AEW Star and current NWA Women’s Champion Serena Deeb was recently interviewed on the AEW Unrestricted podcast on Thursday January 14th, where she joined hosts Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards to discuss a variety of different topics. Which included her decision to join AEW.
Deeb had been one of several wrestlers along with staff and employees who were let go by the WWE due to them having to make cuts to their budget because of the COVID-19 pandemic last April. Deeb had joined WWE in 2017 to become a coach at the Performance Center. She also was notable for having worked in the Mae Young Classic tournament which happened to be that same year of 2017 when Deeb came in. Deeb has been making a great impression as far as being one of the best wrestlers in wrestling. She made her debut in AEW on the September 2nd edition of Dynamite. There we saw Deeb wrestle against NWA Women’s Champion at the time Thunder Rosa and what a great match that truly was. I made sure to watch that match between two of the best going right now in not just women’s wrestling but as a whole. I’m a big fan of both ladies. What amazing talent they posses and I can’t wait to see more of it on display.
Deeb spoke on the podcast about how being let go by WWE essentially was a very positive thing for her. “It was probably the best thing that ever happened to me, losing my job, because AEW probably would not be happening right now. I don’t even look back with any time of negative feelings or anything; it is purely positive for me.”
Deeb went on to talk about how much that she loves the power of yoga and positive thinking, learning from a master in the ring in Rip Rogers and also returning to in-ring performance after she thought and really believed that part of her particular career was over. Deeb shared her Mt. Rushmore of wrestling and her love for coaching others how to wrestle. Deeb just this week on AEW Dynamite successfully defended and retained her NWA Women’s Championship by defeating a very skilled and talented Tay Conti.
Deeb had worked for WWE before when she was a member of CM Punk’s The Straight Edge Society along with Doc Gallows who is currently one half of IMPACT Wrestling’s Tag-Team Champions with Karl Anderson.
You can listen to the entire interview by listening to the AEW Unrestricted Podcast featuring Serena Deeb.