Step into the spotlight with Trinity Fatu, the extraordinary force of talent, passion, and resilience. Fatu’s captivating story is one of triumph — conquering the realms of wrestling and entertainment. Since her beginnings as a wrestler many years ago, Fatu has had some major highs and trials that have shaped her journey, from her exhilarating performances in Impact Wrestling to her groundbreaking ventures beyond the ring. With her magnetic charisma and unwavering determination, Trinity Fatu is a true icon.
In conversation with Schön!, Fatu shares her secrets to success, her unyielding dedication to personal growth, and the power of embracing one’s unique gifts. Get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a superstar who continues to redefine what it means to be a trailblazer.
You are a wrestler in the IMPACT Wrestling, does such a profession have challenges on health and social situations?
I have wrestled in the WWE for 14 years as Naomi. Now I wrestle as Trinity with Impact Wrestling. There’s definitely health challenges because we put our bodies through a lot physically which is why it’s so important to train inside and outside the ring properly, and have a healthy lifestyle. I’ve been fortunate as far as social situations and can’t say I’ve faced any real challenges when it comes to that.
What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Advantages are traveling the world, meeting people from all walks of life, and being able to provide for your family doing one of the coolest jobs ever. Disadvantages are being away from home a lot and being sore.
What are the unknown facts about the profession in the background?
It’s entertainment so there’s behind the scenes politics and times when things aren’t fair but you can’t let that stop you. I also feel as a woman we are still fighting to prove our worth and value as female wrestlers in the male dominated industry. You have to be mentally strong.
Your career also includes dancing, do you have a favourite one?
Jazz is my favourite style of dance.
Which one do you see yourself doing in the future?
I see myself doing Broadway in the future. Chicago to be specific!
Your ring name was Naomi, is there a particular reason for this?
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.
How did your career evolve to where you are now, how did it start?
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.
What motivates you in this profession?
Being a role model for the younger ones who may be inspired to pursue wrestling or their dream because they have seen me do it, my family, my fans, and me. I’m always striving to better myself and continue growing.
Do you have any role models?
What are the things you need to do to succeed and continue in this profession?
Remain healthy mentally, physically, and continue to evolve as a performer.
What should you pay attention to in your daily life?
Balance with all things.
Do you have any news for your fans in the future?
I have a big match coming up in Canada for the Championship, it’s really important for me and for my career.
What would your friends and colleagues say if they were to describe you?
I think they would say loving, funny, thoughtful, colourful, talented, creative, a busy body, silly, forgetful at times and real.
Sport also involves competition, are you an ambitious person?
Yes, I am a very ambitious person. It’s fulfilling to me when I’m pursuing a goal or dream or something that’s going to contribute to me being better.
If you could give advice to beginners, what would it be?
Don’t listen to social media, listen to the live crowd.
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photography. Petros Kouiouris
fashion. Mickey Freeman @ The Only Agency
talent. Trinity Fatu
hair. Ann Jones
make up. Tommy Napoli @ The Only Agency
fashion assistant. Kyndal Day
interview. Alper Kurtel