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NXT Showcase: Cameron



Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a woman that loves say girl bye.

Wrestler: “The Funkadactyl” Cameron (Cameron Lynn).

Background Information: Cameron is billed from Orlando, Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business marketing and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from California State University. She moved to North Hollywood, California, where she worked as a behavior therapist for autistic children.

In March 2011, she was announced as one of the fourteen contestants for the revival of WWE Tough Enough as she was the first contestant to be eliminated from the show because of her lack of passion for the wrestling industry.

Immediately after being eliminated on the revival season of Tough Enough, she confirmed on her official Twitter account that WWE had signed her to a developmental contract as she would then make her debut in July 7, 2011, as a ring announcer at a FCW house show.

It was not until July 9, 2011, 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 October 9, 2011, on an episode of FCW, she and Byron Saxton accompanied Naomi to ringside during her match against the debuting Irena Leah West.

On October 23, 2011, at the FCW tapings, she teamed up with Naomi Knight to defeat the team of Caylee Turner and Kaitlyn when Naomi pinned Turner after a leg lariat.

On November 11, 2011, on an episode of FCW, she competed in a 6 Divas tag team match teaming with Audrey Marie & Ivelisse Velez to defeat the team of Raquel Diaz, Caylee Turner & Leah West when she pinned West.

On January 9, 2012, on an episode of Raw, she 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, she participated in her first televised WWE match, a Santa’s Little Helpers battle royal which was won by her fellow Funkadactyl Naomi.

On February 6, 2013, on an 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 March 15, 2013, on an episode of SmackDown, The Funkadactyls were attacked by The Bella Twins in a backstage segment. On March 22, 2013, on an episode of SmackDown and March 25, 2013, on an episode of Raw, The Funkadactyls attacked The Bella Twins after they interfered both times in Brodus Clay and Tensai’s match against Rhodes and Sandow. The Funkadactyls and The Bella Twins finally faced off in tag team competition on March 27, 2013, on an episode of WWE Main Event where The Bella Twins emerged victorious when Nikki pinned Naomi after an interference by Cody Rhodes.

She and Naomi were set to team up with Brodus Clay and Tensai against Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins at Wrestlemania XXIX in an eight–person mixed tag team match, however the match was cancelled because of time restraints. On the following night, The Funkadactyls and Tons of Funk defeated The Bellas and Team Rhodes Scholars.

On August 26, 2013, on an episode of Raw, she accompanied Natalya to an unsuccessful singles competition match against Brie until AJ Lee interrupted and declared war on the Total Divas against the real hard earning Divas. On September 27, 2013, on an episode of Smackdown!, she was defeated by AJ Lee in singles action.

On December 15, 2013, at the TLC pay-per-view, she 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, she 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 Lee 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 February 3, 2014, on an episode of Raw.

On June 5, 2014, on an edition of Superstars, she was defeated by Paige in a non-title match which featured her showing signs of a heel turn.

On July 7, 2014, on an edition of Raw, she and Naomi were defeated by Divas Champion AJ Lee and Paige after she tagged herself in and was pinned by Paige. After the match, she turned into a villain and engaged in a catfight with Naomi.

After taking a hiatus from WWE television, she made her return on November 4, 2015, on an episode of NXT, losing to Asuka.

After two months of inactivity, on May 6, 2016, WWE announced that she had been released from her contract. She then announced her retirement from wrestling and she started to pursue a music career.

My Thoughts: Cameron was a woman that has slowly improved throughout her wrestling career, but she wasn’t that great of a wrestler. Granted, she did have a great look, she has a certain presence about her that makes people hate her (probably because she wasn’t good in the ring), she had a solid character, and she had solid charisma so she has talent, but not in wrestling. Girl Bye!

Video: This video contains a match between Cameron and Asuka on November 4, 2015.

My Thoughts: This was a good women’s match where Cameron surprisingly got some good offense in this match as this was probably one of her best matches throughout her wrestling career.

Her split-legged kick to the face on Asuka as well as her split-legged leg drop with the win were well executed. Though, throughout this match, Cameron didn’t really sell Asuka’s moves that well as her selling looked very awkward at times. Despite that, Asuka did carry her to a good match and Asuka mimicking Cameron which made Cameron pissed off was hilarious. This was probably her best match in her wrestling career so hands off to her trying in this match.

Good women’s match as it was the best match that Cameron has throughout the career due to the help of Asuka.

It wasn’t until last year where Cameron actually cared about trying to improve her wrestling ability, but it took her four long years to finally do that. If she didn’t care about wrestling in the first place, then why do it in the first place if you have no passion or desire for it? That’s what happens to Cameron in this case because she didn’t actually try to improve until years later.

Currently, she has retired from professional wrestling and is now focusing on her music career. I wish her luck in that regard and I personally don’t want want to see her wrestle again. If she’s a valet or a manager, that will be acceptable, but as a wrestler, no thank you. Girl Bye!

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