Deonna Purrazzo was ultimately disappointed that more of the Forbidden Door crossovers didn't include women.
While the Forbidden Door crossovers in professional wrestling throughout 2021 included Kenny Omega wrestling for multiple different promotions and Christian Cage going from returning from retirement in the Royal Rumble to signing full-time with AEW, to becoming IMPACT World Champion, there was not much crossover in the women's division.
While it has been documented that many of the women wanted to compete for other promotions including Britt Baker having cornered Scott D'Amore and asked him when she was going to be able to face Deonna Purrazzo, there was ultimately not a lot of crossover between IMPACT and All Elite Wrestling’s women.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, Deonna Purrazzo admits that she wishes that she could have done more crossover work, but chooses to look at the positives from this year, such as wrestling Melina at NWA EmPowerrr.
“Yeah. I think I was a little disappointed because for me there’s a ton of dream matches and people I haven’t been in the ring with for years or have never been in the ring with prior. But, you know what, I think IMPACT was the hub of all of the crossover and we got to do a lot of stuff with NWA. Obviously, my match with Melina was one of the headliners of EmPowerrr. So as disappointing as it is, I have tried to look at the positives now instead of harping on what could have been, let’s look at what was.”
Deonna has had a lengthy feud with Mickie James, the promoter of NWA EmPowerrr and looks to recapture the IMPACT Knockouts Championship from Mickie James at IMPACT Hard to Kill on January 8.
Fightful will have live coverage of Hard to Kill on January 8, 2022.