WWE introduced a lesbian storyline onto RAW recently between Lana and Liv Morgan. This upset Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville a bit because they had previously pitched a lesbian angle that went nowhere.
Fox News recently spoke to Sonya Deville about representing the LGBTQ community. This is something she takes very seriously as younger members of the community as now looking up to her.
“Obviously representing the LGBTQ community is something near and dear to my heart because you look at me, circa 2015 when I was getting on Tough Enough and Triple H asked me on TV are you in a relationship. A simple question for most people to answer, but for me, I wasn’t openly gay yet, so I was like, uh what do I say? At that moment I said I have a girlfriend. From that moment on it has been kind of like a learning process for me as a person; getting comfortable with who I am and being OK with saying those words, ‘I’m gay’ out loud and being comfortable with my sexuality.”
“It is really to cool to be at the place that I’m at to advocate or be an example for young girls and guys that are in my shoes, that I was in 3-4 years ago. It is really special and I think just me being me, being who I am and being a wrestler can inspire people at home because now they know it is cool, and they can do it as well.”
Sonya Deville has a great platform to spread her message through Total Divas. She also has a large base of fans who really love and support her.
She has a lot of potential and has legit MMA training as well. Those skills can blend together and create a very formidable Superstar. Let’s just see if WWE will utilize Sonya Deville to her full extent.