Zelina Vega says her chase with Rhea Ripley was part of the plan
Tonight’s episode of SmackDown featured a tag team match pitting Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio of The Judgment Day against Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar of the newly-formed LWO. Priest managed to get the win after using the south of heaven on Escobar, but there was also a point during the match where SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley got involved on behalf of Dom. That’s when Zelina Vega went on the defense, using a hurricanrana to ward her off.
Rhea then chased Zelina through the crowd and into the backstage area, which, according to Zelina in an interview from WWE.com, was the intention all along.
“Listen, it feels really good to have the Champ wrapped around my finger. Yeah, we’re good. I’m making sure I’m being elusive but effective. I wanted her away from you guys and that’s exactly what I did. She’s gone.”
Santos Escobar and Rey agree that this developing feud between the two factions is just getting started, and stealing one victory won’t slow down LWO’s momentum.
“Just remember one thing, Judgment Day, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio – tradition, heritage, and culture. Lucha libre, we know every trick in the book! You got one over on us tonight.”