It was a surprise to many yesterday when WWE announced just hours before Friday Night SmackDown that they had decided to release of Zelina Vega (real name Thea Trinidad Budgen).
It has since emerged that Vega didn’t ask for her release from the company, but was informed that she was going to be let go by WWE yesterday afternoon. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Taking to Twitter, Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful has noted that the former Raw and NXT star was actually at the Amway Center for SmackDown last night before being informed that she was going to be let go:
As I mentioned on the air, Zelina was at tonight’s Smackdown show
Following on from Vega’s release, it was reported that her real-life husband Aleister Black had recently asked to return to NXT, a request that higher-ups within WWE turned down.
After her frankly shocking release from the company, Zelina Vega opened up about her departure from WWE on her Twitch stream last night. You can check out exactly what she had to say by clicking here.