It was noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio Program that AEW President Tony Khan has shown interest in speaking with former WWE Superstar Zelina Vega (real name: Thea Trinidad) about possibly signing a contract with AEW down the line.
According to Tony Khan, he has yet to formally have a conversation with Zelina Vega as he thought she was still under a 90-day non-compete clause with the WWE after she was fired by them last November so he was waiting for that to expire before taking any steps. It was indicated that Vega actually passed her 90-day non-complete clause earlier this month.
The AEW President also said that when they get through the Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament and the Revolution PPV, then he would be interested to see where Zelina Vega is at.
This is what Tony Khan said:
“I haven’t. Isn’t she on a 90-day non-compete? I think she was on a non-compete last time I checked so I’ve been waiting for that. I don’t talk to people when they have a non-compete. If it expired, it must have just expired. I don’t know the exact details on that but I’ve been waiting on the non-compete to expire to even think about it.
Then we got in the Women’s Eliminator so I have to check the math and see if she’s expired but I’m not sure. We’ve been pretty busy with this tournament. When we get through this tournament and through this PPV…I’d be interested to see where she’s at.”
Thea Trinidad was reportedly released from her WWE contract due to her supporting the unionization in wrestling but sources within the company have indicated that her release was due to her continuing to pursue her Twitch channel and the launch of her OnlyFans account.
WWE has issued a third party edict, where all talents are required to cease activity on platforms such as Twitch and OnlyFans.