In what may have been a retaliatory measure for opposing WWE’s recent ban on superstars maintaining personal Twitch and other third-party app accounts, the company released Zelina Vega (real name Thea Trinidad) this evening.
“WWE has come to terms on the release of Zelina Vega. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” read the simple post on WWE.com.
An hour earlier, Vega had posted a tweet supporting unionization, which may also have played into her release. WWE has historically been opposed to wrestlers forming a union. Former Minnesota Governor Jesse “the Body” Ventura has said in past interviews that WWE CEO Vince McMahon threatened to fire him when Ventura tried to galvanize support for a union among the talent roster in the mid-80s. ”
I support unionization.
— 𝓩𝖊𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖆 𝓥𝖊𝖌𝖆 (@Zelina_VegaWWE) November 13, 2020
I want to say thank you all very much for the last 3-4 years @WWEUniverse, it was incredible. I would have never have been able to say “this is for you dad” if certain people did not believe in me. I love you all and I couldn’t have done it without your support 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/R4fI9r64Vm
— 𝓩𝖊𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖆 𝓥𝖊𝖌𝖆 (@Zelina_VegaWWE) November 14, 2020