Current AEW talent and NWA Women’s Champion Serena Deeb was one of the many WWE personnel who was let go in April due to cost cutting measures brought about by COVID-19.
Speaking during the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Deeb revealed that she views her departure from WWE as a positive thing.
“It was probably the best thing that ever happened to me, losing my job, because AEW probably would not be happening right now,” Deeb said.
“I don’t even look back on that with any type of negative feelings or anything; it is purely positive for me,” she added.
Deeb had been working with WWE as a coach in the Performance Center since 2017. While she was also a participant during the Mae Young Classic tournament that year, she mostly stayed in a non-wrestling role.
Upon getting fired from WWE, Deeb became an active wrestler again, working with both NWA and AEW.
Though Deeb says that she loved being a coach and would want to do some coaching again, she is enjoying getting back to wrestling in the ring.
Deeb made her debut on AEW during the September 2, 2020, episode of Dynamite. During her debut, she lost to Thunder Rosa, who was then the holder of the NWA Women’s championship.