|Also known as:||American Power
|Born:||December 1, 1971|
Long Island, New York, USA
|Bra/cup size:||36C (80C)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight:||130 lb (59 kg)|
Stephanie Finochio (born December 1st, 1971) is an American stuntwoman and retired professional wrestler and valet better known by her ring name Trinity. She is best known for her work in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.
- 1 Career
- 2 Professional wrestling career
- 3 In wrestling
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 Filmography
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 8 See also
Finochio has done stunt work for such movies as Daredevil (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Swimfan (2002), and School of Rock (2003).
Professional wrestling career
Debut and independent circuit (2002–2005)
After completing her training, Finochio made her professional wrestling debut on October 10, 2002 without using her surname, where she lost to Phoenix. On October 13, Finochio, now using the ring name Trinity, defeated Simply Luscious to win her first professional wrestling match. On October 26, Finochio made her Chikara debut under the ring name Stephanie Starr, where she lost to Mercedes Martinez. On November 1, Trinity lost to Luscious in a rematch. On January 17, 2003, Trinity wrestled against NWA Canadian Women's Champion Bam Bam Bambi for the title, but was defeated.
On September 13, Trinity defeated April Hunter to win the vacant CSWF Women's Championship. Trinity made her first title defense on February 21, 2004 against Ariel, where she was successful in retaining the title. On August 28, 2004, Trinity lost the title to Hunter in a four-way match also involving Ariel and Tracy Brooks, ending her reign at 350 days.
On May 13, 2005, Trinity competed at the Queens of Chaos' debut event, where she competed in a battle royal to determine the promotion's inaugural World Championship, which was ultimately won by Nikita.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2003-2005-2013)
On January 29, Finochio made her Total Nonstop Action Wrestling debut as Trinity, where she and Kid Kash defeated Desire and Sonny Siaki in a mixed tag team match. Trinity then defeated Desire in a singles match on February 5 before later defeating ODB on February 26. On March 19, Trinity became the first woman in TNA history to compete for one of the promotion's male championships, as she wrestled against Kid Kash and Amazing Red in a three-way match for Kash's X Division Championship, but was unable to win the title. In June, Trinity turned into a villain by choking out Goldylocks backstage, and would solidify her heel turn by aligning with Vince Russo the following week. In April 2004, Finochio formed the New York Connection (NYC) alongside Glenn Gilbertti, Vito LoGrasso, and Johnny Swinger. The NYC had their first match together on April 28, where Trinity, Gilbertti, and Swinger lost to Desire, Pat Kenney, and Sonny Siaki before losing a rematch on June 3 in a dark match before the inaugural episode of Impact!. Trinity then began feuding with Desire, and proceeded to defeat her in a stretcher match on June 23 and then again in a mixed tag team match on July 7 to end the feud. At the inaugural Victory Road pay-per-view on November 7, 2004, Trinity defeated Jacqueline Moore in an open challenge.
After the NYC disbanded, Trinity entered into an angle with Tracy Brooks and TNA's Director of Authority Dusty Rhodes over the position of Rhodes' personal assistant. Brooks eventually won the job after her team of The Disciples of Destruction defeated Trinity's team, Phi Delta Slam, at the inaugural Destination X pay-per-view on March 13, 2005. Trinity then became the manager of Michael Shane and resumed her feud with Brooks, who became the manager of Chris Sabin. At the inaugural Hard Justice pay-per-view, Trinity and Shane were defeated by Brooks and Sabin after Brooks turned on Sabin and Shane turned on Trinity.
Trinity made her return to TNA participating in one of their One Night Only shows competing in Knockout Knockdown as a heel in which she was defeated by ODB.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2005-2007)
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2005-2006)
Finochio started receiving try-out matches with World Wrestling Entertainment in Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2005. She debuted November 9 at a show in Louisville, Kentucky. She appeared in the WWE with fellow female wrestler Talia at the Heat tapings on January 2, 2006. The two were spotted on WWE Kiss Cam with The Heart Throbs. Ten days later, Stephanie signed a developmental contract with WWE. At the March 18, 2006 OVW TV tapings, Trinity served as special referee for the Beth Phoenix vs Shelly Martinez match. After the match, Trinity started arguing with Beth. On April 1, Trinity defeated Sosay via submission, and was immediately attacked by Phoenix following the conclusion of the bout. Trinity lost a match to Beth Phoenix and was written out of OVW storylines for some time. During this stretch, it was reported that she would be moving to SmackDown! to manage Orlando Jordan. That idea was nixed and Jordan was released.
Trinity would later go on to join the revived ECW brand on June 13, 2006 where she debuted as the manager for the Full Blooded Italians (this would earn her the nickname "The Full-Bodied Italian").
Trinity suffered a minor knee injury during an ECW house show. She participated in a Bikini Contest with contestants Kelly Kelly and ECW veteran Francine. After a three-way catfight broke out, Trinity executed her Fall From Grace finisher to the outside of the ring and missed the two competitors. Days later, she underwent surgery to repair her knee and was told she will be out of action for six to eight weeks. She returned to ECW television on the September 19, 2006 edition of ECW on Sci Fi when she appeared backstage greeting Queen Sharmell. On October 31, 2006 edition of ECW on Sci Fi, Trinity won the first ever ECW Diva Halloween Costume Contest, beating Kelly Kelly and Ariel. Trinity's costume was simply a piece of caution tape covering her breasts. She would then start competing at ECW Houseshows in a losing effort against ECW veteran Jazz. She later teamed up with fellow ECW Diva Kelly Kelly to face SmackDown! Divas Jillian Hall and Michelle McCool at house shows.
She would then beging to appear on television as a lumberjill as she appeared as a face in a tournament qualifying match for the WWE Women's Championship by siding with Torrie Wilson as she was defeated by Melina. Four weeks later at Cyber Sunday she appeared as a heel by siding with Lita as she defeated Mickie James in the tounament final. However throughout November and December, she would appear on to manage the F.B.I. in tag team matches. In January 2007, F.B.I. member Tony Mamaluke was released from WWE along with several other wrestlers. Trinity would not appear on WWE television for over three months. Her final appearance was at WrestleMania 23, participating as one of the lumberjills in the WWE Women's Championship match between then-champion Melina and Ashley.
- Finishing moves
- Fall From Grace (Moonsault) (Sometimes to opponents outside of ring)
- Standing shooting star press
- Signature moves
- Dragon suplex
- Hurricanrana, sometimes to an oncoming opponent
- Northern lights suplex
- Spinning crescent kick
- Springboard crossbody
- Standing moonsault
- Tiger feint kick
- Kid Kash
- Glenn Gilberti
- Johnny Swinger
- Wrestlers managed
- Chris Divine
- The Full Blooded Italians (Little Guido, Tony Mamaluke, and Big Vito)
- Glenn Gilbertti
- Kid Kash
- Phi Delta Slam (Bruno Sassi and Big Tilly)
- Chris Sabin
- Quiet Storm
- A.J. Styles
- Johnny Swinger/Johnny Parisi
- "The Italian Goddess of Wrestling"
- "The New York Knockout"
- "The Full-Bodied Italian"
- Entrance themes
- "Dodging Bullets" by Goldy Locks (TNA)
- "Funk With" (TNA)
- "Sad But True" by Metallica (OVW)
- "Feelin Ya (Instrumental)" (WWE)
Championships and accomplishments
- CyberSpace Wrestling Federation
- CSWF Women's Championship (1 time)
- NWA Shockwave
- NWA Shockwave Women's Championship (1 time)
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- Knockout of the Year (2003)
- Sex and the City 2 (2010)
- Duplicity (2009)
- Burn After Reading (2008)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
- Awake (2007)
- The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
- Coalition (2004)
- Taxi (2004)
- Spider-Man 2 (2004)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- School of Rock (2003)
- Sex and the City (2003)
- Daredevil (2003)
- Swimfan (2002)
- Pollock (2000)
- Jesus' Son (1999)
- A Murder of Crows (1999)
- Oz (1997–2003)
- Jesse (2011)
- Knock, Knock (2007)
- Coalition (2004)
- ECW Wrestling Results - House Show June 24, 2006. Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
- Trinity released. WWE. Retrieved on 2007-06-24.
- Trinity News. trinitywrestling.com. Retrieved on 2008-02-25.
- Martin, Adam (2005-11-28). TNA announces plans for 2005 Year-End Awards after Turning Point PPV. WrestleView. Retrieved on 2011-07-15.