Deonna Purrazzo Talks Toni Storm Feud Coming Together, Says It Was The Plan As Soon As She Joined AEW

Deonna Purrazzo discusses her storyline with Toni Storm.

Deonna Purrazzo entered free agency on January 1, and the three-time IMPACT Knockouts World Champion signed with AEW. She arrived on the January 3 episode of AEW Dynamite and immediately targeted AEW Women's World Champion "Timeless" Toni Storm. They have been feuding ever since, and Storm will defend the title against Purrazzo at AEW Revolution.

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In an interview with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp, Deonna Purrazzo discussed her on-screen story with Toni Storm coming together. She noted that it was the idea as soon as she joined the company, and she made it clear that it has been fun to tie in aspects of their personal relationship.

"The minute I came in, this was the idea, ‘You and Toni are going to do something.’ The people that pitched that idea and were maybe writing some of the stuff for us, didn’t even know that, ‘Hey, we have these matching tattoos, we should do something with this.’ It’s been really fun for Toni and I to drop little bits of our relationship outside of work. She’s not a big social media presence, so a lot of our friendship in the past was between us and offline. It’s been really fun and interesting to see the reaction, ‘Oh wow, we knew they were in STARDOM together, but we didn’t know to what extent they were friends.’ The tattoo was the cherry on top to all of it. We have this tangible evidence to prove our friendship. Let’s use that," Purrazzo said.

Purrazzo also commented on how difficult it is to not break character when Storm speaks during her promos. She noted that she feels like it's okay for her to laugh because what Storm is saying tends to be ludicrous. Purrazzo stated that she can get away with her chuckles because "Timeless" Toni Storm is not the person she was friends with.

"I think it’s okay for me to laugh because it is ludicrous. It is delusional. She’s crazy. This version of Toni Storm isn’t who I’m friends with. Although it is hard to not crack up, I think it’s warranted in this situations where I’m like, ‘Who are you? What are you saying? Who talks like this? Not my friend.’ It makes it easier to get away with my little chuckles," Purrazzo said.

Check out Purrazzo's comments on signing with AEW here.

Click here to see what Steve Maclin had to say about Deonna Purrazzo's move to AEW.

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