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RETURN OF FORMER STARS WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND COULD SET STAGE FOR POTENTIAL REUNION (SPOILERS)

By Mike Johnson on 2020-02-19 11:24:00

As PWInsider.com reported yesterday in the Elite section, WWE is beginning to reach out to former WWE stars about coming in for Wrestlemania 36 weekend to make appearances.

Beyond the four names we reported yesterday, PWInsider.com can exclusively also confirm that WWE has booked Brodus Clay and Ariane "Cameron" Andrew for the weekend, setting the stage for a potential reunion with current Smackdown star Naomi, who was paired with Andrew as the The Funkadactyls tag team while also linked with Clay during his time in WWE.

Clay has two developmental runs with WWE, with the second one leading to his main roster debut.  He received a big push out in 2012 when he debuted as the Funkasaurus.  He departed WWE in 2014, continuing to wrestle under the name Tyrus for Impact Wrestling and on the independent scene.  He currently appears as a personality on FOX News' streaming FOX Nation platform.  He's currently involved in a lawsuit against him and the Network for his alleged conduct towards former FOX personality Britt McHenry.  He is slated to respond to that lawsuit on 3/9 after being granted an extension on responding.

Cameron was signed to WWE developmental in 2011 after competing (and being quickly eliminated) on that year's version of Tough Enough on the USA Network.  After training in then-WWE developmental territory FCW, she was brought to the main roster alongside Naomi and Clay a year later.  She worked for the company until 2014, including appearing for several seasons on WWE reality series Total Divas as a main cast member, during which her relationship with then-boyfriend Vinnie was documented.  Since departing WWE, she has appeared on MTV reality series The Challenge and has recorded several music singles.  

There is no word on what Clay and Cameron's roles could be Wrestlemania weekend.  They could be signing at AXXESS, making a cameo or something greater.

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