On the September 2nd edition of DYNAMITE, a tough as nails Serena Deeb made her AEW debut in a one-on-one battle with NWA Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa. Although the title was not on the line, and Deeb was competing in her first match after three years spent preparing the future of pro wrestling for their journeys, there was no sign of ring rust as the pair battle it out for ten minutes.
Although Serena did not lock up a victory that night in Jacksonville, she did impress AEW enough to earn a second opportunity. In that AEW DARK bout versus KiLynn King, Deeb not only picked up the victory, as announced on September 21st, she also earned herself an AEW contract!
For Deeb, that hunt to become a contender begins this week on DYNAMITE when she goes head-to-head with one of the top contender’s in the Women’s division, sitting in the number two spot as of the 9/30 rankings, Big Swole! On DARK this Tuesday, Swole steps back into the AEW ring for the first time since the Tooth and Nail victory over Dr. Britt Baker, and Wednesday she’s back on DYNAMITE to give Deeb a fight. Coming off that ALL OUT 2020 victory, and with her spot in the Women’s Rankings, Swole is hot to get her very first AEW Women’s World Title opportunity and take that championship from Hikaru Shida.
Two women, coming into this bout from two very different positions in AEW, but both looking to become not only the next contender for the title, but also the next World Champion!