Sonya Deville made her main roster debut in the November 20, 2017 Raw episode by stopping the Fatal 4-Way match between Alicia Fox, Bayley, Mickie James and Sasha Banks to determine the No. 1 contender at Alexa Bliss' Raw Women's Championship.
Deville rose to prominence as a contestant in the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough, where she finished in eleventh place. Following her elimination, she signed a contract with WWE and was sent to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
She has since performed in WWE's developmental territory NXT and its main roster as a solo competitor and in a tag team alongside Mandy Rose dubbed Fire and Desire. In mixed martial arts, she has competed in three matches, holding a record of 2–1.
During a long interview with with Spandex and Elle Collins, she revealed her dream matchups: “Me and Asuka have had, in my opinion, some pretty cool matches since NXT, but we’ve never really had a televised singles match, and so I’d love to go into a story with her.
They have the Tag Team titles right now, so I think it would be a really cool angle: Mandy and myself versus the Kabuki Warriors. So I think maybe it could happen there. But yeah, definitely Asuka is someone that I’ve always wanted to be in a storyline with.
Becky Lynch too, we’ve only wrestled a couple of times here and there. And she’s awesome, so I’d love to work with her too”.