In an unexpected turn of events, one WWE star’s remarkable performance in the ring led to a significant change in the originally planned booking.
Initially, the idea was for Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley to dominate her opponent, Zelina Vega, in a squash match at Backlash in Puerto Rico. However, the overwhelming hero’s welcome that Vega received from the crowd prompted a last-minute alteration. The decision was made to make the match more competitive, giving Vega an opportunity to showcase her skills. Remarkably, Ripley was more than willing to adapt to the new direction, displaying her professionalism and sportsmanship.
As a consequence of Vega’s impressive showing and the enthusiastic reception from the fans, she earned herself a push in WWE. Following her loss to Ripley at Backlash, Vega went on to secure victories over Lacey Evans and IYO SKY on SmackDown. Her triumph against Evans earned her a coveted spot in the Women’s Money In The Bank match in London, England.
Despite her valiant efforts, Vega was unable to clinch the Money In The Bank briefcase, as SKY emerged victorious on that occasion.
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Interestingly, Zelina Vega’s association with the LWO (Latino World Order) teammates, Rey Mysterio and Santos Escobar, continued to be a topic of discussion. Mysterio and Escobar recently faced off in a match to determine the contender for the United States Championship, held by Austin Theory. Escobar emerged victorious in the encounter, but the match was cut short due to an unfortunate head injury sustained by the WWE Hall of Famer, Rey Mysterio.
This turn of events has undoubtedly created an intriguing twist in WWE’s storytelling, with Zelina Vega’s surprising performance causing ripples in the planned booking and elevating her status within the company. As the WWE universe eagerly awaits the next chapter, it remains to be seen how this captivating narrative will unfold.