Capcom has revealed that WWE wrestler Thea Trinidad, known as Zelina Vega, will be an option to commentate in the upcoming Street Fighter 6. Players can pick their own commentators through DLC, which includes professional Street Fighter esports players, tournament announcers, and content creators. Vega, a big Street Fighter enthusiast, is thrilled to have been selected to be part of Street Fighter 6.
Since 2017, Zelina Vega has been a part of the WWE roster, starting in NXT as a manager for Andrade and eventually making it to the main roster in 2018. She has been involved in feuds with some of the company’s biggest names and is well-known for her dispute with WWE over her Twitch streaming. Despite being blocked from streaming due to the organization’s tight control of contract workers, Vega is known for her gaming enthusiastism.
Vega certainly put her enthusiasm for gaming on show during the Saturday’s WWE Royale Rumble. As the 21st entrant in the Women’s Royale Rumble, she made her entrance sporting the costume of Juri from Street Fighter 6. People thought this was just a fun costume choice, but it was later revealed to be part of an official sponsorship.
Capcom has made a partnership with WWE to promote Street Fighter 6, but Vega’s involvement in the project is distinct. Thea Trinidad, her real name, is working with Capcom to be a commentator for the game, suggesting that WWE is not officially associated with the product.
It appears that WWE was likely showing support for Vega by marketing his Street Fighter 6 attire in the Royal Rumble and advertising the game. After several major changes in management, WWE has become more tolerant of employees participating in activities outside of the promotions. Vega appears to be taking advantage of this opportunity.
For Street Fighter 6, Zelina Vega is set to be featured as a Color Commentator. It is not yet known if she will be accessible at launch or not, but WWE fans are likely to be delighted. It is possible that other wrestlers from WWE, AEW, or maybe even some Japanese promotions such as NJPW, could also provide their voices for Street Fighter 6.
The sixth installment of Street Fighter will be made available on June 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.