AEW today announced, via Twitter, that Serena Deeb has officially joined the company. Deeb made her AEW debut earlier this month, losing to NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa on Dynamite but she impressed the Executives that night. AEW’s CEO Tony Khan praised her performance on the media calls around All Out a few weeks ago. Deeb will be back in the ring on AEW Dark tomorrow, competing against KiLynn King.
Deeb is a 15-year veteran in the business, starting her wrestling career in the OVW Wrestling School, then WWE’s developmental territory until 2008. After some time in OVW and SHIMMER, she would sign with WWE in 2009 but come back to developmental.
After less than a year at FCW, she made her main roster debut in January 2010 next to CM Punk and Luke Gallows when she joined The Straight Edge Society. On August 20, Serena was released from her WWE contract, reportedly for not “living out” her straight edge persona in public.
After her WWE time, she would return to SHIMMER but also work for many indie companies but also ROH, TNA/ Impact Wrestling, NWA France, American Wrestling Rampage, Women Superstars Uncensored, Shine Wrestling, Smash in Japan, Queens of Combat, among many others. In June 2015, Deeb announced her retirement from the rings.
Surprisingly, Deeb returned to WWE as part of the first Mae Young Classic tournament on July 13, 2017. It was announced on February 8, 2018, that Deeb has been signed by WWE to become a coach at the Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. She was released on April 15, 2020, amid company-wide cutbacks due to COVID-19.
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