Trinity Fatu was known as Naomi in WWE, but those days are over for her. She recently revealed the celebrity inspiration behind her WWE character and shared some scrapped original plans for her persona.
Fatu joined WWE in August 2009 and began her journey in Florida Championship Wrestling, which later became NXT. In January 2012, she made her debut on the main roster alongside Cameron as The Funkadactyls, accompanying Brodus Clay to the ring. In January 2014, Trinity Fatu married Jimmy Uso.
That being said, in May 2022, both Fatu and the former Sasha Banks made an exit from WWE during an episode of Raw. After their walkout, Fatu revealed that she was no longer under WWE contract by March 2023.
Since then, Sasha Banks has taken on the name Mercedes Mone and joined NJPW, while Fatu has embarked on a new journey, making her debut in IMPACT Wrestling in April 2023.
Speaking Schön! Magazine about the origins of Naomi, Fatu revealed that she couldn’t use her real name, so she went for a supermodel moniker.
“I couldn’t use my real name in the WWE, so Naomi was the name I selected because of the iconic supermodel.”
“I had this character idea at the time of being this knockoff Naomi Campbell wanna-be which never happened. I now wrestle as Trinity which is my real name and I’m loving that.”
“I started out as an Orlando Magic Dancer, then I went to a try out for wrestling, got signed, and married a wrestler.
“Now, a decade later, I’m still here happy and doing what I love with my husband, although we wrestle in 2 different companies now.”
We will have to see what happens with Mercedes Money and Trinity next. At this point, they might not work in the same company for a long time, but they are still good friends.
Trinity is also going strong as Impact Knockouts Champion. Mercedes Mone might be healing up from an injury, but their stories are far from finished in WWE at this point.
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