Deonna Purrazzo was release by WWE NXT after she didn’t receive much of an opportunity on television. This was a frustrating part for her, because she signed with WWE to become a star on television.

While speaking to Oral Sessions, Deonna Purrazzo detailed some of her complaints about WWE’s developmental system. She was given suggestions about how she could do things differently, but they didn’t tell her what to do so she could shine on television.

“That’s the vibe that I got that I was doing wrong. Because we would have these, you’d do a skull session and they kind of give you critique. I was in a class that I felt like ‘I could do all these things.’ I was in Serena’s (Deeb) class, and Serena was trained by my trainer. So it was kind of like all the things we were doing I had done before I got there. So I would sit down every week and be ‘let’s watch this match. What can I do better?’”

“And I wasn’t necessarily getting a lot of feedback of like ‘this is what you can do better.’ Otherwise it was ‘this is good, maybe you could’ve done something different here. Or something there, or we need to play with your music and your entrance.’ But wrestling wise, no one was really telling me anything different. And that was my biggest complaint. So I’d go to Matt Bloom and be like ‘okay I came here to be a TV star. And I’m not. So if you’re not going to tell me what I need to do to be a TV star, what am I doing here?’ In hindsight, maybe I did that too soon.”


Deonna Purrazzo ended up in Impact Wrestling and they knew exactly what to do with her. She became Knockouts Champion in quick order and she still maintains a prominent position in the division.

The WWE Performance Center staff couldn’t tell Purrazzo what she needed to do to become a TV star, but she might just be figuring it out on her own after leaving Vince McMahon’s company.

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Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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