Por su parte, Zelina Vega no podrá luchar en los próximos 90 días por la cláusula de no competencia con WWE, mientras tanto continuará con las transmisiones de Twitch. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, wrestled Asuka for the Raw women’s championship, reportedly met with McMahon at WWE’s Connecticut headquarters. Conferences are being forced to get creative with the schedules as teams deal with positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. Gabrielle Carteris, president of the SAG-AFTRA labdor union, tweeted her support for the performer. Vega reportedly refused to hand over information about her personal Twitch account to WWE before the company-mandated deadline, and went a step further by starting an OnlyFans account. Zelina Vega Was Making MORE Outside WWE On Twitch & Social Media. As unpopular as this new policy is among talent, Trinidad’s dismissal serves as a sobering reminder that the new policy is going to be strictly enforced. WWE Superstar Zelina Vega ñ * ℙ* ᗩᑕTᖇEᔕᔕ 匚ㄖ丂卩ㄥ卂ㄚ乇尺 Ⓖⓐⓜⓔⓡ TWITCH: twitch.tv/AtoZonYoutube @cosplaysky discount code: zelina linktr.ee/Theatrinidad Trinidad’s firing also raises questions about her husband’s future with WWE. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. Following her termination, Trinidad made headlines on Friday with a tweet that read, “I support unionization,” joining Bevis in floating the possibility of labor organization. Follow him on Twitter @JustinBarrasso. As recently as last month, Vega was considered one of WWE’s rising stars. She is married to Aleister Black (35-year-old Tom Budgen), and both have built a following on Twitch. All Rights Reserved. I support you. For WWE, this is a chance to better monetize the streaming world, as well as profit off stars created within WWE. But her value to the company did not exempt her from a controversial new company-wide edict handed down by CEO Vince McMahon earlier this fall banning performers from using platforms like Twitch and Cameo to supplement their income. Zelina Vega was released by WWE on Friday to the shock of wrestling fans. Vega took to Instagram after her release was announced and posted the following to Instagram. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Zelina Vega is headed back to Twitch now that she's been released from WWE. Black is also an enormously talented wrestler yet he has not been a weekly presence on WWE programming since the Oct. 9 edition of Raw, where he lost in a competitive match to Kevin Owens and it was announced he was moving to SmackDown as part of the WWE draft. Twitch is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers. The SI Gambling team of golf experts breaks down their top wagers for this week’s RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort. Vega said she’s not angry and she’s just thankful. Unionization has long been feared as an existential threat to WWE, with CEO Vince McMahon fighting the process as far back as 1986, when Hulk Hogan ratted out unionization talk in the locker room, keeping himself in the good graces of management, while the leader of the movement, Jessie Ventura, said he was threatened by McMahon that he would be fired if he ever brought up unionization again. SmackDown Star Murphy Getting His First Name Back? Trinidad’s account features exclusive videos and photos of “cosplays, lingerie, swimsuits and more,” for a monthly subscription fee of $30. So how did we arrive at the point when Trinidad, who was considered a valuable piece in both WWE’s present and future, is no longer a part of the company? Justin Barrasso can be reached at JBarrasso@gmail.com. The situation now is very different. Trinidad will continue to succeed in wrestling, but no longer will it take place on the wide-reaching stage of WWE. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, NYC schools to close as city reaches 3 percent test positivity threshhold, Google wants to keep your family organized and entertained during Thanksgiving and holidays. She wrote, "See you on twitch.". As noted earlier at this link, WWE announced tonight that the SmackDown Superstar has been released from her contract. Yang is seen as a potential frontrunner for the position of secretary of labor, which would allow him to put significant pressure on the company. Early Friday evening, WWE announced the release of Zelina Vega. As noted earlier at this link, WWE announced tonight that the SmackDown Superstar … It’s WWE’s belief that its wrestlers shouldn’t be able to profit off their fame, which the company thinks wouldn’t exist without WWE. One option for talent to remain on sites like Twitch was to share their account with WWE and make only a fraction of the profit, with receiving a significant portion. Please email me PresidentCarteris@sagaftra.org https://t.co/tYEiiFhB9S, The issue has also become a prime concern for presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has said publicly that he wants to work with president elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to reclassify wrestlers, removing their “independent contractor” status, which allows WWE to not provide health care or benefits, while controlling their individual rights to seek revenue outside the company — which specifically flies in the face of the intent of people being “independent contractors.”. Meanwhile labor leaders are throwing their hats into the ring, pushing for wider unionization in wrestling, not just WWE, but beyond. Below is her new Instagram post, along with the tweet in support of unionization that was posted shortly before her release was announced: A post shared by Thea Trinidad Bu?dgen (@zelina_vegawwe), WWE Seeking To Move Matt Riddle - Candy Cartwright Lawsuit To Federal Court, The Undertaker And His Family Featured In People (Photos), WWE Reportedly Running Tropicana Field Through WrestleMania 37 Season, Royal Rumble Update, Photos: New AEW Dynamite "Boundless" Campaign Revealed From Director X, Sasha Banks Says Jon Favreau Approached Her For "The Mandalorian" After "Hot Ones" Appearance, Blindfold Match And Tag Team Match Announced For Tonight's WWE NXT Episode, Kevin Dunn On How Many WWE Fans Have Signed Up For ThunderDome, Lessons Learned, » WWE Survivor Series Live Coverage This Sunday, WWE Confirms Reason For Zelina Vega's Release, Backstage News On WWE Survivor Series Change. The new restrictions on supplemental income streams have irked several members of the roster. Either way, firing Vega has become the latest flashpoint in an incendiary back and forth over wrestler rights inside WWE, and beyond. Vega’s release was unceremoniously announced 10 minutes after she tweeted about her support of unionization in wrestling, which led many to suspect this was cause and effect. Zelina Vega is headed back to Twitch now that she's been released from WWE. Zelina Vega is headed back to Twitch now that she’s been released from WWE. Trinidad is also an active streamer on Twitch, another site included on WWE’s list of banned third-party platforms. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. There will be considerable interest from WWE’s two largest competitors, AEW and Impact Wrestling — but for now she’s concentrating on her Twitch channel until we hear more. Sources within WWE have confirmed to Sports Illustrated that Black remains under contract and he remains a part of the SmackDown brand. Zelina Vega went live on Twitch, just a few hours after news broke about her release from WWE. WWE has the deepest talent pool in all of wrestling, and the company will continue to thrive even without the Zelina Vega character. WWE performers are independent contractors, though that classification has been the subject of significant criticism, and are not protected by a union. ... WWE issued a ban on third party involvement, and a lot of people were not happy about that, especially Zelina Vega. As noted earlier, WWE announced tonight that the SmackDown Superstar has been released from her contract. after she tweeted about her support of unionization in wrestling, when Hulk Hogan ratted out unionization talk in the locker room, Prolific wrestling writer Dave Meltzer reports. Zelina Vega firing over her Twitch is turning WWE contracts into a national labor issue James Dator 1 day ago. Unsurprisingly, this has not been a well-received option. Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Mohamed Salah tested positive while on international duty with Egypt. If I’m not the Secretary of Labor I’m pretty confident I’ll have his or her number to talk about the ridiculous classification of WWE wrestlers as independent contractors while controlling their name and likeness for years, even for something as benign as Cameo. It’s unclear what Vega will do from here. She wrestled Asuka for the Raw women’s championship at Clash of Champions in late September, losing the match but attacking the champ in the aftermath, finally receiving an opportunity to show her worth in-ring as a wrestler after working primarily as a manager. Vega (29-year-old Thea Trinidad) has prove herself as one of WWE’s most talented and versatile performers since the summer of 2017, especially so in the months following WrestleMania 36. Little is known about the true nature of Vega’s release, as neither she, nor WWE have spoken publicly other than saying they parted ways. The league will host the draft virtually for the first time ever on Wednesday night, Rossi tested positive just before the start of the MLS playoffs. Stay up to date with the latest NBA news and rumors ahead of the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday night. Last month, a group of wrestlers, not including Trinidad, reportedly met with McMahon at WWE’s Connecticut headquarters to express displeasure with the company’s Twitch ban, to no avail. Zelina Vega was the first WWE performer to be fired for disobeying the company’s new policy on supplemental income streams. All Rights Reserved. However, there are reports her unwillingness to adhere to the company’s new third-party revenue policy was the breaking point. Multiple active WWE stars had a presence on Twitch, including AJ Styles and Cesaro. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Prolific wrestling writer Dave Meltzer reports that Vega was told to either give up her Twitch, or be fired — with her choosing the latter. WWE, specifically McMahon, considered this a breach of contract and responded by terminating Trinidad’s contract. Being on Twitch was more profitable for Zelina Vega than working for WWE, according to Dave Meltzer.The 29-year-old female superstar was released by the promotion on Friday following her refusal to get off Twitch and exacerbating the situation by opening an OnlyFans account.. Recordamos, que según los rumores de las últimas horas, algunos luchadores de IMPACT Wrestling presionarían a la empresa para que "La muñerca" regrese a la división Knockouts . That, however, does not change the fact that Trinidad is an exceptionally talented manager and wrestler. WWE Reportedly Considering Bray Wyatt Vs. Had she remained with the company, Trinidad had unlimited potential, especially at a time when WWE is missing major stars like Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. This situation is going to be fascinating as we watch it unfold. But for Trinidad, as well as WWE personality Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis), who has also been extremely vocal about independently maintaining her Twitch account, it is infringing upon their ability to make money on a platform built outside of WWE. Sources close to WWE informed Sports Illustrated that, following discussions regarding Twitch, upper management felt Trinidad boxed them into a difficult situation by opening the OnlyFans account. Zelina Vega Launching OnlyFans Account Was Last Straw for WWE Zelina Vega was the first WWE performer to be fired for disobeying the company’s … Hey @Zelina_VegaWWE Thanks for standing strong for labor solidarity. McMahon threatened that those who were noncompliant with the new restrictions would be subject to a fine, suspension or outright dismissal, and the Trinidad was the first casualty. The goal, according to the league, is to reduce close contacts and limit the spread of COVID-19. No other details on the departure have been confirmed, but there was some speculation that it may have been related to the recent third party platform edict as Vega and husband Aleister Black were active on Twitch.

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