“We Miss You” – WWE Superstar Zelina Vega Remembers Her Father at the 9/11 Memorial

Published 09/12/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


Last night was the 20th anniversary of the tragic attacks of 9/11. Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2011, terrorists hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center (AA 11 and UA 175).

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About 25000 US citizens were injured and a couple of thousands of victims were reported dead. WWE superstar, Zelina Vega, lost her father, Michael Angel Trinidad that day.

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Zelina Vega addressed her late father

Vegas spoke at the homecoming ceremony, which marked the 20th anniversary of the inhuman attack. She emotionally addressed her late father during her speech and paid tribute to him.

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“And my father, Michael Angel Trinidad. We love you, we miss you. There’s so many events I wish you were a part of, like my wedding or Timmy making you a grandfather. We hope that you’re proud of us, and please look after me and the rest of the family.” Vega said.

Zelina Vega was just 10 years old when her father was killed in the attack.

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In a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports, Vega talked about yesterday’s Homecoming anniversary and said that she felt proud while mentioning her father’s name and addressing his presence before his passing away.

“Obviously, we have the choice if we want to read names or not and I felt like this was the appropriate year to do it. I did it once before, when I was 13 years old, and it was a very big responsibility for someone so young. It also felt like I had a duty to represent my father. I feel the same thing for the 20th anniversary.” Vega said.

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WWE also released a documentary called “Never Forget: WWE Returns After 9/11” which reflects on the first SmackDown event just 2 days after the inhuman incident.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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