WWE’s Zelina Vega brings additional motivation to Madison Sq. Backyard present

There are a number of explanation why WWE’s return to Madison Sq. Backyard this Sunday will likely be additional particular for Zelina Vega —not the least of which is the uncertainty over the way forward for reside occasions within the constructing amid the most recent COVID-19 spike.

“I feel it’s behind everyone’s thoughts,” Vega stated of the pandemic, which has once more triggered the cancellation of a number of reside occasions in New York. WWE’s “Vacation Tour” occasion stays on MSG’s schedule, with all entrants ages 5 and over required to point out proof of vaccination.

“With every thing occurring, we’re simply making an attempt our hardest to be as secure as doable,” stated Vega, who hopes WWE can stay on the street, however is bracing for all prospects. “And if issues are closing down, you’ve obtained to abide by these guidelines and simply do the perfect that you could, as a result of in the end, it’s less than us. If it might be, everyone can be wholesome and we’d go do these exhibits like we at all times do.”

As a Queens native, Vega has different causes to be motivated about performing on the Backyard on Sunday. She was initially scheduled to participate in WWE’s Sept. 10 occasion at MSG, which commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the 2001 terror assaults on the World Commerce Heart that took the lifetime of her father, Michael Trinidad. However her phase needed to be minimize from the present due to time constraints.

“You’ll be able to’t actually predict what’s going to occur. It’s a part of the enterprise,” stated Vega, who has beforehand disclosed receiving an apology from WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. “It’s good when you could have that form of perspective and understanding, and also you even have a boss that’s understanding of your emotions, even properly after the actual fact.”

Since that date, Vega has achieved a number of profession milestones—in October successful the primary WWE “Queen’s Crown” match, and final month capturing the ladies’s tag crew championship in Brooklyn together with her accomplice Carmella.

On Sunday—the day earlier than her birthday—Vega stated she’ll have a good time her accomplishments, and the vacations, with a number of members of the family from New York at ringside, and her dad on her thoughts.

“Any time I’m in New York, I’m at all times enthusiastic about that,” she stated. “It’s at all times about my household once I go there.”

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