Adam Pearce announced on Monday Night Raw that Sonya Deville no longer has power as an authority figure in WWE!
In recent weeks, Sonya Deville has been accused of abusing her powers as a WWE authority figure, beginning with her declaring herself as number one contender to Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s Championship. During their match on the April 25th Raw, Deville restarted the match multiple times with added stipulations in order to stack the deck against the champion, but Belair emerged victorious in the end.
On the May 9th episode of Monday Night Raw, Adam Pearce revealed that the investigation into Deville’s conduct had been completed. Despite Sonya adamantly insisting that she’s done everything by the book, Pearce informed her that while she is still a WWE Superstar, her contract as an authority figure was terminated. He confirmed the news on social media shortly thereafter.
“Breaking: As announced by @ScrapDaddyAP on #WWERaw, @SonyaDevilleWWE is no longer a @WWE official and will return to being solely an in-ring competitor!”
It. Is. Official. https://t.co/DAZWQGCsvU
— Adam Pearce (@ScrapDaddyAP) May 10, 2022
Pearce then continued to say that Sonya Deville’s opponent for the night would be none other than former Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, who hasn’t been seen in WWE since competing inside the Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia. Bliss made her way to the ring carrying a Lilly doll, but she is no longer using her Alexa’s Playhouse theme music and has her hair down instead of in her signature pigtails.
— WWE (@WWE) May 10, 2022
Alexa Bliss was able to defeat Sonya Deville in short order, and Sonya was left distraught outside the ring as Bliss celebrated.
— WWE (@WWE) May 10, 2022
Back in March, Sonya Deville revealed in an interview that Vince McMahon saw her position as a WWE authority figure as “Stephanie-esque,” and said that she took inspiration in the role from the Billion Dollar Princess.
Sonya Deville first crossed paths with WWE in 2015 where she appeared on the sixth season of Tough Enough. Despite not being victorious, the star joined NXT later the same year.
After arriving on the main roster in 2017, Sonya Deville began teaming extensively with Mandy Rose. Known as Fire and Desire, the team came close to the tag team championships, falling just short of claiming the gold. The pair later split, before feuding into the summer of 2020.
After her defeat at SummerSlam, Sonya Deville went on hiatus following an incident where a man broke into her home.
Elsewhere on Monday Night Raw, Rhea Ripley explained her reasons for joining the Judgement Day and debuted new theme music while Cody Rhodes faced Theory for the United States Championship. Full results from the May 9th episode of Raw can be found here.