Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose in a No Disqualification Loser Leaves WWE match at SummerSlam on Sun., Aug. 23, 2020, from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
This started all the way back when Otis was courting Mandy. Someone, thought to be Dolph Ziggler at the time, was trying to sabotage the whole thing. We later learned it was her then tag partner and best friend, Sonya. The reason for her betrayal was a tale as old as time: a belief that her friend was all looks and no talent festered into an ever growing resentment that completely poisoned every aspect of Deville’s character.
Her response to this was to lash out in repeated acts of violence aimed specifically at maiming and disfiguring Mandy. Her thinking was simple enough: take away Rose’s beauty, and she will be left with nothing. She went so far with this that she attacked Mandy with scissors and actually cut her hair.
Rose came back with a new look and vengeance on the mind. This all led to WWE booking the two in a Hair vs. Hair match, the only logical conclusion to a story like this. It fits in with Sonya’s motivations and gives Mandy the chance to prove that she’s more than just looks while also outing Deville as a hypocrite.
Sadly, we’ll no longer be getting that “Hair vs. Hair” match.
Real life got in the way when a man broke into Sonya’s home with the intent to kidnap her. Thankfully, she got away and alerted police, who arrested the man. He remains in jail.
On television, the entire tone of the story turned. WWE seemed to acknowledge the situation without expressly referring to it. Mandy softened her stance, appealing to Deville’s humanity and asking that they work things out. Sonya responded by ditching the “Hair vs. Hair” stipulation and making it a No Disqualification Loser Leaves WWE match.
Speculation naturally turned to the idea that this is a way to write Deville off television for a while. Considering what happened, that would certainly be understandable. We wish her all the best during this difficult time.
They still told one hell of a story here and deserve a lot of credit for it.
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