Daria Rae Berenato (born September 24, 1993) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist. She is signed to WWE under the ring name Sonya Deville, performing on the SmackDown brand.
Deville in April 2018
|Birth name||Daria Rae Berenato|
|Born||September 24, 1993|
Shamong Township, New Jersey, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Daria Berenato|
|Billed height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Billed weight||130 lb (59 kg)|
|Billed from||Los Angeles, California|
Shamong, New Jersey
|Trained by||Brian Kendrick|
WWE Performance Center
|Debut||December 3, 2015|
Berenato was a contestant in the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough, coming in eleventh. In October 2015, she signed a contract with WWE and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Professional wrestling career
- 3 Other media
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Mixed martial arts record
- 6 Championships and accomplishments
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Berenato was born in Shamong Township, New Jersey to Italian parents. She attended Seneca High School in Tabernacle, New Jersey. At the age of 16, Berenato began training and competing in mixed martial arts.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Tough Enough and NXT (2015–2017)Edit
In October 2015, Berenato signed a contract with WWE, and was assigned to their developmental brand NXT to begin her training. She made her in-ring debut on December 3 during a live event against Nia Jax, which she lost. Berenato made her first televised appearance and in-ring debut under her real name on the August 17 episode of NXT, where she competed in a six-woman tag team match along with Mandy Rose, and Alexa Bliss, in which they were defeated by Carmella, Liv Morgan, and Nikki Cross. Berenato returned to television on the November 23 episode of NXT in another six-woman tag team match with The Iconic Duo (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce), where they lost to Aliyah, Ember Moon and Liv Morgan. On the December 21 episode of NXT, Berenato competed in her first televised singles match, where she was defeated by Billie Kay due to a distraction by Peyton Royce.
Berenato returned on the May 3, 2017, episode of NXT under the new ring name Sonya Deville, participating in a number one contender's battle royal for Asuka's NXT Women's Championship, where she was eliminated by Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. Following this, Deville began a winning streak, defeating Lacey Evans, Rachel Evers, Jenna Van Bemel, and Zeda. Following another short hiatus, Deville returned on the October 18 episode of NXT, where she participated in a triple threat match against Ember Moon and Ruby Riot to gain an spot on the fatal four-way match for the vacant NXT Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on November 18, which was won by Moon. On the November 22 episode of NXT, Deville was defeated by Ruby Riot. A rematch took place on the December 6 episode of NXT, where they faced off in a no holds barred match which Deville won. Deville then unsuccessfully challenged Ember Moon for the title on the December 27 episode of NXT.
Alliance with Mandy Rose (2017–present)Edit
On the November 20, 2017, episode of Raw, Deville joined Mandy Rose and Paige as they attacked Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, and Alexa Bliss. A week later, the trio's name was revealed as Absolution. Deville had her first televised match on the main roster at Tribute to the Troops on December 19, where Absolution defeated Bayley, Mickie James and Sasha Banks.
On January 28, 2018 at the Royal Rumble, Deville entered the first women's Royal Rumble match at number 10, and she eliminated Torrie Wilson, lasting 6:41 before being eliminated by Michelle McCool. She was also in the first women's Elimination Chamber match on February 25 at Elimination Chamber, where she was defeated by Bliss. In April, Paige retired from the ring due to neck injuries and became the SmackDown general manager. In her first Wrestlemania appearance, at WrestleMania 34, Deville participated in the WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, which would be won by Naomi.
During the 2018 Superstar Shake-up, both Deville and Rose were drafted to SmackDown, but Paige declared they would not receive special treatment and that Absolution is over. Throughout the summer, Deville would continue her alliance with Rose as the two remained a tag team and competed in various singles and tag team matches. On October 28, Deville also took part of the first ever all women's pay–per–view, WWE Evolution, competing in a battle royal match where she was eliminated by Rose. In November, it was announced that Deville will take part of Team Smackdown for the upcoming traditional five–on–five elimination match at Survivor Series. In her first appearance at the event, Deville was one of the final two women of the team alongside Asuka, but she was eliminated via count out after a brawl with Bayley outside the ring. On January 27, 2019, at the Royal Rumble, Deville competed in her second Royal Rumble match, where she entered at number 25, lasting 04:26, before she was eliminated by Alexa Bliss. On February 17, Deville and Rose competed in a six–team Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship at the namesake pay–per–view, where they were the last team eliminated by the eventual winners Sasha Banks and Bayley.
Shortly after Fastlane, the dissolution angle between Deville and Rose was once again portrayed as both accidentally cost each other matches against SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka. Both Deville and Rose competed in the second WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal during the WrestleMania 35 pre–show, however, they were one of the last competitors eliminated from the match. In May, Deville and Rose were given the opportunity to choose between each other who would be the last competitor for the Money in the Bank ladder match at the namesake pay–per–view on May 19. Deville, who insisted on Rose getting the spot, tried to climb the ladder and help Rose win the match, however, Bayley was able to fight them off and retrieve the briefcase.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|3 matches||2 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||2–1||Jasmine Pouncy||Decision (unanimous)||University of MMA: Fight Night 9||March 8, 2015||3||6:00||Los Angeles, California, United States|||
|Win||2–0||Jeselia Perez||TKO (punches)||CFL HD 2: Bitter Rivals||February 7, 2015||2||2:00||Victorville, California, United States|||
|Win||1–0||Allenita Perez||Submission (guillotine choke)||CFL HD 1: Mavericks, No Guts No Glory||October 11, 2014||3||1:09||Adelanto, California, United States|||
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
Mixed martial artsEdit
- Freestyle Cage Fighting
- FCF Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix Championship (1 time)
- Invicta FC
- Koller, Brock (June 28, 2015). "New Jersey's Daria Berenato taking risks, making history on path to WWE". ABC 6 Philadelphia. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Tough Enough competitors join new class of recruits at the WWE Performance Center". WWE. September 29, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
- Richard, Trionfo (August 17, 2016). "WWE NXT REPORT: WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH OPPONENTS IN THE SAME ROOM?, ITAMI IN ACTION, SIX WOMAN TAG MATCH WITH SOME DEBUTS, A LOOK AT TAKEOVER, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
- "Sonya Deville". WWE. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
- "Daria". WWE Tough Enough. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
- "SONYA DEVILLE on her journey to WWE & her love for donuts! – Superstar Savepoint".
- "Meet the Competitors and Cast of WWE Tough Enough". WWE Tough Enough. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- "Daria Berenato ("The Jersey Devil") – MMA Fighter Page – Tapology". Tapology.
- "WWE NXT TV SPOILERS FROM FULL SAIL LIVE - PWInsider.com". pwinsider.com.
- "Zonawrestling meets: Daria Berenato". Zona Wrestling. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "Meet WWE Tough Enough's 13 Finalists". WWE Tough Enough. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
- Bibel, Sara (July 8, 2015). "Tuesday Cable Ratings: Shark Week Wins Night, 'The Haves and the Have Nots', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Chrisley Knows Best', 'Proof' & More". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
- "Tough Enough competitors join new class of recruits at the WWE Performance Center". October 28, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
- ""NXT Live Event" Results vom 03.12.2015 (Orlando, Florida)". wrestlingcorner.de (in German). December 4, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
- Richard, Trionfo (November 23, 2016). "WWE NXT REPORT: MATCHES FROM TORONTO, COMMENTS FROM PARTICIPANTS AT TAKEOVER, AND THE REMATCH HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED". PWInsider. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
- Richard, Trionfo (December 21, 2016). "WWE NXT REPORT: THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR SAN ANTONIO IS DETERMINED, ASUKA IS CHALLENGED, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
- Richard, Trionfo (May 3, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE WOMEN'S TITLE, WHO IS RODERICK STRONG . . . PART 2, BURCH VS DAIN, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- Alex, Kahrs (May 17, 2017). "WWE NXT Results – 5/17/17 (Kassius Ohno vs. Andrade "Cien" Almas)". WrestleView. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (June 21, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: BLACK VERSUS OHNO, SONYA DEVILLE IN ACTION, EMBER MOON RETURNS, TITLE MATCHES THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Alex, Kahrs (August 2, 2017). "WWE NXT Results – 8/2/17 (Kyle O'Reilly debuts, Gargano returns)". WrestleView. Retrieved December 8, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (September 6, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: THE END OF AN ERA FOR ASUKA, OHNO VERSUS ITAMI IN A NO DQ MATCH, ALMAS IS TRANQUILO, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (October 18, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: A CHALLENGE IS MADE FOR THE NXT CHAMPION, A TAG TEAM RETURNS WITH THEIR SIGHTS ON SANITY, THE THIRD OF FOUR IS DETERMINED FOR THE NXT WOMEN'S TITLE, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (November 22, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: WAR GAMES RECAPS, RAW VERSUS SMACKDOWN, AND A UK TITLE MATCH". PWInsider. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (December 6, 2017). "WWE NXT REPORT: TWO MEN MOVE CLOSER TO FACING ANDRADE ALMAS, A CELEBRATION FOR THE AGES, DEVILLE VERSUS RIOTT, AND MORE". PWInsider. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- Richard, Trionfo (November 20, 2017). "WWE RAW REPORT: INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH, NEW FACES IN THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, THAT YOUNGSTER KANE CONTINUES HIS PATH OF TERROR, JOE VERSUS BALOR, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Richard, Trionfo (November 27, 2017). "WWE RAW REPORT: THEY HAVE A NAME, WAS THIS ELIAS' NIGHT?, DANA FOUND A WEAKNESS, FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Strode, Cory (January 28, 2018). "FULL ROYAL RUMBLE COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Johnson, Mike (February 25, 2018). "COMPLETE WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER PPV COVERAGE INCLUDING RAW TALK COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (April 9, 2018). "WWE RAW REPORT: NEW TALENT FROM NXT, A FORMER CHAMPION RETURNS, THE STATUS OF THE TAG TEAM TITLES, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Carapola, Stuart (April 8, 2018). "COMPLETE WRESTLEMANIA 34 KICKOFF SHOW COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (April 17, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: NEW FACES, STYLES AND BRYAN AS A TAG TEAM, CHAMPIONS CHANGE BRANDS, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 1, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: SOMEONE NEEDS TO APOLOGIZE, JOE SETS HIS SIGHTS ON GOLD, TAG MATCH, TRIOS WOMEN'S ACTION, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 29, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WHO IS THE LAST IN MITB?, ASUKA IN ACTION, A DANCE OFF, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (June 5, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A CONTRACT SIGNING, BEST FRIENDS FACE OFF IN THE RING, ASUKA IN ACTION, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (June 12, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A SUMMIT THAT TURNS INTO A MATCH, HARDY VERSUS NAKAMURA, AJ TALKS TO LAWLER, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (August 14, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: PEN PALS WITH SAMOA JOE, A TRILOGY OF VIGNETTES ABOUT MIZ AND BRYAN, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (September 11, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: TELL US A STORY MR. SAMOA JOE, WE HAVE OPPONENTS FOR THE NEW DAY, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (October 23, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: WORLD CUP PARTICIPANTS IN ACTION, FOOTAGE FROM THE PERFORMANCE CENTER, MIZTV, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Johnson, Mike (October 28, 2018). "NIKKI BELLA VS. RONDA ROUSEY, LAST WOMAN STANDING, NXT WOMEN'S TITLE & MORE WWE EVOLUTION PPV COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (November 6, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: TEAMS FOR SURVIVOR SERIES ANNOUNCED, BECKY IN ACTION, A DEBUT, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Johnson, Mike (November 18, 2018). "BROCK LESNAR VS. DANIEL BRYAN, CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS. RONDA ROUSEY, RAW VS. SMACKDOWN & MORE: COMPLETE WWE SURVIVOR SERIES 2018 PPV COVERAGE". PWInsider. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- Trionfo, Richard (December 4, 2018). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: DANIEL BRYAN'S FICKLE MANIFESTO, A CONTRACT SIGNING, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Johnson, Mike (January 27, 2019). "COMPLETE WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2019 COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (February 17, 2019). "SMACKDOWN TAG TITLE MATCH: LIVE ONGOING WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER PPV COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (February 19, 2019). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: IT IS HAPPENING AT FASTLANE, NXT GUYS GO 6-0 THIS WEEK, ASUKA IS ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (March 5, 2019). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: CHARLOTTE AND BECKY TALK, THE US TITLE OPEN CHALLENGE, ALI RETURNS, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (March 10, 2019). "COMPLETE WWE FASTLANE PPV COVERAGE: THE SHIELD ONE LAST TIME, WRESTLEMANIA IS TAKING SHAPE, MANY TITLE MATCHES, AND MANY ELIAS APPEARANCES". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (March 12, 2019). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE ODDS ARE AGAINST KOFI NEXT WEEK, PROBLEMS WITH MANDY AND SONYA, AJ AND RANDY TALK HISTORY, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- "WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal Match". WWE. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
- Carapola, Stuart (April 7, 2019). "COMPLETE WRESTLEMANIA 35 KICKOFF SHOW COVERAGE". PWInsider.
- Johnson, Mike (April 30, 2019). "TITLES VACATED, ENTRANTS NAMED FOR BOTH MITB MATCHES.....UPDATED WWE MONEY IN THE BANK PPV LINEUP". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (April 30, 2019). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: THE MEN AND WOMEN ARE ANNOUNCED FOR MITB, BAYLEY VERSUS BECKY, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 7, 2019). "WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: TITLE MATCHES, WILD CARD FEVER, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Trionfo, Richard (May 19, 2019). "COMPLETE WWE MONEY IN THE BANK REPORT: TWO LADDER MATCHES, TWO WOMEN'S TITLE MATCHES FOR BECKY, WHO SITS ON THE THRONES WITH THE BRIEFCASES, AND MORE". PWInsider.
- Gartland, Dan (September 11, 2018). "Full 'WWE 2K19' Roster Revealed: See Every Wrestler Included in the Game". Retrieved September 16, 2018.
- "University of MMA: Fight Night 9 – MMA Event Page – Tapology". Tapology.
- "CFL HD 2: Bitter Rivals – MMA Event Page – Tapology". Tapology.
- "CFL HD 1: Mavericks, No Guts No Glory – MMA Event Page – Tapology". Tapology.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 100 Female Wrestlers Results". Wrestling Travel. Retrieved November 9, 2018.