Backstage update on Vega; HBK addresses Taker's retirement Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 11/20/2020 at 11:37 AM
- Dave Meltzer is reporting that Zelina Vega was making more money from her third-party platforms than she was as a WWE performer. Although there was apparently some talk that Vega would shut down her accounts, she ended up refusing to do so and WWE felt there was no other choice but to fire her.
Vega was backstage on the day she was released and Meltzer noted that "according to one person in the company with knowledge of the situation, she was told about it by Mark Carrano."
Meltzer added that Vega asked Carrano, WWE's Senior Director of Talent Relations, if she could talk to Vince McMahon. Carrano allegedly responded by saying that Vince didn't want to speak with her and she was then escorted out of the building.
- In an interview with CBSSports.com, Shawn Michaels commented on if he thinks The Undertaker is really retired:
"I do. Thatís one of the things I sensed that time. Like I said, I want that for him. Itís one of the things that bums me out, that I didnít know. Mark has never struggled with anything, and if he has, Iíve never known because he keeps things close to the vest. Everybodyís got their kryptonite, too. No matter how much everyone thinks someone has it all together, nobody does. Everybody has a chink in their armor. Every Superman has his kryptonite. I believe he can [be content], but some of that is on you as an individual to allow yourself to find contentment and peace in a situation. Heís a smart, bright, intelligent man, and I believe that, yes, he will find it. All I know is that in these last few years, Iíve never wanted it for someone so badly like I do with him. Because, again, I feel like shit for not ó itís one of the things I always say to him when I see him. You know, ĎThank you so much for giving me that.í He didnít know he was giving me that, but he did. To me, that will be the greatest gift that dude or darn near anyone has ever given me, that feeling to be able to walk away from the wrestling ring and not struggle with it because I understand how unbelievably rare and special that is."
One of the premier events on the WWE calendar is ready to return as the 2020 Survivor Series approaches. Despite winning the night during last year's event, however, the NXT brand will not be partaking in the Survivor Series festivities. This year, the Survivor Series event will return to the Raw vs.