Serena Deeb has had a pretty long and colorful career as a female wrestler.
I did a write up on her back in March of 2008, when everyone knew her as Serena Deeb, but now you may be more familiar with her as Mia Mancini, Serena Mancini or just Serena, a member of CM Punk’s “Straight Edge Society” group along with Luke Gallows.
And as you probably know, she shaved her head on her WWE TV debut on January 22, 2010, as part of Punk’s crusade to get people into the straight edge lifestyle.
But before Serena went all "Molly Holly" on us, she was a respected Indy wrestler.
One of the wrestling rumors is that the reason Serena was moved up to the main roster was that she was willing to shave her head.
That showed Brand loyalty.
Before moving up to the WWE main roster, she wrestled at Florida Championship Wrestling, where she was the Queen of FCW, before finally loosing the crown (literally) to AJ Lee.
She was the Memphis Championship Wrestling, MCW Women's Champion once, the NWA France Women's Champion and the Ohio Valley Wrestling Women's Champion six times.
Serena also worked for Shimmer Women Athletes, Ring of Honor, did an appearance on TNA Wrestling (as part of Awesome Kong's $25,000 Fan Challenge), did some work for Pro Wrestling Syndicate, when to France to wrestle for the International Catch Wrestling Alliance and worked for American Wrestling Rampage.
Actually what got me thinking about Serena was me running across this match posted by HybridDolphinELPS on YouTube of "Mia" Mancini taking on WWE Diva Gail Kim.
Usually Hybrid gets mentioned on my Joshi blog, but this was too good to pass up.
And no, I am not switching my focus off the Indy female wrestlers, it's just that Serena is one of the ladies that has worked her way up through the ranks.
I just hope she isnt wasted with the WWE like a lot of other good female talent is.
Another justification of posting this match here, is that not only did Serena work her way up through the ranks, so did Gail.
You all probably know that Gail started off her wrestling career as the masked La Felina, on the Canadian independent circuit.
Gail wrestled for the Indys in Canada for two years, working for wrestling promotions like Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and Border City Wrestling before winding up in the WWE.
And, I was really impressed with this match.
I thought both ladies turned in a performance that looked better than a lot better than some of the women's wrestling matches you see on Raw, SmackDown! or ECW.
Again this was posted by HybridDolphinELPS, and you can see more at his channel here:
And if you want to keep up with Serena, there's a lot of ways thanks to the internet.
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