Deonna Purrazzo, who wrestled on NXT, was one of those released by WWE last week. In an interview with Sportskeeda, Purrazzo talked about her release stating that she wasn’t upset as she had been unhappy in NXT for a while now.
“It’s not something that I didn’t expect because I was unhappy for the last six or so months with what I was doing in NXT – and I let office people know that,” said Purrazzo.
“I must have been afraid to ask straight up to be released but, once they fired me, it was kind of like, “Oh, this is what I wanted.” She added.
Purrazzo also revealed that, while released NXT talent were also under a non-compete clause, the length of time differed from that of released talent from the main roster.
While main roster talent who have been released are subject to a 90-day non-compete, talent from NXT are only under a 30-day non-compete clause.
“I have a 30-day non-compete,” said Purrazzo. “Thirty days I’ll be paid for, so that gets me to the end of May and then I’m free to do whatever I want.”
Purrazzo signed with NXT back in 2018. She wrestled in the second Mae Young Classic, making it to the quarter-finals before losing to the eventual winner Io Shirai. Since then she has mostly wrestled in NXT though she has also made a few appearances in RAW.
Before signing with WWE, Purrazzo wrestled for Ring of Honor, IMPACT Wrestling, and World Wonder Ring Stardom.