FCW Watch (October 23rd, 2011): Naomi and Cameron Lynn vs. Kaitlyn and Caylee Turner


Another Sunday has passed, so you know what that means?! Being you see this very article before you, it of course means that the divas of FCW were featured on last nights show. We had quite a few segments, all seeming to be right in a row one after the other, but let’s get things started. First up, we had a tag team match that was hyped last week which was to feature newly formed booty poppin dance group, Naomi and Cameron Lynn (Ariane Andrew) against two divas who chose to challenge them. Those spots ended up going to Caylee Turner (Christina Crawford) and Smackdown/NXT Diva Kaitlyn! Tack on a video package from Raquel Diaz‘s group the Ascension, as well as an Aksana segment, and we’ve got the makings for greatness.

Without any further ado…let’s continue.

We head out to the ring where the bell sounds and the funky Mario & Luigi type theme hits for the BPDG (Booty Poppin Dance Group) to make their entrance. As anticipated, out pops Naomi, Cameron Lynn, and Byron Saxton, as Howard Finkel introduces the two ladies for the upcoming match. Cameron asks Byron how her hair looks, as the trio slide inside and take a few moments to pose to the crowd. Byron then takes the microphone from Howard, as Cameron Lynn screams for a fan to shut their mouth!

Byron states that the time has now arrived for the tag match that was built on last weeks episode. He adds that the two divas who take Naomi and Cameron up on their offer are probably going to end up getting hurt. Suddenly, Naomi snatches the microphone away and claims that this aint no probably, and that Kaitlyn and Caylee Turner BOUT TO CATCH A BEAT DOWN! Cameron adds in some hilarious laughter as the two ladies exchange YYYEAAAAHHHH’s.

Suddenly, the star spangled banner of NXT3, “You Make the Rain Fall” hits, and out pops the season’s chickbusting winner, Kaitlyn, and her partner, the bubbly Caylee Turner. The two step out to the ramp, before sliding up into the ring and executing their best impressions of the Booty Poppin Dance Group, complete with booty shakes, charlie’s angels poses, and embarrassing dance moves! Their music then comes to a halt, as the bell sounds and both Kaitlyn and Cameron Lynn start things off.

The two lock up, as Kaitlyn applies a headlock to Cameron. This hold stays in tact, until Kaitlyn charges forward…and…and…SNATCHES CAMERON’S WIG OFF! Lynn screams in horror, as Kaitlyn holds that sucker up in the air like a Championship. Cameron springs forward, but shes met with a shoulder block to send her down. Kaitlyn teases Cameron with that wig as if she were a mouse longing for cheese, before Lynn grabs it away and scurries to her corner to tag in Naomi.

Naomi charges forward, but the powerful Kaitlyn hoists her up into the air and slams her into the corner. Naomi tries to run, but Kaitlyn shoves her back and pounds away! Kaitlyn backs up and charges with a butt bump of her own, before tossing Naomi pretty roughly into the opposing side of the ring. Cameron Lynn begins to scream at Kaitlyn, which ends up taking her focus off of Naomi, allowing her to grab Kaitlyn from behind and shove her shoulder first into the steel pole (ouch).

Naomi traps Kaitlyn’s arm in the ropes, as a chant in support of the NXT winner breaks out. Naomi drags Kaitlyn over to her corner and makes the tag out to Cameron, who steps her furry boots into the ring. Cameron kicks Kaitlyn in the arm multiple times, before trapping her shoulder in the ropes and taunting the fans. From there, she applies an arm lock, as Kaitlyn tries to lift the dancing diva up and take control. Unfortunately for her though, Cameron knees her in the back and tosses her down by the hair. Tag out to Naomi, as she continues to work over the arm as well.

Naomi with a European Uppercut, before sending Kaitlyn into the corner…to which she capitalizes on and flings herself back with a nice elbow off the ropes! Kaitlyn crawls…and crawls….and YES! Tag out to Caylee Turner, who charges in and ducks a clothesline from the first ever FCW Divas Champion. She springs off the ropes and nails one of her own accord, followed up with another, and then a dropkick! Caylee then runs off the ropes and comes out with an awesome looking Handspring Bulldog! She hooks the leg, but Cameron Lynn drags her off Naomi.

Caylee proceeds to kick Cameron in the stomach and toss her out of the ring. Naomi goes for a kick once Turner spins back around, but Caylee catches her leg, sweeps it down, and flips over into a jacknife cover for a two count. Turner goes to irish whip Naomi off the ropes, but its reversed and Cameron Lynn ends up grabbing onto Caylee’s boot, which proves to be just enough damage to distract her long enough for Naomi to hit the Nightfalls! Hook of the leg, and that’s all she wrote! Naomi, Cameron, and Byron celebrate, as Kaitlyn and Caylee must pick themselves up and try again another day.

After the conclusion to the divas match, we head over to Briley Pierce, who is standing by with Richie Steamboat at the interview area. Briley asks Richie why he has been kicking Husky Harris in the face as of late, questioning if he could possibly explain his actions. Richie takes over from here, and claims that the first time was an accident, but the second was purely justified. Steamboat claims he heard Aksana screaming, and seeing Husky Harris standing over her was too much to just sit and let happen.

Richie says that he doesn’t know about Husky, but in the Steamboat family, he was raised to respect women, not to beat them. He states that Aksana is not only a woman, but one of the FCW Divas, and he was protecting her in a way that he does not regret. Out of nowhere pops Aksana, who clings to Richie. Briley tries to get Aksana to add a statement, but she simply ignores him and the two walk off together, arms around waist and all.

Finally, right after that segment, we had another video package highlighting the new (phenomenal, brilliant, unique, amazing, awesome, fantastic, great…oh the list goes on and on) stable consisting of Conor O’Brian, Kenneth Cameron, Tito Colon, and Raquel Diaz, entitled “The Ascension”.

Raquel: “Now I lay me down to sleep”
Tito: (As you all know from my NXT Watch, Spanish is not my language of choice. Not even attempting…)
Kenneth: “If I die…before I wake…”
Conor: “You pray…before you sleep…Ascension preys…while you sleep.”

From there, Kenneth Cameron opens his hand up to reveal a glowball, before closing it back up to reveal pure darkness, as the faces of each member flash on screen, followed up with the Ascension in creepy font. (Note: this video cuts off at Raquel’s face, but the full show displays this.)

Thoughts: Another bunch of diva related segments tonight. I’ll start with the match, that I personally enjoyed. I know this will likely (and unfortunately) get loads of flack because Ariane is involved, but hats off to her because she really seems to be getting into a character and doing little things during a match to reflect it. The wig scene was hilarious, and I love that shes actually investing into standing out and being different with the character instead of being the typical heel or the typical face. I easily compare her to Audrey Marie in the sense that both made their in ring debut a few months in, for a tag match, and I think Cameron was a bit better in hers. That’s taking nothing away from Audrey because she’s gotten loads better since then, just using this as a comparison between what she was like back in July to where Cameron is at now.

Caylee is also beginning to really impress in the ring. Her handspring bulldog was sick, and I thought all of the moves she did flowed well and were beginning to set herself apart from Alicia Fox. Naomi and Kaitlyn were their usual great selves, so not much has to really be said. Kaitlyn has definitely improved dramatically since this time last year, and it’s great to see her with a unique moveset as well. The Ascension is obviously one of my favorite things going in FCW, and I long for the day a video package like this ends up playing during Raw or Smackdown…sigh.

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  • Andre

    Tito said “I pray the Lord my soul to keep” more or less, I really love Ascension and the development of Aksana’s femme fatale character is coming along nicely. I’m sure i’m missing out some great in ring action with Naomi and Cameron, but i just can’t bring myself to watch them because of my feelings toward their gimmick.

    • totallynecessary

      You should give it a chance…. I think you are more concern where it COULD GO than where it ACTUALLY IS….its not that bad… its so the Halle Berry movie BAPS all the way… but this could be a lesson in disguise of tolerance all around.Yes its stereotypical but uniquely theirs for the making or breaking and the fact you are missing out on Caylee Turner and her juxaposed persona which debuted here in Incredible Fashion… is a lose/lose…. I think Trinity will make sure this doesnt go too far

  • JSciola

    I think they aired that Ascension promo before.

    I’m interested in the Aksana/Steamboat thing. Should be fun.

    Match was good, and I really was impressed by Cameron and Caylee. Both have come so far since Tough Enough.

    Why didn’t Kaitlyn even attempt to break up the pin? That was weird.

    • Takeshi Miike

      she was just admonished by the ref for going to the center apron to point out Cameron’s interference.

      • JSciola

        Thanks. Missed that.

        • Takeshi Miike

          sure. I’ve seen other matches where the partna still broke it up; that’s wrestling.

  • javiousmckenzie

    Bobby idk about you you are to into seeing black people act ignorant it seems like the ghetto hood ignorance just tickles you to much im just saying

    • Bobby

      The gimmick is fun to me because I dont take it so seriously. Wrestling is about being over the top, and ive compared them to Santino many times in the sense that Santino makes me laugh as much as they do and he’s the stereotype of an Italian. I also try to make the recaps enjoyable for people to read opposed to a standard girl A does this move, girl B does this, etc.

      • javiousmckenzie

        I mean it is cool i guess i have yet to laugh at them not calling you racist whatever im not quick to throw that out im just saying i could see you watching Martin or etc just busting your guts laughing

        • Bobby

          I dont really laugh at them (other than the wig scene because I wasnt expecting it) more so I just try to make the recaps enjoyable and over the top lol. I do it with NXT and TNA as well.

      • totallynecessary

        I agree with Bobby…. They really havent done anything remotely reprehensible but Twerk team booty pop and it’s no different than seeing Velvet Molesting the middle rope every Thursday… They are a fresh idea of club girls but the hood version (kinda like Jersey Shore on BET haha)… I think one of my biggest excitement point about Naomi… is how current she is… She’s well versed in the pop culture things of the NOW and it is reflected in her choices and I cant remember another Diva of color being like that… Im actually glad she is the one doing this Role because I have faith in her ability to take this somewhere…. Actually they are quite TAME

        • http://ahlanthony.tumblr.com ahlanthony

          Jersey Shore on BET! LMFAO!

    • JSciola

      I thought Cameron had really bleached her hair. I was not expecting it to be a wig.

      Nothing that I remember seeing from this gimmick so far has come across as “Ghetto” to me. Closest thing I can see it as are two people who go to dance clubs with the volume turned all the way up.

      • Lovedaddio

        Then you clearly have no idea of the definition of the word….ghetto.

  • Raekon

    Loved to see Caylee in action again.
    I was already impressed by her talent before tough enough cause she showed real talent like Kaitlyn early on. :)
    Always good to see Naomi and of course Aksana!

    Cameron was “eww” to me cause after so many months she really did nothing.
    Kaitlyn and Caylee were putting matches up after only 3 months of training that other divas needed years for and when I see audrey or cameron it clearly shows the difference to me.

    Love the Ascension! Really hope they will be called up on the main roster as stable with this gimmick and let it last for a long time cause its good!

  • K2&NattieFan

    Cameron Lynn (Ariane) wrestling moves: KICK, YEAH, KICK, YEAH, KICK, YEAH……………………….

    That was so annoying!

  • Nostalgia

    Cameron Lynn is not meant to be a strong in ring competitor. She’s the Layla to Naomi’s Michelle. The Velvet Sky to Naomi’s Angelina Love. Lol, she’s a side kick who plays her gimmick well.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/LovableLittleRabbit?feature=mhum Megumi

      ^ This.

  • bromero329

    kaitlyn. boring. caylee impressive. naomi and other black girl toooo ghetto and already annoying. SMH. worst attire ive ever seen. poor naomi

    • Takeshi Miike

      so the one who got the HOT TAG to shoulderblock, clothesline, dropkick ..bulldog was impressive, huh?

  • darkangels

    lame people wonder why TNA Knockouts are leaps and bounds ahead of the divas cant see ether team facing tara and brooke tessmacher or mexican america

    • Nostalgia

      FCW is a developmental division… These girls are IN TRAINING

  • WWFoverWWE

    Naomi makes wrestling look real. Her selling is so good that I can feel her pain. Even in all her NXT Matches, she just makes the sport look so realistic and not scripted.

    • Takeshi Miike

      Naomi sells well to say the least but WOW…actual sports or mma (not so) much?

      • WWFoverWWE

        Probably actual sports. Naomi just doesn’t make wrestling look scripted. Her selling and offense look very realistic.

        • WWFoverWWE

          And it’s not just this match, all of Naomi’s matches look this way.

        • Takeshi Miike

          I meant to imply you don’t exactly watch a ton of either. Please explain where your “suspension of disbelief” comes from.

          Other then selling, what spots are you referring to? ex. Big Show’s KO fist, Chuck Palumbo, CW Anderson etc. punches > everyone else’s. Objectively, they are actually doing it differently. An example of such applied to Naomi is what?

          another example – there is a clear difference between the action scenes of Maggie Q, Jeeja Yanin, Gina Carano, etc. and everyone else. They need minimal to no stunt doubling/camera tricks and come the closest to real hits.

        • WWFoverWWE

          I’m not referring to single spots, I’m referring to Naomi just making her matches very real-like. The way she sells and executes her moves, it looks very realistic.

          Whenever I watch her matches, she presents herself in a way that is not scripted, and is actually feeling the pain being inflicted on her, and then is trying to actually win the match by pure better skills.

        • Takeshi Miike

          Hmm.. Ok. If thats how you feel, great. Its interesting that such emotion is evoked & yeah it doesnt need to quantifiable.

          thnx for the reply

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    love the new group with raquel in it, it is awesome.

    Also i am just loving these FCW girls, they all seem to be able to put on a great show, and sure cameron, didnt really do much, but she has built herself a character, so it is a good start :)

  • Mike in Like

    Loved seeing Caylee in action, but damn now she has a red weave to? I thought she wanted to separate herself from Alicia? ha. The match was alright, I’m really digging Kaitlyn and Caylee in the ring, and of course Naomi impressed as always. Cameron was… annoying as hell so she’s playing her gimmick up well lol.

  • http://ahlanthony.tumblr.com ahlanthony

    I love the match! Congrats to Cameron for a job well done! LOL! I love FCW not only because of their divas but also those fine ass man like briely pierce and Ritchie Steamboat. hahaha

    • Shan

      This ^^ The men are foine down in FCW!

  • http://twitter.com/Sassmacher Envy

    Excuse me while I be male for a second and say by golly, those Crawford sisters are quite possibly the most beautiful women ever.

    Cameron Lynn and Naomi are freeaking hilarrrrrious. I know girls like that which makes it the more bit funny. And it was a good match as well! And Ascension is… like… words cannot explain-amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/jayd211 Jayd211

    Christina is really growing as a worker i never expected to enjoy watching her in the ring as much as i do. plus when did she dye her hair red haha i missed that maybe there is hope for a fox sister team on the main roster

  • Shan

    Kaitlyn’s cool but she should never, ever, endeavour to do any sort of booty shaking ever again. Just…no. Naomi’s my girl and she brought it, Caylee showed that she’s definitely got natural talent, I ignored Ariane for most of it seriously, and Brian Saxton is FOINE!!!!

    • Raekon

      Kaitlyn and Caylee just mimicked the other two as a taunt, it wasnt a real booty shaking. ^_^

  • http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/WWE_Divas/ art

    caylee has got really nice legs..her photos on fcw are amazing…

    really didnt feel the match..it seemed off for some reason..i think cameron is coming along at least she took afew bumps & if she keeps learning maybe the people who dont like her will change their opinions in time…

  • ricky_says_hi

    well for a debut it looked alright. ariane/cameron bumped well enough though she did seem very shaky. she’s making up for it with her character as she’s got a real gift for comedy and being over the top. christina/caylee was much better, clearly because she had more experience. she did the shine pretty well and the bulldog looked good. you do see some of the typical green wrestler stuff like sort of standing there waiting for naomi to get into position but working more matches will take care of that