How Vince McMahon reacted to Zelina Vega winning the Queen’s Crown

2021 Queen’s Crown tournament winner Zelina Vega recently did an interview with and discussed her match against Doudrop at the WWE Crown Jewel PPV…

“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.”

Zelina also talked about Vince McMahon’s reaction…

“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.”

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