Thea Trinidad, formerly known as Zelina Vega, back at the WWE Performance Center

May 13, 2021 - by Colin Vassallo

Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Wrestling is reporting through his Fightful Select service that Thea Trinidad, who is known as Zelina Vega, was at the WWE Performance Center today participating in filming material.

Trinidad was fired from WWE in November of last year after she refused to stop engaging with third party services such as Twitch when WWE put a ban on wrestlers monetizing their content. She got to find out that she was about to be fired and tweeted in favor of unionization just before WWE publicly announced that she was terminated for breach of contract.

Her tweet caught the eye of SAG-AFTRA, the labor union representing over 160,000 performers with its president reaching out to Trinidad directly. A week later, the union wrote on Twitter that they had a “powerful conversation” with the former WWE star in hopes of bringing changes to professional wrestling.

It’s interesting to note that her Twitch channel at twitch.tv/theatrinidad has not had any activity in three months.

In February, AEW President Tony Khan said that he would like to sit down and have a chat with Trinidad to see where she’s at and if she’d like to do business.

Fightful adds that the plan is for Trinidad to return to WWE and her visit to the PC today was tied to that.

4 Responses

  1. big mistake says:

    Don’t do it!
    WWE need to stop being so controlling over their talent – unless it is in a way, degrading them.

    Don’t give into them, AEW seems to respect talent more. Even the indies

  2. Pisto75666 says:

    She SIGNED A CONTRACT. There was a memo about third party platforms. She knew the rules, she broke them. It’s not that hard to comprehend.

    Of course AEW respects talent more, most of their talent is ex WWE.

  3. Gerry says:

    Well look who comes crawling back..

  4. Craftsperson says:

    She played hard ball but it was never going to go anywhere. Cross company unions are for shills and leeches. You are never going to make a standard that pleases most of them, there for your union will hurt more of them than help them.

    What they as well as all artist cliques should do, is stop organizing around the damn money and organize around their ideology. So that then your people can actually discuss things that a “union” could give you and it will actually benefit most of the people in the company. They’ll actually already want the same things.

    The sheer fact most wrestling companies just wanted to get back to their normal is that they clearly don’t care about that kind of argument. And i hope all the wrestlers going back to putting their bodies on the line to please “fans” who do nothing but bitch about everything you do, feel happy about it. Some of us other artists don’t want that bs back.

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