Craig Wilson & Brian Damage
The WWE roster is filled with “superstars” at every level. There are the main roster guys who regularly appear on Raw and SmackDown, those who are used as glorified jobbers and those who are barely used at all. In this series of pieces, we will take an individual wrestler barely used and decide if they are worth keeping or should they be let go. Today we decide if we Book or Cook Cameron.
Craig: Cameron Lynn is the very first WWE diva to feature as part of our ‘Book or Cook’ series so far.She first debuted on our screens in early 2012 alongside Naomi as one of the returning Brodus Clay’s Funkadactyls and has been largely ever present since.
And it’s a difficult one on whether to book or cook. She’s largely harmless – and I don’t know if that’s a good or a bad thing – but it is certainly very difficult to have strong emotions one way or another about her. Factor in the fact she has had a previous suspension for a DUI and is the poorer of the two former Funkadactyls in the ring, she strikes me as the sort of performer that would be cut if the WWE announced a raft of departures.
Is there a way to save her or is she a sure fire cook from us and a likely cut by the WWE?
Brian: I need to be realistic and say that Cameron will in no way ever be a great wrestler. I think we can all agree on that. I do think…however…that she can still offer something at NXT or even the main roster level. One thing that she has…that really can’t be taught…is personality and the gift of gab. Those are qualities that Vince McMahon especially…loves in his “superstars.”
Cameron in my view, would make a great manager to a tag team or wrestler that has in ring skills…but may lack promo ability. Cameron has the swagger, the look, the personality to get fans to hate her. She in my view is an asset in that department. She could also perhaps be an interviewer. Cameron has something…wrestling won’t be one of them sadly…but to me, she has the “it factor.”
Craig: So as well as the first diva to feature, this might be the first suggestion of a career change but remaining with the company.
It’s interesting, though, that we differ so much in our thoughts. I describe her as largely harmless and you state, Brian, she has the “it factor”. I agree with your assessment elsewhere though, there is a swagger about her and has the gift of the gab so could lend those expertise to a performer, or performers, who lack in those attributes.
That said though, if the WWE does have a cost cutting drive leading to several superstars leaving. Is there anything that really creates a “we can’t let her go” mentality in the office towards her? Or am I just not seeing something that others are?
Brian: When I say “it factor” I am solely basing that on her personality. She knows how to talk and as we all know talking is a big plus in WWE land. As far as cost cutting measures go, Eva Marie would be a better fit for such a move. Her looks are the only thing keeping her employed at this time.
While Cameron might not ever be say Sasha Banks in the ring…she could be serviceable like an Alicia Fox or Summer Rae. Perhaps I am looking into this too deeply, but I think Cameron could work out pretty well on the main roster. She is definitely not fit for the rabid wrestling fans of NXT…but the WWE is a different story. I say book her.
So Craig and Brian are pretty much split when it comes to the future of Cameron in the WWE. What do yo think? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
You can read all previous ‘Book or Cook?’ pieces here.