Ariane Andrew reveals how her surprise appearance on AEW programming came about.
Andrew, who wrestled for WWE as Cameron for years, showed up on AEW to participate in the Deadly Draw Women's Tag Team Tournament and teaming with Nyla Rose. Speaking with Bill Pritchard of Wrestle Zone, Andrew said Brandi Rhodes reached out to her after Andrew first contacted her last year. Andrew said everything was put together in under a week.
“Brandi [Rhodes] reached out to me; I’d say back in August I had reached out to her and she was like, ‘You know what? I will keep you in mind’ and then she was like ‘Remember when I said I would keep you in mind?’ It happened so quick, it was less than a week to get it together. I had no gear and I hadn’t been in the ring, so it was a lot but I did it! It was one of those types of things where it was not necessarily how I wanted to come back but I felt like AEW is such a great opportunity and me and Brandi go way back, I love what they are doing with the product so it was just like if this happens to be my last match, I think it will be fun—which it’s not going to be though, but at the time I thought if it happens to be," Andrew said.
Andrew and Rose both lost to the team of Anna Jay & Tay Conti in the quarterfinals of the Deadly Draw. That was Andrew's first wrestling match since she last competed for WWE back in 2016.
The full interview can be read at this link.