Serena Deeb

Aug 30, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Serena Deeb
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 130 lbs.
Date of birth: June 29, 1986
Hometown: Oakton, VA
Pro debut: March 2005
Trained by: OVW
Finishing move: The Serenity Lock


– Deeb relocated from Virginia to Kentucky specifically in order to train at OVW
– On November 4, 2005, Deeb wrestled her first professional match, teaming with Fuji Cakes in a loss to Shelly Martinez & Beth Phoenix
– Deeb (now wrestling simply as Serena) made her Shimmer debut at the Volume 5 & 6 taping on May 21, 2006. She competed twice against Amber O’Neal, winning once and losing once
– On September 13, 2006, Serena defeated ODB, Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea in a Fatal 4-Way Match to win the OVW Womens Title
– 3 days later, Serena defended her title against Beth Phoenix
– In October, Serena returned to Shimmer for the Volume 7 & 8 tapings
– On November 8, 2006, Serena fought OVW Womens Champion Katie Lea to a no contest
– Deeb made her ROH debut at the Fifth Year Festival, teaming with MsChif in a loss to Allison Danger & Sara Del Ray
– Deeb returned to Shimmer for Volumes 10, 12, 13 and 14 in the summer of 2007
– On May 23, 2008, Serena defeated Josie to win the OVW Womens Title for a second time
– One week later, Serena defended her title against Josie
– At Slammiversary ’08, Deeb accepted Awesome Kong’s $25,000 challenge, but was unsuccessful
– On June 4, Serena announced that she would be defending her OVW Womens Title under 24/7 Rules. This led to an obscene amount of title changes over the following two months
– On July 2, 2008, Serena lost the OVW Womens Title to Josie, only to immediately win it back under the 24/7 rule
– On July 16, Serena defeated Reggie to win the OVW Womens Title for a 4th time
– 2 days later, she retained the title in a 4-Way Match against Josie, Reggie & Melody
– On July 24, Serena defeated The Baroness to win the OVW Womens Title
– On August 7, 2008, Serena defeated Josie to win the OVW Womens Title for a then-record 6th time. She deactivated the 24/7 rule shortly after this
– On October 1, 2008, Serena defeated Reggie to retain the OVW Womens Title
– On November 22, 2008, Serena defeated Allison Danger to win the ICWA Womens Title
– In March 2009, Serena embarked on a tour of Europe with AWR
– In July 2009, Deeb signed a WWE developmental deal and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling.
– Serena made her FCW debut on July 15, appearing on the winning side of a 6-Diva Tag Team Match
– By August, Deeb’s ringname had been changed to Serena Mancini
– On September 3, 2009, Mancini defeated Angela Fong to win the Queen of FCW Title
– Over the next few weeks, Mancini would defeat April Lee, Tiffany & Savannah to retain the title. She also changed her ring name to Mia Mancini
– On the January 22, 2010 edition of SmackDown, Deeb appeared, playing the part of an audience member, before jumping over the crowd barrier to join CM Punk’s group of straight edge followers; as part of the initiation, she agreed to have her head shaved bald turning heel.
– On August 17, 2010, Serena wrestled her only televised WWE match, teaming with Luke Gallows to defeat Kelly Kelly & The Big Show
– In August 2010, Serena was released by WWE.
– Serena made her WSU debut on November 6, defeating Traci Brooks
– On December 4, 2010, Serena defeated Melanie Cruise (subbing for Mike Wickett), ODB & Tracy Brooks in a 4-Way Match to win the GLCW Womens Title
– At Final Battle 2010, Serena & Sara Del Ray defeated Awesome Kong & Daizee Haze
– In January 2011, Serena embarked on a brief tour of Japan with SMASH
– At ROH Honor Takes Centre Stage ’11, Deeb & Del Ray were defeated by Ayumi Kurihara & Hiroyo Matsumoto
– On April 19, 2011, Deeb wrestled a TNA dark match, losing to Winter
– In late 2011, Deeb suffered a concussion and was out of action for 18 months
– At TNA’s Knockouts Knockdown PPV, Serena made her return to action in a defeat to Mickie James
– On August 10, 2013, Serena defeated Lin Byron to win the WNC Womens Title
– On January 24, 2014, Serena made her SHINE debut, defeating Santana Garrett
– Deeb had her final match on July 10, 2015 in Japan
– In Febuary 2018, Serena was hired as a coach at WWE’s Performance Center
– Deeb was released on April 15, 2020 amid company-wide cutbacks due to the 2019–2020 coronavirus pandemic
– Deeb made her All Elite Wrestling (AEW) debut on September 2, 2020, episode of Dynamite, losing her debut to NWA Women’s Champion, Thunder Rosa. She would sign with the company shortly thereafter, both as an in-ring performer and a behind-the-scenes coach
– On October 21, 2020, Deeb defeated Thunder Rosa to win the NWA Womens Title
– On the October 22 episode of Dynamite, Deeb defeated Leyla Hirsch to retain the NWA Womens Title
– On the Full Gear 2020 pre-show, Deeb defeated Allysin Kay to retain the NWA Womens Title
– On the November 18 episode of Dynamite, Deeb defeated Thunder Rosa to retain the NWA Womens Title
– On the May 13, 2021 episode of Dynamite, Deeb defeated Red Velvet to retain the NWA Womens Title
– On the Double Or Nothing pre-show, Deeb defeated Riho to retain the NWA Womens Title
– On April 9, 2022, Deeb defeated Jody Threat to become the first HWE Womens Champion
– At Fyter Fest 2022, Deeb defeated Anna Jay

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