After Paige was relieved of her General Manager duties on SmackDown Live last night (Dec. 18), the second generation wrestling performer was being buzzed about online. I didn’t check the stats, but I believe she was probably getting enough attention that Michael Cole or Tom Phillips would have said she was “trending worldwide”.
Which makes it a good time for a member of the WWE roster looking to raise her profile to drag and tag Paige on Twitter:
Aww.. @RealPaigeWWE soooo sorry to hear you aren’t @WWE #SDLive general manager anymore.. I mean, you couldn’t even make it playing yourself in your own movie so, I didn’t exactly have high hopes for you. It’s okay though! I make the movie #FightingWithMyFamily great ;)— Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) December 19, 2018
At first I wondered what the point was, seeing as Paige isn’t going to be cleared to wrestle in WWE and Zelina Vega is primarily a manager for Andrade Almas. Then I realized this isn’t just Vega trying to get her name out there. She smartly uses their shared connection to Fighting With My Family, the Dwayne Johnson-produced Paige biopic in theaters in February of 2019. as part of her dig at the Anti-Diva (under her real name Thea Trinidad, Zelina plays AJ Lee).
Recognizing that, or perhaps even having coordinated the whole thing with Vega, Paige gives her the old retweet - adding a dismissive jab which will grab even more attention:
Can’t be mad at workers working.