Sonya Deville Shows Off Gruesome Injury Sustained At The 2023 WWE Royal Rumble

Sonya Deville stands in-ring WWE SmackDown 2022

Sonya Deville was one of the thirty WWE Superstars who participated in this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match. Despite not making her mark on the battle royal as the winner, the match certainly left its mark on her.

Deville came into the match as the twenty-seventh entrant. During her time in the ring, she eliminated two NXT stars, former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion, Zoey Stark and Indi Hartwell. However, her WrestleMania opportunity was taken away by the Kana-inspired murder clown, Asuka.

As well as getting eliminated by Asuka after ten minutes, Deville left the match with a brutal injury. The former WWE official took to social media to post a gruesome image of the injury. The picture revealed a large and nasty cut above her left eye alongside the caption:

I’m a beast! 🩸🩸🩸🩸#RoyalRumble

Deville wasn’t the only one sporting battle scars coming out of the event. Several other Superstars showed off their injuries, while Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens were left battered and bruised in the final segment of the night. After the Undisputed Universal Championship match, Zayn was brutally kicked out of the Bloodline for defying Roman Reigns. Following a post-match beatdown, Zayn refused to attack Owens, which resulted in the Tribal Chief, Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso destroying him with heavy chair shots.

Sonya Deville Wants The SmackDown Women’s Championship

After a long period of working as an on-screen WWE official, Deville returned to in-ring action and has been after championship gold. Over on SmackDown, Deville is on a quest to capture the first title in her professional wrestling career. Deville is currently feuding with Charlotte Flair. The former MMA fighter is scheduled to face the Fourteen-time champion for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Deville found WWE success during the 2015 season of Tough Enough. During the show, she struck up a friendship with Mandy Rose. Their friendship turned into partnership and as Fire and Desire, they made their main roster debut alongside Paige/Saraya in the faction Absolution.

Deville was a participant in the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble in 2018. She also took part in the inaugural women’s Elimination Chamber match and the all-woman PPV, Evolution.