestlers just to have them. She feels that WWE was hoarding talent and she was one of the people they didn’t want to go elsewhere.
“Yes, and I probably said that to some of the wrong people in NXT,” admitted Purrazzo. But I 100 percent feel like me being announced for All In… this culminated in, ‘she’s gonna go somewhere else and do something good with other people’ so we’re gonna bring her here. If they had done something with me, then that would have been fine. But I feel that in the last year or two with AEW, [WWE] tended to be hoarding. Talent wasn’t being released but so much talent was being brought in that I suffered from so many women coming in and then we’re all from the same background.
Now WWE reportedly isn’t worried if wrestlers end up in AEW. Both companies have way more to worry about right in terms of the global situation.
We’ll have to see what’s next for Deonna Purrazzo. It’s highly probably that if she did’t sign with WWE and pull out of All Out then she would still be Elite to this day.