On Friday 13th November Zelina Vega was released from her WWE contract, and Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter tweeted it was because she supported unionization. He’d later delete the tweet, causing speculation that might not have been the reason, but you can still read it at archive.org.
Now SI.com has revealed that the actual reason for Zega’s release was for breach of contract, and the decision was made by Vince McMahon. This directly stemmed from her opening an Only Fans account after WWE had imposed their ban on working with third parties. Following her release, Vega began Twitch streaming again, where she is completely heartbroken, but this isn’t the last fans have seen of her.
WWE put Vega in a challenging position because while being a WWE superstar was her dream, she made more money through her side projects, especially Twitch. It’s now believed that once Zega’s 90-day non-compete clause expires, she will quickly be signed by another promotion as she had been prominently featured on WWE television. Her last appearance being just one week before being released, where on SmackDown, she was a part of a Survivor Series Qualifying Triple Threat match against Ruby Riott and Natalya.