While the company would never publicly admit it, WWE views the divas division a lot differently than they do their male counterparts. Former writer Kevin Eck recently revealed that the creative department was instructed to not go with the typical baby face versus heel mentality when writing stories for the girls. Eck stated that it hurts the feuds when fans do not have a clear cut person to root for, such as the feud between AJ Lee and Paige.
May 1, 2015
For whatever reasons, the internet wrestling community has long speculated that AJ Lee was pregnant. The speculation heated up even more once she shocked the world by retiring from WWE earlier this month. CM Punk was asked about that rumor during a convention this weekend, and he flat out denied that they were going to be having a baby. His focus right now is on training for his first UFC fight, so starting a family has to wait.
April 26, 2015
In a very heartwarming message, Mick Foley thanks AJ Lee through social media for her contributions to the professional wrestling industry. He stated that she was a pioneer because she proved to WWE that you do not have to be a cookie cutter diva in order to succeed in the business. The former world heavyweight champion also stated that AJ was the person that paved the way for performers like Paige to get a chance with the company.
April 5, 2015
After the shock of her retirement announcement wore down a bit, the internet wrestling community then began to speculate about the reason why AJ Lee was leaving her dream job in WWE so soon. One of the more discussed reasons was that the diminutive diva is pregnant. That appears to be unlikely, as the front office would never allow her to work at Wrestlemania and the following Monday Night Raw in that condition.
April 4, 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
Reports have surfaced that AJ Lee is not a very popular person backstage in WWE nowadays. The feeling is that she is essentially doing whatever she wants because she knows that the company needs her more than she needs them. AJ is said to be more than willing to walk away from the business. Some of the backstage heat towards the former divas champion also stems from the resentment that many in the company have towards CM Punk.
December 26, 2014