Fresh off winning awards for Knockout of the Year and Wrestler of the Year, Deonna Purrazzo has a chance to open 2021 with a major statement. Her next title challenger has been set for Impact’s Hard to Kill PPV on January 16.
BREAKING: @DeonnaPurrazzo will defend the Knockouts Championship against @TheTayaValkyrie on January 16th at #HardToKill!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 30, 2020
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Last week, Taya Valkyrie called her shot to be next in line for the Knockouts Championship.
Virtuosa vs. Wera Loca at #HardToKill? @TheTayaValkyrie has challenged @DeonnaPurrazzo for the Knockouts Championship on January 16th! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/wFpMUuwcyo— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 23, 2020
This week, Purrazzo accepted. It will soon be time for the Virtuosa to paint a masterpiece against La Wera Loca.
"When my next masterpiece is revealed, your fate will be sealed." @DeonnaPurrazzo has accepted @TheTayaValkyrie's challenge for #HardToKill. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Kimber_Lee90 pic.twitter.com/aTfhyXxc2E— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 30, 2020
I like Purrazzo’s approach to building a legacy. Taya is a top tier talent, who held the Knockouts strap for 377 days. She won the title on January 6, 2019 and ran the table for the rest of that year. Taya’s strength lies in making it a fight, while Purrazzo thrives on strategy. This bout absolutely has show stealing potential.
The Hard to Kill card on January 16 currently stands at:
- Kenny Omega, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows vs Rich Swann, Alex Shelley, & Chris Sabin
- Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs Taya Valkyrie
- X-Division Championship: Manik (c) vs Rohit Raju vs Chris Bey
- Knockouts tag title tournament final: Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz vs TBD
Hogan and Steelz will face the winner of Havok & Nevaeh versus Jordynne Grace & Jazz.
Are you excited for Purrazzo to defend the Knockouts Championship against Taya? Who are you predicting to be the victor?