Trinity Recalls Wrestling Injured While In WWE – “You Don’t Want To Look Weak”
Pro wrestlers are known for being tough and working through injuries, which Trinity explained in a recent interview.
During her 13-year run in WWE that started in 2009, Trinity Fatu (who is married to Jimmy Uso) was known as Naomi. She started on the NXT TV show, then she became a dancer for Brodus Clay and eventually became a singles star as well.
As Naomi, she was a two-time Smackdown Women’s Champion, she won the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal in 2018 and won the Women’s Tag Team Titles with Sasha Banks as well. That run ended in May 2022 when Naomi and Banks walked out of WWE due to frustrations with the company.
Recently, Trinity explained that she didn’t like how she was talked to and handled by certain people in WWE.
While appearing on Busted Open Radio, Trinity spoke about how she competed on WWE TV with a torn labrum (shoulder) injury that sounds very painful in a business where people take back bumps on a regular basis. She did have surgery to get past the injury.
“What people don’t know, I worked with a torn labrum for over a year. Just wrestled, kept wrestling like that and didn’t say anything because you don’t want to look weak. You don’t want to look like there is a problem, you don’t want to be taken off TV, none of that. I just wanted to keep working.”
“So, I continued to work with a shoulder injury, and that was affecting me, it didn’t feel good. When I got the time off, the first thing I did was get my shoulder fixed. I had shoulder surgery, so months off like that, not being able to work, and just having all of it gone. At one point, I was like, ‘I’m done. I don’t think I’ll wrestle ever again.’ Just working through it all myself, mentally, having a great support system and seeing the fans be like, ‘We want you back, we want to see you, how are you doing?’”
“The support and my family, I got back to where I needed to be. Got through the injury, got through the surgery. All of that was a lot, mentally.”
Trinity would go on to say that she really missed the pro wrestling business and it was a big reason why she signed with Impact Wrestling.
“I did have surgery. I had a torn labrum. All of that was just a lot, mentally. Also, being off the road after that’s all I’ve known over the last 13-14 years, that has been my life. Being with my husband every day, traveling every day, and all of a sudden just sitting home alone in all of it to sort through.”
“It was a lot, but I feel it’s made me stronger mentally. Physically, I feel great. Just having that time to really miss wrestling, really miss the business, really miss the job. I was like, ‘Oh no, this ain’t it. I can’t go out like this. We have to run this back.’”
As for her future, Trinity’s IMPACT Wrestling debut will air during tonight’s broadcast of the show.
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