Zelina Vega

Zelina Vega Talks About Vince McMahon’s Reaction Behind-The-Scenes To Her Queen’s Crown Victory

Zelina Vega recently spoke with Sports Illustrated for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During the discussion, the 2021 WWE Queen’s Crown winner spoke about winning the inaugural tournament, Vince McMahon’s reaction and her cousin Amazing Red coming up with the Code Red finisher that she uses in her matches.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On Vince McMahon’s reaction after winning the tournament: “Vince walked up to me after the match in the back and said, ‘You walked in here queen, and now it’s official.’ I almost lost it.”

On the match at Crown Jewel itself: “I was looking forward to this match the second I learned it was going to be against her. She is amazing, and she loves this so much. We had a match in 2019 at an NXT Worlds Collide show. That was our first time ever touching, and I thought it was hard-hitting and entertaining. I couldn’t wait to wrestle her again, and it’s amazing that I got to do it in Saudi Arabia in the finals of the Queen’s Crown tournament. This was a first-time-ever tournament, and we wanted to make history. To me, that’s incredibly special.”

On winning the match with Code Red, which was invented by her cousin Amazing Red: “That Code Red wasn’t just a move for the match, and it wasn’t just about my journey in WWE. This is my journey in life, and up to this point, it is the greatest moment of my career. That Code Red wasn’t just a wrestling move; it was an exclamation point. It was me representing my family. That’s my cousin’s move. Amazing Red deserves so much credit for what he’s done, so that was for him. That was for my dad, too. And that was for me, to solidify my place and show that I belong here.”

Check out the complete interview at SI.com.


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