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      Cameron's Thank You Message


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      THANK YOU. Thank you to all the employees behind the scenes who work hard to provide us with everything we need. Thank you to all the trainers and coaches at the performance center and at NXT who worked with an inexperienced girl like me and taught me so much. Thank you to Mr. McMahon and his family for giving me an opportunity to live out a dream and experience some of the most incredible things. Thank you to all the superstars and divas that have become my family. I have made some lifelong friends and have met some incredible performers who are truly amazing people. And last, but certainly not least THANK YOU to each and every member of the WWE Universe that has shown me love and supported me during my tenure with the WWE. To all the fans that use to tweet me, email me, send me mail and wait in lines to see me I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without the WWE Universe we are nothing and for that I am truly appreciative. And of course there is also the internet wrestling community, my beloved IWC. I thank you all as well. I may not always agree with you or your methods of expression but I do respect your opinion and I do thank you for pointing out all the things I needed to improve upon. The passion you display and the criticism I received from you almost daily is what fueled me to push harder to learn this business and hone my craft so that one day I could come back and even make you all proud. I wanted to take this one last opportunity to not only thank everyone but to share some of my feelings and thoughts as I ride off into the sunset. 

      From being casted on Tough Enough, to being signed to FCW, to getting called up to the main roster and then deciding to go back to NXT, these past few years have been one hell of a roller coaster ride for me. Despite the outcome, I consider myself beyond blessed. Of course all good things must come to an end and not every story has a fairytale ending. Friday was a bittersweet day for me as I received my release. As I think back on all the memories I am filled with a cluster of various emotions; sadness, frustration, happiness, and everything in between. I wanted to make an impact in the WWE not only as a confident and successful African American female but as a role model for young females and underdogs around the world. I wanted to show them that it is possible to prevail against the odds when people think you are undeserving, not good enough or simply don’t fit the mold. We all know that I had no wrestling experience prior to WWE nor had I grown up a diehard wrestling fan. Clearly that was evident when I was eliminated from Tough Enough but since that day I worked extremely hard to learn not only the business and its history but how to compete in the ring. I spent very little time in FCW before I was called up to the main roster. Although, that was an amazing opportunity in hindsight it may have caused me to miss out on some valuable training time that may have eventually led to where we are today. 

      After sitting on the sidelines as a spectator for some time I had asked to be taken off the road until the writing team could come up with something for me to do. In the meantime I took it upon myself to hire Carlo Cannon, a phenomenal wrestling talent and good friend, to teach me new moves and work on my in ring skills and techniques. I was hoping to get some of that training that I missed out on when I first broke into the business. I also invested in acting and speech classes to help me with my reactions and promos. Meanwhile, I constantly sent emails to the agents and writers pitching several ideas in hopes of getting a chance to show what I have learned and done during my time away. I had proposed being a manager/valet for a superstar, hosting a comical gossip segment, covering diva and superstar interviews and even a couple storylines for possible gimmicks unfortunately none of them came to fruition. I’m not even entirely sure my ideas were seen or considered but I left no stone unturned. I knew that taking some time off from TV could possibly lead to my release, but I'm relentless, driven, and extremely passionate so I did not want to just sit around and collect a check. I wanted to be a contributor and a valuable asset to the company.

      After some time passed, I spoke with WWE and we decided that I embark on a journey down at NXT. I was desperate to get back in some capacity so I agreed because I felt a fresh new start could ultimately benefit me in the long run. I had one goal in mind and that was to show everyone that I could do this and get back to TV. While I was down there I was getting positive feedback from my peers and the trainers who agreed that I was showing a lot of improvement. I felt more comfortable in the ring and I was always confident in my ability on the microphone so I kept on pushing because I felt I was headed in the right direction. I kept in constant contact with agents on the main roster hoping I could get back into the thick of things. Days turned to weeks and weeks turned to months but nothing seemed to change. Every time I spoke to someone I was told things would change it’s just a matter of time. At the time I believed it so I kept my head down and kept working but since I noticed no change I decided to take matters into my own hands. 

      WWE is all about opportunity. Some get opportunities while others may not. The WWE Universe only gets to see and experience what the WWE allows them to. I see it all the time. I am sure you can think of a superstar or diva that the WWE Universe loves and backs blindly but that superstar or diva does not get to the top because he or she may not receive the opportunities to shine. I’m sure you can also think of a superstar or diva that the WWE Universe does not believe in yet he or she is everywhere and provided all opportunities to succeed. It is the nature of the business, there is so much talent but so few opportunities to go around. Sometimes you have to go out there and grab everyone’s attention on your own. Sometimes you just have to reach up and “grab the brass ring” like Mr. McMahon so famously once stated. The day before my release I posted a lengthy statement about the IWC regarding their views and the ways they choose to express their opinions. The statement quickly spread like wildfire, (mainly due to my closing line, which btw was meant to be a sarcastic jab) generating thousands of comments on wrestling sites and was even posted on forbes.com among other outlets. My inbox was quickly flooded with emails, messages and interview requests. My goal was to provoke the fans and parlay that into perhaps a top flight heel gimmick, the former seemed to have worked. I may not come from a wrestling family and I may not possess the raw talent and athleticism that some of the current divas do but what I do have is the charisma and the attitude that can evoke raw emotion from an audience. I may not be your ideal blonde haired, blue eyed American sweetheart but I am a confident and educated (with two degrees) African American bad a** b*tch, which this company has lacked for a long time. As I looked at the female talent on the roster I felt that a full out heel persona was missing, someone like Stephanie McMahon or Vicki Guerrero who the fans love to hate but ultimately respect. Someone that the fans pay to see get beat, someone they pay to come boo and genuinely dislike. I wanted to be that kind of character. Since I was not getting the chance to display that in the ring or on a mic I decided to use the internet and the fans to show the WWE what I could do. I truly feel that if I was given a chance to do promos and play up this heel persona I could have generated tremendous interest and heat. I could have finally showed what I had learned in the ring during my time away and I could have contributed to this tremendous divas revolution. Unfortunately, before that could happen I was given notice of my release. 

      So today I turn the page and embark on a new journey. When I began to realize that my time in WWE was winding down I invested in myself and other projects outside of professional wrestling. I can say that I am in a good place both mentally and financially. Although it is sad that I no longer will be with the WWE I am proud of my hard work and I am happy knowing that I did everything I could from my end. Where I go from here and what I do is still a work in progress but I can promise you that this will not be the last that you hear of Ariane Andrew. Whether I continue my pro wrestling career or build on my other projects I will always give it my all and I will also lean on your love and support. I won’t say goodbye…I’ll simply say thank you and I will see you again soon

      Love 
      Ariane aka Cameron

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      1 minute ago, BorisG said:

      Meanwhile, I constantly sent emails to the agents and writers pitching several ideas in hopes of getting a chance to show what I have learned and done during my time away. I had proposed being a manager/valet for a superstar, hosting a comical gossip segment, covering diva and superstar interviews and even a couple storylines for possible gimmicks unfortunately none of them came to fruition. I’m not even entirely sure my ideas were seen or considered but I left no stone unturned.

      This honestly makes me so mad. She cared, she really did and they just ignored all of it. Meanwhile there are some women who aren't even trying to pitch anything for their roles and are just happy to be there and steal the spotlight

      This company is just, ugh

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      I wanted to show them that it is possible to prevail against the odds when people think you are undeserving, not good enough or simply don’t fit the mold.

      This part especially got me. I really hope she finds success elsewhere.

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      5 minutes ago, BorisG said:

       I may not be your ideal blonde haired, blue eyed American sweetheart but I am a confident and educated (with two degrees) African American bad a** b*tch, which this company has lacked for a long time. 
       

      go IN 

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      18 minutes ago, BorisG said:

      I had proposed being a manager/valet for a superstar, hosting a comical gossip segment, covering diva and superstar interviews and even a couple storylines for possible gimmicks unfortunately none of them came to fruition. I’m not even entirely sure my ideas were seen or considered but I left no stone unturned. I knew that taking some time off from TV could possibly lead to my release, but I'm relentless, driven, and extremely passionate so I did not want to just sit around and collect a check. I wanted to be a contributor and a valuable asset to the company.

      I can't stand Cameron but the fact that they plainly rejected her idea yet gave it to Adam Rose??? Remember that crappy gossip segment he did that literally nobody found funny? That was Cameron's idea and they used it on somebody else! This reminds me of how Nikki proposed the Open Challenge and they gave it to Cena. Like, why can't the women just prosper when CLEARLY they've got all these good ideas and the passion to do so?????

       

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      2 minutes ago, Joshanoa'i said:

      I feel like she shouldn't have asked to be taken off the road. That messed her up. I really hope she finds success because she deserves it after what I'm sure was a stressful year.

      She was really foolish for acting like she was good enough to be solo. Maybe in the future, but at the time she left, the best option for her was teaming with Naomi. If she'd stayed with her, we may have gotten Team BAD as her, Naomi and Tamina whilst Sasha would've taken Becky's slot in PCB, to be the ultimate IWC/NXT team.

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      5 minutes ago, Joshanoa'i said:

      I feel like she shouldn't have asked to be taken off the road. That messed her up. I really hope she finds success because she deserves it after what I'm sure was a stressful year.

      She had good intentions but WWE's dramatic ass probably thought the black woman was acting up and trying to prove a point, she completely tossed her on the side. It sucks that she tried so hard to come back on the MR, even tweeting how she felt and they paid it dust :crying: 

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      3 minutes ago, shumiley said:

      She was really foolish for acting like she was good enough to be solo. Maybe in the future, but at the time she left, the best option for her was teaming with Naomi. If she'd stayed with her, we may have gotten Team BAD as her, Naomi and Tamina whilst Sasha would've taken Becky's slot in PCB, to be the ultimate IWC/NXT team.

      Plus the fact she was axed from TD. At least when Eva left to NXT she still had TD to keep interest in her. WWE probably had forgotten about Cam.

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      6 minutes ago, Joshanoa'i said:

      I feel like she shouldn't have asked to be taken off the road. That messed her up. I really hope she finds success because she deserves it after what I'm sure was a stressful year.

      Remember when she won that triple threat and we thought she was about to get a push.. I wonder what went wrong. Anyways, I think she would've been off TV anyways since those DR teams were only allowed to be on TV. But idk why they never even tried using her on NXT.

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      3 minutes ago, BorisG said:

      Remember when she won that triple threat and we thought she was about to get a push.. I wonder what went wrong. Anyways, I think she would've been off TV anyways since those DR teams were only allowed to be on TV. But idk why they never even tried using her on NXT.

      I feel like they would've found something for her to do like they did Summer. 

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      3 minutes ago, Joshanoa'i said:

      Plus the fact she was axed from TD. At least when Eva left to NXT she still had TD to keep interest in her. WWE probably had forgotten about Cam.

      No offence to Eva stans but Cameron's NXT journey would've been so much more interesting.

      Cameron was one of the funniest and most entertaining parts of TD. And not only that but she showed more progress than Eva has.

      I don't like her but even I can admit she provided great entertainment when it came to TD.

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      4 minutes ago, Joshanoa'i said:

      I feel like they would've found something for her to do like they did Summer. 

      idk if Nattie couldnt get a role then I doubt she would have, and this NXT run didnt turn out well as we can see...

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      4 minutes ago, BorisG said:

      idk if Nattie couldnt get a role then I doubt she would have, and this NXT run didnt turn out well as we can see...

      Yeah but as we saw Nattie eventually got back on TV which probably would've been the case for Cam. 

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      AWWWW :cry:

      I loved this message. It really does seem heartfelt and genuine. Cameron's a very articulate girl. I may not have cared for her, but she definitely should have been used by the company far more often than she actually was. 

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      31 minutes ago, shumiley said:

      She was really foolish for acting like she was good enough to be solo. Maybe in the future, but at the time she left, the best option for her was teaming with Naomi. If she'd stayed with her, we may have gotten Team BAD as her, Naomi and Tamina whilst Sasha would've taken Becky's slot in PCB, to be the ultimate IWC/NXT team.

      wasn't it a creative move to break up her and Naomi? I never thought it was her idea since it's common sense one would be used and the other would flounder.

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      1 minute ago, WWFoverWWE said:

      wasn't it a creative move to break up her and Naomi? I never thought it was her idea since it's common sense one would be used and the other would flounder.

      The point was to put Naomi as the lead and Cameron as the manager. Kind of like how Naomi and Tamina ended up being. She thought she was better than that (which could've been the case in the future, but definitely not at the time it happened).

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      1 minute ago, shumiley said:

      The point was to put Naomi as the lead and Cameron as the manager. Kind of like how Naomi and Tamina ended up being. She thought she was better than that (which could've been the case in the future, but definitely not at the time it happened).

      I think that was just a Total Divas storyline which was scripted.

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      7 minutes ago, shumiley said:

      The point was to put Naomi as the lead and Cameron as the manager. Kind of like how Naomi and Tamina ended up being. She thought she was better than that (which could've been the case in the future, but definitely not at the time it happened).

      that was for the show hun, they both said how she loved working with each other :rip: 

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