Zelina Vega has revealed what WWE Chairman Vince McMahon told her after the star walked away with the Queen’s Crown at Crown Jewel.
Vega returned to WWE in July 2021 after initially being granted her release from the company in October 2020 amid the fall out from WWE Superstars being prevented from working with third-party platforms such as Twitch and Cameo.
The former manager of Andrade did not find much success in the ring upon her return but found herself making it to the final of the Queen’s Crown tournament that took place in Saudi Arabia. In that match, she defeated Scottish sensation Doudrop for the victory and the crown.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated Zelina Vega revealed what Vince McMahon told her after her monumental win:
“Vince [McMahon] walked up to me after the match in the back and said, ‘You walked in here queen, and now it’s official. I almost lost it. This is finally my time to show out to everyone who I am. I’m not in anyone’s shadow. This is my time to show why I am a star. Queen Zelina, it feels so incredible to say that.”
“I’m bringing it to Spanish, too—La Reina, that’s me. It feels absolutely right to say that. This is me, and it is mine. It’s been a hell of a journey, and I’m looking forward to continuing my story as Queen Zelina. Every time I step into the ring, I feel like I have to prove myself. I take this opportunity in WWE very seriously. This is my time, and it starts now.”
Zelina Vega won the match with the Code Red – which she says is an homage to her cousin and independent wrestling legend, Amazing Red:
“That Code Red wasn’t just a move for the match. And it wasn’t just about my journey in WWE. This is my journey in life, and up to this point, it is the greatest moment of my career. That Code Red wasn’t just a wrestling move; it was an exclamation point. It was me representing my family. That’s my cousin’s move.”
“Amazing Red deserves so much credit for what he’s done, so that was for him. That was for my dad, too. And that was for me, to solidify my place and show that I belong here.”