Rosita Reveals Her Personal 9/11 Tragedy, Who Helped Her Get Foot in the Door at TNA

One half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions, Rosita, is featured in the latest issue of The Wrestler magazine in a piece called ‘Introducing Rosita’ which reveals some interesting facts.

The 20-year-old, real name Thea Trinidad, reveals that her father, an amateur wrestler himself, died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York when she was just 10. Rosita says being around her father made her want to become a wrestler herself.

Pictures: Rosita’s new photoshoot with Velvet Sky

On her championship win a couple of months ago, Rosita tells the magazine: “The only thing on my mind was, I wish my dad was here.”

Rosita also reveals that she met with TNA star Tommy Dreamer last August and they kept in touch. Dreamer helped her get a TNA tryout in January.

Her tryout was filmed for a documentary about “children of 9/11 victims inspired by their parents,” says the magazine.

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  • The Kharmic Heel

    That’s inspiring. She’s not a personal favorite just yet, but I can’t help but be proud of her. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOyzTv-g8FA Piggie James

    She actually revealed this about 2 weeks ago during a TNA Spin Cycle (she also commented on what Osama Bin Laden’s death meant to her). Part of this was broadcast during Xplosion as well.

    There’s actually two separate Spin Cycles with Rosita that were filmed (at the same time/location though). If anyone is interested, the first one is available in full from the TNA Wrestling YouTube channel. I only saw part of the second one during Xplosion, and they haven’t seemed to have posted it up in full yet. Definitely worth a watch if you’re a Rosita fan (and to see how she stacks up against James Storm, Matt Hardy, and Bully Ray!).

    Her story is very inspirational, and it’s really sad how she lost her father at such a young age. As much as I hate seeing lives continually lost in the war against terrorism, it sickens me as long as terrorists continue living and killing innocent people.

    Somewhat related as well, apparently there’ll be an all Knockouts Spin Cycle debuting on Xplosion tonight with Mickie, ODB, Cookie, and Velvet (I think). Love to see Winter, Zombie Angelina, Sarita, and Madison appear sometime as well!

  • spyderone1981

    Glad to know there are guys like Tommy out there who do help the younger generation…specially the female stars! The business needs guys like that!

    As for Rosita, sad to hear about her dad…i’m sure she knows though that he would be quite proud of her!

  • http://RobertoCanuonFacebook Kenu91

    Go Rosita you’re so young, youe dad would be so proud of you, you’re in the second federation in America ans you are a champion!!!

  • Melina&Mickie4ever!

    Go Rosita , your dad is definitely proud of you , keep making accomplishments and giving it 100% and you will know your dad is looking down on you with a Big smile on his face. :)

  • WWFoverWWE

    Her dad would be very proud of her, go rosita :D

  • MickieFan226

    I’m a fan of Rosita, much respect for her.

    Sad to hear about her farther but he would be damn proud of her!

  • http://twitter.com/art1e art1e

    thats sad but her dad would be proud shes done well for herself…

  • JJ

    So many people were lost in that horrible tragedy! Glad to see she has been able to pull through it and keep going. On a side note, is it just me or does Rosita resemble a younger Trish Stratus? They could almost be sisters IMO

  • BillyGP

    Poor Rosita hope her career goes good. Tommy seem to love helping people in the business he a good guy.

  • laqisha

    I sure his spirit watches her in the front rows of IW and WSU. She could be something big in the future.

    “Somewhat related as well, apparently there’ll be an all Knockouts Spin Cycle debuting on Xplosion tonight with Mickie, ODB, Cookie, and Velvet (I think). Love to see Winter, Zombie Angelina, Sarita, and Madison appear sometime as well!”

    OMG I would love to see that too that shit would be crazy