Zelina Vega has returned to SmackDown and she did not come alone as she partners up with a debuting faction last seen in NXT.
Zelina Vega has been out of action since April when she lost to Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. It was believed her absence was down to an injury that required surgery but 6 months on, the former Queen Zelina is back on WWE’s blue brand.
On Friday Night SmackDown on October 7th, Hit Row made their way to the ring where they were instantly taken out by three masked assailants. B-Fab attempted to come to Top Dolla and Ashante ‘Thee’ Adonis’ aid but she was taken out by Zelina Vega.
The men soon unmasked revealing themselves to be Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, and Cruz Del Toro of Legado del Fantasma. The group was last seen in NXT with Escobar picking up his teammates after he lost a ‘Loser Leaves NXT’ match to Tony D’Angelo.
"We are Legado del Fantasma. SmackDown is ours."
— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2022
Legado del Fantasma previously included Elektra Lopez in NXT but it looks like her role has now been taken on the main roster by Zelina Vega. Vega previously managed Andrade El Idolo in WWE before forging a successful in-ring career in the company where she is a former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion.