NWA World Women’s Champion Serena Deeb recently appeared on AEW Unrestricted and reflected on her run with that company, AEW and her departure from WWE.
First, Deeb described her status as the NWA World Women’s Champion as a privilege and said the last year had been a whirlwind, but winning this title was another huge honor in her career.
“The NWA is, historically speaking, one of, if not the most important promotion in wrestling, and it goes back so far and the people that have wrestled for the NWA over the years are the biggest names in wrestling,” said Deeb. “It’s an honor, the fact that this year has been just a whirlwind of, I went from coaching to not knowing what was happening in my life for several months to getting back in the ring, and now being NWA Champion is a big accolade in my life, both personally and professionally.”
Deeb had a very successful second half of 2020, but the year turned her career on its head. She had settled into her role as a coach with WWE, but the company released her during the COVID-19 pandemic. Deeb revealed that, although she has thrived in her return to the ring, she wouldn’t have left WWE if she had the choice.
“I think I just was really, I was embracing that chapter, you know,” said Deeb. “It seemed like I was following the path of what seemed right in my life, you know. And when I was offered the coaching job, it felt really right, and I thought, ‘Well, I got to do a lot in this business, more than a lot of people and you know, I felt like it might be more of my time to give back in that way. So for me, it was just a matter of kind of following the path.”
The NWA World Women’s Champion also emphasized that she still enjoys coaching, and she hopes to return to it at some point.
“I love helping people, and I see myself eventually coaching, you know, down the line or continuing to kind of put tidbits of it here and there,” said Deeb. “It’s something I really enjoy, and I’d like to potentially do more seminars and things like that because coaching really resonates with me.”
The full episode is available here: