Deonna Purrazzo Returns to IMPACT Wrestling as Free Agent, Update on WWE Live Events

Deonna Purrazzo was released by WWE as part of the major employee cuts last month. The former NXT Superstar was subject to a 30-day non-compete clause and it didn’t take her long enough to figure out her next career move.

Purrazzo showed up on Impact Wrestling this week right after the non-compete clause expired and fans were delighted to see Purrazzo return to Impact.

The 25-year-old wrestler debuted through a promo and presented herself as “The Virtuosa”, a performer who possesses great skills and knowledge, and capable of accurately carrying out all the movements that will lead her to success.

According to Fightful, Purrazzo hasn’t inked a deal with Impact Wrestling. Rather, she is working on a per appearance agreement. The company wants to see whether she can fit into the mold before signing her to a full-time deal.

Purrazzo will work Impact Wrestling’s upcoming tapings in Nashville, Tennessee.

The fact that Purrazzo hasn’t signed with Impact gives AEW the golden opportunity to sign her while there’s still time.

On the other hand, WWE is still figuring out how to structure their live event schedule amidst the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

The company brought live audience back this week in the form of NXT talents and set up plexiglass barriers around the ring that’s likely to become the new normal. However, nobody knows for sure as to when WWE will begin touring again.

As previously reported, WWE has already begun putting together the live event schedule and nothing should be expected until July. However, a new report from Ringsidenews suggests otherwise.

Per the latest update, a source in WWE has refuted the previous report, claiming that if the rumors regarding WWE getting together their next live dates were true, wouldn’t the company follow it up with press release and “Dot Com stories” and make a “big deal out of it?”

At this point, it remains to be seen when WWE is ready to hit the road again. They obviously won’t travel unless live fans fill at least 25% of the seats in the arena.