Sonya Deville has been part of the WWE family for several years now and has been part of numerous Memorable moments in the company. That said, it appears even she thought wrestling was fake before joining WWE.

Sonya Deville made her way to Tough Enough in 2015. She was one of the few talent who ended up signing with the company after the season concluded.

While speaking with Maria Menounos, Sonya Deville opened up about being contacted for a potential run in the promotion. Deville admitted that she thought wrestling was fake before joining WWE.

He called me and he was like, ‘Hey D! I have something to run by you but I want you to hear me out before you say no.’ And I was like, ‘Oh gosh, what could he be asking me right now?’ And he’s like, ‘There’s this reality show called WWE Tough Enough, it’s a reality competition series and you compete for a contract to get signed with the WWE.’ And I was like, ‘Wait, like wrestling? The fake stuff?’ Because in my mind, coming from an MMA background, I was like I didn’t know much about it besides The Rock and John Cena, what I’d seen on TV. So, it’s a competition reality series to compete. I mean like, ‘I’m in’ And he’s like, ‘Wait! That was easy!’ and I was like, ‘Well it just feels right.'”


Sonya Deville is currently part of a tag team with Chelsea Green on Monday Night RAW. We will have to wait and see what WWE will have planned for Daddy Deville in the coming weeks.

What’s your take on what Sonya Deville said? Are you surprised by it? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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