Sonya Deville Reveals Plans For Royal Rumble 2021 Return Were Discussed

Sonya Deville Reveals Plans For Royal Rumble 2021 Return Were Discussed

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

Deville made her return to WWE TV as an authority figure in January, after losing a ‘Loser leaves WWE’ match to Mandy Rose at SummerSlam 2020.

Speaking with Alex McCarthy for TalkSPORT, Deville explained that an idea was floating for a while about her stepping back into the ring for the women’s Royal Rumble, but Vince McMahon ultimately helped her develop her authority figure character.

Stating that there were a number of ideas pitched 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.”

Deville did return to the ring in October to team with Shayna Baszler to face Naomi in a handicap tag bout.

On the most recent episode of SmackDown, Xia Li helped Naomi fight off Deville, Baszler and Natalya. You can read the producer list for the December 10 show here.

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