Sonya Deville Comments on Trying to Fill The Hole Left By Becky Lynch, Working With Mandy Rose


During a recent interview with Newsweek, Sonya Deville commented on working with Mandy Rose and Otis, trying to fill the hole left by Becky Lynch, and more. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On putting real life emotions into her promos with Mandy: “You have to, in my opinion. What makes a great storyline, you have to put some real in there. Obviously everything is magnified and has a creative spin to it, but I think it’s very important to bring real life elements in there. When I was working on the first promo I did with Mandy, I was helping write it and threw in there that she came to my sister’s wedding with me, and she was my roommate. Those are things that maybe the writers or someone wouldn’t have known. So you’re sitting at home [and] hopefully that gives you the ability to be like, ‘Wow, this cuts deep. They weren’t just friends on TV–they are actually real-life friends and sisters.’”

On if there was any frustration with her storyline with Mandy seemingly starting and stopping over the years: “Yea, but you know what? I’m a firm believer of everything happens for a reason. So there’s disappointment in that moment. But it’s easy for me to realize that our path is what it is for a reason, and it’ll work out as it should if you put the work in and keep fighting for what you want. That’s what we did and I think everything fell as it should at the exact right moment. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way, looking back at it.”

On stepping up now that Becky Lynch is leaving a hole in the women’s division: “Absolutely. Becky is someone I think is incredible and who has elevated the women’s division on all three brands to the next level. I think that I can continue that and enhance it even further. There’s definitely going to be a void and we’re going to miss Becky. She’s a good friend of mine and I’m so happy for her and Seth [Rollins]. I can’t wait to step up. If there’s ever been a better time for Sonya Deville as a character, I think this is it. It’s her chance to grab that brass ring. [laughs]”

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