WWE star Zelina Vega has recalled Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson convincing her not to give up wrestling ahead of her signing with WWE.
Vega notably starred as AJ Lee in the ‘Fighting with my Family’ movie about former WWE star Saraya (Paige). The movie was notably produced by The Rock and his Seven Bucks Productions company.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Vega noted that she spoke with The Rock about potentially quitting wrestling following multiple WWE tryouts.
Noting that The Rock told her not to give up, Vega said:
“It’s funny because I was about to quit. When Dwayne (Johnson) and I spoke about it, right after I had a WWE tryout for the seventh time…at that point, I was like, ‘I’ve given it my all. They haven’t seen what they’re looking for. I can’t do this.’
“There was a movie that I had auditioned for that I didn’t get, too. I was just so down and out. I was thinking, ‘Do I just give up at this point?’
“Dwayne goes, ‘Give me three days. I’m working on something. Don’t give up.’ I was like, ‘Okay.'”
“To go from that to train at the Performance Center, it’s been a dream come true.
“Had I not said anything to him (The Rock), to not be able to live this dream…it’s crazy how these little things (work).
“If one thing had just changed, none of this would have happened. I owe a lot to him.”
“It’s mind-blowing to think had that one instance changed, everything else would have.”
Vega and the rest of Latino World Order were chosen by SmackDown during the second night of the WWE Draft.
For a list of all of the picks from the second night of the draft, click here.
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