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NXT star wanted to be let go prior to WWE release



Deonna Purrazzo recently did an interview with SportsKeeda where she spoke about her release from WWE.

Although Purrazzo made some appearances on main roster shows, she hadn't been used in NXT since signing with the company last year.

In this interview, she expressed how she knew in her heart that she would be called and informed of her release from the company when the mass talent and staff firings were taking place earlier this month. She continued by noting that she had told people in the office prior to her release that she was wanting to be let go if they didn’t have anything for her.

“I wouldn’t say it was a sad thing. I kind of knew, in my heart, that I would get a call last week. 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.”

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Purrazzo also noted that she wanted to get ahead of WWE’s announcement which is why she sent out a tweet announcing it before WWE had the chance.

"We had conversations where I said, if nothing is going to happen for me, I'd just rather be let go. I think, overall, I was really. 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." I was never scared of that. Exciting times is more what I'm looking forward to than being sad."

“I didn’t know if they were going to release NXT people. When I had gotten the call they hadn't announced anyone from NXT yet so I don't know if I was the first or if I was the last but I just thought screw it, I'm going to announce it on my own. I'm gonna get one step ahead of them on this and it's gonna be on my terms. I don't know if they'll ever make a statement about it. There was a bunch of people released and I think in the process of elimination everyone is kind of seeing those people are. It was just really weird to not announce it.”

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below: