Believe it or not, it has been 10 years since Naomi debuted on WWE’s main roster.
She first started in developmental in 2009 in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) before appearing on the all-women’s NXT Season 3 with her pro mentor Kelly Kelly. She was the runner-up of the season to the winner Kaitlyn.
On January 9, 2012, Naomi made her first appearance on the main roster of WWE alongside Cameron as part of The Funkadactyls on Raw. As a tag team, the duo started hitting the ring and were original cast members of Total Divas. She would go on to face the likes of Eve Torres, Nikki Bella, and AJ Lee for the Divas Championship and eventually after parting ways with Cameron would form Team B.A.D with Sasha Banks and Tamina.
Since then, Naomi has gone on to become a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion. Winning the title for a second time at WrestleMania in her hometown of Orlando, Fla. She is also the inaugural winner of the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal.
She has performed in high-profile matches and shined in the Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, and Money in the Bank. She is set to be in this year’s Royal Rumble Match that takes place on Jan. 29.
Over the past number of months, she has been in a rivalry with WWE Authority Sonya Deville. Deville has employed Shayna Baszler and Natalya over the past number of weeks to do her dirty work. Naomi had a Championship Contenders match against the SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair on the Jan. 7 episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Thanks to Deville, Naomi suffered a loss.
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Congratulations on a decade-long ride for Naomi and looking forward to more years to come.