Before AJ Lee stunned the professional wrestling world by announcing her early retirement from WWE, there were plans in place for her to turn do a heel turn and challenge Paige, who is still being scheduled to capture the Divas Championship from Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules. The creative department had to quickly find alternative plans. Since they already wrote the story, they simply decided to replace AJ with Naomi.
April 15, 2015
To give you even more of an idea of just how bad things were becoming for her, AJ Lee left WWE despite being in line for a push. She was supposed to have started a feud with Nikki Bella after Wrestlemania, and there was a very good chance that she would have captured the Divas Championship. Management was forced to change plans at the last minute. They pushed Naomi, even though the front office was not fully behind her.
April 13, 2015
For those that were not aware of it, WWE is now pushing Naomi as the top challenger to Nikki Bella and the Divas Championship. That was the point of the six women tag team match on Monday Night Raw. Management had her team up with AJ Lee and Paige as a way to transition the champion to a new challenger in the story. The title feud will more than likely be featured on the next season of Total Divas, as the cameras have been rolling all week long.
March 31, 2015
In the fourth match at Wrestemania, AJ Lee picked up the victory for herself and Paige when she forced Nikki Bella, who teamed with her twin sister Brie Bella, to tap out to her submission finisher. Match was given a little more time than usual, so some fans will be pleased with that. With the way things ended, it appears that AJ might challenge Nikki for the WWE Divas Championship next month. She will more than likely regain her title.
March 29, 2015
A rather interesting thing took place at the ROH anniversary show on Sunday night. Jay Lethal cut a promo before defending the Television Championship against Alberto Del Rio. One of the things he said will probably not sit well with AJ Lee and CM Punk. Lethal stated that he was not someone that would take things that are handed down to him. He then pointed out that Punk was a guy that took a girl that he handed down.
March 3, 2015
While it is still unclear if she has been completely cleared by the medical staff, there are talks that AJ Lee could be returning to WWE soon because management reportedly instructed the creative department to come up with a story line for her. The belief is that she will be working against Nikki Bella. There are those that think that she might even be the one to challenge for the Divas Championship at Wrestlemania.
February 23, 2015