Zelina is back in WWE.
Fightful Select had the heads up, and reported several details about her return:
Ahead of Zelina's return, Fightful reported that the plan as of three weeks ago was for Zelina to return to the WWE main roster. Zelina was listed on internal documents in June as a female heel on the Smackdown roster, although she didn't appear at all that month in the company. We were told that as of the time she was added to the roster, the hope was to have her involved by the time Money in the Bank rolled around, and even possibly in the match -- which ended up being true.
As Fightful reported in May, Zelina was filmed at the WWE Performance Center. We're told that talks between the two sides had started well before that, and some in WWE let Fightful know that they made an effort to stay in contact throughout the entire process of getting Zelina back.
From the point of Zelina's release, there were several influential names pushing for her to be brought back by the company. When we asked if her Twitch streaming had been negotiated into the deal, the person we spoke to said they haven't heard of anyone working that into new deals yet, and weren't sure if it was broached.
During the process of Zelina's return, Aleister Black was released. As of now, he's not appeared on any internal roster sheets indicating that he'd be brought back, although Zelina has been listed as a "Smackdown heel" on the roster sheet for almost a month. Zelina was also backstage last week at Smackdown. This week, the secret was out and many backstage knew that she'd be returning.
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