WWE Star Shares How Vince McMahon’s Company Can Include LGBTQ Elements in Their Programming

Published 03/01/2022, 2:15 PM EST

WWE Superstar Sonya Deville has been working for the company since 2015. Sonya is also the first openly gay female wrestler in WWE history. She feels that her representation gives out an important message, especially when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community. Moreover, she seems to have a great vision of how WWE can include LGBTQ+ storylines in their product.

Sonya Deville is an incredible athlete. She is a former mixed martial artist and kickboxer. She recently shared her experience as being an openly gay WWE Superstar.


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In an interview with WKBN First News, Sonya Deville revealed her thoughts on breaking down barriers in WWE.

Sonya said, “I mean, it’s not something that I ever think about like that, right? It’s always just like, ‘Yeah, I am who I am, and I’m a WWE superstar.’ But obviously, I realize the effect and influence it has on other members of the LGBTQ community, and I love being a part of that. That change in that kind of power that I can give to them, like, ‘Hey, if I can do it, you can do it. And if I can be myself unapologetically, so can you. And you should never be ashamed or afraid of who you are or who you love. It’s should simply just be,’”

Moreover, Sonya also shared how she wants to see LGBTQ elements included in WWE.

“Just as you would have a male superstar on the phone with their wife in a backstage segment or interacting with another female, you just have two females or two males interacting, you know, or maybe I’m on the phone with my girlfriend while you’re filming backstage, you know, something like that, that just allows the inclusivity to be there and not in a forced inorganic way, kind of just how it is in life,” 

Sonya is currently in one of the best runs of her career as she appears as an authority figure on WWE TV. Sonya has also started to compete in the ring again.

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Tanmay Puri

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Tanmay is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Delhi. He is a lifelong WWE fan and has been watching it for over 20 years.