Deonna Purrazzo defeated Jordynne Grace at Slammiversary to become the new Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion. This was a much bigger moment than many realized.
Deonna Purrazzo was recently interviewed by Madison Rayne. She was asked what it meant to her to win the Knockouts Title. Purrazzo had a very emotional response as she let everything out regarding how special that moment was at Slammiversary.
Yeah, that means everything to me, right? That is what I wanted to do and you’re going to make me emotional. I’ve been holding it all day! That’s what I wanted to do from the little girl that wanted to be a wrestler is come into a company and change the game completely and to put myself on the… I don’t want to cry because I just got my makeup done. To put my name on that list with you, with Awesome Kong, with Gail (Kim), this company has seen me grow from that 19-year-old, completely shy, didn’t think I was capable or knew what I was getting into girl to the woman here today. And I think for me, to put my name on that list with all of you guys and establish a legacy here? It’s come full circle. My entire life has come full circle tonight. More than a championship, more than playing mind games it’s like, this is for me. And it’s been a long journey, but yeah, it means everything to me! Champions, The Virtuosa, doesn’t cry. Whoo.
Deonna Purrazzo replied to this video after it went viral. She said “Wrestling will always make me cry. Winning the Knockouts Championship and the legacy that comes w/ it, isn’t lost on me. This one was for me.”
Deonna Purrazzo’s Impact Wrestling journey is just getting started. Odds are we will see her have many more emotional moments in the years to come.