Cameron in April 2014
|Birth name||Ariane Nicole Andrew|
November 3, 1987 |
Northridge, California, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
Cameron Lynn 
|Billed from||Orlando, Florida
|Trained by||Florida Championship Wrestling|
|Debut||July 7, 2011|
Ariane Nicole Andrew (born November 3, 1987) is an American dancer, fashion model, professional wrestler, valet and singer of mixed African-American and Korean descent who is currently signed with WWE under the ring name Cameron. Under her real name, Ariane joined the 2011 season of Tough Enough  where she was the first competitor eliminated. She later signed with WWE and joined Naomi in forming The Funkadactyls. Since 2013, Ariane has been featured as one of the main cast members of Total Divas.
- 1 Professional wrestling career
- 2 Other media
- 3 Personal life
- 4 In wrestling
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Professional wrestling career
Tough Enough (2011)
In 2011, Andrew competed in an non-televised Diva Search & won, winning a WWE contract. Later that year, Andrew was one of fourteen contestants on the revival of WWE Tough Enough, where she was the first eliminated. Prior to being eliminated, Andrew infamously claimed that her favorite WWE match of all time was Melina vs Alicia Fox, causing Steve Austin to reply "who?" in utter shock. Despite this, Andrew is the only participant from the show to still be employed by WWE.
Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)
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. 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. On the October 9, 2011, episode of FCW Television, 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 Television Tapings, Cameron teamed with Naomi in a winning effort defeating the team of Caylee Turner and Kaitlyn when Naomi pinned Turner after a leg lariat.
The Funkadactyls (2012–2014)
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. She made her WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania XXVIII alongside Naomi during a segment with Clay. 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 that would face the Eve Torres later for the WWE Divas Championship.
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 The 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 Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow). 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 Bella pinned Naomi after an interference by Rhodes. 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.
On the August 26 episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi accompanied Natalya to an unsuccessful singles match against Brie Bella, until AJ Lee interrupted and declared war on the Total Divas against the "real" hard earning Divas. 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. The "Total Divas" defeated "The True Divas" (Foxsana, 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.
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. 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. 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. However their rivalry was cut shortly after Naomi suffered an eye injury during her match with Aksana on the February 3 episode of Raw. On the February 10 episode of Raw, Cameron pinned Aksana during a six-Divas tag team match, and later on the February 19 episode of Main Event, Cameron once again defeated her in a singles match. 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. At WrestleMania XXX, Cameron failed to capture the title in the "Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational" match, which was ultimately won by AJ.
Singles competition (2014–present)
In June, Cameron was placed in a feud with Divas Champion Paige, in which Cameron would begin displaying villainous tendencies, with the latter challenging Paige in three non-title matches on WWE Superstars and Raw, which Paige would win. The Funkadactyls continued their falling out on Raw and Main Event, in which they had a disagreement after winning a handicap match versus Nikki Bella.
On the July 7 episode of Raw, Cameron and Naomi were defeated by AJ Lee and Paige after Cameron tagged herself in and was pinned by Paige. After the match, a brawl started between The Funkadactyls in and out of the ring, and as a result, Cameron turned heel in the process, as well as disbanding the team. The following night on an episode of Main Event, Cameron was scheduled to team with Naomi, Natalya, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae against Nikki Bella in a six–on–one handicap match, but instead showed up only to attack Naomi and Nikki. Cameron competed in her first match as a villain on the July 15 episode of Main Event, losing to Emma. Cameron attacked Emma after the match before being scared off by Naomi. These events led to a match on the Battleground pre-show, where Cameron defeated Naomi after a controversial finish. At Survivor Series, Cameron participated in a 4-on-4 Divas Traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match, where she was eliminated by Naomi before her team ultimately lost the match.
|2011||WWE Tough Enough||Herself||Main|
Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from California State University, Northridge. She moved to North Hollywood, California, where she worked as a behavior therapist for autistic children.
In August 2012, Andrew was arrested in Tampa, Florida under suspicion of driving under the influence. 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.
- Finishing Moves
- Signature moves
- Crossbody, sometimes from the top rope
- Double knee facebreaker
- Running clothesline
- Schoolgirl, sometimes out of the corner
- Single leg dropkick
- Split-legged leg drop
- Thesz press
- Wheelbarrow bulldog
- Wheelbarrow split-legged arm drag
- Wrestlers managed
- Entrance themes
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- California Birth Index
- "FCW roster". Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
- "OWW profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
- "Ariane Andrew – Meet the Contestants – WWE Tough Enough". USA Network. Retrieved 2011-04-04.
- "Another Tough Enough Contestant Debuts in WWE Developmental". Diva Dirt. 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2011-09-25.[unreliable source?]
- "FCW Live Event Notes & Pictures from July 9th: Ariane’s In-Ring Debut, Divas Battle Royal". Diva Dirt. 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
- Stephens, David. "Raw Results - 1/9/12". Wrestleview. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- "BRODUS CLAY CALLS HIS MOMMA: PHOTOS". WWE. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
Accompanied by the beautiful Naomi and Cameron, The Funkasaurus, Brodus Clay, dances his way onto The Grandest Stage of Them All.
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- Benigno, Anthony (26 August 2013). "Brie Bella def. Natalya: Dropping her own version of her ex-paramour’s famous pipe bomb, the "Black Widow" administered a lethal dose of poison to her fellow Divas, whom she felt were gifted the opportunities she had to sacrifice for. "You’re all worthless excuses for women, and you will never be able to touch me, And that’s reality."". WWE.
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- "Raw live results: January 20, 2014". WWE.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- "Raw live results: January 20, 2014". WWE.com. 2014-01-20. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- "Raw results: Outlaws survive the steel, The Shield & The Wyatts circle the wagons and Bryan de-fangs the Champion of Champions". WWE.com. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
- Cardwell, James (10 February 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 2/10: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Orton vs. Cena, Bryan follow-up, Henry returns, Betty White, U.S. Title match, more from L.A.". Pro Wrestling Torch.
- Cardwell, James (19 February 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 2/19: The Shield tries to one-up The Wyatts, Kofi vs. Axel, final PPV hype". Pro Wrestling Torch.
- Caldwell, James. "WWE E. CHAMBER PPV RESULTS 2/23 (Hour 2): Shield vs. Wyatts big six-man tag, Batista vs. Del Rio, Divas Title". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
- James, Justin (5 June 2014). "James's WWE Superstars report 6/5: Divas champ in action, Titus vs. Big E. main event, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Caldwell, James (16 June 2014). "Caldwell's WWE Raw results 6/16: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw – Cena in main event, MITB title match set, Shield Explodes Week 3, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 17 June 2014.
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- Caldwell, James (30 June 2014). "Caldwell's WWE Raw Results 6/30: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of the Big Reset Raw post-Money in the Bank". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
- Caldwell, James (July 7, 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 7/7: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Cena vs. Rollins, Jericho vs. Miz, Bret Hart returns to Montreal, more". Pro Wrestling Torch.
- Caldwell, James (July 8, 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS 7/8: Sheamus defends U.S. Title, Jericho hosts Hart on the Highlight Reel". Pro Wrestling Torch.
- Martin, Adam. "WWE Main Event Results - 7/15/14 (Sheamus vs. The Miz)". Wrestleview. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Taylor, Scott. "Cameron def. Naomi by pinning her whilst pulling her tights". WWE.com. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
- Caldwell, James. (November 23, 2014). "CALDWELL'S WWE S. SERIES PPV RESULTS 11/23: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Team Cena vs. Team Authority, more". PWTorch.
- Caldwell, James (July 12, 2013). "WWE News: WWE & E! announce "Total Divas" details, number of episodes, male cast members". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- Caldwell, James (August 28, 2012). "WWE Diva arrested for DUI last week". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
- Caldwell, James (August 29, 2012). "WWE News: Police report - WWE Diva Cameron tried to bribe officer following DUI arrest; update - WWE issues statement". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
- Cameron confronts her brother and his friends: Total Divas Preview Clip, Oct. 5, 2014
- Trionfo, Richard. "LIVE, ONGOING WWE RAW REPORT: JOHN CENA CLOSES A TIMELINE. . . IS IT A DARK ONE?; NEWEST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE ANNOUNCED; WYATTS AND SHIELD ADD MORE INTRIGUE TO THEIR MATCH AT ELIMINATION CHAMBER". PWInsider. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
- James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE SUPERSTARS REPORT 8/7: U.S. champ Sheamus vs. O'Neil solid main event, plus Divas match". PWTorch. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- James Caldwell (2013-04-01). "CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 4/1: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Raw - Punk bathes with "ashes," HBK returns to Raw, final WM29 hype with Rock, Hunter, Lesnar, Taker". PWInsider. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
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- Parks, Greg. "PARKS'S WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 6/27: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Friday show, including Roman Reigns vs. Kane". PWTorch. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- "WWE Monday Night Raw Recap – April 1st, 2013: The Funkadactlys vs The Bella Twins". The BellaTwins.net. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Calloway, Bobby. "WWE Divas – April 10th NXT Results: Twin Magic Trumps The Funk…". LethalWOW. Retrieved April 10, 2013.
- Medalis, Kara A. (18 August 2013). "Natalya def. Brie Bella". WWE.
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- "Paige Tops PWI Female 50". November 13, 2014.
- Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, California): 32. ISSN 1083-9593.
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