Cosplay Queen will feature as a guest commentator in SF6
Last night saw a who’s who of WWE Superstars spill into (and out of) the squared circle, as the promotion held its annual Royal Rumble event, emanating live from San Antonio’s legendary Alamodome — As always it was a chaotic night of memorable moments, (no spoilz) one of which saw WWE Queen Zelina Vega rock up to the Rumble itself as Street Fighter 6 skull-kicker Juri Han!
Entering the Rumble at No. 21 Vega, (Thea Trinidad), arrived bedecked in awesome new gear that represents the former assassin in her spanking new Street Fighter 6 garb, complete with lollipop and pointy mobile, and Raspberry Ripple-style P2 hair color. Perhaps wanting to protect her toes in a ring full of marauding wrasslers, however, Vega wisely chose to don a slick pair of kicks rather than go barefoot.
What an honor. I had happy tears tonight. Thank you @CapcomUSA_ @CapcomFighters @alfonso_thesix @wwe and everyone who made this nerd’s dream come true tonight.
And shout out to Texas! Y’all always show me unconditional love🥲
Guys!! ….I’m in #StreetFighter6 !!!! pic.twitter.com/VNCRHRaTZe
— 👑 QUEEN ZELINA 👑 (@ZelinaVegaWWE) January 29, 2023
In addition, it was also announced that Vega will be one of the selectable guest commentators for Street Fighter 6 when it launches in June, adding her voice to the litany of Street Fighter representatives that can be chosen to critique Versus matches live — adding a little bit more of that tourney-style hype. This is no doubt a very proud and exciting moment for Vega, a noted lover of all things gaming.
As fans will know, Vega is renowned for showing up to major events in cosplay, having rocked a litany of awesome gaming heroes and villains. The trend began in 2019, when Vega entered the Royal Rumble as her Street Fighter namesake. Since then, Vega has portrayed a variety of characters at WWE pay-per-views and other promotional events, including Mortal Kombat‘s Sindel, and Overwatch’s Sombra. With her newest Juri look Zelina Vega has, coincidentally, cosplayed almost all of my mains.
If we could get a KoF Leona Heidern in the mix at some point, it’s a full house!
Street Fighter 6 launches on PlayStation, PC, and Xbox July 2, 2023. Be sure to check out our other reports on Juri, Manon and Dee Jay, as well as 50 things I loved about the beta, my thoughts on how the game is shaping up, and a list of Do’s and Do Not Do’s for the new sequel.