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Serena Deeb is a Welcome Addition to WWE Performance Center

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The WWE Performance Center has a plethora of coaches and trainers who have accomplished a great deal in the professional wrestling business and have passed their knowledge and experience to the next generation of superstars. The Performance Center recently added another quality trainer to their ranks in WWE alumna Serena Deeb.

In an interview with WWE.com, Deeb said she would coach female talent alongside co-head coach Sarah Amato though her goal is to hopefully teach her own class at the facility.  

“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.”

During the interview, Deeb revealed the initial offer for her to coach at the Performance Center was before the Mae Young Classic. She said WWE reached out to her to see if she had any interest in competing in the tournament, but the offer was coupled with the potential of coaching after the tournament. She came to the Performance Center in the fall for a coach’s tryout and was offered the job.

Deeb is most well-known for her WWE tenure when she was a member of C.M. Punk’s Straight Edge Society. She returned to the WWE ring in 2017 to compete in the Mae Young Classic Tournament where she defeated Vanessa Borne in the first round before falling to Piper Niven in the second round.

Deeb also wrestled in previous WWE developmental territories Ohio Valley Wrestling – where she was a six-time women’s champion – and Florida Championship Wrestling – where she was the Queen of FCW under the name Mia Mancini.

Deeb’s professional wrestling career goes beyond the WWE. She has wrestled in a plethora of promotions, including Shimmer, Ring of Honor, Women Superstars Uncensored and TNA.

In addition to her extensive wrestling background, Deeb is a yoga instructor. In the interview, Deeb said she comes from a family of teachers, including her mom.

Deeb is going to be a great resource and trainer for recruits at the Performance Center. She has a solid in-ring skill set and can teach new recruits different moves they could use in the ring. She knows how the WWE system works and could provide talent some insight on what’s in store for them.

She also can help performers who are stressed out and overwhelmed by the training and schedule that goes into being an NXT talent.

The lifestyle of a WWE/NXT superstar is not for everyone and it can take a toll on a person. Deeb, who is well versed in yoga, can help talent de-stress and find ways to balance themselves in order to keep themselves healthy, both mentally and physically.

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Triple H Discusses WWE Signing Matt Riddle

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Triple H commented on the recent signing of former UFC star Matt Riddle, who was shown in the crowd during NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on Saturday night. WWE had been previously hesitant to sign Riddle due to his history related to marijuana use.

“Matt brings a lot to the table” Triple H said, according to Newsweek.

“He’s an amazing athlete, smart in the way he’s adapted and what he did in his MMA career,” Levesque told media in a post-show press conference. “He’s learned a lot on his own in a very brief period of time to get to where he is. I’ve watched him for awhile, his ups and downs, and you know there just comes a time when somebody gets good enough.”

Triple H believes that adding him to WWE, and the NXT roster, will be the next step in his development.

“I think he’s ready to get brought in and be taken the rest of the way. I also think he’s matured as a person.” Triple H continued.

“I think he’s realized where he wants to get in this business as opposed to just being in the business. We think it’s the right time, but only time will tell. He’s a very talented guy and the sky’s the limit. We’ll see what he can do. I feel sometimes people say ‘you bring them in and just go with it.’ It’s not that simple. Not everybody makes it, not everything works. There’s a lot of factors. I believe in him and I believe he has a lot of potential.”

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Matt Riddle Signs With WWE

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The rumors are true, Matt Riddle is heading to WWE as his appearance in the audience of Saturday night’s NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4, live, at the Barclays Center confirmed. Riddle had been rumored to be heading to the company for the past several weeks.

WWE issued the following statement regarding Riddle:

Matt Riddle, or as he is often referred to by fans, “The King of Bros,” has been announced as the newest Superstar to wave the NXT flag. Fittingly, the news was revealed as he was ringside for tonight’s huge WWE Network special event in Brooklyn.

The former wrestling champion and UFC fighter made a name for himself in the indie circuit, capturing titles such as the EVOLVE Championship and the PROGRESS Atlas Championship.

 

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Trish Stratus vs. Alexa Bliss Announced For WWE Evolution

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WWE has announced one heck of a match for their upcoming all-women’s PPV, Evolution.

Alexa Bliss vs. Trish Stratus was announced last night during the NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4 event in Brooklyn, New York. WWE has already confirmed that a RAW Women’s Title match, SmackDown Women’s Title match, NXT Women’s Title match, WWE UK Women’s Title match and the finals of the Mae Young Classic tournament would take place at the Evolution PPV, and now Stratus and Bliss have been added to the card.

There are also rumors that the main event could be Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella. Evolution, which will air on the WWE Network, takes place on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Long Island, New York at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

 

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