- WWE NXT talent Leo Kruger has reportedly been repackaged as Adam Rose.
- Trinity “Naomi” McCray spoke with JET magazine and here are some of the highlights:
JET: I don’t know a lot of girls who grow up saying, ‘I want to be in the WWE.’ How did you get into wrestling?
Trinity McCray: I started dancing at the age of 8. I took tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern and hip-hop. Actually, after high school, my goal was to join the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. But at the time, my family didn’t have the money available for me to go and, honestly, I was afraid to leave home.
So, I scratched that idea and auditioned for the Orlando Magic as a dancer. I made the team. It was my first professional job. At the time, that was the best gig for me because it kept me home. I was able to work and attend community college, but I always knew that I wanted to be in entertainment.
Then the WWE show and the WWE Divas came to Orlando, and I went to see it live. That is what made me realize the next avenue I wanted to go down.
JET: What did your family and friends think about your new career choice?
TM: Shock. They see me as a graceful dancer. Wrestling is the complete opposite. But they were fully supportive. They love watching me on TV.
JET: This is your fourth year as a Diva. What’s the best part about it?
TM: Being able to perform in front of thousands of people. Being able to feel the energy and the crowd’s reaction causes a definite high. It’s an adrenaline rush that I’ve never gotten anywhere else.
JET: What is your favorite location that you’ve performed in and why?
TM: New York City’s Madison Square Garden, because of the history of the venue.
JET: What is the nicest thing that a fan has ever said to you?
TM: That I inspire girls who never knew about wrestling to become a part of the WWE or just to get in shape.
JET: How often do you work out? Have you had plastic surgery or are you 100-percent natural?
TM: I am 100-percent natural. The funny thing is I hate working out, but three times a week I’ll do 30 minutes of cardio and lift weights. The main thing is eating in moderation. I eat what I want, but I don’t go overboard.
JET: So tell me about the actual show Total Divas? What is it like living your life on camera?
TM: It’s been quite an experience. I’m more reserved and private when it comes to my real life. But when the opportunity came to do the show, I saw it as a way for my fans to get to see me on a personal level. I thought that it was a good opportunity to tell my story.
JET: So how would you describe your personality away from the ring?
TM: I think my character on WWE is an extension of who I really am. I’m cheerful. I’m bubbly and happy. I smile a lot. I am playful and that’s who you will see on Total Divas.
JET: How did you meet your fiancé, Jimmy Uso?
TM: We met in 2009. We both got into WWE around the same time. We’ve been together ever since.
JET: You guys seem to have really great chemistry. How would you characterize your relationship?
TM: He’s my best friend, my supporter and we’re inseparable, seriously.