During a recent appearance on “The Universal Wrestling Podcast”, Impact Wrestling and Ring of Honor star Deonna Purrazzo commented on the pressure of competing against Mercedes Martinez in the main event of last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, and more. She said,
“Yeah, it was like the lead up to it all day. We didn’t know what the card looked like or where we were gonna be. It’s funny because Mercedes and I were like ‘We might be the main event, we’re the biggest thing on the advertisement’. But gosh, I don’t wanna be in that spot, that’s a lot of pressure. Then, at like 5 O’Clock they’re like ‘You guys are the main event’. A lot of pressure. IMPACT does our live pay-per-views, there’s like four every year. Then we do these app specials that are live, but I don’t necessarily do live TV every week like people on AEW are. It was even more pressure for me to be like ‘Can I still do this?’, I hadn’t done live TV since NXT, so that’s two years. I was like ‘Oh gosh, we have a commercial break and we have a Picture in Picture’. There’s so many faucets to this that we have to get right because we’re the main event, but I think it turned out really really great. I think that I got to put my best foot forward and IMPACT’s best foot forward. It’s just a really exciting time right now.”
Purrazzo was defeated by Mercedes Martinez on last week’s episode of Dynamite, which means Martinez is now the undisputed ROH Women’s World Champion.
(h/t – Fightful)