Cameron (wrestler)

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Ring name(s)Cameron
Cameron Lynn [1]
Ariane Andrew[2]
Born(1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 26)[3]
ResidesTampa, Florida
Billed fromOrlando, Florida[1]
Trained byTrish Stratus[4]
Booker T.[4]
Bill DeMott[4]
FCW staff
DebutJuly 7, 2011[1][2]
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Cameron (wrestler).png
Ring name(s)Cameron
Cameron Lynn [1]
Ariane Andrew[2]
Born(1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 26)[3]
ResidesTampa, Florida
Billed fromOrlando, Florida[1]
Trained byTrish Stratus[4]
Booker T.[4]
Bill DeMott[4]
FCW staff
DebutJuly 7, 2011[1][2]

Ariane Nicole Andrew[2][3] (born November 3, 1987)[1][2][3] is an American dancer, fashion model, professional wrestler and manager signed with WWE and appearing under the ring name Cameron. Under her real name, Ariane joined the 2011 season of Tough Enough.[4] where she was the first competitor eliminated. She later signed with WWE and joined Naomi in forming The Funkadactyls. In 2013, Ariane was featured as one of the main cast of the 2013 Total Divas reality television show.


World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE (2011–present)[edit]

Tough Enough (2011)[edit]

In 2011, Andrew competed in an untelevised Diva Search & won, winning a WWE contract.[5] Later that year, Andrew was one of fourteen contestants on the revival of WWE Tough Enough. Even though Ariane was first eliminated from the show, she now is successful with being apart of the main cast on WWE's hit reality show Total Divas and is one half of The Funkadactyls.

Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)[edit]

Immediately after being eliminated on the revival season of Tough Enough, Andrew confirmed on her official Twitter account that WWE had signed her to a developmental contract as she would then make her debut on July 7, 2011, as a ring announcer at a FCW house show.[6] It was not until July 9 that she made her in-ring debut, under the new ring name Cameron Lynn, in a divas battle royal, which consisted of Audrey Marie, Caylee Turner, Kaitlyn, Maxine, Raquel Diaz, Sonia, and Aksana, in which she was eliminated first.[7] On the October 9, 2011, episode of FCW Televison, she made her debut with Byron Saxton accompanying Naomi to ringside during her match against the debuting Leah West, which she won. At the October 23 episode of FCW Televison Tapings, McCray teamed with Cameron Lynn in a winning effort defeating the team of Caylee Turner and Kaitlyn when Naomi pinned Turner after a leg lariat.

The Funkadactyls and Total Divas (2012–present)[edit]

On the January 9, 2012 episode of Raw, Cameron made her WWE debut as one of the dancers and valets (together with Naomi) for the returning Brodus Clay.[8] She made her WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania XXVIII alongside Naomi during a segment with Clay.[9] At the pre-show of the TLC pay-per-view on December 16, 2012, Cameron participated in her first televised WWE match, which was a "Santa's Little Helpers" battle royal which was won by her fellow Funkadactyl Naomi.[10]

Cameron (left) in the ring with Naomi before a match in 2013.

On the February 6, 2013 episode of WWE Main Event, The Funkadactyls got into a backstage altercation with Tamina Snuka and Aksana after Snuka and Aksana began to persuade Brodus Clay to fire The Funkadactyls and hire them as his backup dancers. This led to their first tag team match in which they defeated Snuka and Aksana.

On the March 15 episode of SmackDown, The Funkadactyls were attacked by the returning Bella Twins in a backstage segment. On the March 22 episode of SmackDown and March 25 episode of Raw, The Funkadactyls attacked The Bella Twins after they interfered both times in Brodus Clay and Tensai's match against Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow.[11][12] The Funkadactyls and The Bella Twins finally faced off in tag-team competition on the March 27 episode of WWE Main Event, where The Bella Twins emerged victorious when Nikki pinned Naomi after an interference by Rhodes.[13] Cameron and Naomi were set to team up with Brodus Clay and Tensai against Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins at Wrestlemania 29 in an eight–person mixed tag team match, however the match was cancelled because of time restraints. The match instead took place the following night on Raw, where Tons of Funk and The Funkadactyls emerged victorious.[14][15]

On the August 26 episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi accompanied Natalya to an unsuccessful singles match against Brie, until AJ Lee interrupted and declared war on the Total Divas against the "real" hard earning Divas.[16] On the September 27 episode of Smackdown!, Cameron was defeated by AJ Lee in singles match after AJ put Cameron in her "Black Widow" submission.[17] The "Total Divas" defeated "The True Divas" (Alicia Fox, Aksana, Divas Champion AJ, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a traditional survivor series elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view and the following night on Raw.[18][19]

On December 15 at the TLC pay-per-view, Cameron, along with fellow Funkadactyl Naomi and Tensai, abandoned Brodus Clay because of his attitude, effectively disbanding Tons of Funk.[20] The following night on an episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi aligned themselves with R-Truth and Xavier Woods and started managing them to their matches.[21] In January 2014, The Funkadactyls started a feud with AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka, when Naomi received a push and defeated AJ in various tag team matches on both Raw and SmackDown.[22][23][24] However their rivalry was cut shortly after Naomi suffered an eye injury during her match with Aksana on the February 3 episode of Raw.[25][26] On the February 10 episode of Raw, Cameron pinned Aksana during a six-Divas tag team match,[27] and later on the February 19 episode of Main Event, Cameron once again defeated her in a singles match.[28] On February 23 at the Elimination Chamber, Cameron received her first shot at the WWE Divas Championship, a match which she won via disqualification after Tamina Snuka accidentally attacked AJ. Cameron received a rematch on the February 28 episode of SmackDown, but she lost to AJ after being forced to submit to the Black Widow.[29]

Other media[edit]

Andrew plays a main role for the reality television show Total Divas produced by WWE and E!. The show began airing in July 2013.[30]

YearTitleRoleNotes2011WWE Tough EnoughHerself
2013–presentTotal DivasHerselfMain[30]

Personal life[edit]

Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from California State University, Northridge.[4] She moved to North Hollywood, California, where she worked as a behavior therapist for autistic children.[4] In August 2012, Andrew was arrested in Tampa, Florida under suspicion of driving under the influence.[31] According to a police report, Andrew's blood alcohol level was more than twice the state's legal limit. The report also stated that Andrew tried to bribe an officer into letting her go out of fear of losing her job with WWE.[32] But on season 2 of Total Divas in 2014, Andrew stated she was wrongfully accused and was found not guilty of the said charges.[33]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


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