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AEW interested in Zelina Vega, confirms TNT & YouTube shows


On the Thursday edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, AEW president Tony Khan said he's interested in talking with the former Zelina Vega.

When asked about his interest in the former WWE wrestler and manager, Khan said he thought Vega (Thea Trinidad Budgen) was still under a 90-day non-compete clause and that he had been waiting for that to pass. 

"When we get through his (Women's title eliminator tournament) and through (Revolution), I would be interested to see where she's at," he said.

Budgen was released by WWE in November after having issues with the company's new policy nixing individually made deals with third party companies like Twitch. She has pushed unionization which temporarily got the attention of SAG-AFTRA

In the same interview, Khan confirmed that at some point this year, AEW will have two shows on TNT and two shows on YouTube. Earlier this week, they announced a new Dark show called Elevation that will be similar to the original Dark in terms of the competitors and where it fits in the AEW universe. The new TNT show has been discussed for quite some time, but there is no known anticipated launch date at this time.

Khan compared the amount of programs they have to "other successful wrestling companies" that have two flagship shows and other shows that are more developmental in nature.