Update: PWInsider has reported Zelina Vega is bound to a 90-day non-compete clause. She will be officially be free from WWE in February 2021.
WWE has announced Zelina Vega has been released from the company.
In a statement posted on WWE.com Friday, the company announced her departure from the company.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Zelina Vega. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Zelina Vega. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.https://t.co/RUebMGwBTA
— WWE (@WWE) November 13, 2020
Prior to the the announcement, Vega posted the following on Twitter.
I support unionization.
— 𝓩𝖊𝖑𝖎𝖓𝖆 𝓥𝖊𝖌𝖆 (@Zelina_VegaWWE) November 13, 2020
WWE recently advised talent to cease any third party business relationships, which caused the company to come under fire. Vega was active on Twitch and Cameo, and more recently launched an OnlyFans account.
Based on her comments in support for unionization, its likely WWE’s approach to classify talent as independent contractors caused issued between both parties.
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang recently spoke about WWE’s labor practices.
Come on Vince – you’ve already deprived the folks breaking their backs for you of healthcare, security, recovery time, retirement benefits and fair treatment re: licenses and royalties. At least let them make a living off their own names. Many of them need it.
Zelina Vega received her first WWE tryout in 2013, and made sporadic appearances for the company prior to signing in 2017. She is best-known for her work as a manager for Andrade, prior the pair splitting earlier this year.
Vega is married to current WWE star Aleister Black.
This is a developing story, and as more is known an update will be provided.