ROH is looking to invigorate their programming, and are going to great lengths to do it.
Fightful learned that Deonna Purrazzo actually signed her IMPACT contact as far back as a month ago, but that wasn't the only company that had interest in her services. Sources within Ring of Honor confirmed that representatives of the company actually reached out to the then-Knockouts Champion in September.
Last week, Fightful reported that Ring of Honor officials had informed several in and around the company that they'd be looking to "revamp" the product in the coming months. Several of those have already been implemented, but we're told that ROH has also been reaching out to talent about coming in. One of those was IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, who was offered at IMPACT contract around the same time. We've heard that ROH wanted to know more about Purrazzo's contract status.
Ultimately, Purrazzo would sign with IMPACT Wrestling, which was announed by the company last week ahead of Bound For Glory.
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