Sonya Deville

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Full Name Sonya Deville
Age 27 Years Old
Nick Name Sonya Deville
Gender Female
Famous As Wrestler
Birth Date September 24th, 1993
Birth Place Shamong Township, New Jersey

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About Sonya Deville

Daria Rae Berenato professionally known by the ring names Daria Berenato and Sonya Deville is a famous wrestler as well as mixed martial artists. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand. She is nicknamed as The Jersey Devil as well. She gained attention after being a contestant in the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough, where she finished in eleventh place. After the elimination, she signed a contract with WWE. In December 2015, she made her in-ring debut in a match against Nia Jax at the NXT live event. She is a member of the wrestling trio, Absolution, and is represented by WWE Inc. In March 2015, she made her MMA debut in a match against Jasmine Pouncy at the University of MMA. She lost the match via a unanimous decision. She 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 2013, she made her theatrical film debut in a lead role in the crime drama movie, "The Honour". In 2012, Sonya Deville made her first TV show appearance in "Tattoo Nightmares". Her favorite signature combat movements include the Anklelock, Double leg takedown, Kimura lock, Body scissors, Kneebar, and the Spinebuster. She is also known to use the Enzuigiri Step-up and Armbar Triangle. 

Recent in the news, a man tried to take WWE star Sonya Deville hostage in her Florida home, authorities say. A South Carolina man obsessed with WWE star Sonya Deville was arrested Sunday after he drove to Florida and broke into the wrestler's home armed with a knife, plastic zip ties, duct tape, and mace, authorities said. Phillip A. Thomas II, 24, had been planning for eight months to take the victim hostage, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Chad Chronister said Thomas "was clearly on a mission to inflict harm." Thomas parked his car at a nearby church and walked to Deville's home in Lutz, a Tampa suburb; he then cut a hole in the patio screen, and watched and listened through the window for up to four hours, the sheriff's office said. When Deville went to bed, detectives say, Thomas, entered through the back sliding glass door at around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, activating the home alarm, which prompted Deville to look out the window and spot someone on her property. Deville and a guest quickly left the home and called 911, the sheriff's office said. When Deville went to bed, detectives say, Thomas, entered through the back sliding glass door at around 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, activating the home alarm, which prompted Deville to look out the window and spot someone on her property. Deville and a guest quickly left the home and called 911, the sheriff's office said. He remains in jail with no bond, according to the arrest details provided on the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website; an attorney was not listed for Thomas. Deville took to Twitter under her account "Daddy Deville" to express gratitude to the sheriff's office stating Thank you everyone for your love and concern. A very frightening experience but thankfully everyone is safe. A special thank you to Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance. 

Man arrested for attempted armed kidnapping at the home of Sonya Deville

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Sonya Deville is famous for her high-profile wrestling career with the most popular wrestling promotion, WWE. She is best known for being a member of the wrestling trio, Absolution, which apart from Sonya also includes Paige and Mandy Rose. 

On 24th September 1993, Sonya Deville was born in Shamong Township, New Jersey, the USA. Her birth name/real name is Daria Rae Berenato. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is American-White. Her race is White. She has Italian ancestry. Her Zodiac sign is Libra and her religion is Christian. As of 2019, she celebrated her 26th birthday. She also has two siblings; sisters. She attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey. At the age of 16, Berenato began training and competing in mixed martial arts.

Sonya Deville is a very hot and sexy lady with a tall height of 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm. Her balanced weight consists of 59 Kg or 130 lbs. Her eye color is hazel and her hair color is dark brown. Her body build is athletic. She has got a ripped body figure, huge cheekbones, and heavy jawline. She regularly works out at the WWE Performance Center under the watchful eyes of Sean Hayes. 

Sonya Deville faced off against Lacey Evans on SmackDown

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Sonya Deville's Professional Wrestling Career

  • Berenato was the contestant for the sixth season of the WWE competition "Tough Enough" in June 2015. 
  • She eliminated from the competition after achieving the eleventh position. 
  • After that, she signed a contract with WWE as of October 2015. 
  • At WWE, she was assigned to their developmental brand NXT to begin her training and made her in-ring debut on December 3 during a live event against Nia Jax where she lost the fight. 
  • She next made her first televised appearance and in-ring debut under her real name on the August 17 episode of NXT, where she competed in a six-woman tag team match along with Mandy Rose, and Alexa Bliss, in which they were defeated by Carmella, Liv Morgan, and Nikki Cross.

Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose

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  • After that, she returned to television on the November 23 episode of NXT in another six-woman tag team match with The Iconic Duo (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), where they lost to Aliyah, Ember Moon, and Liv Morgan. 
  • She also competed in her first televised singles match, where she was defeated by Billie Kay due to a distraction by Peyton Royce on 21 episode of NXT as of December, 
  • She then an episode of NXT under the new ring name "Sonya Deville" on 3rd May 2017 where she participated in a number one contender's battle royal for Asuka's NXT Women's Championship. There, she was eliminated by Peyton Royce and Billie Kay.
  • She later rose to attention after defeating Lacey Evans, Rachel Evers, Jenna Van Bemel, and Zeda. 
  • Later, she returned on the October 18 episode of NXT, where she participated in a triple threat match against Ember Moon and Ruby Riott to gain a spot on the fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on November 18, which was won by Moon.
  • A rematch against Ruby Riott took place 6th December episode of NXT, where they faced off in a no holds barred match which Deville won. Deville then unsuccessfully challenged Ember Moon for the title on the December 27 episode of NXT.
  • On the episode of Raw, she joined Mandy Rose and Paige as they attacked Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, and Alexa Bliss on 20th November 2017. Later the trio's name was revealed as Absolution.
  • She then had her first televised match on the main roster at "Tribute to the Troops" on 19th December, where Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James, and Sasha Banks.
  • At the Royal Rumble, she entered the first women's Royal Rumble match at number 10, and she eliminated Torrie Wilson, lasting 6:41 before being eliminated by Michelle McCool as of 28th January 2018. 
  • She was also in the first women's Elimination Chamber match on 25th February at Elimination Chamber, where she was defeated by Bliss.
  • She also became SmackDown general manager when Paige was forced to retire in April 2018 due to medical problems related to her neck injuries and surgery. 
  • The Absolution was over after Paige left the team. 
  • However, she continued her alliance with Rose as the two remained a tag team and competed in various singles and tag team matches and have been drafted from Raw to SmackDown in the 2018 Superstar Shake-up. 
  • On 17th February, she and Rose competed in a six-team Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship at the namesake pay-per-view, where they were the last team eliminated by the eventual winners Sasha Banks and Bayley.
  • The duo (Deville and Rose) also competed in the second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal during the WrestleMania 35 pre-show, however, they were one of the last competitors eliminated from the match.
  • She accompanied Ziggler to his match against Otis at WrestleMania 36 on 5th April during which she was attacked by Rose, who aligned herself with Otis. 
  • In May, she called Rose out to brand her selfish, vow to "ruin Rose's life", and attack her.
  • Later, Deville and Ziggler defeated Otis and Rose in a tag team match on the May 22 episode of Smackdown. 
  • She also attacked Rose backstage and proceeded to cut her hair in August 2020 where the two are set to compete in a hair vs. hair match at SummerSlam.
  • Beside this, 
  • Sony Deville also co-hosted the YouTube series UFC AfterBuzz and made her WWE video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K19.
  • As per her MMA records, she has played altogether 3 matches where she won 2 matches and lost 1 matches. 

Championships and accomplishments

Professional wrestling

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Ranked No. 60 of the top 100 female wrestlers in the PWI Female 100 2019

 Sports Illustrated

  • Ranked No. 21 in the top 30

Is Sonya Deville a GAY?

Sonya Deville is not married yet and she is still to get married. Regarding her sexual orientation, she is a lesbian. She is the first openly gay female wrestler in WWE. Sonya has been often linked with fellow wrestler Mandy Rose. They live together and often post pictures of them hanging out together on their respective social media accounts. However, there hasn't been any proof that Mandy has any sexual interest in women. After that, she was linked with WBFF Bikini Diva Pro, Christina Heath in 2015, and had publicly congratulated her girlfriend in July 2015 regarding her jiu-jitsu tournament. They had broken up sometime later in the year. She also dated model Zahra Schreiber. They publicly revealed their relationship in the summer of 2018. They seemingly ended their relationship towards the end of 2018. In early 2019, she started dating Instagram personality, Arianna Johnson. It was clear when they uploaded pictures of them together on Instagram. Their first picture together was seen on Arianna's Instagram in February 2019. As of today, the duo is enjoying their life a lot without any disturbances. They both support and understand very well. 

Sonya Deville with her girlfriend, Arianna Johnson

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On 16th August 2020, a South Carolina man was arrested for breaking into Berenato's home in Lutz, Florida, and was later charged with aggravated stalking, armed burglary of a dwelling, attempted armed kidnapping, and criminal mischief. 

At present, she is residing in Orlando, Florida, the USA. 

What is the Net Worth and Salary of Sonya Deville as of 2020?

Sonya Deville is a professional wrestler and has made a huge amount of money from her wrestling career which is her primary source of earnings. The net worth of Sonya is estimated to have between $1 Million-$5 Million whereas her salary is estimated to have $100,000 as per sources. She has total assets including a mansion in Florida which worth $4 Million as per sources. She has also launched her merchant as well. She co-hosted AfterBuzz's YouTube show. Being a fitness freak, from endorsements and advertisements, she made huge money. She is satisfied with her earnings and she is living a lavish lifestyle. She has Jesus Tattoo, Christ Tattoo, or Cross Tattoo. She also has a tattoo on hand which is clearly a Christmas Tree Tattoo. And one another tattoo on her biceps is the Roman numeral tattoo.

Sonya Deville's Tattoos

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