Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned WWE is in talks with a former employee to participate in the upcoming Mae Young Classic tournament … even though she’s technically retired from the ring.
Sources tell us Serena Deeb has been discussing coming out of retirement with WWE to compete in this summer’s Mae Young Classic tournament — however, it’s not a done deal quite yet.
We’re told many of the competitors not under WWE contract haven’t officially been locked in yet … despite the company announcing a few participants on Friday. The names released by WWE.com today were Toni Storm, Princesa Sugehit, Sarah Logan and Lacey Evans.
Deeb wrestled in OVW from 2005-2009 and won their Women’s Championship six times. She was more famously known, however, for being part of the Straight Edge Society on SmackDown in 2010 — a group that also featured CM Punk, Luke Gallows, and Joey Mercury.
Serena spent less than a year with the SES and only wrestled once on the show before her eventual release. She retired from the ring a few years later in 2015.
Those who watched the Cruiserweight Classic have been wondering if the MYC would have a Brian Kendrick-like redemption story told by any of the wrestlers — if all goes to plan, Deeb is the one.
Sound off in the comments below and tell us how you think the tourney is shaping up.