Zelina Vega Opens Up About WWE Backlash In Puerto Rico

1 month ago by Dave Adamson

Zelina Vega Opens Up About WWE Backlash In Puerto Rico WWE

WWE returns to Puerto Rico for Backlash on May 6 and Zelina Vega has opened up about the monumental event taking place in her home country.

WWE Backlash marks the first time that the company has taken a premium live event to Puerto Rico since 2005’s New Year’s Revolution.

Vega will be on the show, facing Rhea Ripley for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship in what will be the champion’s first title defense since capturing the belt from Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39.

This isn’t just a championship match for Vega, however, as she revealed her feelings for her homecoming to Fox News, saying:

“It’s exciting. It’s surreal. It’s nerve-racking. It’s a dream come true.

“And not just the match, really, but the location. Like, getting to do it in Puerto Rico is something I never thought was going to be the case.

“And to have this kind of a match there is crazy. The family that lives there will finally see me wrestle in person. It’s really cool.”

Vega is the only female Puerto Rican on the main WWE roster and spoke about the “responsibility” she feel to be representative for the locker room.

“It’s a huge responsibility, but it’s one that I take very seriously, and I’m happy I get to do it because, my God, it’s something that even when I was younger, to be able to say, to look at [former WWE superstar] Melina and [think], ‘Wow, she’s in WWE, and that’s where I want to be.’ And Rey, he’s smaller in stature like me, I love that. I feel like I can do this, too.

“So, I had that representation when I as younger, and I just want to be able to be that in a bunch of different ways but for other people as well. I just [want] to be what Rey Mysterio was growing up.”

In the interview, Vega would go on to describe WWE as a “melting post of beautiful cultures” saying that the company is “very big on inclusivity.”

She would also discuss her pitched plans that the Queen of the Ring crown could have become a mid-card women’s title.

Recently, Vega revealed that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had convinced her to not give up on her wrestling career

Transcript from Fox News.

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