Sonya Deville Gives Injury Update Ahead Of Impending Surgery

Yesterday, news broke that WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Sonya Deville suffered a torn ACL in her non-title match against Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair. The bout took place on the July 28 edition of WWE Smackdown and featured Deville, along with Chelsea Green, picking up a loss fresh off their title win a few weeks prior. It’s the latest in a string of bad luck for the titles this year, as Liv Morgan, who has held the titles twice this year, has twice been injured while defending them.

Earlier today, Deville took to social media to give fans an update on her injury.

“What’s up, guys?” she began. “So, obviously, the tag team titles are cursed. I’m just kidding, but, like, not really. Anyway, as all of you probably already know and heard, thank you, TMZ. I have torn my left ACL last week on SmackDown in my match against Bianca and Charlotte. And obviously, I will be out for an extended period of time due to the fact that I have to get surgery tomorrow.

“First and foremost, I want to say thank you to everyone who has sent their well wishes and, you know, messaged me and everything; I really appreciate it, and it means a lot. Obviously, you guys all know that I’ve been working for the last eight-plus years in the WWE and in my wrestling career to obtain a title of some sort. And I finally got my hands on the Women’s Tag Team titles with Chelsea, and I think we’ve been champs for 20-something days. So, obviously, it’s super bitter to say that it’s come to an end due to an injury, especially being that it’s my first injury in wrestling, or really in sports in general, and I’ve been a lifelong athlete since I was five, six years old.

“So obviously, it’s super disappointing, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time. But I don’t really think any injury comes at a great time, and that’s kind of just how the cookie crumbles. But what I will say is that my life has kind of been a journey of trials and tribulations, just how so many others have been. And we all go through ups and downs, but something that has kind of always been part of my character and who I am is I love being tested, and I love testing my willpower and my strength, and my mental and physical durability.

“So, I feel like coming back from this injury, although it’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s gonna give me a bigger motivation and just passion for what I already love doing, and that’s being in the WWE. So, I love you guys. I wanted to thank you, guys, for all your support and tell you that I’m going to be back sooner rather than later, and I’m going to be ready to put my hair up and square up.”

On last night’s WWE Raw, Michael Cole noted on commentary that fans will have to wait and see who will be crowned the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Based on how Cole and Deville phrased their comments, it would appear Green, along with Deville, has already been stripped of their titles. However, still lists both women as the champions, so it is possible a new creative direction has not been finalized yet.

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