Zelina Vega was released from WWE in November 2020 after reportedly breaching her contract.
She returning on the July 2 episode of WWE SmackDown and was entered into the Women's Money in the Bank ladder match.
Speaking to Stephanie Chase at Digital Spy, Zelina explained why she returned.
"More than anything, WWE has always been a place where I felt like I had unfinished business. For me, as a kid, I want to a champion and there are so many things I want to accomplish. Coming back, I set my eyes on the SmackDown Women's Championship. That's what I'm focused on the most and seeing where that takes me. After Bianca vs. Sasha, who knows. Will it be Bianca that remains champion or will it be Sasha? Either one, I'm coming after them and I can't wait for that," she said.
Vega has not won a match since returning.
When asked about the break and coming up with different ideas for her gear and in-ring moves, Vega responded by saying, "I had time for both. Sometimes, you do need that mental break. It may not be wrestling, it may be anything. You take your time, revitalize yourself, get refreshed and you can dive back into that creative side of you and think 'what can I do differently?' or 'how can I add to this style to my moveset?' There are a lot of things you'll see now with my outfits, especially my jacket. I feel like I've taken them to a whole new level and how intricate they are and what certain things mean. Who I'm cosplaying and why, there is always a meaning. Then, feeling like I want to add more striking to my moves. As a manager, I never got to add too much of a lucha style to me. Now, I can display that, especially with people like Toni Storm, Bianca, and Sasha. It's cool to mix it up with them and see a whole new side of me."
Vega was most recently defeated by Bianca Belair on the August 6 episode of WWE SmackDown.
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