Originally published at Deonna Purrazzo: Trinity Fatu being in IMPACT Wrestling elevates the Knockouts, I think she chose the right place
All things IMPACT Wrestling discussed by the Knockouts World Champion.
Coming up at IMPACT Wrestling’s Under Siege event on May 26th, Deonna Purrazzo will be putting her Knockouts World Championship on the line against Jordynne Grace.
While Purrazzo was a guest on Straight Talk Wrestling, she spoke highly of her Under Siege opponent and the remainder of the Knockouts division. She then went on to speak about the newest addition to the division, two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion Trinity Fatu.
Deonna thinks that by Trinity being in IMPACT, everyone else gets elevated and added that she thinks Fatu made the right choice in coming to the company. Purrazzo is sure that whenever she clashes with Fatu in the ring, she’ll be elevated by her.
If you ask me who my ‘fight forever opponent’ is, 100 percent, hands down, it’s Jordynne Grace. But, yeah, I mean Trinity (Fatu) coming in really throws our mix of women and elevates us all completely and I said to Trinity live in the ring, ‘I know exactly how you’re feeling’ and I do. That was genuine, because it’s scary to go out and myself prior to IMPACT didn’t know if I wanted to wrestle anymore or didn’t know if this was for me or if did I have a passion for this and I really feel like she chose the right place in coming to IMPACT Wrestling because there’s no right and wrong here. You’re out here getting opportunities and making history and getting opportunities to be whoever you want to be and I’m so excited for Trinity to see who she chooses to become and how she elevates our division and eventually if we do meet down the road, whether it’s for the Knockouts World Championship or not, how in turn she’s going to elevate me because she will without a doubt.
The Knockouts division has their main singles title and a set of tag belts. The idea of adding Trios Titles was brought up and Purrazzo said she’s game for it, but thinks the traditional tag division should be the focus for now.
She feels that if Trios Titles were to be introduced for the women’s division, IMPACT is the place to do it because the titles will be figuratively taken care of.
Absolutely (I’d be interested if IMPACT added Knockouts Trios Titles). Like I said, I want all of the opportunities for our division so there’s more women that come in the door and it makes sense for us to do that then 100 percent. Find me two other people and I wanna be a trios. But I think, you know, we do have a Knockouts World Tag Team Championship division and we have kind of just two tag teams right now that rule that division. The Coven, who are the current champions and then the Death Dollz so I think before there’s a trios division, I think we grow that Knockouts tag team division first but like I said, if there’s ever the opportunity and the women to do it, then let’s do it, 100 percent and IMPACT is the right place to do it because they’ll treat it right and it’ll get story and time and it won’t just be a thing thrown to the side.
Earlier in the conversation, Purrazzo reiterated that her main goal is to elevate the Knockouts. She stated that she’s eager to see who steps up to dethrone her as champion.
I’ve not been shy about women main eventing. I said it during the pandemic, I said it last year, I want more women to be main eventing pay-per-views and we saw myself and Mickie James do it for the very first time, Hard To Kill 2022 in the Texas Death Match and then it took a whole other year just to see women main event on a pay-per-view again, Jordynne Grace and Mickie James at Hard To Kill in January. So Jordynne and I getting to do the main event at Rebellion was only the third time that women have main evented a pay-per-view for the Knockouts World Championship and my goal is to have that be a consistent thing. So we’ve seen it three times with only three women. I’m interested to see and I want someone to do it, step up to the plate and say, I’m gonna take that spot from Deonna, I’m gonna take that spot from Jordynne or when Mickie’s healthy, I’m gonna take it from Mickie because we’re the only three women to do it and I think we’ve seen tremendous talents come into our Knockouts division; KiLynn King, Killer Kelly, Masha (Slamovich), Taylor Wilde has reinvented herself again, Trinity just debuted. Who is gonna take that spot from one of the three of us and consistently main event? That’s my goal, it’s always going to be my goal, elevate women’s wrestling and our Knockouts division but, I want someone to dethrone me. I can’t wait to see who that person is gonna be.
A recap of the 5/18 IMPACT Wrestling on AXS can be read at this link on the POST Wrestling site.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Straight Talk Wrestling with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.