Sonya Deville is disputing all claims about her abusing authority and any claim that she has used the money order in the last two decades.
After a year-and-a-half of being a WWE Official, Sonya Deville is back to just being a wrestler on the roster after being fired by Adam Pierce following an investigation of her conduct and alleged abuse of authority. In the last two weeks, Sonya Deville has been very emotional and at times, erratic regarding her loss of power, but she still insists that she hasn't ever abused her authority.
Speaking with Kevin Kellam of Sportskeeda, Sonya insists that she was always fair when put in a position of power.
“How do I feel about it? Well, I was unjustly and wrongfully relieved of my duties as WWE official, which I'm still not sure if that decision should stick or will stick,” she began. “I think I'm the best WWE General Manager to ever step foot — ever, and I think I did a great job of being fair-minded and just to everybody on the roster from top to bottom. I think I made calls that took courage and guts for sure and I think some people don't like change and don't like different. So yeah, sometimes when you're middle management and you're not a Superstar, you can be easily intimidated or threatened by a strong, powerful woman who is a Superstar and is meant to be a leader. So that's all I'll say about that.”
Continuing on, she insisted that she doesn't understand why there were any claims of her abusing her authority.
“I just don't understand how it's corruption. I did nothing but give opportunities where opportunities were fit and where they weren't, I didn't give them. So sorry that I wasn't a pushover and I didn't just allow the superstars to manipulate and persuade me of whatever they may want and need that day, I stayed true to myself. I made the decisions that I felt were just and I think I did a great job of managing both that and being an in-ring competitor. Honestly, if I wasn't me, I'd be envious of me,” said Deville.
Recently, Sonya has been made to pay fines for her erratic behavior including slapping a referee on this past episode of Raw where she once again lost to a freshly-returned Alexa Bliss. Responding to a claim from Adam Pearce that she paid via money orders, Sonya would insist that she has not used one of those in over two decades and instead preferably modern methods like Venmo.
“Adam put out a thing saying I paid via money order. Honey, I haven't used money orders since 1995. I mean, like I don't even understand that,” she said. “It's fine. I mean, yeah, you pay PayPal, Venmo, whatever. The money's not an issue for me. I'm not worried about that. In terms of Alexa Bliss. I've been working on both brands, Monday Night Raw, and Friday Night SmackDown, for a year and a half. I've been running the show as general manager, stepping in the ring whenever need be with the top stars in both divisions. She was I don't know where and comes back and thinks she can beat me? The first time she got lucky because I was distracted. I was distraught. I just lost the job that I've worked my butt off for the last year and a half. So she got lucky. She caught me off guard.
“The second time? I won,” she continued. “I had her shoulders down for like a 10 count. I hit her, she went down, her shoulders were on the mat for a 10 count. The referee, I'm trying to be nice here. The nice, lovely, referee was distracted by trying to re-tie a turnbuckle that I never even got off. So he didn't count the pin. I won that match fair and square. So yeah, I have issues with Alexa Bliss because I've been sitting here, busting my butt, and I don't know where she's been. She comes back and just thinks she can take my spot. Try to put me on my heels. It's insulting.”
Asked whether or not she would like to be an official again to be given the ability to make any match that she chooses to get revenge on Bliss, Sonya straight away from that question saying that no matter the title she currently holds, she will always find a way to overcome adversity.
“I'm going to stray away from that a little bit, because this is what I'm going to say, whether I'm wearing a suit, whether I'm a WWE Official, or whether I'm Sonya Deville, the in-ring competitor, I control my fate and my destiny, one way or another, I will always find a way to do what I need to do and to get what I want. Always, that has been me since I was 10 years old, I always find a way to make it happen. So regardless of some title that you take, or don't take away from me, I will always find a way, I always persevere, and I will always be at the top because I'm a winner,” said Sonya.
Before losing her title as a WWE Official, Sonya Deville spoke about why she and Adam Pearce made a great team. Even though she may no longer feel that way, you can read what she had to say about Adam during their time together at this link.
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