Thea Trinidad Biography
Thea Trinidad (Thea Megan Trinidad) who is known professionally as Zelina Vega is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling manager, and actress currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand.
Megan previously worked in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Rosita, and also for various independent promotions under her real name. She was a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Sarita in TNA. Megan has also worked under the ring names Divina Fly, and Snookie Fly.
She took part in the 2012 film Dorothy and the Witches of Oz. She then appeared in the critically acclaimed documentary Children of 9/11 and on the first anniversary of the September 11 Memorial Ceremony participated in the reading of victim names.
Thea admitted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson inspired her to take parts in films, and she has also said she wanted to be the female Rey Mysterio.
Thea Trinidad Age
Trinidad was born on December 27, 1990, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. She is 28 years old as of 2018.
Thea Trinidad Descent
Trinidad is of Puerto Rican descent.
Thea Trinidad Father | Dad
Megan grew up watching professional wrestling with her father Michael and also her younger brother Timothy. Her parents then divorced when she and her brother were still young though still remained friends. Thea also practiced swimming and baseball. When she was ten years old, her father was killed in the September 11 attacks; he had been working as a telecom analyst for the firm Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center.
Michael was on the 103rd floor of the North Tower when it collapsed. Her mother, Monique Ferrer, approached StoryCorps with the story of how she had met Trinidad’s father and what she also experienced on the day of the attacks with his death, which StoryCorps used to create a short cartoon titled Always a Family, it was a way of honoring his memory.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Thea spoke about her father in an out-of-character interview on TNA’s No Surrender pay-per-view. She is also the cousin of professional wrestler Amazing Red.
Thea Trinidad Husband
Trinidad got married to Aleister Black in 2018. Thea resides in Tampa, Florida.
Thea Trinidad Austin Aries
Trinidad previously dated professional wrestler Daniel Healy Solwold Jr. who is known under the ring name Austin Aries.
Thea Trinidad Wrestler
She has said it was because of her father that made her enter the wrestling business. Trinidad was featured in an NBC special, titled Children of 9/11, on September 5, 2011. When she was growing up, she also worked as a counselor on a camp for children that had lost parents on 9/11 and participated in charitable causes such as Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with Tuesday’s Children.
Thea began training under Javi-Air, Azrieal, and T.J. Perkins at the age of 17. On February 20, 2010, Trinidad made her professional wrestling debut under the ring name Divina Fly for National Wrestling Superstars (NWS), in Bloomfield, New Jersey. There, she competed against Brittney Savage in a losing effort. On the August 21 NWS event, Divina competed against Niya in a losing effort. At an NWS event on October 1, Thea, now under the ring name Snookie Fly, teamed up with Judas Young and Mike Dennis in a losing effort to Brittney Savage and Team Supreme (Corvis Fear and Nicky Oceans) in a mixed-tag-team match.
Trinidad made her debut for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU) on February 20, 2010, under the ring name Divina Fly in a losing effort against Brittney Savage. Divina Fly and Niya, collectively known as The Fly Girls, competed for the WSU Tag Team Championships but lost to the reigning champions, Cindy Rogers and Jana on June 26, 2010. Divina Fly won a match against newcomer Candy Cartwright with a Fly Cutter on September 11, 201
Thea Trinidad WWE
Trinidad took part in a tryout for WWE on March 4, 2013. Thea made several brief appearances in the promotion in 2014, including as one of Adam Rose’s “rosebuds”, and she also lost a match against NXT Women’s Champion Asuka on the October 26, 2016 episode of NXT.
She had signed a contract with WWE by June 2017 and then began training at the WWE Performance Center.
Thea Trinidad Andrade Cien Almas
Trinidad started appearing on NXT with the June 9 episode, where she then confronted Andrade “Cien” Almas about his behavior and also slapped him. Trinidad accompanied Almas as he attacked Cezar Bononi and retreated from No Way Jose on the July episode of NXT.
She was established as the heel manager of Almas under the name Zelina Vega, who defeated No Way Jose on the August 9 episode of NXT. Vega accompanied Almas to a match against Drew McIntyre for the NXT Championship at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on November 18. There, she interfered by attempting to perform a hurricanrana on McIntyre, failing on the first attempt, but then managed to perform a hurricanrana driver on him later in the match before Almas captured the title.
At NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia on January 27, 2018, during Almas’ title defense against Johnny Gargano, Zelina interfered and also performed a diving hurricanrana on Gargano, resulting in her being attacked by Gargano’s wife, Candice LeRae, while Almas finally won the match.
Vega made her first main roster appearance on January 28 at Royal Rumble as she accompanied Almas in his entrance as number 7 during the Royal Rumble match. Being part of the company, Zelina made her in-ring debut for NXT during a live event on February 3, where she then teamed with Almas to be defeated by Johnny Gargano and also Candice LeRae. Vega was accompanied by Almas on the April 18 episode of NXT, it was during her first televised match in which she was defeated by Candice LeRae and this turned out to be Vega’s and Almas’ last appearances in NXT.
Thea Trinidad SmackDown
During the Superstar Shake-up on April 17, Zelina and Almas were both drafted to SmackDown. She made her debut for the brand on the May 15 episode, accompanying Almas in a match against a local wrestler in which he was victorious. Vega would have her first match on the brand, defeating Lana on the July 31 episode of SmackDown. Zelina would team with Almas at SummerSlam to defeat the team of Rusev and Lana. Vega competed in a battle royal for a future women’s championship match at the evolution on October 28, but she was then eliminated by the eventual winner Nia Jax. Almas’ ring name was shortened to Andrade on January 15, 2019.
Thea Trinidad Fighting With My Family
Fighting with My Family biographical sports comedy-drama film based on the 2012 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family. The film depicts the WWE career of professional wrestler Paige. Vega casts as April “AJ Lee” Mendez.
Thea Trinidad Measurements
- Height: 5′ 1′
- Weight: 48 Kg (106 pounds)
Thea Trinidad Religion
Thea is of the Catholic faith.