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Zelina Vega released by WWE, tweets in support of unionization


Zelina Vega (Thea Trinidad Budgen) is no longer with WWE.

WWE announced this afternoon that they've come to terms on the release of Vega: "WWE has come to terms on the release of Zelina Vega. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

Moments before Vega's release was officially announced on, she tweeted "I support unionization." Last month, Vega responded to a tweet from Paige about unionization with a thinking face emoji and "hmm.."

Post Wrestling reported that Vega's release was already known about internally before her tweet from today.

Vega and Paige are both prominent Twitch streamers who would be affected by WWE's recent Twitch edict and crackdown on talent third-party deals. Paige tweeted about Vega's release: "This sucks.."

Vega also recently launched an OnlyFans account featuring cosplay photos with a no-nudity policy.

Vega joined the SmackDown roster last month as a post-draft signing after not being selected in the WWE Draft. Vega formerly managed Andrade and Angel Garza on WWE television. Garza is on Raw, while Andrade hasn't officially been assigned to a brand yet following the draft. 

On SmackDown last week, Ruby Riott defeated Vega and Natalya in a triple threat Survivor Series qualifying match. Riott submitted Vega to get the win.

Vega had been under contract with WWE since 2017.