Sonya Deville, who worked alongside Mandy Rose as a tag team in WWE, has sent a heartfelt message to the NXT Women’s Champion.
There were plenty of title changes at NXT Halloween Havoc, not least Toxic Attraction going in to the show with no belts and coming out with three. Gigi Dolin (known to many as Priscilla Kelly) and Jacy Jayne picked up the Tag Team Championships, but maybe the most shocking result was Mandy Rose toppling Raquel Gonzalez.
With Chucky the guest host for the show, the ‘Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal’ for the title contest ended on Chucky’s Choice, and it became a ‘Trick Or Street Fight’ which Gonzalez’ former tag partner Dakota Kai ended up interfering in.
Plenty of weapons were used during the match including a fire extinguisher and kendo sticks, although it was a shovel used by a hooded figure which turned out to be Kai which was the deciding factor. The shot allowed Rose the chance to hit the running knee and win the match.
This was the first time Dakota Kai had appeared in NXT since her loss in the Women’s Championship match to former friend Raquel Gonzalez at TakeOver 36.
The NXT Championship win marks Mandy Rose’s first title belt in WWE, and her former partner Sonya Deville was quick to heap praise on the new title holder.
THATS MY BEST FRIEND! AND NEWWWWWWW @WWE_MandyRoseI’m so proud of you! All the hurdles all the obstacles and you prevailed my friend
THATS MY BEST FRIEND! AND NEWWWWWWW @WWE_MandyRose 😭😭😭😭 I’m so proud of you! All the hurdles all the obstacles and you prevailed my friend 🖤🖤🖤🖤
— Daddy Deville (@SonyaDevilleWWE) October 27, 2021
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose still run their own her own donut blog – DaMandyz Donutz. The pair faced each other back at SummerSlam 2020, in a match where Deville lost a “Loser Leaves WWE” match during a time when she was dealing with a stalker who had broken in to her home.
Deville returned as an on-screen official, and has recently been battling with Naomi regarding the former Women’s Champion returning to competition, with Deville not granting her the matches she has wanted.