Sonya Deville has been an imposing authority figure in WWE since her return to television. After she lost to Mandy Rose in a Loser Leaves WWE match at 2020’s SummerSlam, she took some time off and thought about how she’d make her comeback. According to Deville, it all started because she happened to have the right wardrobe.
Sonya spoke to Metro UK recently. She shared the story of how she inadvertently got her latest on-screen role. She said Vince McMahon loved the idea of Deville acting like a boss in a three-piece suit.
“It was actually a conversation with Vince where I was in his office, we were talking about how I was gonna re-debut and I just kind of mentioned to him that I had these three-piece suits that I’d been waiting to wear on TV, and that I thought a cool part of my character could be that I rock lady suits and I’m kind of a bad B, and I could be a boss.
I wasn’t speaking literally, but he kind of sat there and envisioned what I was saying with the suits. He was like, ‘Do you have one on you?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I have my all-black one but it’s at my hotel.
He’s like, ‘We’ll send someone to go get it!’ Next thing you know, I was walking down the hallway in a three-piece suit. I didn’t know where it was going, and it just organically evolved from there.”
Sonya Deville says she takes inspiration from Vince McMahon when she plays the character. She’s worked with McMahon a lot recently. She believes he’s the perfect inspiration for a WWE authority figure, and appreciates her relationship with the WWE boss.
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