The women that should crossover between Impact and AEW

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Nyla Rose attends the All Elite Wrestling panel during 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Company)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Nyla Rose attends the All Elite Wrestling panel during 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Company) /

With the forbidden door allowing many (especially Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers) to pass from one side of it to the other in seamless transition, we decided to take a look at maybe just who on either roster would do well with a cross-over of sorts, being allowed to shine on a different stage and perhaps bring a little bit more attention and acclaim to their respective careers. So without further ado, just which female wrestlers from AEW and Impact should cross-over?

All the while keeping in mind that despite the excitement that the forbidden door represents, or rather gives the wrestling fan, we look into which of these following wrestlers could benefit the most from a move to either brand and for specific reasons either way.

From Impact to AEW

Deonna Purrazzo

At 27, this two-time Knockouts Champion has most certainly paid her dues. At that age, a lot of wrestlers are still trying to find their footing, but Deonna Purrazzo has done quite well since exiting WWE in 2020.

On that platform, she most definitely struggled, but really who doesn’t? WWE isn’t all that easy to navigate in the best of times, and in her time there she did the absolute best she could have.

Her dominance since arriving back at Impact is quite obvious. She’s been Knockouts Champion since July 18th of 2020, getting her hands on it for the second time in her career. Her first run was during her time there between 2014 and 2017. Upon returning in 2020, she defeated then champion, Jordynne Grace at Slammiversary.

We most definitely see her in the ring at AEW, maybe even having another go at Thunder Rosa, whom she faced at this year’s Slammiversary event; or rather Rosa can have another go at her, and this time on a much larger stage.

Purrazzo was ranked at number 30 of the top 100 female wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated in 2020, and if that’s not proof enough, I don’t know what is, folks.

Jordynne Grace

And speaking of Jordynne Grace, this young woman has obviously paid her dues. The storylines she’s been in right now and as of late are just okay, and if I can broaden that, I’d say that they’re a tad too anticlimactic, which doesn’t seem to be her fault.

I see her teaming with Rachael Ellering (daughter of the legendary Paul Ellering, manager of The Road Warriors), for a bit longer, but then perhaps turning heel, allowing Rachel to get over, and perhaps then Jordynne can go to AEW. This is of course if it’s contractually possible.

Interestingly enough, Ellering has appeared on AEW, while Grace has not yet made an appearance thus far.

Athletically she’s there, on the microphone she’s way beyond there, and she can handle a tough schedule as she proved on the indie circuit, working for Beyond Wrestling, Progress Wrestling, Wrestling. And of course, Pro-Wrestling: EVE.  It’s just a matter of time, I hope. I most definitely see her facing the likes of Nyla Rose. Now that would be a most interesting match-up for sure.

Kiera Hogan

She was reportedly at Dynamite backstage just this week, and that definitely got many excited for sure, that old rumor mill running on full power. And with Fire ‘N Flava diminishing in heat and flavor quite obviously, there’s no better place for her to go and spread her wings, displaying the same talents she had been displaying, only now, on a larger stage.

Fire ‘N Flava imploded on last night’s episode of Impact when Hogan was attacked by Savannah Evans and her former partner in crime, Tasha Steelz only stood by and let her friend fall to the attack.

She announced that she was leaving Impact in July after 5 years with the company, give or take, and her being at Dynamite backstage just fuels those aforementioned rumors that much more.

To be clear, Impact is a great company filled with epic wrestlers that I respect and anxiously seek out the matches of, but right now, it’s without question a smaller platform and a place where there are fewer fans, there is less money and sadly, less attention, yet that doesn’t change the fact that it’s the perfect place for those that need to tweak and hone their craft to be.

From AEW to Impact

Julia Hart and The Bunny

This brings us to our next section and before even getting started, I’d like to point out that I think that each of these women are in fact very talented. I just feel that they need another few years to get to the level of the aforementioned three.

Julia Hart has been given a few opportunities on Dynamite and Dark: Elevation as of late, but she could do with a few more years of putting on match after match.

Like Hart, The Bunny needs some work and there’s no better place to do it right now, unless we want to include ROH.

Jade Cargill

An impeccable athlete no doubt; she is also known as a fitness model, as her Wikipedia page claims, but I’d like to see a little more in terms of content and conviction in the ring from her. The selling needs some work, as does the fluidity of her movements. Again, something she can work at on a smaller stage.

In the end, all of these women are doing impeccable work where they are, but as in the case of Hogan, she would only benefit from the new competition and platform. Purrazzo, likewise, and as for the ones I wish to go to Impact for some time, it’s hardly a death sentence. There, they can only work further on their craft, preparing them for the larger scale and environment that AEW has undoubtedly become.

Sometimes an artist or an athlete hits that invisible ceiling I’ve often referred to that they cannot avoid. That can be in terms of a company keeping you down on a management level, as Purrazzo saw and experienced in WWE, and sometimes it can be the stage and its players quite simply.

And what would a list like this be without a few honorable mentions: Havoc could definitely do well in AEW as well as Rosemary, each with quite a nice amount of experience between them. A little in the ways of Horror-based characters can definitely get a few more people interested in the product. Just ask The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt.