Serena was due to face Melina in one of the night’s two main events, however the match was thrown up in the air when Serena announced that she’d be taking an indefinite hiatus under doctors’ orders due to a serious concussion.
WSU tweeted the news, saying: “Breaking news: @SerenaDeeb will not be able to wrestle on 11/19, but she will be in the building to address the fans. Replacement news soon.”
Diva Dirt would like to wish Serena the best as she recovers.
UPDATE: WSU has issued the following press release:
[notice]Breaking WSU News For 10/24: Serena Unable to Wrestle on 11/19; Melina Still Ready To Wrestle!
WSU regrets to inform fans that Serena Deeb, who was currently scheduled to wrestle Melina on 11/19 on iPPV, will be unable to wrestle.
As reported on several news outlets last week, Serena has suffered a severe concussion and has been told by doctors that she can not wrestle for an extended period of time.
Serena wrote the following on her twitter page:
“A message to all my supporters- I recently sustained a rather serious concussion and following my doctors instructions, will not wrestle for a period of time. I apologize to those who were looking forward to seeing me anytime in the near future. I will keep you all posted.”
WSU & Serena were originally going to wait on MRI test results to see if the match could happen. However, after talking everything through, both WSU & Serena decided it was best not to rush into this match, despite the magnitude of the bout. Some things are bigger than wrestling and WSU would not want to jeopardize Serena’s well-being for a short term gain, as we hope to have Serena in WSU for the long haul.
In good news, Serena WILL BE at the show on 11/19 and will address all her fans live on iPPV. Serena has told WSU that she wants to be there to watch Melina in action and says that a match with Melina on WSU iPPV is “An opportunity of a life time”. Serena also stated that she wants to see who gets the match and is looking forward to see who answers the door when opportunity like this knocks.
Serena will be releasing a video exclusively on WSUWRESTLING.com, which will be posted Tuesday, 10/25, addressing all her fans, media and supporters.
WSU wishes Serena the best of luck in her recovery and we will provide health updates in future WSU updates on our twitter page and on WSUWrestling.com
When one door closes, another door opens. With Serena/Melina unfortunately being postponed to a later date, the show must and will go on come 11/19. Right now Melina is opponent-less.
When told of the situation, WSU Commissioner Amy Lee told WSUwrestling.com the following:
“After hearing all the facts concerning Serena’s injury, I agree with WSU management that Serena should not be allowed to compete until she is 100% healthy. With what we know today, and with recent sport injuries, especially in the case of Chris Nowinski, concussions are a serious matter. But we have a void to fill. WSU management is letting me choose Serena’s opponent and I appreciate WSU allowing me to make this decision and trusting me as commissioner of WSU.
I will announce Melina’s opponent live in the ring, on November 19th. I know WSU has been flooded with requests from talent all over the world for this big opportunity. However, I will tell everyone right now, that I have a list of candidates to wrestle Melina and all of them have WSU roots. This match should go to someone who has broken their ass and gave WSU their hard work, sweat and blood. WSU boasts the most talented roster I have ever seen and there is no one better than someone from WSU to take this opportunity. Every single person in WSU has contacted me about doing double duty on 11/19 and I have had names from WSU’s past ask me if they can return to take on Melina. I am weighing all the options and I will make my final decision on November 19th.
Melina is one of the best women wrestlers to ever grace the squared circle and on 11/19 she better be prepared for everyone, because I promise I will find her the hardest working person possible, and Melina is in for one of the toughest matches of her career. I am asking the fans, media and wrestlers to have faith in my judgement and I promise that my decision will blow the womens wrestling world away. Melina, you have been warned”
WSU management is backing Amy Lee 100% and will stand by whomever she chooses to wrestle Melina on 11/19. Someone will have the opportunity of a lifetime, and you can be there to witness it live or watch it live on iPPV, as Melina will be competing in her first post-WWE match![/notice]