Sonya Deville Reveals Plans For Royal Rumble 2021 Return Were Discussed

1 year ago by Sanchez Taylor

Sonya Deville Reveals Plans For Royal Rumble 2021 Return Were Discussed

Sonya Deville has revealed that there were ideas discussed for her to return to the ring at Royal Rumble 2021.

Deville returned to WWE as an on-screen authority figure in January,  after losing a ‘Loser leaves WWE’ match to Mandy Rose at SummerSlam 2020.

Speaking with Alex McCarthy for TalkSPORT, Deville noted that she almost was part of the women’s Royal Rumble match earlier this year, but Vince McMahon ultimately helped her develop her current character.

Recalling WWE playing with a number of different ideas for her return, Deville said:

“Yeah (the Royal Rumble was discussed). There was a lot of different ideas when I first came back but ultimately, it came down to a decision that was made that I had something to do with.

“I was basically in Vince’s [McMahon] office and we were kind of just throwing ideas out and I had mentioned I had a three-piece suit that I wanted to wear on TV. I kind of wanted to start incorporating this boss suit look into my character, whatever they may mean. He kind of just started thinking.

“He was looking and I could tell his wheels were spinning and he said ‘Do you have the suit on you?’ I said ‘No, it’s at my hotel.’ He said ‘Alright, well get someone to go get it.’ And that’s when I wore the suit and walked down the hallway [for my return].

“He’s just so genius and so creative. He just saw something that day when we had that small conversation that’s just unravelled this potential story and character and that’s where we’ve gone with it.”

You can read more about the backstage origins of her authority figure role at this link.

Deville is currently feuding with Naomi, and returned to the ring in October to team with Shayna Baszler to face the former SmackDown Women’s Champion in a handicap bout.

On the most recent (December 10) edition of SmackDown, Xia Li helped Naomi fight off Deville, Baszler and Natalya.

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