Deonna Purrazzo Discusses Madison Rayne's Impact On Her Career

Deonna Purrazzo reveals her time with Madison Rayne and discusses Madison as a legitimate locker room leader in IMPACT Wrestling.

Currently, there can be an argument made that Deonna Purrazzo is the current face of the IMPACT Knockouts division. Recently, Madison Rayne, a competitor that is a link to the Knockouts division of old, announced her retirement from wrestling in order to spend more time with her family and pursue a career outside of wrestling.

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Speaking on Women’s Wrestling Talk, the current IMPACT Knockouts Champion discusses her time around Madison Rayne and some of the advice that Madison has shared with her through the years.

Credit to the Women’s Wrestling Talk team who sent the following quote to Fightful.

“You know, I think through the years I've been closest with Madison Rayne and she's one of the main reasons I'm, you know, the Knockouts Champion, and I'm, you know, under contract to Impact, you know, she was one of the women really pushing for that when I was able to come in to, to bring me in. I just think like having her guidance, and she was an agent for the first six months that I've been with Impact in producing a lot of my matches…”

“They've been able to showcase the identity of The Virtuosa way more than I ever imagined I could even do myself. So I think there's that to where it's just like, Okay, how do we as a whole, really push this character to the forefront and make people understand who she is….Madison had helped me produce vignettes with you know, after I got released, I had 30 days to wait. So it was like you should get this out...She was just really someone I was able to bounce ideas off of and listen to her critique and know that it's coming from a good place and from a place that I will succeed if I listen.”

Following her retirement, Madison commented on a potential induction into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame and what it would mean to her. Learn more about that here.

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