NWA Girls’s Champion Serena Deeb is the visitor on the most recent “AEW Unrestricted” podcast with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards.
Deeb talked about her first run in WWE as a part of CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society, her second run within the firm working as a coach, why she was launched, ideas on AEW’s ladies’s division, and rather more.
Listed here are some highlights:
Deeb talked about being launched from WWE: “It was pandemic associated. I keep in mind the day when there have been lots of people from producers to coaches to expertise that every one acquired the decision. It’s what it’s. It was an indication of the occasions of needing to chop again. I stated this the opposite day amongst the ladies that it was most likely the very best factor that ever occurred to me, dropping my job, as a result of this most likely wouldn’t be taking place proper now. I don’t even look again on that with any kind of unfavourable emotions or something. It’s purely optimistic for me.”
Deeb on how she grew to become a coach in WWE: “I had stopped wrestling in 2015. I had moved to California and I stepped away on the time as a result of I used to be actually burned out on the enterprise. I assumed I would wish to transfer my life in a distinct course. In 2017, I used to be contacted by WWE they usually stated “We’re doing this match, the inaugural Mae Younger Basic. We’re bringing in ladies from everywhere in the world. I do know you haven’t been within the ring for a pair years, however would you wish to do it?” Bringing me in to wrestle for the match, they made me conscious that they had been serious about me as a coach even earlier than the match. I feel they needed to convey me in, test to see if it was a superb match and see if I vibed on the PC in that local weather. So I got here in to wrestle these couple matches understanding realistically it was a training tryout. It went rather well. I got here again a pair extra occasions for every week right here and every week there. It appeared to be a extremely good match.”
Deeb was requested who she feels are the quickest rising stars within the AEW ladies’s division: “I’m tempted to say Britt Baker. I feel from a personality standpoint, character standpoint, I’ve seen essentially the most progress in her. She’s actually come into her personal with what she is portraying proper now. She appears actually assured with it. I feel Penelope Ford has a number of potential as nicely.”
Deeb talked about working with CM Punk: “It was a studying expertise working with someone like Punk who has a really robust character. He has very robust beliefs. He’ll struggle for these beliefs till the day he dies and he is not going to apologize for it. I feel that’s what acquired him actually far in wrestling and gave him a number of success. Not solely that, however, that’s a top quality I feel actually labored for him. You’ll communicate up and he would communicate his thoughts and if he didn’t like one thing, he would talk that. There have been a number of occasions when he didn’t like one thing and it was modified. I discovered quite a bit from him simply by way of confidence. He’s someone who I actually admire in that realm.”
From a listener who wrote in a query: “Serena, you made a big change in your bodily look. Explanation why? How do you’re feeling now? Did you get any flack from the followers?” Serena responded: “Yea, I feel I’m serious about what he means. No, I didn’t get any flack. I really feel superb now. It was top-of-the-line choices I ever made. Yea, it was, for me, I keep in mind after I determined again within the day to get cosmetic surgery, it was purely skilled primarily based. I didn’t have any curiosity in doing it on a private stage, however the enterprise was what it was on the time. I used to be straight up informed that I most likely wouldn’t have an opportunity if I had been to not, if I had been to not do it. The proof is within the pudding. I acquired surgical procedure after which inside six months was employed by WWE. It was what it was however I didn’t prefer it. I didn’t just like the picture of it for me personally. It wasn’t a match. So, yea, for me it was knowledgeable resolution to do it. It was a really private resolution to reverse it.”
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