Zelina Vega began 2022 as one-half of the women’s Tag Team Champions alongside Carmella.
Vega and her partner held the gold until the second night of WrestleMania 38 when they were defeated by Sasha Banks and Naomi. Shortly after the event, the two women went their separate ways as Vega disappeared from television.
It was reported during her absence that the star had undergone surgery due to an undisclosed injury.
The former IMPACT Wrestling star wouldn’t return to WWE until October 7th when she appeared on SmackDown alongside the debuting Legada Del Fantasma.
Zelina Recalls 2022 Injury
Appearing on the Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast, Zelina Vega revealed that her surgery was the result of a ruptured breast implant.
“It never happens on some really cool move or some crazy flip I did outside the ring. It’s always the littlest thing that will happen, and that’s how you get injured. Knock on wood, I actually hadn’t had any serious injuries until that point. It wasn’t even really that bad.
This is silly, but one of my best friends and I were in a match, and she had given me this one called a Northern Lights Suplex, where basically she kind of flips me over her backwards, and her shoulder went into my chest, and I ruptured an implant.
But me, of course looking on the bright side, I was like, well they are 10 years old anyway, and I kind of wanted them bigger anyway. So it ended up working out. Lately I’m like, ‘I should have gone a little bigger, I don’t know,’ [laughs] why not?’
Zelina Vega was most recently in action in the 2023 women’s Royal Rumble match. At the event, it was confirmed that she will be featured in Street Fighter 6 as a commentator. Naturally, the avid cosplayer had some fun with the news, wearing Juri Han-themed gear for the match.
H/t to Fightful