Serena Deeb took All Elite Wrestling by storm in 2020, something which would have never been on the cards had the former WWE coach not lost her job earlier in the year.
Deeb, who signed with AEW after being part of the April 2020 cutbacks in WWE in response to COVID-19, has since gone on to win the NWA Women’s Championship, while becoming a prominent fixture in AEW’s women’s division.
Speaking on AEW’s Unrestricted podcast with Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards, Deeb chronicles her journey to AEW and how signing with the company was the silver lining of 2020.
“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 on that with any type of negative feelings or anything; it is purely positive for me.”
Serena Deeb would also reveal how she knew immediately that AEW was where she wanted to end up.
“I knew from that first taping that I wanted to be a part of [AEW]. I just had such a positive experience, and just the way it all turned out, I couldn’t have asked for a better story.”
The podcast also sees Serena Deeb open up about the power of yoga and positive thinking, learning from Rip Rogers and returning to in-ring performance after believing that part of her career to be over. Plus, she shares her Mt. Rushmore of wrestling and her love of coaching.
You can listen to the entire interview, via AEW Unrestricted podcast, here.