Trinity McCray Biography
Championships & Accomplishments:
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-FCW (Florida Championship
Wrestling) Divas Championship
In August 1999, Orlando Magic dancer Trinity McCray
was signed to a WWE development contract, and sent
to train at WWE developmental territory Florida Championship
Wrestling. There she went by the name "Naomi Knight."
In the months that followed she wrestled the likes
of Aksana, AJ Lee, Savannah, Serena Deeb and more.
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On June 10, 2010, in the finals of the FCW Divas Championship
Tournament, Naomi Knight defeated Serena Deeb to become
the first-ever Florida Championship Wrestling Divas
Champion. In round one, she defeated Liviana (WWE
Diva Maxine), and in round two she defeated Savannah
On August 31, 2010, on the finale of WWE NXT Season
2, Naomi was announced as one of six rookies on WWE
NXT Season 3—an all Divas version of the show. WWE
Diva Kelly Kelly was announced as her Pro—her mentor
throughout the season. On September 7, 2010, on the
Season 3 premiere, she won both NXT Rookie Diva Challenges—a
"Dance Contest," and "Capture the Flags Race," and
teamed up with Kelly Kelly to defeat Alicia Fox and
During one of the speaking challenges on NXT, she
cut a promo saying how she wanted things to be more
about wrestling: “ Aren't we here to wrestle? I don’t
see how any of this (the challenges) have anything
to do with wrestling. I want to have a match.” She
picked up her second win on NXT teaming with pro Kelly
Kelly and fellow rookie Jamie Keyes to defeat Kaitlyn
and LayCool. Naomi suffered her first loss in October
as she was defeated by Alicia Fox, though she defeated
Maxine on the Halloween episode. After Aksana left
Goldust at the altar, she accused Aksana of making
up her immigration problems as a way of getting attention.
She then defeated Aksana later that night with both
Kelly Kelly and Goldust in her corner. She defeated
Kaitlyn the next week, but lost to AJ the week after.
On the penultimate episode of season 3, it was announced
that Naomi and Kaitlyn were the two finalists. Naomi’s
pro Kelly Kelly was absent from the finale but wished
her luck via satellite. After a promo challenge between
the two finalists, they had one last match which Kaitlyn
won. Afterwards, Kaitlyn was declared the winner of
NXT Season 3.
After NXT Season
3 ended, Naomi made a onc-off appearance along with
AJ on Season 4. She appeared during a rookie challenge
based off of “The Price Is Right,” holding up one
of the items. She spent the next year competing in
FCW alongside AJ, Aksana, Kaitlyn, Caylee Turner and
Audrey Marie. At the end of 2011, Naomi re-debuted
on Raw, along with Cameron (Ariane Andrew) as one
of the dancers to Brodus Clay’s new ‘Funkasaurus’
gimmick. The two appeared only in a valet capacity
for most of the year apart from one episode of Raw
where they begged Vince McMahon to allow Brodus back.
Mid-way through the year, the duo were officially
named ‘The Funkadactyls’ on television. On the WWE
TLC Pay-Per-View pre-show that year, the duo competed
in their first official match – a #1 contender’s battle
royal. She ended up winning after Divas champion Eve
Torres interfered, allowing her to eliminate Kaitlyn.
She received her title match against Eve later that
night but was unsuccessful.
In 2013 the Funkadactyls began to take on more of a wrestling role. They wrestled their first match as a tag team on an episode of Main Event (in what was the first ever Divas’ match on the programme). They defeated the team of Aksana and Tamina Snuka in an impromptu match. She wrestled her first match on Raw in February, a 6-person tag match with Brodus and Tensai against Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes-- in which she was victorious. When the Bella Twins made their return to WWE in March, they immediately sparked a rivalry with Cameron and Naomi. A fight broke out between them backstage on an episode of Smackdown and another again the next week on Raw. After the Bellas defeated them on an episode of Main Event, an 8-person mixed tag match was announced for WrestleMania 29, where The Funkadactyls would team with Brodus and Tensai to face the Bellas and Team Rhodes Scholars.
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