Naomi in April 2012
|Billed height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
November 30, 1987 |
|Billed from||Orlando, Florida|
|Trained by||FCW staff|
|Debut||September 3, 2009|
Trinity McCray (born November 30, 1987) is an American dancer, model and professional wrestler signed with WWE. She is best known by her ring name Naomi. In 2010, Naomi was part of the third season of NXT, where she came in second place. In 2012, Naomi joined Cameron in forming The Funkadactyls. In 2013, Trinity was featured as one of the main cast of the 2013 Total Divas reality television show.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
Florida Championship Wrestling (2009–2011)
In August 2009, WWE signed McCray to a developmental contract and would report to their developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Naomi made her FCW debut as a face on the September 3, 2009 episode of FCW Televison tapings, as a Lumberjill for the Queen of FCW match between then-reigning queen Angela and Serena Mancini.
She later became a villainess, teaming with Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, Maxine, and Courtney Taylor against the likes of Angela, AJ and Aksana. However due to her persona, fans would often cheer for her despite the fact she was a heel. She soon turned face again by defeating Maxine and Savannah in tournament qualifying matches to eventually defeat Serena in the finals on June 20, 2010 episode of FCW Televison, to become the first ever Florida Divas Championship. Knight went on to retain her FCW Divas Championship by defeating both Lee and Serena in a triple threat match, when Night pinned Serena. At the FCW's 100th episode, Naomi fought Lee to a double countout in a match where both the Queen of FCW title and the FCW Divas Championship were on the line. At the September 2 edition of FCW Televison tapings, Naomi defeated Lee in a Lumberjill match to end their feud.
On the December 16 edition of FCW Televison tapings, Naomi was defeated by AJ for the Florida Divas Championship. On the July 1 episode of FCW Televison, Naomi competed against Audrey Marie in a singles match, in a winning effort. On the July 8 episode of FCW Televison, Naomi unsuccessfully challenged Aksana for FCW Divas Championship in a triple-treat match also involving Sonia. On the July 21 episode of FCW Televison, Naomi teamed up with Caylee Turner in a winning effort defeating Audrey Marie and Kaitlyn in a diva-tag-team match. On the October 9, 2011, episode of FCW Televison, Cameron Lynn and Byron Saxton accompanied McCray to ringside during her match against the debuting Leah West. At the October 23 episode of FCW Televison Tapings, McCray teamed with Cameron Lynn in a winning effort defeating the team of Caylee Turner and Kaitlyn when Naomi pinned Turner after a leg lariat. On the December 11th episode of FCW Televison, Naomi challenged Audrey Marie for the FCW Divas Championship but was unsuccessful in capturing the title.
On the August 31 episode of NXT, it was announced that she would be part of the third season of NXT under the name Naomi with Kelly Kelly as her pro. Naomi debuted on the September 7 episode of NXT, as a face. On the September 7 episode of NXT, she won the "Dance Competition" and a "Capture the Flag" contest and also teamed with her mentor Kelly Kelly to face fellow rookie diva Maxine and her pro Alicia Fox in winning effort when Naomi pinned Maxine. On September 21 episode of NXT, Naomi unsuccessfully competed in the "Talk the Talk" challenge after which was won by AJ Lee and later that day she teamed up with Kelly Kelly and Jamie in a winning effort defeating LayCool and Kaitlyn with Vickie Guerrero in their corner. On October 5 episode of NXT, Naomi and unsuccessfully competed in a "Mechanical Bull Riding" contest and a "Talent Show" contest. On October 12 episode of NXT, Naomi with Kelly Kelly was defeated by Alicia Fox with Maxine in her corner, and Naomi unsuccessfully competed in a WWE Name that Tune contest and won the "Power of the Punch" contest. The next week on NXT, Naomi won the "WWE's Who's That Body" and the limbo contest (although host Matt Striker incorrectly declared Naomi the winner without her successfully completing the round Maxine failed). On October 26 episode of NXT, Naomi defeated Maxine in a singles match, and unsuccessfully competed in a "Halloween Candy" contest.
The Funkadactyls & Total Divas (2012–present)
On the January 9, 2012 episode of Raw, Naomi returned to television along with Cameron as one of the dancers and valets for the returning Brodus Clay. Naomi made her WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania XXVIII alongside Cameron during a segment with Clay.
At the pre-show of the TLC pay-per-view on December 16, 2012, Naomi participated in her first televised WWE match since NXT by winning a "Santa's Little Helpers" battle royal to become the #1 contendership to the Divas Championship. During the pay-per-view, in her first singles match since NXT, Naomi lost to defending champion Eve. On the March 15 episode of Smackdown, The Funkadactyls were attacked backstage by the recently returned Bella Twins. On the March 22 episode of SmackDown and the March 25 episode of RAW, they attacked the Bella Twins. It was announced on March 27 that at WrestleMania 29, the Funkadactyls, Clay and Tensai would team to face Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow and the Bella's in an 8-person tag-team match. Their scheduled match at WrestleMania 29 did not happen, as it was revealed that they were cut. Although they were cut from WrestleMania, the next night on Raw The Funkadactyls and Tons of Funk defeated The Bellas and Team Rhodes Scholars.
On the August 26 episode of Raw, Naomi alongside the rest of the Total Divas cast accompanied Natalya and Brie Bella to the ring for their match. After the match, AJ Lee cut a promo talking down on the cast of the show. On the September 2 episode of Raw, Naomi competed in a triple threat match with Brie Bella and Natalya to determine the number one contender to the Divas Championship, but AJ Lee would interrupt and attack all three of them, resulting in Stephanie McMahon putting Natayla, Naomi, and Brie Bella in a fatal four-way match to compete for the title at Night of Champions, where Naomi was unsuccessful in winning the title. The Total Divas defeated The True Divas (Alicia Fox, Aksana, Divas Champion AJ, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a traditional survivor series elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view and on the following night on Raw.
On December 15 at the TLC pay-per-view, Cameron, along with fellow Funkadactyl Naomi and Tensai, abandoned Brodus Clay because of his attitude, effectively disbanding Tons of Funk. The following night on an episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi aligned themselves with R-Truth and Xavier Woods and started managing them to their matches. In January 2014, Naomi received push, facing the Divas Champion AJ Lee in various tag team matches, and eventually pinning her on both Raw and SmackDown. On the February 3 episode of Raw, after Naomi defeated Aksana in a singles match, Alicia Fox tried to attack her but was stopped by Cameron. During the match, Naomi suffered a displaced fracture of the orbital bone.
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Championships and accomplishments
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
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- Caldwell, James (13 January 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 1/13: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Big show-closing angle involving Daniel Bryan, Hall of Fame, Rumble hype, more". Pro Wrestling Torch.
- "Raw live results: January 20, 2014". WWE.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
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- "Raw results: Outlaws survive the steel, The Shield & The Wyatts circle the wagons and Bryan de-fangs the Champion of Champions". WWE.com. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- Caldwell, James (July 12, 2013). "WWE News: WWE & E! announce "Total Divas" details, number of episodes, male cast members". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
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- "NXT profile". WWE. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
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- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Female 50 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
- Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California): 32. ISSN 1083-9593.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Trinity McCray.|
- Online World of Wrestling profile
- CageMatch profile (German)
- Trinity McCray at the Internet Movie Database