Serena Deeb On The AEW/NWA Partnership: “I Think It’s Gonna Change Wrestling’

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On the Buy-In for AEW Full Gear, Serena Deeb successfully defended the NWA World Women’s Championship against Allysin Kay. After the show, Deeb participated in a media scrum and discussed her run with AEW, her recent success and more. Here are some highlights:

On her recent run after not wrestling for five years:

Deeb: “It’s been surreal, you know, to be honest with you, I have to like really pinch myself and check that this is actually reality. I spent three gears coaching and five years out of the ring, and I mean I loved coaching, but I always felt like I wasn’t done wrestling, and that was a feeling that, it persisted, it never really went away. And so I always wondered if I would wrestle again.”

“And then AEW just came out of nowhere and everything’s just been moving so quickly, and it’s been awesome, and I’m having so much fun right now. I’m having more fun with wrestling right now than I probably have ever had. This is something I thought about for years, when I say years I mean like five years. And there’s nothing in this world I love more than wrestling, and it’s an honor to be at AEW, it’s an honor to be representing NWA, as their women’s champion.”

On the cooperation between NWA and AEW:

Deeb: “If you think back on pro wrestling, in the territory days, it was, people were just swapping around, they were traveling here, traveling there, working with different people, and when wrestling became really monopolized and separated, I think it was to the detriment of talent and fans, too.”

“As understandable as it is, I think this cooperation, this partnership, between NWA and AEW is super powerful and I think it’s gonna change wrestling, from a women’s standpoint, I’m really excited about it because I think the AEW women’s roster is really growing, and it has so much potential.”

“It just helps you, the more you get in the ring with different people, you become a more well-rounded wrestler. So I think with this partnership, and different woman coming in, and different women going elsewhere, it’s going to just benefit everybody. There are things happening. Me going to Primetime Live and defending the NWA championship and bringing it back to Dynamite and defending a week later, and defending it tonight on The Buy-In, you know, it’s things that people haven’t seen for a long time. And I think it’s really fun and really powerful.”

The full scrum is available here:

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