There are currently two crowned ROH Women’s World Champions. Deonna Purrazzo became champion when defeating Rok-C in January and Mercedes Martinez was crowned Interim Champion on April 1. Martinez defeated Willow Nightingale to become Interim Champion.
ROH returned from its three-month hiatus on April 1 for the promotions Supercard of Honor show. Purrazzo was not able to attend that event due to conflicting schedules. As a current member of the Knockouts roster for IMPACT, Purrazzo was booked for IMPACT’s Multiverse of Matches event on April 1.
At this present time, there is not a date set for the match that will come between Purrazzo and Martinez to unify the titles. While talking to MuscleMan Malcolm at WrestleCon, here is what The Virtuosa had to say about Martinez.
“Mercedes is a tough competitor, I’ve been in the ring with her a dozen times. The last time I was in the ring with her, she was tapping out, ‘I quit,’ to the Virtuosa. Whenever there is a unification match and she wants to step into the ring with the real Ring of Honor Women’s Champion then the same result is going to happen.”
She continues, “We talked about…we had our IMPACT show, we had two shows. I’m under contract with IMPACT, there’s not much I can do. My hands are kind of tied. I would have loved to defend the championship. Big things are to come. It was announced that down the road I would wrestle the winner and it was Mercedes. Everyone can cool the brakes a little bit. Calm down, stop with the negativity. Realize that Mercedes and I are going fucking kill it whenever we get in the ring.” [h/t –Fightful]
Purrazzo is currently a double champion as she also holds the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship. She will be holding a Champ Champ open challenge on this week’s episode of IMPACT on April 14. The AAA Title will be on the line at IMPACT’s next big event Rebellion which takes place on April 23 as Purrazzo defends against Taya Valkyrie.
Who do you think will take the belt between the clash of Purrazzo and Martinez and become the undisputed champion? Discuss below.