Deonna Purrazzo is set to defend the IMPACT Knockouts Championship on Saturday at Slammiversary. But she doesn't know her opponent.
Purrazzo has been a dominant Knockouts Champion, holding the title across two reigns for almost 350 days and defending it against all challengers. With the forbidden door open, Purrazzo is hoping to face someone outside of the roster on Saturday.
"I don't have any idea," Purrazzo said when asked on Stu's Wrestling Podcast who she might be facing at Slammiversary. "I've been asking Twitter for hints and there are so many possibilities. Tommy Dreamer even put his name in the hat to be like, 'I can put on a wig.' I feel like it was to be (someone outside of IMPACT). I feel like it has to be someone who was released and their 90 days are up or someone from AEW, NWA, Ring of Honor, Triple A [Lucha Libre AAA]. We have all these connections to all these places and they keep saying 'our world is changing again.' I don't know, but I do agree that I've already lapped the competition in the IMPACT Knockouts division, so it's time for someone else."
Purrazzo mentioned Chelsea Green, Britt Baker, The IIconics, Awesome Kong, Mickie James, and Taylor Wilde as potential opponents.
Green recently appear at ROH Best in the World and is set to compete in the ROH Women's Championship tournament. Purrazzo, who was part of the initial Women of Honor division, takes pride in seeing honor restored to the ROH women's division.
"I wanted the world for that entire division," she said. "That was my and Mandy Leon's little baby. 'How can we start a women's division?' because women's wrestling hadn't been a thing in Ring of Honor in so many years. To have that first match and be credited for the rebirth of Women of Honor was really special. To see what it grew into and getting a Women of Honor Championship tournament was really special. Obviously, there were downfalls to that and they've had to reboot but to see Maria Kanellis taking what that little baby was and now it's exploded. There's another championship tournament, Chelsea just debuted, and I'm excited for what the possibilities are for that because I got to start it. If there was an opportunity to go back to Ring of Honor and become their women's champion, that would be fun too."
The new ROH Women's Champion is set to be crowned at ROH Death Before Dishonor in September.
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