Dave Meltzer is reporting on the latest Wrestling Observer Radio that Zelina Vega was one of the people within WWE who made more money on social media and Twitch than from her contract with the company.
This comes after WWE announced on Friday that they had released Zelina Vega. Ten minutes before the announcement, Zelina Vega tweeted that she supports unionization.
Meltzer noted that Vega didn’t get rid of her third-party accounts in the timeframe that WWE gave to all talent, and this is reportedly why the SmackDown star was released from her contract:
“So, essentially as everyone knows, the talent was given a timeframe to get rid of their Twitch and Cameo accounts. During that timeframe, Zelina Vega didn’t get rid of it and she opened an OnlyFans account. The backstory on this and it’s funny because one person kind of told me when the thing went down that there are a couple of women that are making more money with their social media than they are making with WWE and they are gonna be real interesting and one of those was Zelina Vega. On her Twitch she’s making a lot of money and so it’s like what do you do in that situation and I think she made her choice and they had to fire her and then right before it got out that she was fired she made a tweet about how she supports unionization which she has said before. I mean it’s not like that’s the first time she said that and that did play into some of it and now.”
You can check out the reported backstage reaction from people within WWE, as well as IMPACT Wrestling and AEW to the surprising release of Zelina Vega by clicking here.
Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.