Sonya Deville is back on SmackDown after a few weeks off of TV. As see on this week’s show, she cut Mandy Rose’s hair in their program.
Out of the ring, Deville and Rose are good friends and she spoke with the International Business Times about a number of topics recently. Deville explained there have been good parts about working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s obviously been kind of crazy for everybody, but it’s one of these things where the last five years of our lives have been on the road. And we haven’t had much downtime or normalcy of a Monday through Friday or anything like that. So it’s been nice in a sense to be in our own homes instead of hotels,” Deville said of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re blessed to still be able to work and put on a show for people that are going through tough times, because what’s our escape right now? Television and social media. It’s cool to be a part of something that’s providing entertainment in a time like this.”
Deville offered high praise for former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
“Asuka is in my opinion the greatest to ever do it. She’s so well-rounded. She’s so charismatic. She’s hard-hitting. She’s aggressive, fast. Everything that I like about wrestling is what Asuka does. I think our styles match up well. I think we’re both heavy hitters, hard strikers. Every wrestler has good chemistry with another wrestler, more so than anybody else, and I just think that mine and Asuka’s in-ring chemistry is incredible. I would love to show fans that one day. I know that moment in time will come.
She’s respected because she’s humble, she puts her head down and goes to work every day and outworks a lot of people on the roster. She’s really that talented.”
You can read Deville’s complete comments, where she talks about sexuality and more at this link.