Tonight, during the newest episode of Prime Time Live, Serena Deeb became the new NWA Women’s World Champion.
Former NWA Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa defended the title against Deeb for United Wrestling Network on Prime Time Live #7, which aired on FITE.TV.
Deeb returned to in-ring action in September after serving as a coach at the WWE Performance Center for more than two years. The veteran made her return for AEW in a losing effort against Thunder Rosa. A few weeks later, AEW announced they had signed Deeb to their women’s roster.
Thunder Rosa won the NWA Women’s title in January from Allysin Kay at the pay-per-view event NWA Hard Times. Rosa defended the title on six different occasions, including a match on AEW Dynamite against Ivelisse, where she retained the belt. Rosa’s reign as NWA Women’s champ lasted 278 days. She still holds the Inspire Pro Twin Dragon Connection Championship with Raychell Rose.
NWA Powerrr ended new tapings abruptly earlier this year, after COVID-19 and the fallout from the Speaking Out Movement took its toll on the company. AEW President Tony Khan was asked to clarify the relationship between AEW and NWA in September, after episodes of Dyanmite had featured footage of NWA Powerrr, and after the presence of Thunder Rosa had been heavily promoted. Khan stated their was no alliance between the two companies, adding that the partnership between NWA and AEW extended only as far as Rosa’s presence and his friendly relationship with NWA owner Billy Corgan.
With the newly-signed Deeb as the new NWA Women’s World Champion, that relationship might become closer than initially anticipated.
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