Former WWE Superstar and Mae Young Classic competitor Serena Deeb may very well be on her way back to the company for another run.
During the summer of 2017, WWE furthered its women's revolution by holding the Mae Young Classic. The single elimination tournament featured 32 women of various ages and styles from all over the world and it was an unmitigated success. Kairi Sane and Shayna Baszler, the Classic's finalists, are now established names in NXT and various other women earned contracts off the back of it.
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One of the most feel-good stories from the tournament was the return of Serena Deeb. Known simply as Serena during her first run, Deeb actually competed for WWE seven years prior as a part of CM Punk's Straight Edge Society. For those of you struggling to place her, she's the woman who willingly had her head shaved by Punk on WWE television.
Serena made it into the second round of the Mae Young Classic and eventually lost out to the Scottish Piper Niven. That's the last we saw of her, but according to PWInsider, she may be the next name from the Classic to sign a contract with WWE. Apparently, Serena was in Pittsburgh recently which is where WWE carry out their medicals on potential signees.
Serena is the kind of Superstar that would perhaps be given a free pass when it comes to NXT if she were to re-sign with WWE. If the rumors are true, and all goes to plan then we may see her return during the first ever women's Royal Rumble match in a few weeks time. If that is what happens, it would be the perfect full circle story for Serena, from her first run with the company to the issues she had following that, to her retirement in 2015, come back last year, and finally placement in the Rumble.
It would certainly make sense if Serena is indeed being looked at as a potential Royal Rumble entry. The landmark match will feature 30 women and there are only 19 on the roster between Raw and SmackDown Live that would be eligible to enter. That means eleven surprise entrants needed to fill those slots and don't be surprised if Serena winds up being one of those.