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FCW Sunshine: Kenneth Cameron (Bram)



Topic/Subject: Today, I will be showing a match that involves a multi-move paragon.

Wrestler: “The Chesterfield Plague” Kenneth Cameron (Bram).

Background Information: Kenneth Cameron is billed from Chesterfield, England. Although he didn’t grow up watching professional wrestling, he discovered a video recording of WrestleMania VIII and later the 1998 King of the Ring and from then on, he was hooked on wrestling.

He initially debuted in wrestling as a referee in 2002 and eventually began to wrestle with only a little prior training.

He began wrestling in a small promotion called SCW which later became SWWA in Birmingham where he wrestled as Tom Savage until 2005 when he moved to Harrogate and joined a wrestling school in Leeds run by World of Sport veteran Jeff Kaye.

He changed his name to Brendon Fraser at a festival called the Bulldog Bash. Later in 2005 before a squash match, WWE wanted him to change his name, therefore he changed Brendon to Brandon and because he was nicknamed T at Jeff Kaye’s wrestling school, he put the two together to become Brandon T.

He debuted for All Star Wrestling (ASW) on July 7, 2008, losing to Drew McDonald. He would spend most of the remaining decade wrestling for ASW until signing with WWE. His last match was the tag team over the top rope elimination match when he teamed with Kid Cool, Shadow Phoenix, and Tony Spitfire and lost to Dave Mastiff, Mikey Whiplash, Rampage Brown, and Spud.

He signed with WWE in late 2010 and debuted at WWE’s developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling on January 20, 2011 as Kenneth Cameron. He teamed with fellow British debutant Monty Lynch in a losing effort against the FCW Florida Tag Team Champions Damien Sandow and Titus O’Neil in a non-title bout. The pair won their first match in FCW only a week later against Jacob Novak and an unknown wrestler.

His first few television appearances came in the form of losing to established FCW talent such as Brodus Clay.

On August 28, 2011, Ricardo Rodriguez announced the formation of a stable called The Ascension with members including him, Conor O’Brian, Tito Colon, and Raquel Diaz. The first match to include all members in some capacity came on September 1, 2011, where he, Colon and O’Brian, accompanied by Diaz, defeated CJ Parker, Donny Marlow, and Johnny Curtis.

By October 2011, The Ascension was no longer associated with Rodriguez as video packages were promoting The Ascension in new supernatural dark characters which only featured the other four Ascension members without Rodriguez.

This left him as the sole survivor of The Ascension and he continued to use The Ascension gimmick during his appearances. However, the disintegration of The Ascension would prove to be beneficial for him as he would go onto a three-month singles winning streak beating the likes of Jiro and Calvin Raines until he finally lost to Colin Cassady on February 23, 2012.

On March 15, 2012, he was accompanied to the ring by the returning Conor O’Brian in his match against Byron Saxton, the match ended in disqualification when O’Brian interfered. He and O’Brian began wrestling as a tag team using the name The Ascension and their first tag team match together came on March 23, 2012, when the two defeated Jason Jordan and Xavier Woods.

The Ascension suffered their first loss when the pair lost to the FCW Tag Team Champions, Corey Graves and Jake Carter, in a title bout. After this loss, The Ascension would go on another winning streak which included defeating Adam Mercer and Chad Baxter, Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton, Brad Maddox and Rick Victor in a fatal four way elimination match.

When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling, he and O’Brian (wrestling as The Ascension) debuted on June 20, 2012, on an episode of the rebooted NXT which was taped at Full Sail University where they defeated Mike Dalton and CJ Parker.

The Ascension then started a feud with The Usos defeating them on September 5, 2012, on an episode of NXT and also scored a win over Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd on October 3, 2012. Two weeks later, The Ascension teamed up with Kassius Ohno to defeat Richie Steamboat and The Usos.

He was released from WWE on November 30, 2012, after being charged with battery of a law enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication in St. Petersburg, Florida. He had previously been arrested in January 2011 for driving under the influence.

After his non-compete clause expired, he began competing on the independent circuit while reusing the Kenneth Cameron ring name and The Ascension gimmick as he lost to Tommy Taylor at an NWA Florida Underground Wrestling (FUW) event on February 9, 2013.

He made his debut for World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW) on February 27, 2013, on an episode of WXW Rage where he lost to CJ Doyle. He would wrestle at Full Impact Pro (FIP) Establish Dominance and defeated Johnny Vandal.

On December 20, 2014, he defeated Valkabious to win the EPW World Heavyweight Championship.

On April 11, 2014, he had a tryout with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling before One Night Only: X-Travaganza II. On May 1, 2014, on an episode of Impact Wrestling, he debuted as Bram in a backstage segment with Magnus where he would chastise his kayfabe childhood friend, claiming he had gone soft.

He would make his in ring debut on May 15, 2014, on an episode of Impact Wrestling where he and Magnus would lose to Willow in a handicap match.

On January 23, 2015, on an episode of Impact Wrestling, he competed in the Feast or Fired match after which he argued with his tagteam partner Magnus who had grabbed the final case later revealed to have contained a TNA World Tag Team Championship match. The following week, he attacked Magnus backstage effectively ending their partnership. They would continue to attack each other with him even threatening Mickie James, Magnus’ wife. The feud culminated in a No DQ match which Magnus would win.

He would then appear in vignettes about his hatred of everyone and everything attacking cameramen and backstage officials. At Destination X, he would cut a promo stating he would rewrite history and challenged any TNA wrestler from the past to a No Holds Barred match. Crimson would answer the challenge and be defeated by him.

In January 2016, he formed a tag team with Eric Young by viciously attacking Jeff Hardy during his match against Matt Hardy on January 26, 2016, on an episode of Impact Wrestling. They began feuding with Beer Money after James Storm saved Bobby Roode from an attack of the duo.

On April 19, 2016, on an episode of Impact Wrestling, Young would attack him and ending their alliance turning him into a face in the process.

In October 2016, he turned heel once again as a member of Death Crew Council. The DCC made their Impact Zone debut on October 20, 2016, on an episode of Impact Wrestling when they attacked The Tribunal following the latter’s loss to TNA World Tag Team Champions, The Broken Hardys.

On January 12, 2017, on an edition of Impact Wrestling, he revealed that he joined the DCC to get revenge on Decay for their prior attack and abduction in 2016. He and Kingston would face Decay in a losing effort after James Storm attacked Abyss resulting in a disqualification.

He still competes in Impact Wrestling to this day.

He was married to fellow professional wrestler Ashley Fliehr, who performs in WWE as Charlotte.

My Thoughts: Kenneth Cameron is a man that had a ton of potential to be a star in WWE if he didn’t get charged for a battery. He has the look, the presence, the character, the charisma, and the in-ring ability to be a star in the WWE. He will rise!

Video: This video contains a match between Kenneth Cameron and Byron Saxton on April 8, 2012.

My Thoughts: For the time it got, it was a good match for what it was as it was a showcase of how dangerous Kenneth Cameron was in the ring.

This feud came about when Byron Saxton hit Kenneth Cameron with a bag of quarters which led to this match. Before I talk about the match, I just have to say that the entrance that Kenneth Cameron made with Conor O’Brian was amazing. The way he presented himself in this match was marvelous and he played his character tremendously well.

I like how Kenneth Cameron immediately hit a spear on Byron Saxton the moment the bell rang as it showed that he’s an untangled monster that is hungry for food. His offense on Byron Saxton made him look like a beast.

Unfortunately, the video got cut in the end, but what happened in the end was that Kenneth Cameron got disqualified because of Conor O’Brian’s interference which led to Byron Saxton winning the match, but in the end, The Ascension stood tall in the end.

Even though Kenneth Cameron didn’t win this match, he made a statement and it was the rise of The Ascension in FCW. Good match for what it was that made Kenneth Cameron looked dangerous.

It’s a shame that Kenneth Cameron made a mistake by being charged by battery because he could have been a star for WWE especially a part of The Ascension as The Ascension could be a better position at the moment if it weren’t for Kenneth Cameron’s mistake.

Luckily, he has redefined himself in IMPACT Wrestling somewhat as Bram so it’s all fine and good. He will rise!

After watching the video, give me your thoughts on the video or the wrestler himself. Thank you.

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