Serena Deeb is no stranger to working with CM Punk. In 2009, Punk formed the Straight Edge Society in WWE. Serena joined the group after Luke Gallows was transformed from Festus into a monster through the power of the straight-edge lifestyle. Punk and Deeb worked closely for the year-long run of the group. She didn’t think it was likely that they’d ever work together again after Punk’s retirement from the squared circle in 2014.
Punk made his surprising return to wrestling in 2021 when he signed with AEW. Since then, the two old friends have been reunited. They haven’t worked together on screen, but Serena told The Wrestling Inc. Daily that she’s always picking his brain.
Deeb opened up in the interview about her feelings since being reunited with Punk. She said she still gets fan feedback about her time in the Straight Edge Society. She said she’s thrilled that Punk is with her in AEW.
“I love it, I totally love it. We have a great relationship, we obviously go back a long way and we did some really good business together over the years. I met Punk in, I want to say 2005 at OVW when he first reported there and Paul Heyman was booking the show and Punk was his guy. Punk was the driving force behind getting me to Shimmer for the first time, which at the time was, as a female wrestler, that was the indie that you aspire to go to because that was the best. From Shimmer that got me to Ring Of Honor. Punk really guided me and really helped support me in getting to all these places before WWE.”
Serena went on to discuss how the Straight Edge Superstar as someone she constantly goes to for feedback. Deeb said Punk is a master storyteller. There’s nobody she’d rather ask for their opinion.
“He’s somebody I think all the guys and all the women should be asking for feedback. I ask him. I ask him to watch my matches, he doesn’t always get the chance to because he’s doing a million things on the show. But, if there’s someone you want to go to for feedback, especially from a storytelling perspective. The dude’s a master storyteller. I mean he blows my mind with some of the stuff he does. He’s clearly one of the best to ever do it and we have a great relationship. We talk every week and everything is great and yeah, we might see a reunion one day.”
Serena Deeb is set for a big grudge match with Hikaru Shida. The two will go one-on-one at tonight’s AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming. She will likely be asking CM Punk for his thoughts before she hits the curtain tonight for a huge contest. You can check out the full interview below.
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