Deonna's wrestling debut came at Knockouts Knockdown 2 in May 2014, where she competed as a babyface in a losing effort against Brooke Tessmacher. Deonna has spent most of 2015 as a heel (villainess) in various promotions, including competing in a pair of matches at Ring of Honor against Mandy Leon. She was defeated by Mandy in a singles match in June, and five months later, Deonna teamed with Hania in a tag team match against Mandy and Sumie Sakai. Despite an opening match handshake, Deonna and Hania were the villains in the match, and they were defeated by Mandy and Sumie.
On November 29, 2015, the evil Deonna debuted for the Queens of Combat promotion at QoC 7, competing in a four way match against Barbi Hayden, Heidi Lovelace, and Candice LeRae. Deonna and Barbi ganged up on Heidi and Candice before Barbi ended their brief alliance, but the match was won by Candice LeRae. On March 17, 2016, Deonna appeared at the tapings of Knockouts Knockdown 4 and competed against Madison Rayne. After acting as a peppy babyface at the event, Deonna turned heel and attacked Rayne from behind, and competed as a heel en route to losing to Rayne.
Deonna is portrayed as an arrogant villain; possessing swagger and often flauting her physique.