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WWE News: Serena Deeb on Returning For Mae Young Classic, Natalya Talks SummerSlam Win

August 25, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Serena Deeb Mae Young Classic

– Serena Deeb discussed her return to WWE for the Mae Young Classic in a new video, which you can check out below. Serena was originally part of the Straight Edge Society in 2009 along with CM Punk and Luke Gallows. She talks in the video about having retired two years ago and teaching yoga, and how WWE contacted her three months back about the tournament. She says she feels more excited and confident than ever.

– Natalya’s latest column for the Calgary Sun has the new Smackdown Women’s Champion talking about her title win at SUmmerSlam over Naomi. An exceprt is below:

I can’t stop myself from replaying that moment when Naomi tapped out to the Sharpshooter and the ref signalled the end of that match, and my women’s championship drought. I was so happy that I was shaking and wanted to burst into tears when I took that title and launched it above my head.

So lost in a moment that I’ve dreamed of since I was a young girl that I almost forgot to stay in character. I am currently a “bad girl” in the WWE! I composed myself and saved the tears for when I got backstage. I also should have worn waterproof mascara, but I digress.

Raising that championship, which has been held by so many great women before me, symbolized so much for me. Not only I am representing the WWE’s talented women’s division, but I’m also a role model for young girls around the world chasing their own dreams. For most of my life, I’ve envisioned that moment I was crowned the women’s champ. After 10 years in WWE, my vision became a reality.

My journey to winning the title wasn’t easy, and I’m actually grateful it wasn’t. That, in itself, is a blessing. Every bump in the road, every feeling of doubt, every heartache and heartbreak, every moment in which I didn’t know how much more I could take, I just kept going. I didn’t realize how strong I could become by falling down so much and getting back up time and time again.