Former WWE Superstar Naomi Confirms Her Departure From The Company
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Fans anticipating the arrival of Trinity Fatu, better realized by her ring name Naomi, to WWE TV will be demoralized by the new news. The former Women's Tag Team Champion and SmackDown Women's Champion resigned on Thursday via Instagram.
She responded, "No frien," to a fan's inquiry about her WWE status. During a live taping of Monday Night Raw in May last year, Fatu and her tag team partner Mercedes Varnado, formerly Sasha Banks, made their last appearance on WWE programming.
The incident resulted in the indefinite suspension of both wrestlers. On Friday Night Smackdown, veteran announcer Michael Cole announced a tournament to select new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions in response to their departure.
On the August 29 episode of Raw, the tournament ended with Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah defeating Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and IYO SKY) to win the championship. The team of Becky Lynch and Lita is the current champion. On the other hand, Varnado has switched careers and now wrestles under the name Mercedes Moné.
She is the current IWGP Women's Champion.
Walkout Caused by Six-Pack WWE Challenge Disagreement
As per a report by Ace Wrestling Represented (PWI) in May, the walkout originated from a conflict between Varnado and WWE and the board over the arranged result of a headliner.
Varnado and Fatu, Asuka, Becky Lynch, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H. would compete in the Six-Pack Challenge match to decide who would challenge Bianca Belair for the "Hell in a Cell" event. Varnado reportedly met with then-CEO Vince McMahon to discuss her concerns regarding the suggested conclusion.
Varnado and Fatu, however, left the building in protest when McMahon refused to alter the team's plans. According to an official statement from WWE, Fatu and Varnado "walked out" of the former Head of Talent Relations position at WWE, John Laurinaitis, "with their suitcases in hand, placed their tag team championship belts on his desk." Laurinaitis is no longer associated with WWE due to allegations of misconduct being investigated.
Fatu has not revealed any plans or relationships with other wrestling promotions. Her departure from WWE concludes a memorable career in which she held numerous championship titles and attracted devoted fans. The wrestling community will undoubtedly watch the talented performer's next chapter with great interest.