Zelina Vega appeared on the latest episode of Out of Character with Ryan Satin earlier this week. Vega spoke about her relationship with Triple H and how he has helped her throughout the years. She brought up a nickname her and husband, Malakai Black, would call him and addressed it when she announced she was marrying Black and not Andrade.
“As a manager, as a person,” Vega said. “We call him ‘Papa H’ because he has been there for everything, every part of our career, even on the main roster. Any time we had a question, professionally or personally, he was always there for us. He always gave me that confidence that I needed, that extra boost that I needed. He would say things like, ‘There is no one like you right now, not even on the main roster. You can do this.’ Little things that I needed, and it helped me propel to the next level.’”
“Even when I told him, ‘Hey, um, I am getting married.’ He is like, ‘Oh, okay, so you and Andrade are getting married?’ No, me and Aleister. He is like, ‘What, wait? You guys completely threw me off with that. I did not even think you guys were together!’ I was like, ‘Yeah, we were hiding it for a very long time.’ He was just so happy, and he was like, ‘My babies are getting married but not the babies that I… I am just so happy for you guys.’ It was cool. He is Papa H.”
In July, Vega returned to WWE as a surprise entrant in the 2021 Women’s Money in the Bank. The newly crowned Women’s King of the Ring spoke about why she was unhappy with spoiled WWE return.
“What made it funny was at that time when it came out, I was not back yet,” Zelina said. “It was not a thing yet, and I know that they were filming something for my husband, so that is what I was initially there for. It made it funny because I was like, this is not even 100% yet, you all are talking like it is, but then you do not know the specifics. However, I cannot tell you the specifics, so just shut up, stop.”
“When it is meant to be, it is meant to be, if it is meant to be. Why take that away from the fans? Those are my biggest issues with stuff like this. It is like, why ruin it and take moments away from the fans that are genuinely going to have a cool moment instead of, ‘I read on the internet that she was coming back anyway, so whatever, it is not even a big deal.’ Yeah, I know it is not a huge deal when you already know about it.”
Queen Zelina will take part in the traditional five-on-five women’s Survivor Series match this Sunday.