If you've been wondering where former AEW regular Serena Deeb has been lately, you're not alone.
Many have noticed that she's been missing from screens for an extended period of time now, and has had nothing to do with any major angles in either the World or TBS Title pictures for all of 2023. She's not featured as part of the ongoing Homegrowns/Outcasts turf war, hasn't wrestled in any capacity since late 2022 and hasn't worked on Dynamite or Rampage since the October 5th edition of the flagship.
Fightful Select have done some digging into the reasons this might be, and have reported that;
"For those asking about Serena Deeb, we haven’t heard an update of late on her status, though we’re constantly asking. She has not been around backstage, and those that we speak with say they haven’t heard of her being brought up creatively."
A complete absence from behind-the-scenes at least goes some way to explaining the same television blackout. The landscape in AEW has shifted significantly since then too - on the aforementioned 2022 episode of Dynamite, Deeb joined Jamie Hayter and Penelope Ford in a losing effort against Athena, Toni Storm & Willow Nightingale in a match that already reads as being from even further back in time than it actually is.
Before this extended period away from screens, Deeb had developed a reputation as one of the best wrestlers in the division, particularly during her lengthy feud with former AEW Women's Champion Hikaru Shida. With two extra hours a week of television time to fill starting June 17th, the 'Professor Of Professional Wrestling' will hopefully be able to find a way back into the mix.