Ariane Andrew Looks Back On Challenging AJ Lee For The Divas Title, Having Chemistry With Ember Moon

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Ring the Belle recently interviewed Ariane Andrew, formerly known as Cameron, from WWE and Total Divas. Ariane discussed various topics including working with AJ Lee, wardrobe malfunction at WrestleMania, sacrificing her main roster spot to train in NXT, and a potential return to the ring. Ring The Belle sent the following highlights to Wrestlezone: 

Discussing her time as a member of Funkadactlys, Ariane commented on a rather quick transition from being a valet for Brodus Clay and Tensai to an in-ring competitor.

Ariane: [Feuding with the returning Bella Twins] was when we actually started to get inside the ring. Woo! The “bisch” wasn’t ready quite yet to get the feet wet.  But, you know, fake it till you make it. It’s either sink or swim in WWE.

She also commented on having rather difficult times at WrestleMania. Her tag match against The Bella Twins on WrestleMania 29, as seen on the premiere episode of Total Divas, was cancelled last minute. She also suffered a wardrobe malfunction during the “Vickie Guerrero Invitational” Battle Royal match for the Divas Championship.

Ariane: [WrestleMania] has not been my best friend. We got the match cancelled then we had my top come off. Luckily, I was out early and not later, because the fans would’ve gotten a full preview of these little nuggets right here. They always try to come out and get their TV time.

Discussing her first championship match in her career at Elimination Chamber against AJ Lee, Ariane revealed some friction going into the match.

Ariane: It was very nerve wracking. I had a lot to live up to for the simple fact that it was supposed to be Naomi. But with her being hurt, it’s like I took her spot. I was put in a position where I have to shine. Wrestling fans are going to hate me out there because [AJ Lee] made a huge impact in the division. I respect her, her work ethic, and what she’s doing now with her books. But for someone who was new, I wish I could’ve had someone who was more guiding and not leave me out to the wolves. That is what it kind of was. It was major tough love.

She then revealed that the PPV match against match almost got cancelled last minute.

Ariane: I’m gonna spill some tea here because [AJ Lee] said she was sick. Her stomach was hurting, but then she told me to do my move where I drop the leg on her stomach. I was like, “girl…I’m confused.”

Discussing the chemistry between Superstars, Ariane mentioned Ember Moon as someone who she had very good chemistry with down in NXT.

Ariane: Someone who was my complete favorite was Ember Moon. She wasn’t on the roster on my time, and this is when I was back down in NXT. We had some great matches. We just vibed. Our chemistry was always on point, and I had the best matches with her.

Ariane also hinted that her return to the ring might be in the future as she was discussing a finisher she was developing in NXT.

Ariane: Actually I had another finisher when I was down in NXT. You guys didn’t get to see that. But maybe you guys will in the future. I may have an announcement to possibly make. To possibly maybe comeback in WWE.

Check out the full interview below:

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