Be careful what you say in WWE and Zelina Vega might have learned that the hard way as she was released. Currently, there are rumors that her release involved talk of unionizing talent and issues with WWE’s third party ban.
WWE Releases Zelina Vega And Fans Slam The Decision
In a surprising move, WWE has released Zelina Vega. They confirmed the news with the following generic tweet.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Zelina Vega. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.https://t.co/RUebMGwBTA
— WWE (@WWE) November 13, 2020
As of now, there is no reason for her release, but there is speculation. Two running theories involve her comments about unionizing and not wanting to leave third party platforms.
Less than an hour of her release being known, Vega tweeted in support of a union in WWE. Basically, WWE does want their talent unionizing, but that may change with a new US administration.
As for the third party issue, WWE told main roster talent they must leave. This angered many, including Paige who threatened to leave and also spoke about unionizing.
Currently, Vega noted how she will see fans on Twitch. Therefore, it sounds like we might hear side of the story relatively soon.
Before joining WWE, Vega worked for Impact Wrestling. Eventually, she signed with WWE and was assigned to NXT.
There, she was partnered with Andrade. She help him capture the NXT Championship before both were sent to the main roster.
While part of RAW and SmackDown, Vega managed Andrade and Angel Garza. Lately, she had been working as a singles wrestler and was chasing the Women’s Championship on both brands.
Stay tuned for further developments as the story still has many questions that need answers. Now, there is even speculation that her husband, and WWE wrestler Aleister Black, may also depart with the company.
Reaction From Fans
They will release Zelina Vega but won’t release Velveteen Dream. Just think about that.
— Wrestle Features (@WrestleFeatures) November 13, 2020
Zelina Vega let go for supporting unionization tells me Vince wants to pick a very interesting fight. We’ll see if he gets his wish.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) November 13, 2020
Many WWE superstars have said to me on and off the record what a talent Zelina Vega is. Many consider her one of the very best talkers in the company, male and female.
Literally everyone else should be scrambling to pick her up.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) November 13, 2020
Zelina Vega wanted to keep her Only Fans and Twitch income.
WWE said no. She stood up and took the bullet.
Only one person wins here… Tony Khan. https://t.co/oIn0BDvMqR
— JB (@SUPERZOMGBBQ) November 13, 2020
Zelina Vega tweets that she supports unionization at 5:46 p.m.
WWE announces her release at 5:56 p.m.
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) November 13, 2020
Zelina Vega getting released just for some bs
Literally everyone : pic.twitter.com/WRfaPUgqBZ
— Alexia nah it’s Jojo #WeMissZelina ❌ ジョジョ (@ItsJojoMann10) November 13, 2020
Me when WWE releases Zelina Vega but keeps Velveteen Dream, Austin Theory, Lars Sullivan, Riddle and tons of others pic.twitter.com/LNEF3SYcFo
— GIFSkull – The Original – ANTI-DMCA – UNLOCKED. (@GIFSkull) November 13, 2020
Vince after he saw Zelina Vega is pro union pic.twitter.com/8F8gDg9JyQ
— Ahmed /A&R for Griselda Records (@big_business_) November 13, 2020
And here we go…
(Someone should try and hire her ASAP. Zelina Vega is really good!) https://t.co/ZaWWmwULnk
— Simon Miller (@SimonMiller316) November 13, 2020