Zelina Vega Explains Why She Was Initially Paired With Legado Del Fantasma

In October 2022, Zelina Vega returned to WWE television and was aligned with Legado Del Fantasma (Santos Escobar, Cruz Del Toro, & Joaquin Wilde), who made their main roster debut. Legado was paired with Elektra Lopez in NXT, but Elektra remained in NXT with the rest of the group coming to the main roster.

Zelina had been off television for seven months due to injury.

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Appearing on Wrestling With Freddie with Freddie Prinze Jr, FPJ explained that he initially wasn't a fan of the pairing because he didn't think Santos Escobar needed a manager to speak for him.

Zelina agreed with the sentiment, but explained why she was paired with Santos and the rest of the group.

"I said the same thing. I was like, 'He doesn't need me, though.' He's a great wrestler and a great promo. Why does he need me? The way it was explained to me was, 'the group is new to the main roster, you're very known by the SmackDown audience, by putting him with you, people are like, what's this about? We know her to be the heel manager, we know her to be the heel wrestler, if she's introducing them, that means that's what they're about.' It was really just to help make the transition for the fans easier to go, 'that's who they are.' I was like, 'Okay.' Since then, it's evolved so much. I didn't really do all that much talking, to be honest. It's evolved so much since now. Being with Rey, first of all, dream come true, what the hell. Eight year old Thea is like, 'what is life?' Now, having Rey on our side, and having LWO be a thing again, it's crazy. Especially because Rey is like, 'you're the first female member of LWO ever.' It's crazy. We're wrestlers in a team, not me managing wrestlers," she said.

Legado Del Fantasma has turned into the LWO, aligning with Rey Mysterio and becoming babyfaces.

Escobar & Mysterio defeated The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) on the May 19 episode of WWE SmackDown. Fans can find results from the show by clicking here.

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