Zelina Vega worked hard to become a WWE Superstar. She finally achieved her dream, but it also came with a lot of rejection along the way.

Vega didn’t arrive in WWE right away. She worked around the indies and had a stint in Impact Wrestling prior to arriving in Vince McMahon’s company. There was a time when she could only get booked for WWE as one of Adam Rose’s Rosebuds, but it was worth it.

She continue speaking with Chasing Glory about how she feels some Superstars don’t understand the process of paying dues.

“It was hard in the moment. I was 18 or 19 when I had my first tryout,” she replied. “I got turned down every year since 2010, except for 2011 – 2012, but every year after that. And then, like, around 2017, I said, ‘ok, I’m out.’ They had me as a Rosebud for, like, six months. So I was driving from New York to, like, everywhere, just to prove to them how much this meant to me.”


“It’s funny. I feel like a lot of people, who are just coming up now, they have no idea what that process is [like]. They have no idea what, you know, really paying your dues to get to that point means. You know, when you’re sacrificing when you don’t have money, when you don’t have anything… I did what I had to do ’cause I knew, like, something in me just knew, that this is what I was meant to do.”

Zelina Vega separated from Andrade, and now she is wrestling on her own. She turned a new chapter in her pro wrestling journey, and she’s not finished yet. Still, Zelina Vega certainly won’t forget everything it took along the way prior to arriving in her destination.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

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