Naomi vs Sonya Deville is a match in the making, and if these two collide, we may see the same result as we saw between Austin and McMahon. While McMahon was the owner, but just like Deville, he was also an authority figure. Naomi knows how to play kayfabe or babyface well, and she can get the crowd to cheer for her. As a returning superstar, she needs all the praise that she can get by her side. Sonya Deville, on the other hand, is a superstar who plays a heel to perfection. We saw it during her fire and desire journey back in 2020 when she wrestled Mandy Rose at SummerSlam.
She moved away from TV to sort her life and the stalker incident. Her return as the authority figure alongside Adam Pearce is entertaining. She makes matches, but this time around, she has picked up a feud with Naomi. It is a great choice. Sonya plays the role to perfection, and it would be phenomenal to see what she does to elevate Naomi as the next big thing on SmackDown.
Well, if we consider things, Naomi needs the win more than Sonya. Naomi has returned from a hiatus and fan support remains strong for her. Paul Heyman hinted at the idea of her joining The Bloodline and this angle is an opportunity to build to that change.
Fighting a returning superstar who is also an authority figure will serve Naomi, who needs a win. Her overcoming Sonya and Shayna will pull her up to the championship level. Her winning the title and joining the Bloodline will be an added advantage. The push will also help Shayna display her ruthlessness and become a prominent figure in the women’s division on SmackDown.
Shayna’s card and charisma went away when she teamed up with former WWE superstar Nia Jax. Shayna excelled as a singles superstar on NXT, and it is about time that she gets into the grand scheme of things. Naomi vs Sonya can be the first step in the right direction and may serve as the pedestal for a career push for Shayna. Naomi must win the title. Sonya and Shayna can team up to take out the former women’s champion. It would also elevate the SmackDown women’s division, which has become obscure in the past.