Serena Deeb hoping to open ‘Deeb’s Dojo’ in 2023, discusses friendship with CM Punk

Serena Deeb is hoping to open her own wrestling school. She also discussed her friendship with CM Punk and shares a bucket list match of hers

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‘The Woman Of A Thousand Holds’ is hoping to open her own wrestling school next year.

The 17-year veteran Serena Deeb is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling and is coming off of defeating Hikaru Shida via referee’s decision on Dynamite. The record between the two talents stands at 2-2.

Deeb dove into the topic of All Elite Wrestling and her experience with the company among other talking points while doing a virtual signing for East Coast Autograph Auctions. Deeb was asked to give advice to wrestlers in training and she explained that she found the style that suits her and focused on it. Deeb added that she hopes to open her ‘Deeb’s Dojo’ school in 2023 and mentioned Orlando, Florida as a potential area to bring the idea to fruition.

I’ve landed on this submission, technical style that I really love so I watch [Dean] Malenko, Harts, Bryan Danielson. You know, I think you gotta just figure out what you like, what you enjoy and what you have fun with in the ring. But point one is find a reputable school and I am hoping to open Deeb’s Dojo hopefully in the next year. Maybe in Orlando so, stay tuned.

During the year 2010, while Serena was with WWE, she was a member of the Straight Edge Society with Doc Gallows and CM Punk. Deeb would love to team with Punk again and she went on to speak about their friendship.

She mentioned how helpful he was to her throughout her career and how happy she was to see him when he made his return to wrestling last August.

It wouldn’t be the Straight Edge Society [if CM Punk and I teamed up again]. That’s — we’ve evolved, we’ve all evolved past that but, I’d love to team with Punk again to be honest with you so…

I was really happy to see him [when he first showed up in AEW]. Yeah, really happy to see him. It had been a long time, and I think he is very important to this locker room in so many ways.

He’s always helped me out. You know, he helped me with SHIMMER, he helped me with Ring of Honor and then obviously Straight Edge Society and so, he’s one of the great minds of our business, and we’re lucky to have him.

One item on Serena’s wrestling bucket list is to wrestle Thunder Rosa for an hour. Serena has gone the distance before back in 2014 for SHINE when she wrestled Ivelisse for an hour.

I think from just a proud, like a pride standpoint, it might be one of my favorites [hour-long match with Ivelisse in SHINE], you know? To just go an hour was I think a big — I think it’s a big deal in this business, you know? So hopefully I get the opportunity to do that at AEW as well or somewhere else but I’d love to go an hour again. I wanna go an hour with Thunder Rosa. That’s like my — yeah, that’s on my bucket list.

Looking back at the 2021 Double or Nothing event, Serena versus Riho for the NWA World Women’s Title was the first match of the entire show. Deeb recalled the emotions she felt when she saw the crowd as it was AEW’s first full capacity event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Deeb described it as one of the top moments of her career.

First [AEW] crowd after the pandemic, yeah man, I was fired up. That was some real energy. Like, the energy that I felt when I came through that tunnel was — that was [honestly] one of the top moments of my career is that match because we wrestled in front of no fans for so long and then coming out and that crowd was just ready to give it to us and we [Serena & Riho] were the first match… that was one of the most fun nights of my career, for sure.

AEW is returning to Washington D.C. on 1/19 and as of this writing, here’s the announced lineup for that show:

  • Sting & Darby Allin vs. The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens)
  • Adam Cole & Dr. Britt Baker vs. Orange Cassidy & Kris Statlander
  • CM Punk vs. Shawn Spears
  • Serena Deeb vs. Skye Blue
  • TNT Champion Cody Rhodes returns

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit East Coast Autograph Auctions with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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