WWE Superstar Shows Off Naruto Fandom with a Ninja Run During Match

Published 12/17/2021, 9:00 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 11: A WWE logo is shown on a screen before a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE’s Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Queen Zelina is a huge fan of anime. She has watched many shows and has even worn ring gear inspired by those shows. When the two worlds of WWE and anime collide, fans of both entities get excited.

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Zelina Vega is a massive fan of the popular hit show by Masashi Kishimoto called Naruto. It is a ninja-based show about a boy named Naruto Uzumaki who wants to get recognition from his peers and elders.

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The Queen of the Ring winner has cosplayed as different Naruto characters frequently. Back in July, she dressed up as Neji Hyuga which got a lot of attention from the fans on Instagram.

She has also worn ring gear inspired by the show. When an episode of SmackDown took place after 9/11, Zelina wore an outfit inspired by a faction in Naruto called Akatsuki. She wore it to tribute to her father, who she lost in the catastrophic event.

However, she took her love for the show to the next level when she got tattoos honoring it. The tattoo was on her arm, which was the eyes of the main characters of Naruto.

Prior to that, she got another tattoo dedicated to Neji on her calf, which she showed off on her Instagram. Talk about dedication and passion!

Zelina Vega shows off her Naruto run in a WWE live event.

Being such a huge fan of the show, Vega doesn’t leave any opportunity to honor it. In a live event at Saginaw, Michigan, Zelina showed off her best possible Naruto run as she stood outside the ropes.

In a tweet to her Twitter account, she said, “One thing I am proud of, though, is getting people to watch and fall in love with Naruto #mypower #myninjaway Oh, btw. Anyone catch my ninja run on camera at the live events in Saginaw?”

A fan on Twitter then posted the video of her doing the run.

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The Twitch streamer has obviously practiced that run several times.  Zelina retweeted the video and said, Aaaand there it is #MyNinjaWay”

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Zelina is currently in a tag team with Carmella and the two became the women’s tag team champions. They beat Nikki A.S.H and Rhea Ripley to get the titles in an episode of RAW in Brooklyn, New York.

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Avani Mishra

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Avani Mishra is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Avani has been a WWE fan since 2008. Her all-time favorite wrestler is John Cena, who is the first wrestler she ever saw on TV.

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