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Deonna Purrazzo talks Gisele Shaw coming out as trans

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IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo recently discussed Gisele Shaw coming out as trans in a recent interview.

Speaking to Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl on Fightful’s In The Weeds, Purrazzo praised Shaw for revealing to the world that she is transgender and that there are huge possibilities for her in pro wrestling.

“I had a conversation with someone [at IMPACT Rebellion] before I wrestled, just feeling, ‘I’m a little lost, character-work maybe isn’t my biggest thing. I’m trying to work to my size.’ I just said, ‘You have to trust.’ You have to trust people putting you in these situations. Whoever is doing the creative is putting you in these situations because you can handle them” Deonna began.

Deonna Purrazzo on Gisele Shaw

“Specifically with Gisele, who over the last almost two years, has gone through a lot of ebbs and flows. She debuted as a singles star, did some stuff with Lady Frost, then was thrown in the mix with all these different tag teams, people left, she didn’t have her tag team. I think she had a really rough start in terms of getting her feet into something and really digging in” Purrazzo revealed.

“To see her flourish, we’ve all followed her story, she has an amazing diary put out to show the world, ‘this is who I am.’ I really feel that coming out, having her story out there has exemplified what she does in the ring. She is confident, she goes out there and knows exactly who she is and she oozes this aura, this larger than life star.

“It’s all come together over the last six months. The in-ring ability, which she’s always had, and now that, ‘I am who I am and I’m living my best life and my most authentic life. Take it or leave it,’ is the attitude she brings in life and in the ring. That, to me, is what was missing, and now that she has it, the possibilities are endless for Gisele,” Purrazzo concluded.

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