WWE rejected “female version of The Shield” pitch

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Former WWE NXT Superstar and IMPACT Knockout Deonna Purrazzo recently revealed that she pitched the concept of a female version of The Shield whilst she was with the company.

Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, Purrazzo revealed that she wanted to create the group with Chelsea Green and Rachael Ellering.

“Me and Chelsea pitched being a tag team. Me, Chelsea, and Rachael Ellering pitched being like a female Undisputed Era, Shield type thing” Purrazzo began.

“I pitched a ton of ideas. They had me lose a couple of times on TV, I pitched losing and making that a thing until I snapped.

“‘I don’t even need to win, just let me keep the armbar and get disqualified and that can set up with this babyface.’ I would do extra promos and film stuff at home” Deonna continued.

“At the end of the day, I put every bit of me into that place to make it work it and it didn’t” the former IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Champion concluded.

Deonna Purrazzo on The Shield Pitch

RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday; again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom. The shows are also available on Peacock in the United States.

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