With the Shake-up of April 17, 2018 Sonya Deville has moved to SmackDown, and with her also Mandy Rose. In the SmackDown episode of May 15, Sonya participated in a Triple Threat qualifying match for the Money in the Bank Ladder match which also included Becky Lynch and Mandy Rose but the match was won by the former.
In the SmackDown episode of May 22, Sonya was defeated by Naomi, failing to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match. In the SmackDown episode of June 5, Sonya and Mandy Rose were defeated by Asuka in a 2-on-1 Handicap match.
In the June 12 episode of SmackDown Sonya, Billie Kay, Carmella, Mandy Rose and Peyton Royce were defeated by Asuka, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Lana and Naomi. In the SmackDown episode of June 26, Sonya was defeated by Becky Lynch.
In the Smackdown episode of September 11, she was defeated by female champion Charlotte Flair. During her recent conversation with the International Business Times, Sonya Deville discussed her wish for a feud with Asuka.
Sonya Deville on Asuka
“Asuka is in my opinion the greatest to ever do it.
She’s so well-rounded. She’s so charismatic. She’s hard-hitting. She’s aggressive, fast. Everything that I like about wrestling is what Asuka does. I think our styles match up well. I think we’re both heavy hitters, hard strikers.
Every wrestler has good chemistry with another wrestler, more so than anybody else, and I just think that mine and Asuka’s in-ring chemistry is incredible. I would love to show fans that one day. I know that moment in time will come.
She’s respected because she’s humble, she puts her head down and goes to work every day and outworks a lot of people on the roster. She’s really that talented" - Sonya Deville explained. “Tegan’s an incredible person.
I’m so happy for her and her girlfriend. She reached out to me a couple of months ago and she just kind of picked my brain on my coming out story. What it was like and what she was going through and how to kind of navigate some of the dark waters that she hasn’t done yet.
I just gave her the best advice I could, and I told her that I think she’s awesome and speaking her truth is a powerful thing, but to do it on her time, in her way and not to let anybody else dictate that journey for her" - she added.