Serena Williams is being targeted by professional wrestling firm WWE as it continues to revamp its women’s division with big-name signings.
Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion in tennis, a tutu-wearing badass on the court, and a feminist hero to many off of it.
She is one of the most famous athletes in her sport, is considered the greatest female player in the Open Era of tennis, and would bring a set fanbase with her should she sign terms with WWE once she hangs up her tennis racket for good.
That appears to be what WWE may be banking on, as the company’s chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon hints that Williams may well be her ideal signing.
McMahon, daughter of WWE owner Vince McMahon, said: “Serena! I want Serena,” when speaking from the company’s New York Office, as reported by WWE expert Gary Stonehouse for The Sun. “She’s awesome.”
Capturing Williams, even if the American only made sporadic WWE appearances, would still be a coup for McMahon considering the company continues to revamp its flourishing women’s division.