Thea Megan Trinidad is a name most wrestling fans might not readily associate with any face in female wrestling, but the mention of Zelina Vega surely rings the right bells and every American female wrestling fan would very easily know who you are talking about. Zelina is a professional wrestler and wrestling manager, actress and Zumba instructor. Here you will read an account of her biography as well as every other thing that is known of the female wrestler.
Zelina Vega Bio
She is of Puerto Rican descent and was born on the 27th of December 1990 in Queens, New York. This makes her nationality American. Zelina Vega grew up in a family that loved sports; she played baseball, practiced swimming and would often watch wrestling with her father, Michael, and her brother, Timothy. Her parents later divorced when she and her brother were tender but still kept in touch with each other.
At the age of 17, Zelina Vega had decided to pursue a career in wrestling and this saw her begin training under Javi-Air, Azrieal, and T.J. Perkins. She was quick to learn and soon enough, she was ready to make her professional wrestling debut. Vega debuted on February 20, 2010, with the ring name ‘Divina Fly’ at National Wrestling Superstars (NWS) Bloomfield, New Jersey. She, however, started off with a streak of loses but soon picked up a fine fighting form.
Zelina Vega was discovered by Tommy Dreamer who took her to Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, Impact in 2011 where she signed to the promotion with the ring name ‘Rosita’. She also formed a tag team with Sarita with whom she fought and defeated Love and Winter to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship on March 13, 2011, marking her first title win.
Between the latter part of 2011 to 2016, Zelina fought in promotions and championships like Family Wrestling Entertainment, FWE Women’s Championship, Global Force Wrestling (GFW), and Shine Wrestling, all in preparation to making her debut in the WWE which is the zenith wrestling ground for all upcoming wrestlers the world over.
By the month of June 2017, Zelina Vega had achieved that dream by signing a contract with WWE which saw her begin training at the WWE Performance Center and forming alliances along the way. She established herself as a manager for Andrade Cien Almas which turned out to be a successful one as the two recorded a couple of wins. However, by April 2018, the two had to split after recording a number of losses.
Zelina has also tried out her hands on acting; she acted in the 2012 film Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, the critically acclaimed documentary Children of 9/11 and is expected to portray the character of AJ Lee in the future fight film Fighting with My Family.
Everything You Need To Know About The Female Wrestler
Father – When Zelina Vega was about 11 years old, she lost her father in the 9/11 attack. Her father, Michael worked as a telecom analyst for a firm – Cantor Fitzgerald – at the World Trade Center and was on the 103rd floor of the North Tower when it caved in.
Father’s Remembrance – Following the death of her father in the most agonizing way, her mother approached StoryCorps with a story of how she and her husband met and what she experienced on the day of the attack. StoryCorps made a short cartoon about her story titled Always a Family in honor of her dad.
Career – For her wrestling career, Zelita disclosed that she wants to be the female version of Rey Mysterio while for her acting career, she informed that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson inspired her to take parts in films.
Body Stats – The female wrestler has a height of 5 feet 1 inch or 1.55 m with a body weight of 106 lbs or 48 kg.
Ring Names – In the course of growing her career, she has gone by these ring names; Divina Fly, Rosita, Snookie Fly, and Zelina Vega for which she is now known and more popular for.
Relationships – Zelina has been formerly linked with Aleister Black and Andrade “Cien” Almas but the rumors turned out to be false. As we know her currently, she is in a relationship with former WWE star, Austin Aries and the two were said to be engaged.
Net Worth – Zelina Vega reportedly has a net worth of about $2 million.