Here's Why WWE Changed the Stipulation for Sonya Deville vs. Mandy Rose at SummerSlam

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville competed in a No Disqualification, Loser Leaves WWE match on Sunday night at the SummerSlam pay-per-view. However that was far from WWE's original plan for the two, but it appears real-life events forced WWE to make the change. The two were originally supposed to compete in a Hair vs. Hair Match (Deville had attacked Rose several weeks prior and cut part of her signature blonde hair), but Deville changed up the stipulation on the final episode of Friday Night SmackDown before the show.

According to Dave Meltzer via the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE made the change after a request was made by Deville's lawyer. Back on Aug. 16 South Carolina man Phillip Thomas II broke into Deville's Florida home with the alleged attempt to kidnap her. Deville and Rose (who was staying in her house) escaped the house and alerted the police, who arrested Thomas.

Meltzer said Deville's lawyer advised her to not get her head shaved while she deals with the upcoming legal proceedings and trial. And while Deville did lose the match, she's not actually leaving the company.

Deville has commented publicly via social media and court documents regarding what happened with the break-in. WWE has declined from mentioning it outright on television, though it was alluded to on SmackDown.


Check out the full results from Sunday night's SummerSlam event below:

  • United States Championship: Apollo Crews def. MVP
  • SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley def. Asuka
  • Raw Women's Championship: The Street Profits def. Andrade and Angel Garza
  • No Disqualification, Loser Leaves WWE: Mandy Rose def. Sonya Deville
  • Street Fight: Seth Rollins def. Dominik Mysterio
  • Raw Women's Championship: Asuka def. Sasha Banks
  • WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. Randy Orton
  • WWE Universal Championship: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt def. Braun Strowman
  • Roman Reigns returns from absence