Serena Deeb has now been announced as returning to WWE, but the former superstar is not returning to full-time action.
Deeb, who participated in the Mae Young Classic and was a former superstar for WWE between 2009 and 2010, has reported to the WWE Performance Center as a coach. WWE held an interview with Deeb and here are some of the highlights:
Her role at the WWE Performance Center:
“I will be a coach for the female talent, and obviously, alongside Sara Amato for the first little bit and helping to groom the next generation.”
On from going from teaching yoga to being a trainer:
“Well, a lot of people in my family, including my mom, were schoolteachers. And I also have a history with teaching yoga, which I did for several years. I have experience in several different areas, but I’ve never primarily been a wrestling trainer before, so it will be interesting to see the crossover. But I think if you have compassion and try to meet people where they are and be really hands-on, it’s very important for people to be able to relate to each other.”
On her goals as a Performance Center trainer:
“To really step up into this leadership role, which is a new thing for me. I’m just looking forward to the set of challenges and rewards that are coming with this responsibility and getting to improve myself personally and professionally. I’m focused on how I can be a better person and a better coach. [I want] to give my best self to them so I can be a reflection of them and receive their best selves back. I think it’s so important for the individual, regardless of the role you’re in, to always be mindful of where you’re at and always take your self-inventory so you can garner the best side of them as well.”