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Zelina Vega, WWE working on plan for return


Less than a year after being released, Zelina Vega and WWE are working toward her return.

Fightful first reported that Vega (Thea Trinidad-Budgen) was at the Performance Center Thursday doing filming for something and that "the working plan is for her to return to the company." Dave Meltzer confirmed the report.

The 30-year-old was released by WWE last November following issues regarding their policies about individual deals with third parties like Twitch where she has a popular, revenue generating channel. That release sparked interest from SAG-AFTRA after she tweeted about unionization, but nothing ever came of that interest.

In March, Meltzer reported that Trinidad had signed an undisclosed short-term deal that wouldn't allow her to work for another wrestling company. Prior to February's Revolution pay-per-view, AEW's Tony Khan said he was interested in talking with Vega after learning she was a free agent. It's unknown whether the two sides ever had a conversation.

Vega's husband Aleister Black has yet to wrestle since her release but recently was seen in late-April on SmackDown vignettes.