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AEW star reveals WHY she had a “bad reputation” in WWE NXT

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In an interview on Talk Is Jericho, Deonna Purrazzo, fresh from her AEW debut, opened up about her journey through the wrestling world, including her time in WWE NXT and TNA.


Deonna Purrazzo’s insights shed light on the challenges and triumphs of her career, offering a unique perspective on the wrestling industry.


AEW News: Transition from TNA to AEW


Deonna Purrazzo discussed her decision to leave TNA, where she had a successful run as a champion.


She felt she had accomplished all she could within the company, having worked with all the women in the locker room and feeling a lack of new challenges.


This realisation led her to seek new opportunities, which led to her AEW debut, which she described as a dream come true.


AEW News: The Debut Experience


Her debut in AEW was a highly emotional and secretive affair. Deonna Purrazzo shared the unique experience of being hidden under a tarp in a wheelchair to maintain the surprise element of her appearance.


This debut was not only a professional milestone but also a deeply personal moment, as her family was present to witness her step into the AEW ring.


The NXT Experience and Reputation


Deonna Purrazzo’s time in NXT was marked by her straightforward and vocal approach, which she believes contributed to her “bad reputation.”


“I think I was a little bit too vocal about the things that I thought weren’t right or should be changed. Then when it came to me being TV ready or whatever, I was very vocal about like, ‘Just tell me what you don’t like and what you do like, and I’ll do the things you do like, and I’ll work on the things you don’t like. Just be straight up.’


“I’m a 100% honest person, just be honest with me. No one could tell me, ‘We don’t like this, we do like this’ and finally I just had a breaking point of like, this isn’t working for anybody. It sure as hell is not working for me.”


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