Trinity Fatu hasn’t wrestled since competing at a WWE live event in May 2022.
24 hours after teaming with Sasha Banks to defeat Natalya and Shayna Baszler, a repeat of her last televised match, the star known as Naomi walked out of Raw alongside Banks.
While the latter has since moved to Japan and relaunched her career as Mercedes Mone, Fatu is yet to return to the ring. Given Mone’s success in Japan, there have been suggestions that her former tag team partner will join her.
However, it was reported by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, that a move for the star failed to materialise despite interest after it was deemed that she would cost too much. You can find that report below.
Trinity Fatu has wasted little time in dismissing the report, sharing a screenshot on her Instagram Stories, writing “not true.”
“The hard part about a longer commitment is that Bushiroad’s wrestling division, even though Stardom has grown greatly, has overall taken a major financial hit because of New Japan’s declines related to the pandemic, even with New Japan World up.
Because of that, the wrestling division is under pressure to keep spending down. An example is that they were told they could bring in Trinity Fatu, but it was felt it would cost too much for the return and thus far hadn’t made that deal.”
No WWE Return On The Horizon For Mercedes Mone
Fatu’s former tag team partner Mercedes Mone also recently fired back at reports concerning her own future. Following speculation that her deal with NJPW was coming to an end, the star said that she will be staying in Japan. Mone said that the rumours to the contrary are “far from the truth,” describing Japan as her new home.
Mercedes Mone will be back in action at STARDOM All Star Grand Queendom on April 23rd when she defends her IWGP Women’s Title against Mayu Iwatani.