Queen Zelina reflects on her recent stretch in WWE: “I feel like this is the shot that I’ve been waiting for”

Women's Tag Team Champion Queen Zelina looks back at her recent stretch in WWE and says this is what she's been waiting for

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Queen Zelina says a flame has been lit under her like never before.

Over the past several months, Zelina Vega has become a Women’s Tag Team Champion and won the WWE’s first-ever Queen’s Crown tournament to become Queen of the Ring. Zelina and Carmella defeated Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley to become champions and have been reigning as champions for a month.

As WWE was inching closer to their post-Christmas Madison Square Garden live event, Zelina spoke to Peter Rosenberg on his ‘Cheap Heat’ podcast.  She said the recent stretch of her WWE run is what she’s been waiting for and this is her chance to prove to the people who put her in position that they were right in their choice[s] about her.

I feel like this is the shot that I’ve been waiting for and this is the thing that I need to go, ‘Okay, you’ve been wanting for something for so long. This is the time to show them that — prove them right. You know, they gave you this opportunity. Prove them right.’ You know, and I always say give me the ball. You know, if I drop it, screw me but if you don’t do it, then you won’t know and I just feel like now more than ever, I have a fire under my ass like I’ve never had before and you know, you kind of have to put things in perspective because yes, some people think it’s just a prop [championships] and I’ve never thought of it that way, why? Because I grew up a wrestling fan and I remember crying when I saw Lita won it and I — you have those emotions tied to it so, when I won the title, I remember seeing this video, I’m like — I saw this video of this girl and she’ll probably like — if she sees this, she’ll probably be like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe she’s talking about my video. I hate her so much.’ But, it’s of her literally weeping. [This was when Carmella and I won] the tag titles away from Nikki [A.S.H.] and Rhea [Ripley] because she loved Nikki and Rhea so much that she couldn’t believe that me and Carmella took it from them and we’re prancing around, jumping around the way we were and she was so angry. You just saw it in her face and she was recording herself for some reason and just put it on Twitter and she was just screaming and weeping and screaming, ‘No! I can’t believe that she did this’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, whether that was a good response or a bad response, it was a response. An emotional response that we got from you.’ That’s what this is all about and if I can pull that emotion from you, I’m doing my job.

Zelina returned to WWE this past July after being released from the company in late 2020. Her first match back was against Liv Morgan and she then competed in the women’s Money In The Bank Ladder match.

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Cheap Heat with Peter Rosenberg with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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