After being released by WWE on November 13, 2020, Vega returned to the company on the July 2 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Though Vega didn't win in her return, she was added to the women's Money in the Bank ladder match.
Speaking on WWE's El Brunch, Zelina discussed her return and the reaction of the fans at Money in the Bank.
"It's crazy, to be honest, because for seven months, I was gone. Obviously, with COVID, it was hard because we didn't see anyone. It was amazing to be in front of a crowd in Texas at Money in the Bank and I was really happy. When my entrance music hit, I wasn't expecting to hear such a big reaction. From that to then seeing John Cena, Goldberg, Nikki ASH, the new Raw Women's Champion, it was crazy," she said.
Speaking about the Money in the Bank ladder matches, Vega said, "I feel accomplished. I think a lot of girls feel the same. Even if you didn't win, you still feel like you went out there and gave it your all. That's definitely a feeling I've held on to. Just feeling proud. You want to go in there and show what you can do. Either remind the WWE universe of what I can do or just show them."
Though she didn't win the briefcase, Vega said she would have cashed in on Bianca Belair at Madison Square Garden on September 10.
Later in the interview, Vega revealed that she asked Rey Mysterio for advice in the match after naming him as her favorite luchador.
"As crazy as our history is, (Rey Mysterio) is still my favorite when I was a kid and even now. I ask his advice for a lot of things. Even Money in the Bank, I asked his advice and he was able to help me for a lot of that," she said.
Vega is still searching for her first victory since returning after losing to Toni Storm on Friday's SmackDown.
If you missed anything from WWE SmackDown, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.
If you use any of the quotes above, please credit the original source with a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.