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Sonya Deville Reportedly In Line For “Imminent” In-Ring Return

Sonya Deville

Sonya Deville is reportedly in line for a dramatic return to the ring.

Deville, who has been appearing as a WWE authority figure since January, has been training for a return to action.

The New Jersey native hasn’t wrestled since being defeated by Mandy Rose at SummerSlam 2020.

However, according to Fightful Select, Deville could be set for an immediate return to competition. The new report notes that Fightful’s WWE sources are hopeful that her return could be imminent. This is despite Deville saying that she’s happy in her current role, for which she has also received rave reviews.

The report closes by suggesting that Deville was previously slated to be involved in the Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match.

“There has been a significant push to have Deville involved in the Women’s Money in the Bank match, and we’re told as of one point, she was pencilled in for the match.”

In her current role, Sonya Deville has overseen a week of tremendous change in the SmackDown women’s division.

At Money In The Bank, Bayley had been due to take on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair in an “I Quit” Match. However, plans were quickly changed after it was revealed that Bayley had suffered a serious knee injury and will be out of action for around nine months. It was announced on the following episode of SmackDown that Carmella would now face Belair, with the match moved to SmackDown on July 16th.

Carmella had initially been announced as a participant in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, so her spot then became vacant. This led to Liv Morgan being added to the match.

Meanwhile on July 12th, Deville took to Twitter to also select Natalya for the match.

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 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, Deville went on hiatus following an incident where a man broke into her home. The man was later charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief.