Zelina Vega has undoubtedly been one of WWE’s star performers of the past year. Not just is it fans who are regularly praising the real-life Thea Trinidad for her work, though – for Vince McMahon has also lavished praise on the wrestler-turned-manager.
According to Vega, not just has Vince praised her work, but he’s gone as far as to comparing Zelina to Stephanie McMahon.
Speaking on D-Von Dudley’s Table Talk show – as per Fightful - Vega revealed:
“Before quarantine happened, Vince would always say, ‘You’re one of my favourites. You’re one of the reasons I watch Raw. I love your character.’ It was such an honour to hear him say that. One thing he would say to me was, ‘You remind me of Stephanie. She was always working out there. You’re a cutaway machine, I love that about you.’ I was legit ready to cry. I love Steph, she’s a huge inspiration to me and this character. It’s wild to think that if this quarantine didn’t happen, I wonder where I’d be. I wonder if I’d be getting a Raw Women’s Title shot against Asuka.”
As alluded to there, Zelina Vega slapped Asuka on this week’s episode of Raw – with tentative plans to see Asuka defend her Raw Women’s Championships against Vega at September 27’s Night of Champions PPV.