Dating back to 2020, Serena Deeb has been on a remarkable run, and while she has been called one of the best women's wrestlers in the world, she still wants to get better.
Deeb was semi-retired before she returned to the ring in 2020. Since then, she quickly climbed to the forefront of the wrestling world. She won the NWA World Women's Championship and made her way to All Elite Wrestling, where she has been acclaimed for her in-ring work. In 2022, Deeb has reached the next level, as she has challenged for the AEW Women's World Championship and the ROH Women's World Championship.
Speaking with Sonny The Jobber, Deeb discussed this success and stated that it has been "surreal" because she has been experiencing some new firsts, despite her status as a 17-year veteran.
"It’s been surreal, to be honest with you. I had the NWA run and then the feud with Shida, one of the first women’s champions in AEW. Then Thunder Rosa at Double or Nothing, my first-ever pay-per-view match in my entire career. Wrestling Mercedes at the ROH pay-per-view. I mean these are firsts for me, even though I’ve been in the business for 17 years, there were things that I didn’t experience before in other companies or other situations. I’m getting them, I’m getting to experience them now, and it’s surreal," she said.
Deep continued by making it clear that, even as someone who has been called an elite wrestler, she wants to improve because she doesn't think perfection exists. She noted that she continues to work closely with AEW's coaches in an effort to learn.
"But it doesn’t stop my drive. I constantly wanna get better. I don’t care what people are saying. People can say, ‘You’re the best women’s wrestler in the world,’ you’re the best this, best that, but whatever. That means a lot, when people say that stuff to me, but I always wanna feet better, and that’s why I’m always training, and I’m always trying to add like, okay, let me learn something new every week, every week, every week. That’s where my mind is at. I try to sit down with Dean Malenko and Arn Anderson and talk to them, like how can I get better? Because that never stops. You’re never gonna be a perfect wrestler, perfect person, perfect performer, any of these things. It’s never gonna happen. Perfection I don’t think exists. I mean there’s people that have come close, you know, but just keeping that fire and that drive inside is important, and I hope that every young woman in this business keeps that too and never just settles like okay, I’m good. Doesn’t happen. You can always get better. Always," Deeb said.
Deeb remains a featured member of AEW's women's division. She previously shared her thoughts on its status, and you can check out her comments here.
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