CM Punk & Other Big Names Attend Trinity Fatu’s Impact Debut

This past Friday in Chicago, IL the landscape of women’s pro wrestling changed yet again as Trinity Fatu, now just Trinity, made her Impact Wrestling debut. Once the buzz hit that Trinity had officially found a new home, Impact was quick to put out the word on social media that she will be making her Impact TV debut this Thursday on AX TV.

Trinity’s first Impact opponent has also been announced, as over the weekend, as part of the tapings held in Chicago, she wrestled one-half of the Impact Knockout’s Women’s Tag Team Champions, KiLynn King. Beyond King, there are a litany of women, like Jordynne Grace, that would no doubt love a shot at the former WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion.

Speaking of Grace, she was one of a few talents that shared a backstage photo with surprise visitor CM Punk. According to Fightful, Punk was escorted backstage by security where he mingled with talent, took photos, and generally seemed to be in a good mood. PWInsider added that Punk was well received by the locker room, with many talents expressing how he had inspired them to become a pro wrestler. Punk has a home in Chicago so, much like WWE Raw this past week, it was not a big deal for him to pop into the local show.

Both Fightful and PWInsider also confirmed that Mercedes Mone was backstage at the tapings with Punk, the latter outlet also noted WWE star Tamina Snuka’s presence at Cicero Stadium. Based on photos shared by Trinity following the taping, it looks like Samuray Del Sol, the former Kalisto, was also present. All were there to give support to Trinity as she returned to pro wrestling.

In a rare post-WWE departure interview, Trinity spoke to NBC Chicago about making her return in The Windy City.

“Being back in wrestling and being with my pack in a place where I feel so welcome and just for the opportunity and just receiving all the love, it was very, very overwhelming,” she began. “And I really felt it in my heart like I really did. I couldn’t even hide the emotion.”

“I’ve been wrestling 14 years now, and then one day everything, everything just changed,” she continued. “And I felt like my whole world was turned upside down and things were shuffled around. It took a little time to just process everything and really sort out what I want to do, where I want to be.”

“I feel like it was a blessing in disguise. I feel that it’s allowed me to grow and become better in every way, in every aspect. Show me how strong I really am. And now I’ve got this new journey ahead of me, these new goals, and I’m excited and ready to step into this new chapter.”

Stay with Haus of Wrestling for all the latest on Trinity’s return to pro wrestling.