As we’ve noted, SmackDown Live star Zelina Vega was recently a guest on former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia’s podcast, Chasing Glory. Vega talked about getting the call from WWE after filming of the movie she was working on wrapped, and people thinking she and Andrade “Cien” Almas are a couple. Here are the highlights:
Getting the call from WWE:
“It was a couple of weeks after the movie had finished filming that William Regal had called and told me that they were going to bring me into the Performance Center,” Vega said. “He said that we have this idea so we will give it a shot and we’ll see if it works, if it does awesome, if it doesn’t we tried.”
People who think she and Andrade “Cien” Almas are a couple:
“Once I got there Andrade ‘Cien’ Almas and I just clicked,” Vega stated. “I feel like now – it’s funny because people are like, oh my God, they are together – he is like my brother. We fight like brother and sister it is so funny. Even with the Tranquilo pose, he had done it for years and I was like, ‘what if I had done it under you?’
“He was like, ‘no, it’s not going to happen. We are not going to do it like that.’ I was like, ‘no, trust me, it’s going to be good. Just trust me.’ He was like, ‘okay fine. In Japan we will do it.’ We had done it in Japan and it got a huge reaction.
“The following week Road Dogg had told us, ‘hey, that was a great match, let’s try that double Tranquilo thing that you guys do,’ and I looked at him with the biggest smile. So, that was how that whole double Tranquilo pose happened. We now see people in China doing it, but not only in the United States but all over different countries.
“I can’t believe how global it has become. It took a few weeks for them to call me and tell me that they wanted to give this a try. Some people want to think that it had to do with the movie, I think that it just encourages them. I think it was more about them never seeing me in this sort of light.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions