In a recent interview, Sonya Deville indicated that she believes WWE would introduce LGBTQ Superstars in subtle ways in the future. “I mean, I don’t think about it that way, do you?” “It’s always like, ‘Yeah, I am who I am, and I am a WWE Superstar,'” Deville said. “However, I am aware of its significance and influence on other members of the LGBTQ community, and I am delighted to be a part of it.”
“That change in power that I have the ability to give upon them, as if to say, ‘Hey, if I can do it, you can do it.’ And if I can be myself without apologies, you should be able to as well. Furthermore, you should never be ashamed of who you are or who you love.” All you have to do is simply be.”Deville, WWE’s first out lesbian female wrestler, teased a future backstage segment in which viewers will be introduced to an LGBTQ Superstar.
“You just have two ladies or two males chatting, just like you would have a male Superstar on the phone with their wife in a backstage section or engaging with another female,” Deville envisioned. “You know, or maybe I’m on the phone with my girlfriend while you’re recording backstage, anything like that, just enables the inclusion to be there and not in a forced unnatural manner, kind of like how it is in life.”
What Deville Revealed?
Sonya Deville and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair grouped up in a loss against Ronda Rousey and Naomi earlier this month at the Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia. Reflecting on the event, Deville expressed her gratitude to WWE for breaking down societal barriers by including three female matchups on the show.
“We were there a couple of years ago for a woman’s match,” Deville explained. “Then we had three this past weekend, one of which being an Elimination Chamber-style battle, which is a more gruelling, brutal style match.” As a consequence, it’s fantastic. It’s incredible to be able to travel to a country that doesn’t watch wrestling every week, like as the United States, and hear and experience a new fan base. They seemed pleased to see us, and we were delighted to be there.”