Speaking to RondaRousey.com, Sonya Deville revealed who she looks at as the locker room leader on WWE SmackDown.
"Bayley is definitely one—she’s like the locker room leader always. She’s someone you could go to for advice or if you have questions about how things work or whoever it was, she’s definitely just a natural leader in the locker room. Becky [Lynch] was someone that I always went to too. Becky’s cool because she’s one of those people that leads by example. She’s not going to tell you what to do with your life, but she just carries herself in a way that’s admirable," she said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Deville discussed the vibe in the locker room and at the WWE Performance Center today, compared to when someone like The Miz or others were transitioning from reality TV [Tough Enough] to WWE.
"Yeah, I don’t think I got that stigma so bad as the other people because I had the MMA background. So I think they just looked at me as like a fighter that made the transition from MMA to WWE. Not so much the reality stuff on Tough Enough, because I was only on the show for like three weeks. I didn’t get that stigma as bad as [Miz] or any of them."
She continued, "The Performance Center and the whole vibe of all that I think has changed over the last decade. It’s like, now people come from every walk of life to the WWE. I mean you have everyone from professional athletes to models to wrestlers who have been wrestling for 15 years. So, it’s really a diverse environment now and it’s awesome because it is much more welcoming, I’d say."