Last night on Raw, Paige returned and brought some backup with her. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose made their Raw debut and made it clear they are working with Paige.
Here is some background info on Paige’s new run-in buddies:
Contrary to popular belief, 24-year-old Sonya Deville actually does have an MMA background. She has a 2-1 amateur MMA record and trained out of the Systems Training Center in Hawthorne, CA.
She also hosted the show “UFC AfterBuzz” show on AfterBuzz.tv which currently hosts Sean Waltman’s podcast.
Deville also has several acting credits to her name, including producing her own movie “the Honour” in 2013. The description of the movie is as follows:
“Christian Conservative Sarah discovers her daughter Judith is gay and in love with a Muslim Neighbor. Sarah will do anything to save the immoral soul of her daughter.”
Deville was discovered by WWE in 2015’s version of Tough Enough.
Earlier this year, a photo of Mandy Rose spread online which made many fans consider her Trish’s doppelganger. Even Trish commented the photo had her fooled:
— Trish Stratus (@trishstratuscom) September 8, 2017
The 26-year-old’s real name is Amanda Saccomanno and she is from Westchester County, New York though she has relocated near the Performance Center in Orlando.
Rose and Deville actually tagged together in their first NXT match. It was a 6-person match and their other partner was Alexa Bliss, whom they beat up last night in the back.
Rose has two official tour victories for the World Bodybuilding Fitness and Fashion organization from events in 2014.
Neither Rose nor Deville competed on the independents before being signed to WWE.