Zelina Vega comments on working out the issues with WWE over her Twitch account

In late 2020, Zelina Vega was released from WWE after she opposed WWE’s ban on the usage of third-party services such as Twitch and Cameo. Vega continued producing content on her Twitch channel and launched an OnlyFans account which WWE considered to be a breach of contract. Vega made her return to WWE on the July 2nd 2021 edition of Friday Night Smackdown.

In an interview with Steve Fall, Zelina commented on working out the issues with WWE over her Twitch account…

“It [Twitch] was something I was so reluctant to do for the longest time. Saraya was trying so hard to get me into it, ‘you’d be perfect for it, you play video games anyway, you might as well do it on Twitch and have other like-minded people to talk to and play with.’ ‘Nah, it’s my space and I like to play video games alone.’ She’s like, ‘You’re going to like it. If you get past the set up part, you’re going to love it.’ After suffering through that, she was right, and she usually is because she knows me so well.”

“It grew into this massive thing. I’m so big on being authentic, if you’re authentic, people are going to recognize that. You can’t just stick anybody in my position with a kitty headset and say, ‘blah blah blah about this episode’ and they have no idea what they’re talking about, because they’ll see right through that. That was one of the major things that I told WWE initially. ‘I didn’t know this was going to blow up as much as it did, but I feel there is an audience that we’re missing here,’ especially with everything going digital now, this is where the kids are and where we’re going to get them. There is a way to blend the worlds. Once they kind of figured out what I meant by that, that’s really what was missing, the communication there, once we talked it out and figured out, ‘this is how we can work together,’ that’s why I’m back and why I’m back on Twitch and everything worked out. It’s crazy how a conversation can change a lot of things. I find it funny that it took so much and now it’s become something like me and Xavier Woods just presented an award at the Streamy’s. She goes from 2020 that was kind of a hard time, to now. It’s crazy to see how it’s evolved.” (quotes courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)