Deonna Purrazzo may have only joined IMPACT last month but she went directly to the top. Purrazzo ends Jordynne Grace‘s 182-day reign as champion when she caused her to submit at Slammiversary with the Fujiwara armbar.
Purrazzo has had success for weeks by attacking Grace and applying her vicious armbar to foreshadow what was to come. She tries to put Grace away mid-match with this but at that time Grace was able to roll through. Grace then found herself in a cross armbreaker before being face-planted into the mat.
Grace tries to mount some offense by going after Purrazzo’s neck and she goes after her with shoulder tackles while keeping her down by rolling Senton. Grace gets a near fall followed by trapping her challenger in a body scissor. Purrazzo starts to fade but after a check by the official, The Virtuosa keeps her arm up. Purrazzo rolls through to get out. Moments later, Grace power slams her and gets a near fall and then hits a spinebuster.
As Purrazzo continues to focus on Grace’s arm, Grace looks for the Grace Driver but is unable to execute her finisher. Purrazzo locks in a double Fujiwara armbar to get the champion to tap and crowns The Virtuosa the new Knockouts Champion!!
Kylie Rae won a number one contender’s Gauntlet for the Gold match earlier in the night. She now knows she will be challenging Purrazzo for the title.
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