Last night on WWE Raw, they broke Zelina Vega away from Angel Garza and Andrade and it looks like Vega’s singles wrestler push will start with a feud with Raw Women’s Champion Asuka.
This is bad news for Garza and Andrade because Vince McMahon is said to not see them as main event talent. Dave Meltzer talked about this on Wrestling Observer Radio.
Meltzer said, “When Heyman got replaced, I was kind of told…Aleister Black and Andrade were two guys that were really gonna be in trouble because Vince doesn’t necessarily see a lot in them compared to what Heyman saw in them. It appeared that Zelina Vega is splitting up from Garza and Andrade. I can see Garza being forgotten but maybe not but if there is a split, Andrade feels like he’s going to be the one…if they’re gonna do Garza vs. Andrade, it’s probably gonna be Garza that goes over and Andrade’s the one that gets forgotten.”
Meltzer also noted how great Vega is as a manager and this singles push might not be the best idea, even if she’s in line for a Raw Women’s Title shot.
Meltzer said, “Zelina Vega as a wrestler is gonna be like taking Lana away from managing and making her a wrestler is gonna have the same result. Even though Zelina Vega is a better wrestler, she is so much better as a manager than she is a wrestler. Again, it’s another example of doing something with no regard to really the people involved. We’ve seen it a million times when they split Rusev and Lana and they split Rusev and Aiden English. It’s like they do it to do it with no idea of what to do with any of the people and then careers just essentially go nowhere from there. I see Andrade, from tonight’s show when I saw that split, it was just like oh God that thing with Andrade is going to come true exactly like I was told.”
This has been the pattern in WWE for years. Usually, when a team breaks up, either one or both of them gets pushed down the card. Hopefully, this does not end up happing with Garza and Andrade.
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