‘The Woman Of A Thousand Holds’ speaks about her journey to AEW.
For the first time since their debut show on TNT, AEW is returning to Washington D.C. on January 19th and 21st for live episodes of Dynamite and Rampage. To promote the events, The Washington Post spoke to Virginia native and AEW talent Serena Deeb.
Prior to joining AEW, Deeb worked as a coach at the WWE Performance Center for several years. She was released from the company in April 2020 and while looking back at her 2010 release from WWE, Deeb considers both of those career points as the best things to ever happen to her.
Honestly, I consider both of my releases from WWE two of the best things that have ever happened to me.
When Serena returned to WWE, she was told that if she took the job as a coach, she had to be okay with her in-ring career being done while being there. She took the opportunity and felt it was a way of making peace with WWE as well.
The caveat was, if you take this job, you have to be at peace with not wrestling. You’re out of the ring — there are no coach-players here. It was a great opportunity, and for me, it was like making peace with WWE, as well.
Deeb was in action on the 1/12 Dynamite on TBS. She defeated Hikaru Shida via referee’s decision and to read POST Wrestling’s written recap of the show, head over to this link.