Serena Deeb is an American professional wrestler and the current NWA Women’s Champion. She is currently signed to the American wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling a.k.a. AEW. Before AEW, Serena used to perform at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), on its SmackDown brand. She also spent a considerable amount of time with the developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling. She has also wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and Ohio Valley Wrestling.
- Personal Info
- Serena Deeb: career
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- The Insurgency
- Shimmer Women Athletes
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- Other promotions
- Shine Wrestling (2014)
- Queens of Combat (2014)
- TNA (2015)
- Return to WWE (2017–2020)
- Serena Deeb: Personal Life
- Finishing Moves
- Signature Moves
- Championships and Accomplishments
BORN: June 29, 1986, Oakton, Virginia, U.S.
WEIGHT: 130 lbs
RESIDENCE: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
TRAINER: Ohio Valley Wrestling
DEBUT: March 2005
Currently Signed at: All Elite Wrestling.
Serena Deeb: career
Ohio Valley Wrestling
Deeb began her wrestling career at OVW Wrestling School. She received training from March till November of 2005. Serena made her debut on the November 4 OVW house show. She teamed with Fuji Cakes against Shelly Martinez and Beth Phoenix. Serena lost her debut match. Her first victory came over Martinez in a singles match in February. She then defeated Phoenix in the month to follow. However as a tag team action with Fuji Cakes, Serena had to face losses. After which Deeb partnered with Roadkill and Kasey James.
Serena soon became the Women's Champion, thereby becoming the target of Beth Phoenix. Eventually Deeb lost to Phoenix. After several attempts and interferences, Deeb was still not able to win back the title.
In 2009, Serena assumed the role of a villain with The Insurgency (Ali Akbar, Turcan Celik and Bin Hamin) and helped them win a non-title match against Totally Awesome. Alongside The Insurgency, Deeb went on a winning streak, until Serena's loss against Melody.
Shimmer Women Athletes
On October 22, 2006, Deeb debuted for Shimmer Women Athletes at Volume 5 against Amber O'Neal in her debut match which ended in a losing cause. Her subsequent ventures resulted in a losing streak in both tag team and singles competition. Deeb was ruled out of the inaugural Shimmer Championship after sustaining injuries from a car.
World Wrestling Entertainment
Deeb made her World Wrestling Entertainment's debut backstage while Finlay. After Deeb initially denied having signed a contract with WWE she eventually confirmed on July 1, 2009.
Deeb made several occasional appearances for ROH in 2007. She teamed up with MsChif and fought with the Dangerous Angels. The match ended as a loss for Deeb. Deeb was mostly unsuccessful in her ventures at Ring of Honor.
Deeb also appeared on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Slammiversary in June 2008. She participated in Awesome Kong's $25,000 Fan Challenge in a three-minute squash match.
Deeb wrestled Daffney at Pro Wrestling Syndicate in 2008 for the vacant NWA France Women's Championship. She emerged victorious and travelled to France to defend the belt under the International Catch Wrestling Alliance the following month.
On October 22, 2011, Deeb announced that she will be taking an indefinite break from wrestling. She cited medical reasons and her doctor's instructions after suffering a concussion as the reason to do so.
Shine Wrestling (2014)
Serena debuted for Shine Wrestling at SHINE 16 on January 24, 2014. She faced and defeated Santana Garrett in her debut match. She then went on to attack the newly crowned SHINE Champion Ivelisse. After Rain retired, Serena established herself as the new leader of Valkyrie. replacing the retired Rain. Serena picked up a feud with Ivelisse but failed to capture the SHINE Championship from her at SHINE 20.
Queens of Combat (2014)
Serena made an appearance for the Queens of Combat promotion in 2014 as a heel and was defeated by Taeler Hendrix in the main event.
Deeb made an appearance for TNA Impact Wrestling post her retirement on July 29, 2015. Deeb wrestled in a mixed tag team match alongside James Storm in a losing effort. They were defeated by Mickie James and Magnus.
Return to WWE (2017–2020)
Deeb made her WWE return as part of the first Mae Young Classic in 2017. She faced and defeated Vanessa Borne in the first round, but got eliminated in the second round by Piper Niven. On February 8, 2018, it was announced that Serena has been signed as a coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. Deeb was eventually released on April 15, 2020.
Serena Deeb: Personal Life
Serena started to show her interest in wrestling at an early age of 11 years. She recalls watching a World Wrestling Federation or WWF (now, WWE) show sparked her love for wrestling. Until she started to pursue wrestling at the age of 18, her passion was association football. Serena Deeb did her graduation in 2004 from Oakton High School, Vienna, Virginia. She graduated as Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2008 from Indiana University Southeast.
Serana has expressed her desire to learn several other languages. She enjoys and appreciates Arabic, Thai and Italian food and loves to travel.
- Fireman's carry gutbuster
As Serena Mancini / Mia Mancini
- Mancini Code
- Arm drag
- Belly to belly suplex
- Monkey flip
- The Anti-Diva
- The Deebious One
Championships and Accomplishments
Florida Championship Wrestling
- Queen of FCW (1 time)
Great Lakes Championship Wrestling
- GLCW Ladies Championship (1 time)
Memphis Championship Wrestling
- MCW Women's Championship (1 time)
National Wrestling Alliance
- NWA World Women's Championship (1 time)
Ohio Valley Wrestling
- OVW Women's Championship (6 times)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked her #40 in the 2009 PWI Top 50 Females
- PWI ranked her #30 in the 2010 PWI Top 50 Females
- PWI ranked her #16 in the 2011 PWI Top 50 Female
Pro Wrestling Syndicate
- NWA France Women's Championship (1 time)
The Wrestling Clothesline
- TWC ranked her #11 of the top 50 independent female wrestlers in 2008