The real world situation. You never know when you might see something on a wrestling card changed at the last minute. That is not the worst thing in the world as occasionally it is not something that can be controlled, but it can be disappointing. WWE had been building up a big gimmick match at Summerslam but changed it just before the show. There was a pretty specific reason for the move.

One of the most disturbing stories wrestling has seen in a long time broke earlier this month when Sonya Deville’s home was invaded by a fan in possession of a knife and zip ties who had planned to kidnap her. Deville escaped the house and the fan was apprehended, but it was still quite the traumatizing experience. This is something that is going to go on for a long time, and that played into the Summerslam match being changed.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Summerslam match was changed due to Deville’s upcoming court appearances. Deville was scheduled to lose her hair at Summerslam but her lawyer did not think it would be the best image to have Deville show up with her head shaved. Deville wound up losing to Rose in a loser leaves WWE match, which will take her off of television for the time being. It is expected that Deville will return to television eventually, though it is not clear when this will happen.

The two of them had a big rivalry. Check out how Deville and Rose got to Summerslam:

Opinion: As annoying as it is to not see the match which had a lot of interest built up, there are things more important in this situation. Deville was in real danger int his situation and now she has to deal with the whole situation, even though it was not her fault. We still got to see the match and it made sense, but hopefully Deville is back in WWE a lot sooner rather than later.

What do you think of Deville? What should she do when she returns? Let us know in the comments below.

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