SONYA Deville returned on Friday’s WWE SmackDown and attacked her former tag team partner Mandy Rose by cutting her hair.
This sparked speculation among wrestling fans that a Hair vs. Hair match is being planned for the next pay-per-view Summerslam.
Here’s more about Friday’s incident and the potential match-up.
Who is Sonya Deville?
Sonya Deville is a mixed martial artist and professional wrestler performing on WWE’s SmackDown brand.
The 26-year-old signed with WWE in 2015 following her appearance on reality competition show, Tough Enough.
Becoming friends with Mandy Rose during the filming, the two signed with the wrestling company at the same time and became the tag team Fire and Desire.
As a team, Sonya, and Mandy performed at the first women’s Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber matches, and all-women’s pay-per-view Evolution.
Sonya is also the first openly gay superstar on the WWE roster.
She has worn pride accessories to the ring and recently appeared at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards virtual event.
Who is Mandy Rose?
Mandy Rose is a fitness figure model and professional wrestler also performing on SmackDown.
The 29-year-old is well known for her bombshell beauty having won the World Bodybuilding Fitness & Fashion Boston Show in 2013 as well as becoming the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Bikini Champion in 2014.
Over the course of her partnership with Deville, she was involved in a popular romantic storyline with Otis.
Fans enjoyed watching their on-screen romance blossom as the unlikely guy got the hot girl.
Deville and Rose have been off the screen for the last few weeks but returned to SmackDown to reignite their feud.
Rose was doing her makeup using a backstage mirror when Deville sneaked up and attacked her.
Deville’s attack was brutal and saw her using various weapons against her former partner.
She smeared lipstick all over her face, slammed her head into the floor, and cut her hair.
Sonya then grabbed an electric razor and teased doing more until WWE officials showed up to stop her.
It was not long before fans began speculating about a potential Hair vs. Hair match at Summerslam.
What is a Hair vs Hair match?
A hair vs hair match is when two competitors wrestle and the loser has to get their hair cut off or shaved.
The origins of the match go back to 1962 when The Destroyer took on Gorgeous George.
Who has competed in Hair vs Hair matches in WWE?
WWE has had many matches over the years where hair was on the line.
Amongst the most memorable was the Battle of the Billionaires match at Wrestlemania 23.
WWE Owner Vince McMahon wagered his hair against Donald Trump‘s back in 2011.
The two billionaires did not wrestle but had wrestlers Bobby Lashley represent Trump and the late Umaga represent McMahon.
Lashley won the match and McMahon was held down by Stone Cold Steve Austin while Lashley and Trump shaved off the executive’s hair.
Other WWE superstars to take part in hair vs. hair matches include Adrian Adonis, Roddy Piper, Kurt Angle, Edge, Molly Holly and Victoria.
When is SummerSlam and where can I watch it?
Summerslam is an annual WWE pay-per-view usually that takes place in August.
A part of the Big 4 events (along with Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, and Survivor Series), notable things like title changes tend to happen at these events.
This year it will take place at the WWE Performance Center due to the lockdown.
Summerslam takes place on Sunday, August 23 at 7:00pm on WWE Network.