Zelina Vega’s stock has been on a continuous rise ever since she returned to WWE last year. While Vega did have to go on a hiatus again due to injury, she remained relevant on social media thanks to her posts. That being said, Vega has finally confirmed that she had surgery for a ruptured implant last year.

After a long hiatus because of injury, Zelina Vega made her return on a previous episode of Smackdown, where she came back alongside Legado Del Fantasma. That move took people by surprise, as Vega ended up taking Elektra Lopez’s spot.

Zelina Vega was absent from WWE television for seven months before her hiatus, as she had last competed on the April 11th edition of Monday Night Raw. Reports had noted that she underwent surgery following an in-ring injury.

While speaking on ‘Anna Faris Is Unqualified,’ Zelina Vega confirmed that she suffered an in-ring injury that required surgery. The injury took place when she took a Northern Lights Suplex and her opponent’s elbow went into her chest area which ruptured an implant. 

I’m used to hearing ‘Thea’ but as of more recently because I had a surgery in May. So from May to October, I was gone from recovery so I hadn’t heard ‘Zelina’ in a while and now I’m hearing it again. I’m like, okay.

Yeah (I was injured in the ring)… And honestly, it never happens off some really cool move or some crazy flip I did outside the ring. It’s always the littlest thing that will happen and that’s how you get injured but, knock on wood, I actually hadn’t had any serious injuries until that point and it wasn’t even that bad, it’s just silly. But, one of my best friends and I were in a match and she had given me this move called a Northern Lights Suplex where basically, she kind of flips me over her backwards and her shoulder went into my chest and I ruptured an implant. But, me of course looking on the bright side, I was like, well, they are ten years old anyway and I kind of wanted them bigger anyway so, it ended up working out.

Zelina Vega has been very open about winning a major singles title in WWE. Obviously, that is on her bucket list. We will have to wait and see if 2023 becomes the year of Zelina Vega and her title aspirations.

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