WWE Superstar Naomi was recently interviewed by Kontrol Magazine, and was very candid about her career and achievements, thus far. Naomi, whose real name is Trinity Fatu, has been with WWE since 2009. She worked in developmental before her debut on the main roster as Brodus Clay’s Funkadactyls, alongside Cameron.
It wasn’t until the women’s evolution that Naomi was finally able to shine and showcase her talents and athleticism. She adopted a new mantra, “Feel the Glow”. This wasn’t just a change in ring attire and entrance music, but a new way of life for Fatu.
She had this to say about feeling the “Glow”.
“I took inspiration from one of my favorite movies ‘The Last Dragon’, along with my own personal thoughts and ideas. The ‘Glow’ is a metaphor for confidence and positivity that I also showcase visually. The ‘Glow’ is something I truly live by and believe in”.
The highlight of Naomi’s career came when she won the SmackDown Women’s Championship on Feb. 12, 2017, after defeating Alexa Bliss at Elimination Chamber. Unfortunately, she had to relinquish the title just nine days later, due to injury. After returning from injury, she regained her championship in a six-pack challenge at WrestleMania in her hometown of Orlando, the same year.
Naomi shared on what it meant to win the championship.
“I felt relieved, honored, overwhelmed with joy and so appreciative of my journey to get to that point, because it prepared me, and I was ready. From the first day I got signed to WWE, being the champion was always my number one goal, and after years of consistent hard work both mentally and physically, ups and downs, I was finally in that moment I had dreamt and thought about so much. I remember thinking to myself, as I raised the title up over my head for the first time and the fans were chanting ‘You deserve it’, it was all worth it! The only other time I’ve cried that many tears of joy was on my wedding day. That title changed me today, because it gave me and our fans the validation I needed as a performer and strong competitor in our division.”
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