Zelina Vega obtained an enormous response from the Puerto Rico crowd at WWE Backlash, and The LWO ended up on the heart of a number of the greatest moments of the evening. Vega would come to the ring in some superb gear that paid tribute to Puerto Rico, including yet one more iconic look to Vega’s rising listing of gears and cosplays. Fairly a number of of these seems have already been recreated in WWE 2K23 by followers, however there are nonetheless a number of that have not made it into the game. In an interview with PopCulture’s Brian Jones, Vega was requested which look she’d like to see represented within the game, and for her, it is all about Goku.
“I believe my carrying Goku gear might be the one which I wish to see most,” Vega stated. “I’ve been seeing anyone, they made a model of the Rengoku one after which now they’re making the massive dragon head that I had the opposite day. So I believe that one for positive might be going to be the one which I would like frozen in time eternally for positive.”
Dragon Ball is simply one of many franchises Vega has dropped at life in cosplay and within the ring, an inventory that features Mortal Kombat, Avenue Fighter, Demon Slayer, and extra. On the Royal Rumble Vega recreated Avenue Fighter villain Juri, which was good timing since she was additionally introduced as a commentator for the upcoming Avenue Fighter 6. To say Vega is busy could be an understatement, however she nonetheless loves the ring above all the pieces else, and competing for the SmackDown Ladies’s Championship in Puerto Rico meant the world to her.
“It means the world to me as a result of I have never been again right here in 17 years,” Vega stated. “It has been some time, however I have been on the street since I used to be 18, so it is sort of attending to lastly wrestle right here. As a result of I’ve had shut calls to have the ability to wrestle right here, however I’ve by no means really gotten an opportunity to, scheduling, no matter it was. However now getting this opportunity lastly and with WB and now within the greatest match of my profession is an entire honor.”
The occasion was a particular one for each member of The LWO, together with Rey Mysterio, who was returning for the primary time in over two years. “Oh my god, unimaginable. Each time I have been to Puerto Rico, I really feel like I am at residence. 2001 was my first time visiting this lovely island, and the group was simply unimaginable. I got here again possibly thrice after that, and now it has been nearly two and a half years since I’ve returned, but it surely’s like I by no means left. The connection we now have right here is stable. The truth that, not solely is it stable, however what we characterize within the LWO, each hard-working Latino all over the world, they see that. They really feel it, and so they’re with us 1000%,” Mysterio stated.
Within the lead-up to Backlash, The LWO was joined by Unhealthy Bunny, who placed on an LWO shirt to deliver issues full circle. Mysterio revealed his response to that and known as the second a privilege and an honor.
“We really feel privileged and honored for Unhealthy Bunny to obtain the shirt, put it on gracefully, and characterize what we characterize, the Latinos. It is unimaginable. I do not suppose Unhealthy Bunny wanted superpowers for tomorrow as a result of he’ll take Damian Priest down. I do know it, I’ve seen him prepare. He works onerous and he is devoted. He is been a fan since he is a child. But when that LWO shirt brings him some kind of superpower, it could be unimaginable, man. The illustration is to the fullest without delay for all of the Latinos,” Mysterio stated.
We will not wait to see Vega’s Goku look in WWE 2K23, and hopefully, that occurs quickly. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to discuss all issues wrestling and gaming with me on Twitter @MattAguilarCB!