Zelina Vega hopes her birthday wish to face Ronda Rousey will come true!
Vega took to social media to acknowledge the special day, which took place on December 27th. In a message to the WWE Universe, the SmackDown star stated that while the candles haven’t been blown out yet, the birthday wish is a match with current SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.
Ronda Rousey Won The SmackDown Women’s Championship At Extreme Rules
“I haven’t blown out the candles yet this year but we all know what my wish is… @RondaRousey”
I haven’t blown out candles yet this year but we all know what my wish is… @RondaRousey
— 👑 QUEEN ZELINA 👑 (@ZelinaVegaWWE) December 27, 2022
If the match were to take place, this would be an opportunity for Zelina Vega to win singles gold for the first time in WWE, as Vega’s only championship reign for the company was holding the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships once with Carmella. Vega has stated that she is ready for Rousey, recently stating on The Bump a weakness of the champion.
Unfortunately, despite wishing for it on her birthday, Zelina Vega will not be the next challenger for the title. The new number one contender for Rousey was determined on the December 23rd episode of SmackDown, with a gauntlet match determining the next WWE Superstar to go for the gold.
While Vega will not be the next in line for a title shot, the winner of the inaugural Queen’s Crown tournament may get an opportunity to face Ronda Rousey by winning the Women’s Royal Rumble. Zelina Vega has competed in 3 Women’s Royal Rumble matches, but has yet to be successful in the iconic WWE stipulation.
Zelina Vega returned to WWE in October 2022 siding with Legado del Fantasma, who made their main roster debut during the same segment. The group would launch a surprise attack on Hit Row, with the two teams and The Viking Raiders feuding in varying combinations.