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Zelina Vega reportedly recovering from an in-ring injury that required surgery

The former WWE Women’s Tag champion is expected to be out 6-8 weeks.

First ever Queen of the Ring and former WWE Women’s Tag Team champion Zelina Vega hasn’t been on television this month. Last we saw her was when she & her on-again off-again partner Carmella got involved in Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s title match against Sonya Deville on April 25, and Vega hasn’t wrestled since facing Belair two weeks before that.

A report from PWInsider reveals why, even if it’s light on details. Zelina apparently suffered an unspecified in-ring injury that required surgery. While it’s not clear when the injury or surgery occurred, the site notes she’s expected to be out another 6-8 weeks.

That could cost the Queen a push, as Insider says there’s been talk of one: “sources have noted her willingness to do what was requested of her and her hard work has been noticed behind the scenes.”

It also costs WWE a tag team at a time when they’re supposed to be holding a tournament to determine champions after Sasha Banks & Naomi’s walkout.

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