Thea Trinidad

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Thea Trinidad
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Trinidad at the 2012 New York Comic Con.
Birth name Thea Megan Trinidad[1][2]
Born (1990-12-27) December 27, 1990 (age 23)[1][2]
Queens, New York[1][2]
Resides Pawcatuck, Connecticut[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Divina Fly[1][4]
Rosita[1][2]
Billed height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)[1][3]
Billed weight 99 lb (45 kg)[3]
Billed from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico[5]
Trained by Javi-Air[1][2]
Azrieal[2]
T.J. Perkins[2]
Hijo del Gladiador[2][6]
Tony Salazar[2][6]
Debut February 20, 2010[1]
Website
www.theatrinidad.com

Thea Megan Trinidad (born December 27, 1990)[1][2] is an American professional wrestler, model, actress, and zumba instructor of Puerto Rican descent.[2] She is best known for her work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Rosita, a name she also uses in the Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) promotion. She currently works for other independent promotions under the ring name Divina Fly. In TNA, she was a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Sarita.

Early life[edit]

Trinidad grew up watching professional wrestling with her father Michael Angel Trinidad and younger brother Timothy.[2] She also practiced swimming and baseball.[2] On September 11, 2001, when Trinidad was ten years old, her father was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where he worked for the firm Cantor Fitzgerald as a Telecom Analyst.[2] He was on the 103rd floor of the North Tower when it collapsed. Trinidad has said it was because of her father that made her enter the wrestling business.[7] Trinidad was featured in an NBC special, titled Children of 9/11, on September 5, 2011.[2][8]

Growing up, Trinidad also worked as a counselor on a camp for children that had lost parents on 9/11 and also participated in charitable causes such as Habitat for Humanity after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with Tuesday's Children.[2] At the age of seventeen, Trinidad began training professional wrestling under Javi-Air, Azrieal, and T.J. Perkins.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2010–2012)[edit]

Trinidad made her professional wrestling debut under the ring name Divina Fly for National Wrestling Superstars (NWS) on February 20, 2010 at a NWS event in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where she competed against Brittney Savage in a losing effort.[9] On the August 21 NWS event, Fly competed against Niya in a losing effort.[9] On October 1 at a NWS event, Trinidad, now under the ring name Snookie Fly, teamed up with Judas Young and Mike Dennis in a losing effort to Brittney Savage and Team Supreme (Corvis Fear and Nicky Oceans) in a mixed-tag-team match.[9]

On February 20, 2010, She made her debut for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), under the ring name Divina Fly in a losing effort against Brittney Savage.[1][2] On June 26, 2010, Divina Fly and Niya, collectively known as The Fly Girls, competed for the WSU Tag Team Championships but lost to the reigning champions, Cindy Rogers and Jana.[1][2] On September 11, 2010, Divina Fly won a match against newcomer Candy Cartwright with a Fly Cutter.[2]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2011–2013)[edit]

Mexican America making their entrance in June 2011.

After being discovered by Tommy Dreamer,[2] Trinidad wrestled in a tryout dark match at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) Impact! television tapings on January 11, 2011, losing to Angelina Love.[10] On January 27 it was reported that Trinidad had signed a contract with the promotion.[11] On the February 10 edition of Impact!, Trinidad, under the ring name Rosita debuted as the storyline cousin of Sarita in an eight knockout tag team match, where the two of them teamed with Madison Rayne and Tara and defeated Angelina Love, Mickie James, Velvet Sky and Winter, when Rosita pinned Sky.[12] The following week Rosita and Sarita defeated Angelina Love and Velvet Sky in a tag team match to earn a shot at Love's and Winter's TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship.[13] On March 13 at Victory Road, Rosita and Sarita defeated Love and Winter to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship, with Sarita proclaiming that their victory would start a Mexican takeover of TNA.[14] On the following edition of Impact!, the alliance of Rosita, Sarita and Hernandez was named Mexican America. The three of them were then defeated in a six person street fight by Love, Winter and Matt Morgan.[15] On March 24, the three were joined by Anarquia.[16] In the following weeks Rosita and Sarita successfully defended the Knockouts Tag Team Championship first against The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky) and then against Madison Rayne and Tara.[17][18] They made their third successful defense on the June 16 edition of Impact Wrestling, defeating Velvet Sky and Ms. Tessmacher, following outside interference from ODB.[19] Rosita and Sarita lost the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship to Ms. Tessmacher and Tara on July 12 at the tapings of the July 21 edition of Impact Wrestling.[20][21] They received a rematch on August 7 at Hardcore Justice, but were defeated by Tessmacher and Tara.[22] On the March 22, 2012, edition of Impact Wrestling, Rosita and Sarita again failed to recapture the Knockouts Tag Team Championship, when they were defeated by Eric Young and ODB.[23]

On April 19 episode of TNA Impact, Rosita and Sarita teamed up with Madison Rayne and Gail Kim in a losing effort to Brooke Tessmacher, Tara, Velvet Sky and Mickie James.[24] Rosita and Sarita were given another title opportunity on April 15 at Lockdown, but were once again defeated by Eric Young and ODB, this time in a steel cage match.[25] Afterwards, both Rosita and Sarita went inactive from TNA, while Anarquia left the promotion and Hernandez turned face, effectively ending Mexican America.[26][27] After months of inactivity, it was reported on January 9, 2013, that Trinidad's contract with TNA had expired and she had parted ways with the promotion.[28] On February 1, Trinidad confirmed that her contract had expired the previous day.[29]

Other promotions (2011–present)[edit]

In late August 2011, Rosita traveled to Mexico to attend an event held by the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion, for which Sarita regularly works under the ring name Dark Angel. During Rosita's stay in Mexico, she was trained by CMLL trainers, Hijo del Gladiador and Tony Salazar, and was eventually offered a contract with the promotion, which she, however, could not sign due to TNA's working relationship with rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).[4][6][30] Just days later, Rosita appeared on AAA's television program, Sin Límite, promoting a storyline, where wrestlers from TNA were invading the promotion.[4][31]

On May 14, 2011, Rosita made her in-ring debut for Family Wrestling Entertainment at the Meltdown pay-per-view, losing to fellow knockout Winter with Christy Hemme as the special guest refree.[5][32] Rosita and Winter had three rematches, first on August 20 at Empire City Showdown, the second on November 15 at Fallout and the third on December 17 at Haastility; all were won by Winter.[32] Rosita made her return to the promotion on March 24, 2012, at the Welcome to the Rumble pay-per-view, where she unsuccessfully challenged Maria Kanellis for FWE Women's Championship in a three-way match, after Winter pinned her to become the new champion.[32][33]

On November 9, 2013, Rosita and Carlito defeated Tara and Stevie Richards at House of Hardcore 3.

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2013–present)[edit]

On March 4, 2013, Trinidad took part in a tryout for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[34] Trinidad returned to the promotion, in June 2014, appearing multiple times as one of Adam Rose's "rosebuds".[35] Trinidad then appeared at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way in a backstage segment with Tyler Breeze.

Other media[edit]

Trinidad took part of The Witches of Oz and has been featured in numerous magazines and news media such as Pro-Wrestling Illustrated, Superluchas, Luchas 2000, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Orlando Sentinel, USA Today and more.[2] Trinidad also appeared in the critically acclaimed documentary Children of 9/11 and on the first anniversary of September 11 Memorial Ceremony participated in the reading of victim names.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, Trinidad spoke about her father in an out-of-character interview on TNA's No Surrender pay-per-view.[36] She is the cousin of professional wrestler Amazing Red.[37] Trinidad admitted Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson inspired her to act and said she wanted to be the female Rey Mysterio on Maria Menounos’ Black Hollywood Live Network[38]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Entrance themes
    • "5150" by F.I.L.T.H.E.E. / Brickman Raw[43] (March 13, 2011 – March 17, 2011)
    • "Stand Up" by F.I.L.T.H.E.E. / Brickman Raw[44] (March 17, 2011 – July 21, 2012)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Rosita with one half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Championship.

References[edit]

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