Sonya Deville suffered an ACL tear after injuring herself on the July 28th episode of SmackDown. Thankfully, she made her return on RAW this month but she has now revealed how she understood the severity of her injury.

On the Insight podcast, Sonya Deville spoke with Chris Van Vliet about her injury. The former MMA fighter and WWE authority figure shared that she initially didn’t realize how severe the injury was, though she suspected it was serious as she continued to wrestle.

“The whole time I’m like ‘Oh my God, I hope I don’t fall flat on my face.’ Sure enough, we made it to the end, I limped back and I got in my rental car, went to my hotel and tried to pretend it didn’t happen. Because in this business nobody wants to be injured and out of play. ”

Fearing the worst, Deville didn’t want anyone at the show to see how bad her injury was. It was only after an incident during a late-night trip to the bathroom that she realized the severity of her condition.


“I told myself it’s fine, it’s a sprain, I’ll just wrap it. Long story short, [I] woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I fell face-first into the wall. And I was like ‘Oh I think something’s wrong.'”

The injury ended Deville’s reign as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, her first title in nearly a decade with the company. Deville expressed her frustration with how this first serious injury disrupted her plans.

“I was so devastated. I had been with the company for nine years and of course, part of being in the WWE is to one day grab that brass ring and get gold around your waist. And that’s what I had been striving for of course. So I finally got that first championship and I was so happy. I was so elated, I was ready to make those titles mean more than ever before and then the injury came.”

Sonya Deville returned during the May 20 episode of Monday Night RAW in a backstage segment with Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark. We’ll have to wait and see what WWE will have planned for Deville.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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