During a talk with Sky Sports, Sonya Deville, who came out on national television during an interview on Tough Enough, had some advice for anyone struggling with the thought of doing the same:
“It was one of those spontaneous moments. It truly wasn’t planned, but I’m so grateful that it happened because after that, it not only gave me a new realization of what it means to be open and true to myself, but I feel like it helped me inspire other people.
”If you’re scared to do it, my advice would be ‘do it’, because it was the best thing that ever happened. I’m not saying there’s not going to be trials and tribulations along the way, but in the end, the best life you can live is the life where you’re true to yourself.”
WWE, to its credit, has never used the fact that Sonya is gay as any kind of driving factor in her on-screen storylines. They’ve simply allowed her to wrestle while treating her just like everyone else on the roster.
That’s the way it should be.