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Serena Deeb: Rhea Ripley Is The Biggest Star In Women’s Wrestling

Serena Deeb worked with Rhea Ripley long before she became the superstar she is today. From the start, she knew that she had a bright future.

Speaking on Gabby AF, Serena Deeb named Rhea Ripley as the top star that she would want to face in a crossover match. She detailed how she knew that Ripley was special back when she was working at the Performance Center. (H/t Andrew Thompson of POST Wrestling for the transcription)

“Definitely number one (who I want to wrestle) is Rhea Ripley,” Serena Deeb said. “When we were at the Performance Center together, we just had a really cool bond. I felt really close with her. I think of all the coaches, myself and Scotty 2 Hotty, we were kind of her people.

“I always had her back, I always tried to pep her up and encourage her because I knew and I’m not saying, like, oh, I knew but, I knew. I was like, ‘This girl’s a star. Once she gets that right thing, forget about it. She’s gonna rise so fast’ which she has.”

Serena Deeb Saw Rhea Ripley At AEW Show

Deeb then discussed her backstage reunion with Rhea Ripley when she saw her at AEW Double or Nothing. She went on to praise Ripley and called her the biggest star in women’s wrestling.

“I actually saw her… It was at Double or Nothing. I saw her. I couldn’t believe it when I saw her, I was completely shocked and we embraced each other,” Deeb said. “I gave her the biggest hug and we, seriously, did not let go for 10 minutes. We were just standing there with our arms around each other. Like, I cried. I cried multiple times. I told her, ‘I’m so proud of you. I knew it. You’ve preserved through so much’ and I love watching her.

“I think she’s the biggest star in women’s wrestling. I think her in-ring work is incredible on top of all her character work. She’s number one, I told her that. In my personal opinion, she’s just operating at a level that — there’s a lot of great women but, she’s up here in my opinion and yeah, when I saw her, I was like, ‘I wanna wrestle you so bad!’ I think for both of us, it’s a dream match for sure.”

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