WWE is the largest sports entertainment industry in the world and over the years the company has managed to give us some impressive, dominant wrestlers that we can love and cheer. So when WWE signed Sonya Deville a few years ago, they lived up to their self-created reputation for bringing world-class talent to the big stage. Now we will discuss everything you need to know about WWE superstar Sonya Deville.
Sonya Deville Bio
Sonya Deville was born on September 24, 1993, in the township of Shamong, New Jersey. Her parents are of Italian descent. At birth, her name was Daria Berenato. Because of her fighting style, Sonya was nicknamed “Jersey Devil”.
During her school days, she attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey. She has two siblings. Not long after she finished high school, she switched to the MMA and started training there at the age of about 17.
Sony’s first MMA game took place in March 2015. She made her debut in a game in which she lost to Jasmine Pouncy at the University of MMA, who lost by a unanimous decision. She had a few more games with the MMA before she decided that she would like to work in sports entertainment. Her record in the MMA is 3 games, 2 wins, and 1 defeat.
She lost to Jasmine Pouncy while beating the duo Jeselia Perez and Allenita Perez, which made up her two wins in the MMA. To be exact, one of her victories was achieved by knockout, while the other was achieved by submission.
Sonya Deville’s Sexual Orientation
For many years wrestling at the highest level was a male-dominated spectator sport, and this is still largely the case. Over time, more female fighters have come to the fore, and the competition has increased by one level. Even with the advent of women’s wrestling, the question of the sexual orientation of female fighters was never really discussed until Sonya Deville came out as the first openly gay woman in the world of wrestling.
At a performance on WWE Tough Enough, the company’s talent show, she was asked by the judges if she was in a relationship and Deville replied, “I don’t have a wife yet, but I have a girlfriend”.
There were rumors that she was dating her wrestling colleague, Mandy Rose, as the wrestling couple live in the same apartment and are apparently best friends. There are many pictures of them together on social media, but there is no concrete evidence that Mandy has a sexual interest in women.
Sonya, however, went out with Christina Heath, the bikini diva pro of the WBFF. They met in 2015 but separated later that year. She is currently dating Zahra Schreiber. In 2016 the couple started hanging out together. In 2018 they revealed their relationship publicly.
Sonya Deville WWE Career
Sony’s WWE journey began when she was one of the thirteen finalists in the sixth season of WWE Tough Enough Enough in June 2015. On a personal level, the competition didn’t go quite as she expected – she was an avowed bad loser, she was the third to be ousted. Despite this, her performances made an impression and she was awarded a contract with WWE, which brought her into line with the development brand NXT in October 2015.
She made her ring debut on 20 December against Nia Jax, a wrestling match that she lost on 20 December. During her time with NXT, she experienced a series of highs and lows. During this time she fought in title fights and ran on winning streaks.
On November 20, 2017, she made her RAW debut alongside Mandy Rose and Paige. In this episode, they devastated the women’s section, and the very next week they were revealed as the team known as Absolution. Their first televised match took place on December 19 at Tribute to the Troops, where Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James, and Sasha Banks. She took part in the Royal Rumble and came into the game as number 10. Sonya was also a participant in the first game of the Women’s Elimination Chamber.
When Paige had to retire in April 2018 due to medical problems related to her neck injuries and surgery, she became the general manager of SmackDown. At the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, Rose and Deville were drafted from Raw to SmackDown.
Sonya Deville is co-host of the YouTube show AfterBuzz. She made her film debut in the movie The Honour. Her first appearance on the TV show Tattoo Nightmares.
Sonya Deville’s favorite fighting techniques include anklelock, double leg takedown, kimura lock, body scissors, kneebar, and spinebuster. She is also known for using the step-up Enzuigiri and the triangle bracelet.
Height and Body Measurements
For a lady who has been taking part in active physical fights since the age of 16, it should come as no surprise that her physique is quite tough. She stands at a height of 5′ 7″ and weighs 130 pounds.