Trinity Fatu Thought She Might Never Wrestle Again Prior To Impact Wrestling Debut

After almost a year away from wrestling, Trinity Fatu made her Impact debut and a triumphant return to television at the most recent set of tapings. Appearing on "Busted Open Radio," the former WWE star revealed that, at one point during the last year, she wasn't sure if she would actually come back to the ring.


"At one point, I was like, 'Yeah, I'm done. I don't even think I'll probably wrestle ever again,'" Fatu said. However, she stated, she was able to work through those issues with the help of her friends and family, as well as the support of the fans she made throughout her long WWE career. Fatu also revealed that, prior to her time off, she was working matches with a torn labrum for more than a year. The newly debuted Impact talent said she kept the shoulder injury to herself to avoid looking weak and to keep her position on the card in WWE. During her time away, Fatu underwent surgery to repair the injury.

Fatu wrestled as Naomi in WWE for 13 years, first making her debut with the promotion's then-developmental FCW brand in 2009. The two-time "WWE SmackDown" Women's Champion was one of the promotion's longest tenured wrestlers before she and Sasha Banks (now known as Mercedes Mone) walked out of "WWE Raw" last year, upset with the company's creative direction."I really was going through a lot, just felt very stagnant and I wasn't happy," Fatu said elsewhere during the Busted Open interview. "Ultimately, I left that day because of the way I was talked to and handled."