Thea Megan Trinidad, popularly known as Zelina Vega is an American professional wrestler, manager, and actress. She is signed to WWE in 2017, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Zelina Vega. Wrestling magazine ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated’ awarded her with ‘Inspirational Wrestler of the Year’ in 2011. Zelina previously worked in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Rosita, and for various independent promotions under her real name. In TNA, she was a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Sarita. She is currently a Professional Wrestler in the United States.
Zelina has her own YouTube channel with a name Thea Trinidad with 7.12K subscribers. She along with her hubby own another YouTube channel- A to Z Aleister to Zelina which has 53.6K subscribers. Zelina has a mild social media fan with more than 900K followers on Instagram and more than 341K followers on Twitter. Similarly, she has a Facebook page which is followed by more than 300K people.
What is Zelina Vega Famous For?
Where was Zelina Vega Born?
Zelina Vega was born on December 27, 1990, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. She was born as Thea Megan Trinidad, but best known as Zelina Vega. She is of Puerto Rican descent. Her father’s name is Michael Angel Trinidad and her mother name is Monique Trinidad. She has one younger brother Timothy Trinidad. However, when she and her brother were young, her parents divorced but they remained friends. Zelina grew up watching professional wrestling with her father Michael and younger brother and was inspired by Rey Mysterio. Further, she gives credit to her father for the reason behind her interest in pro-wrestling. When she was 10 years old, her father was killed in the September 11 attacks. In addition, she was featured in an NBC special, titled Children of 9/11, on September 5, 2011. She also worked as a counselor on a camp for children that had lost parents on 9/11 and also participated in charitable causes such as Habitat for Humanity with Tuesday’s Children after Hurricane Katrina.
Information regarding her education is not updated.
How did Zelina Vega Begin Her Career?
- At the age of 17, Trinidad began training under Javi-Air, Azrieal, and T.J. Perkins. Thea Megan Trinidad began her career in 2010. She made her professional debut for the promotion ‘National Wrestling Superstars’ (NWS) under the ring name Divina Fly against Brittney Savage on February 20 in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
- In the same year, she also made her debut for ‘Women Superstars Uncensored’ (WSU) and competed for WSU Tag Team Championships. But she lost and wasn’t able to become champions.
- The legendary wrestler Tommy Dreamer discovered her talents. Soon, she joined the ranks of TNA and made her debut in 2011 performing under the ring name Rosita. She even partnered up with Sarita and they even worked together as a tag-team and achieved success.
- Trinidad, along with Sarita, even became TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. After a huge success, she went inactive for months, and her contract finally expired in 2013.
- On March 4, 2013, she took part in a tryout for WWE. Then, she made several brief appearances in the promotion in 2014, including as one of Adam Rose’s “rosebuds”, and lost a match against NXT Women’s Champion Asuka on the October 26, 2016 episode of NXT.
- On July 17, 2015, Trinidad made her debut in ‘Ring of Honor’ (ROH), managing Austin Aries.
- On September 2, 2016, Thea joined Shine Wrestling, debuting on Shine 37, which she ended up defeating Stormie Lee.
- After that, she wrestled in the Independent Circuit till 2017. During this time, Vega became part of various promotions, including Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE), Global Force Wrestling (GFW), Ring of Honor (ROH) and Shine Wrestling.
- By June 2017, Trinidad had signed a contract with WWE and began training at the WWE Performance Center. She started appearing on NXT with the June 9 episode, where she confronted Andrade “Cien” Almas about his behavior and even slapped him.
- On the April 18, 2018 episode of NXT, Vega was accompanied by Almas during her first televised match in which she was defeated by Candice LeRae and that turned out to be Vega’s and Almas’ last appearances in NXT.
- Zelina and Andrade were drafted to Raw during the ‘2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up’. However, On April 22, Zelina was moved back to SmackDown.
- Regarding career in acting, Trinidad appeared in the film ‘Dorothy and the Witches of Oz’ in 2012. She even appeared in the documentary ‘Children of 9/11’, and on the first anniversary of the September 11 Memorial Ceremony, she participated in the reading of victim names. She portrayed wrestler AJ Lee in the 2019 film ‘Fighting with My Family’ for which she has said that Dwayne Johnson inspired her to act in the film.
- In addition, Trinidad appears as a manager in ‘WWE 2K19’ and a playable character in ‘WWE 2K20’.
Who is Zelina Vega married to?
Trinidad is married to a famous fellow professional wrestler Tom Budgen, who is better known as Aleister Black in November 2018. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband. They have been married for nearly two years and the couple seems happy being together. In addition, they have launched a YouTube channel called ‘A to Z Aleister to Zelena’ where the share their everyday lives.
What are Zelena Vega’s Championships and Accomplishments?
Magazine ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated’ awarded Zelena with ‘Inspirational Wrestler of the Year’ in 2011.
In the same year, she ranked No. 31 of the top 50 female wrestlers in the ‘PWI Female 50’.
American Sports Magazine ‘Sports Illustrated’ ranked her at No.29 in the ‘top 30 female wrestlers’ in 2018.
Zelena, along with Sarita became the ‘TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship (1 time)’.
What is the Body Measurement of Zelina Vega?
Zelina Vega is 29 years old who stands at a height of 5ft. 1 inch and weighs 65 Kg. She proves that size does not matter as she can take down the biggest competition with her fierce fighting. Her body type is athletic and has body measurement 38-29-37 inches. She uses the bra cup with size 36B. She wears a dress of size 6 (US) and uses the shoe of size (8.5 US). In addition, she has black hair and dark brown eyes.
What is Zelena Vega Net Worth?
Zelena has gained popularity as well as success in her time in pro-wrestling. Her net worth is estimated to be around $2Million as of April 2020. Zelena’s primary source of wealth is wrestling. With the professional contract, wrestlers get basic annual wages plus traveling allowances and bonuses. The average wrestler on the roster, according to WWE, makes a basic salary from $500,000 to $1 million a year.
Zelina has endorsed various brands including Trifecta Nutrition, Nails By Leishka, It’s a 10 Hair Care, and Jessica Angel collection.