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Trinity Fatu Opens Up About ‘Public Humiliation’ After WWE Departure

Trinity (fka Naomi) has commented on the ‘public humiliation’ she experienced leaving WWE in a new interview with Sports Illustrated.

Ahead of her IMPACT Wrestling pay-per-view debut at IMPACT Under Siege against Gisele Shaw, Trinity (formerly known as Naomi in WWE) has commented on the past year.

Including the public humiliation she felt after walking away from WWE and the subsequent media firestorm that ensued.

In a new chat with Justin Barrasso for Sports Illustrated, Trinity said:

“I had a great journey in WWE. That was my introduction to wrestling, and it was a great 14 years with the company. I thought I would retire with WWE.

Never would I have thought I’d be with another company, but that’s the world of wrestling. As scary as it was, I’m here. I’m looking forward to the opportunities and the chance for growth.”

With the article mentioning that while neither Trinity nor Mercedes Moné have given complete details regarding the events surrounding their departure from the company ahead of a taping in May 2022, it also noted the narrative that it was regarding creative frustrations is false.

In addition, the public narrative that the duo were difficult, unprofessional or entitled is named as alarming.

With Trinity sharing the impact on her from the subsequent firestorm surrounding the departure:

“I understand the game, I understand the business, and I knew what I was walking away from that day,”

“I just didn’t expect to go through it publicly. Mercedes didn’t let me go through it by myself, so having each other made that a lot easier. But to go through that public humiliation together, it was a lot.”

“To be taught a lesson while sitting back, that was hard and hurtful. But it got me to this point, and I’m pretty happy to be where I am right now.”

Despite the humiliation, Trinity cited that continued support from her fans was motivating, saying:

“There was a lot of hate and negativity in this situation, but the fans were always there to counter it, speaking for me when I couldn’t speak for myself,”

“That motivated me. I love my fans. I love wrestling fans. They’re very loyal. They’ve been on this journey with me for over a decade.”

Elsewhere recently Trinity opened up about a potential future project with some other familiar names from WWE past and present.

You can click here to read more about that exciting sounding project. 

It is a massive weekend for professional wrestling as multiple major promotions are set to host special events.

Memorial Day weekend kicks off with Friday’s IMPACT Wrestling pay-per-view, Under Siege.

Saturday May 27 is set to feature WWE’s premium live event live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Sunday May 28 is set for not only WWE NXT action but also, another pay-per-view, AEW Double or Nothing airing at the same time.

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