That’s cleared up. AEW is in a weird place as the company has a lot of talent available to them, but at the same time they need to bring in some extra talent to bolster what they have. That often includes bringing in former WWE talent, which can be a double edged sword. On the one hand you can find a hidden gem, but you can also be seen as trying to be another version of WWE. AEW came up against that same issue recently and now we know where things are going.
Earlier this week, AEW began its first ever women’s tag team tournament. The competition will feature sixteen wrestlers put into eight teams. That presented a bit of a problem for AEW as the company does not exactly have the depth to make a tournament like this work on their own. They are bringing in some names, including one fairly infamous WWE name. Now we know what is next for her.
Former WWE wrestler Ariane Andrew, better known as Cameron during her time in WWE, has announced via her Sippin The Tea show that she is not with AEW and her appearance in the tournament was a one off match. Andrew and her partner Nyla Rose were defeated by Anna Jay and Tay Conti in the first round. This was Andrew’s first match since a March 6, 2016 WWE live event.
It was quite the interview. Check out the show with special guest Naomi, plus the first night of the tournament:
Opinion: This is probably the best result for everyone involved as Andrew is hardly known for her in-ring skills. Seeing her appear on Dynamite was a weird moment and something that did not exactly go over well with some of the company’s fans. Having her around once was one thing but bringing her in as anything close to a full time wrestler was not going to work. Let her go away without causing any major damage and don’t think about it again.
What did you think of the match? Who else should be in the tournament? Let us know in the comments below.
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