Breaking: Serena Deeb Officially Signs with WWE


This just in from the SHIMMER office: Serena Deeb has officially inked a deal with WWE. Here’s the press release:

Everyone at SHIMMER – WOMEN ATHLETES would like to congratulate Serena Deeb on officially signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.

From the first day she stepped into a wrestling ring, it has always been Serena’s goal to earn a job with WWE. Serena moved from Virginia to Kentucky on her own dime for the sole purpose of enrolling in the Ohio Valley Wrestling training program several years ago, and she has been a mainstay in the OVW women’s division ever since.

Serena debuted for SHIMMER on May 21, 2006 as a last minute substitution when an opening on the lineup created an opportunity. During the three years that followed, Serena displayed tremendous drive, determination, and eagerness to constantly learn. She has always tried to improve her game, be it in SHIMMER competition, at OVW, or in her handful of appearances for Ring of Honor.

Despite OVW losing its status a WWE developmental territory last year, Serena remained focused on achieving her goal of impressing WWE officials enough to be given a chance. All of Serena’s hard work has now paid off, as she will soon be relocating to Florida to start with WWE developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling.

Personally speaking, I feel that Serena Deeb is one of the top three female babyface talents in North America today. She’s got unbelievable fire, and can project emotion better than most wrestlers of a similar age and experience level. These are essential attributes to go along with the sound athletic wrestling fundamentals which she also possesses. She’s a complete package, and is perfect for television.

Serena’s training at OVW not only prepared her quite well for professional wrestling in general, but also specifically for the style of wrestling which WWE is looking for. Serena’s continued instruction at FCW will only sharpen her existing skills, in preparation for the next stage of her career.

The three match series between Serena and Sara Del Rey were truly breakout performances for her as a wrestler. I feel those matches excellently displayed Serena’s unbelievable potential to become a star in this industry. In her outings several weeks ago at the SHIMMER Vols. 23-26 tapings in Chicago, Serena continued to show that she absolutely deserved the spot at the top of the card that she had worked her way into.

I’d like to thank Serena Deeb for all of her contributions to SHIMMER during the past three years. From all of the memorable matches, to sacrificing her car on the drive up for the SHIMMER Title Tournament weekend, Serena gave so much to our product. Though we’ll greatly miss her at future tapings, Serena has now been given the chance of a lifetime– to work her way to the top of her chosen profession.

Good luck, Serena… and congrats!

Dave Prazak

There you go people, Serena has officially joined the WWE Roster. Looked like WWE is trying to boost their women’s division. Signing three real wrestlers in a row. Unheard of. Anyway, congratulations to Serena from Diva Dirt and good luck in WWE. Leave your own congrats in the comments.

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  • DniLChan

    This is so good that WWE keep hiring women who can actually wrestle! I think they’d put her on SmackDown as one the faces there in the future. Such a shame they drafted Gail Kim to RAW, which I personally believe was a bad move! WWE hasn’t been using Gail properly since her returned. Anywayz, it would be amazing to see SmackDown consists of Michelle, Alicia, & Natalya as the heels & Melina, Gail, & Serena as the faces. But I think that’d be just a dream now >_<

  • spiffy

    great news. hopefully she won’t need to spend much time in FCW before getting called up, hopefully to SD. unless they want to waste her talent on ECW. then again, look at what they’re doing with christian.

    i wonder if they’ll keep the name serena or give her a new one. deeb will surely be dropped.

  • Adonis

    She should go right to smackdown and be built up as the top face for their division

  • TaylorJade

    WWE has hired three actual women’s wrestlers. I’m surprised–pleasantly of course.

    I think that being as skilled a wrestler as she is she can do nothing but help the WWE women’s division. I would also love to see her go to Smackdown, seeing as they lost two valuable women in the mini draft and could use another wrestler of her calibre on the show. I think she could bring some more excitement to the Smackdown women’s division and it will be interesting to see how she works with the other women there (if she does get put on Smackdown, that is).

  • Hunt-A1

    all i can say is: FIN-AH-LEEEEE!
    ever since she appeared on ecw i built my hopes up but nothing happened so i continued to wait and then finally it happened, i think wwe has realised that they need to once again built up a great diva “wrestling” division, like the Trish, Lita, Chyna, Victoria, Jacqueline, Ivory, Tori, Torrie, Dawn, Nidia type era; so maybe hiring real wrestlers could improve this, and maybe even the quality of the wrestling plus i think the “real” wrestlers could train some of the models so they can improve in the ring, well done and congratz Serena

  • Melanie

    Fantastic news! Congrats to Serena =)

  • Mace

    Congratulations, we here at Diva Dirt have nothing but respect for trained female wrestlers who fight for their dream.

  • Goodnightddtmnm

    Im glad they signed Serena,I hope they place her on SD as the new Challenger 4 our new Womens Champion Michelle.

  • Andre

    This is great news..Huge Sarena fan!…ever since her days in OVW…i was wondering why WWE hadn’t signed her…she has good ring presence…solid fundamentals….speed….power and athletic ability…not to mention she’s gorgeous and in my opinion she possesses the best spear in the business and i stand by that…better than Goldberg…Edge or any other man that’s hit one. I’d personally like to see her on Raw just because i loved the backstage video with her and Mark Henry…i’d like to see them build on that..might be a good onscreen pairing… Shel also be useful on SD which needs a well rounded secondary face Diva…she’d be great on ECW…helping to build their Divas too.

  • Matt

    Good on her. It’s always a good feeling to see a woman rising up the ladder in the same way a man would, as opposed to being scouted at the local beach.