Deonna Purrazzo Makes WWE Debut On Raw In Loss To Asuka

Fans in Iowa got a surprise on Monday as Deonna Purrazzo made her WWE Raw debut, challenging Asuka. 

A video package aired for Purrazzo prior to her entrance and she got the first crack on Asuka, immediately striking once she got in the ring. Purrazzo put up a fight against Asuka, but in the end, "The Empress of Tomorrow" was able to put "The Virtuosa" away with the Asuka lock. 

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Purrazzo did work as an extra for WWE in the past before signing a contract with the promotion in May 2018. She is a regular at NXT live events in Florida and made it to the Quarterfinals of the 2018 Mae Young Classic. She has made a handful of appearances on NXT and NXT UK television but hasn't worked a taped event since appearing in a battle royal at WWE Worlds Collide in April 2019. 

It is unknown if Purrazzo will be part of the Raw brand moving forward or if this was a one-off appearance. She was introduced as an NXT superstar.  

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