Serena Deeb is sidelined with an injury.
Former NWA World Women’s Champion Serena Deeb is currently out of action with a knee injury. Serena took to her Instagram page and spoke about how she tried to work through the injury despite it giving her trouble in her matches. This past March, Deeb had her knee operated on.
Deeb is signed to All Elite Wrestling and her most recent match for the company was a part of the 7/14 AEW Dark: Elevation program. Here’s what Deeb had to say in full about her injury and feeling that she’s one of the best wrestlers in the world:
Now normally I do my talking in the ring, so here I am, in a wrestling ring, though recently, I hit a road block and I wanted to address it with you and be honest because I hear everything you’re saying, I see it all the time. ‘Serena should be on Dynamite more. Serena should be on pay-per-view more. Serena is the best’ and you’re right. Truth is right now, I’m hurt, I’m injured. My knee has been playing up for a while, it’s been bothering me in my matches, tried to fight through the pain. Was it the smartest thing to do? Probably not, but that’s what I do. I’m Serena Deeb. I’m from the old school, and what I was taught was if you could walk to the ring, you can step in here and you can do your job. Hell, look at me right now, I can’t even freaking walk and I’m sitting in a wheelchair, in the ring, trying to get better. I’m nothing like the girls of today that break a nail and they have to take six weeks off. Do you know why I’m the best? I’ll give you a perfect example. First thing I do after my matches is I walk to the back and I find a Tully Blanchard or an Arn Anderson or a Dean Malenko and I grab them and I ask them, ‘Hey, how can I improve? How can I get better at what I do?’ Do you know what the rest of these girls do after their matches? They run to the back, bury their faces in their cellphones to see what the internet says and then they wonder why they don’t get any better. The truth is not one of them can lace my boots, not one of them is in my league. Yes, right now, I’m injured, I’m hurt but I will be back to AEW. I will be back to once again become champion and I will remind each and every one of you that not only am I the best women’s wrestler in the world, I am the best wrestler in the world. I am Serena Deeb, the Woman of 1,000 Holds.
This past May, Deeb defeated Riho to retain the NWA Women’s Title at Double Or Nothing.
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